|Published:||Oct 23, 2013 8:33 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 23, 2013 8:33 AM EDT|
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida has acquired the papers of author, folklorist and human rights advocate Stetson Kennedy.
The papers were donated by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation. The university on Tuesday hosted several events to mark the acquisition.
The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1ibWWXW) reports that the donated materials include high school writings, published and unpublished work, correspondence, photos, research files and several hundred audiotaped and videotaped interviews with him and with subjects he interviewed over the course of his career.
Kennedy, who died in 2011 at the age of 94, was a Jacksonville native who attended the University of Florida. Kennedy is probably best known for infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s, exposing their secret rituals and beliefs in a memoir.
Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com
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