Alpha Farms

Date Range: 1974-2006

 


ID Number: CS 017


 

ABSTRACT

Alpha Farms, Oregon was established in 1971 by four individuals from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In a very short time the community acquired land, people, and funding to branch into communal living with nature. Today Alpha Farms has several enterprises including a good health and bookstore called Alpha Bits, and the Alpha Institute which specializes in team work building workshops and seminars. You can learn about this community from the Alpha Farms website at: http://members.pioneer.net/~alpha/index.htm. This collection consists of newsletters and events sponsored by the community. It includes some writings and research material on the group and business records from the late 1970's abd early 1980's.

ACCESS

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

PREFERRED CITATION

Please credit the courtesy of University of Southern Indiana’s Archives and Special collections at David L. Rice Library.

SEARCH TERMS

Communal Living; Collective Settlements; Housing, Cooperative; Intentional Communities; Collective farms; Commune


 

INVENTORY

CONTAINER FOLDER DATE LOCATION

Folder 1

Newsletters

1974-1993

20-A

Folder 2

Information material

1976-2006

20-A

Folder 3

Misc material

1973-2002

20-A

Box 1

Business Ledger

1972-1973

12D2

Box 1

Farm Record for Income Tax Returns

1972

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Farm Enterprises Ledger

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Book Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Crafts Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Utility Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Bit Receipts

1972-1975

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Bit Food Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Pacific Coast Cascara Bark Co. Receipts

1976-1977

12D2

Box 1

Financial Budgets

1972-1973

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Bit Inventory

1975-1977

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Enterprises- Looms Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Construction Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Farms and Alpha Groves Electric Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Farms and Alpha Mail receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Telephone receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Automotive Receipts

1973-1974

12D2

Box 1

Medical Receipts

1973

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Farms and Alpha Groves Seed Receipts

1973

12D2

Box 1

Household records and Receipts

1973

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Groves Feed & Hay Receipts

1973

12D2

Box 1

Alpha Groves Tools and Machinery Receipts

1973

12D2

Box 1

Balance Sheets

1976

12D2

Box 1

Budget Worksheets

1978

12D2

Box 1

Banking and Tax materials

1974

12D2

Box 1

Operating Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 1

Household Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 1

Food Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 1

Medical Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 1

General Receipts

1974-1975

12D2

Box 1

General Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 1

Book Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 1

Food Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 1

Financial Statements

1974-1975

12D2

Box 2

Ledger

1974

12D2

Box 2

Ledger

1974

12D2

Box 2

Ledger

1975

12D2

Box 2

Ledger

1975

12D2

Box 2

Photofinishing Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 2

Utility  and Corporation Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 2

General Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 2

Crafts Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 2

Bookkeeping and Tax Records

1972-1973

12D2

Box 2

Material re: Rachel and Gary Sweatt

1974-1975

12D2

Box 2

Automotive Receipts

1974-1975

12D2

Box 2

Dryer Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Construction Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Household Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Medical Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Tool Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Feed and Hay Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Seed, Soils/Fertilizer Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Deposit Book

1973

12D2

Box 2

Travel Slips

1974

12D2

Box 2

Travel Slips

1974

12D2

Box 2

General Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

Household Budget Book

1970

12D2

Box 2

Receipt Books

1973-1974

12D2

Box 2

Receipt Books

1974

12D2

Box 2

General Receipts

1972

12D2

Box 2

Receipts

1974

12D2

Box 2

General Receipts

1975

12D2

Box 2

Medical Receipts

1975, 1978

12D2

Box 2

General Receipts

1978

12D2

Box 3

Book Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Crafts Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Food Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Automotive Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Construction Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Utility Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Medical Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Agriculture Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Ledger Sheets

1978

12E2

Box 3

Ledger Sheets

1978

12E2

Box 3

Receipt Book

1978

12E2

Box 3

Banking Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

General Receipts

1978

12E2

Box 3

Ledgers

1976

12E2

Box 3

Banking Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 3

General Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 3

Activity Sheets

1976

12E2

Box 3

Allowances up to 1976

1976

12E2

Box 3

Allowances

1976

12E2

Box 3

Book Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 3

Coop and Garlic Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Food Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Craft Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Fuel Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Grower’s Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Utility Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Household Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Medical Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Construction Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Automotive Receipts

1976

12E2

Box 4

Automotive Receipts

1973-1976

12E2

Box 4

Phone Accounting Sheets

1976

12E2

Box 4

Receipt Book

1976

12E2

Box 4

Receipt Book

1976

12E2

Box 4

Account Book

1979-1980

12E2

Box 4

Community Resource Directory, Come Unity

1980

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Correspondence

1979-1980

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Articles and Clippings

1972-1980

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Correspondence

1980-1981

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Individual Community Information

n.d.

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Receipts

1979-1982

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Song Books

n.d.

12E2

Box 4

Presentation of the P.E.A.C.E Village Plan

1980

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Newsletter Material

n.d.

12E2

Box 4

Communities Roundup Information and Mailing Lists

1980

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Questionnaires

1980

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Archive Newsletter

1980

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Address list Newsletter

1980-1981

12E2

Box 4

New Age Agencies

1981-1982

12E2

Box 4

Come Unity Correspondence

1984

12E2

Box 5

Correspondence

1985

12F2

Box 5

Correspondence

1986

12F2

Box 5

Correspondence

1987

12F2

Box 5

Correspondence

1988

12F2

Box 5

Correspondence

1989

12F2

Box 5

Come Unity Newsletters

1979-1982

12F2

Box 5

Brochures, Photographs and Slides

1982

12F2

Box 5

Alpha Bits Food Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 5

Medical Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 5

General Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 5

Craft Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 5

Automotive Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Bits  Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Farms Household Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Farms Food Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Allowances

1977

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Farms Utilities

1977

12F2

Box 6

AM Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

AI Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Groves Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Bits Book Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Construction Receipts

1977

12F2

Box 6

Utilities

1977

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Enterprises Plan

1976

12F2

Box 6

Budget Analysis

1977

12F2

Box 6

Misc

n.d.

12F2

Box 6

Alpha Farms Partnership Handbook

1977

12F2

Box 6

Correspondence

1990

12F2

Box 6

Receipts

1977

12F2