University of Southern Indiana


The Center for Communal Studies and Collections has unmatched resources on twentieth-century and contemporary North American intentional societies. The Communal Studies Collection at Rice Library has materials on over 600 contemporary and historic communities, and approximately 25,000 photographs. The Center for Communal Studies (Liberal Arts 2009) serves as a reference room and as a space for study and meetings. An additional reading room with reference materials is at the Rice Library Archives. Links to the Communal Studies Collection and a variety of resources follow:

Current Communities

Historic Communities

USI Rice and Lawrence Libraries

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