Intentional Communities Finding Aids

The collections listed are only a portion of the total collections held in the archives. This list will be continually updated with more finding aids and information about communities and organizations in the Communal Studies Collection.

 

Index
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Descriptions:

AAKommune
The collection consists of two publications from the group in 1976-1977 and five photographs of life at the commune.  Date Range: 1973-1978

Abbey of Gethsemani
This collection consists of some pamphlets produced by the monastery and hand written notes from Dr. Donald Pitzer.

Abode of the Message
This collection consists of a description of the community submitted to the Fellowship for Intentional Community and some writings and pamphlets from the community.  It includes material on the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and photographs of the Worship Hall from the community taken in 1980.  Date Range: 1976-1987

Abundant Dawn
This collection consists of a vision statement produced by the community in 1995-1996 and some newsletters from 2002 to 2003.  Date Range: 1995-2003

Acrosanti
This collection consists of a newspaper clipping from 1975, two brochures and an article from the Acrosanti’s Library Bulletin from 1979.  Date Range: 1979-1991

Adorers of the Blood of Christ 
This collection consists of a booklet produced by the organization and a paper written on religious life and Midwest communities and the effect on women.  Date Range: 1970-1990

Adventure Trails
This collection consists of programs and research reports from the organization.  Date Range: 1977-1990

Aero
This collection consists of newsletters and announcements of events sponsored by the group in cooperation with The Living School.  Date Range:1990-1997

Agape Community
This collection consists of newsletters from the community and some announcements.  Date Range: 1974-1979

Aliya Community
This collection consists of a description of community written by members of the group.  Date Range: 1977

Allen Butcher
This collection consists of writings and conference papers presented by Allen Butcher.  Date Range: 1985-2001

Aloe Community
This collection consists of information about a anti-nuclear power rally being sponsored by the organization and a description of the community.  Date Range: 1978-1979

Alpha Farms
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 and early 1980’s. 
Date Range: 1974-2006

Alternatives (back to the top)
This collection consists of newsletters produced by the group from 1971-1992.  Date Range: 1971-1992

Alternative Communities
This collection consists of newsletters and general information about programs. 1981-1986

Alwum House
This collection consists of a community description submitted to the Guide for Cooperative Alternatives. 
Date Range: 1976

Am Chai
This collection consists of an historical background from a member of Am Chai, an urban Jewish community in Chicago, Illinois.  Date Range: 1987

Amana Colonies
This collection consists of newsletters, events, photographs and publication by and about the community. 
Date Range: 1921-2001

Amish Communities
This collection consists of some publications and scholarly articles.  It includes many newspaper clippings of events in the Amish communities and maps or guides to areas around Pennsylvania.  Date Range: 1971-1991

Amity Experimental Community 
This collection consists of a copy of the first volume and edition of a news magazine produced by the Amity Experimental Community to discuss their goals, objectives, and governing system.  The group was in Littleton, Colorado.  Date Range:1963

Ananda Ashram
This collection consists of programs and event guides of the workshops and seminars held at the community.  There are several small publications about the history and function of the community and its leader. 
Date Range: 1978-1982

Ananda Marga
This collection consists of one booklet produced by the community on its services and outreach programs and a description of the community for the Guide to Cooperative Alternatives.  It includes one newspaper clipping from 1982 from the Erie Times News.  Date Range: 1980-1982

Ananda Sangha
This collection consists of magazines with news and programs/services sponsored by the organization. 
Date Range: 2002-2004

Ananda Village
This collection consists of program guides, newsletters, and fund raising material about the objectives and services offered by the community.  There are several articles from the community about its function and history. 
Date Range: 1974-1992

Anasazi Ranch
This collection consists of a draft copy of a proposed community in Arizona.  It described the principles and guidelines for the community.  Date Range: 1993

Another Place and Mettanokit Community (back to the top)
This collection consists of program and workshop guides offered by Another Place Conference Center for world development for peace and community cooperation.  It has some writings and guidelines for the Mettanokit Community sponsored by Another Place.  Date Range: 1977-1987

Appletree
This collection consists of drafts of community guidelines and purposes, some writings by community members on the organization and one newsletter from 1980.  Date Range: 1978-1982

Aprovecho
This collection consists of newsletters, informational hand outs on the community and its services like the Aprovecho Institute and the Aprovecho Research Center and various programs.  Date Range: 1983-2002

Aquarian Research Center
This collection consists of newsletters and writings from the community.  Date Range: 1975-2001

Aquarians
This collection consists of a newspaper article from the Evansville Courier from 1970.  Date Range: 1970

Arden
This collection consists of a booklet produced about the community and its history and a published article from an unknown magazine.  Date Range: 1990

Arthurdale
This collection consists of newsletters and announcements from the community.  It includes two histories produced by the community.  Date Range:1986- 2000

Associations of The Light
This collection consists of newsletters from the community.  Date Range: 1977-1978

Athenia
This collection consists of a description of the community from 1983.  Date Range: 1983

Atkins Bay Farm Community
This collection consists of a typed description of the community and guidelines.  Date Range: n.d.

Auroville
This collection consists of newsletters, publications from the community and articles. Date Range 1976-1991

Aurora Colony
This collection consists of newsletters, events, and publications from the community.  It includes articles and clippings.  Date Range: 1967-2006

Australian Communal Living (back to the top)
This collection consists of a sampling of newsletters, conference papers, publications and descriptions of communities in Australia from individual communities and personal correspondence with different members. 
Date Range: 1974-1993

Autonompus Group Bulletin
This collection consists of a bulletin produced by three groups, The Primary-Group Community, Function of the Small Group in the Ohio Farm Bureau, and School Community Centers of Brooklyn to study the collected information on group living.  Date Range: 1948-1949

Baca Grande Ranch Project
This collection consists of two articles written in 1982 about the community.  Date Range: 1982

Baha’I International
This collection consists of newsletters from the organization.  Date Range: 1991-1996

Basics Exchange Network
This collection consists of pamphlets produced by the group on creating chapters of the organization and some writings about its purpose or concerns.  It includes some correspondence regarding the guidelines and activities with the group.  Date Range: 1989

Bay Area Directory of Collectives
This collection consists of a directory of communal groups in northern California. 1977

Bear Tribe Medicine Society
This collection consists of a catalog of products from the community and a newsletter magazine from 1993. 
Date Range: 1991-1993

Beaver Island Mormon Community
This collection consists of an article from “Wisconsin Magazine of History.1977

Belgium Communal Living
This collection consists of some correspondence from community members in Belgium and lists of known communities from the 1970s.  It includes several articles and newsletters in French, Dutch, or German. 
Date Range: 1972-1988

Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii
This collection consists of newsletter from 1996- to 2005.  Date Range: 1996-2005

Berlin Heights
This collection consists of two conference papers written about the group in 1979.  Date Range: 1979

Bethel Colony
This collection consists of newsletters, historic guides, publications and clippings.  Date Range: 1974-1994

Bimini Eco Village
This collection consists of one newsletter from the community.  Date Range: 1995.

Bishop Hill (back to the top)
This collection consists of newsletters and announcements from the community.  It includes articles, informational booklets produced by the community, and conference presentation papers as well as guides and maps with historic information.  Date Range: 1974-2006

Boxelder Bug Oracle
This collection consists of newsletters from the group.  Date Range: 1990-1994

Branch Davidians
This collection consists of clippings and articles about the group and raid on the compound in 1993. 
Date Range: 1993-1995

Breitenbush Community
This collection consists of newsletters from the organization about events and promotional material about services.  Date Range: 1983-1995

Brooks Farm
This collection consists of newspaper clippings, event announcements and a conference paper.  
Date Range: 1986-1994

Brotherhood of the Sun
This collection consists of two articles written about the former group.  Date Range: 1975-1988

Camphill Communities
This collection consists of informational material produced by the organization about programs and services at Camphill Kimberton Hills Village and Beaver Run School.  It includes writings from members and annual reports. Date Range: 1984-2001

Capp St. Collective
This collection consists of a first-hand account from a former member of the community.  Date Range: 1976

Carcross Community Education Center  
This collection consists of a description of the services for community building submitted to Communities Directory.  Date Range: 1979

Catholic Worker Community of Cleveland 
This collection consists of newsletters, announcements, directory, and programs sponsored by Catholic Worker organizations.  Date Range: 1992-1993

Celo
This collection consists of newsletters and informational material about the programs and services produced by the organization.  Date Range: 1969-1996

Center for Communal Studies, USI
This collection consists of events and correspondence.  Date Range: 1977-1998

Centrepoint Community
This collection consists of newsletters, programs and writings from the community.  Date Range: 1980-1999

Cerro Gordo Community (back to the top)
This collection consists of newsletters, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets from the community including a narrative of a visit to Alpha Farms, date unknown.  Date Range: 1974-1994

Christian Commonwealth Colony
This collection consists of two articles about the community.  Date Range: 1973-1993

Christian Communities
This collection consists of a directory of Christian communities and an article from Christian Century.
Date Range: 1984-2005

Christiansbrunn Brotherhood
This collection consists of newsletters and pamphlets and informational material about the community.  
Date Range: 1993-1996

Chrysalis
This collection consists of a newsletter from 1984 and guidelines and policies of the community.  Date Range: 1984

Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-Day Saints
This collection consists of historic touring brochures and informational booklet about the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-Day Saints philosophies and histories.  It includes several articles, clippings and conference papers. Date Range:1972-2001

Clearview Community
This collection consists of information on programs and services offered by the community.  
Date Range: 1996-2001

Collective Networker Newsletter
This collection consists of newsletters from this organization on communal living issues.  Date Range: 1983-1987

Common Ground
This collection consists of a few publications and newspapers and journals produced by the organization.  
Date Range: 1983-1992

Communal Studies Center
This collection consists of newsletters and statement of purpose from the organization.  Date Range: 1975-1977

Communia
This collection consists of two journal articles.

Comunidad
This collection consists of a pamphlet produced by the community in Sweden about its eco-village started in 1980.

Communitarian Network
This collection consists of publications produced by the organization about building community networks. 
Date Range: 1990-1993

Common Unity
This collection consists of two newsletters produced by the community from 1976.  Date Range: 1976

Community Association (back to the top)
This collection consists of two newsletters produced by the organization. Date Range: 1974

Community Free School
This collection consists of a booklet and list classes offered from the organization.  Date Range: 1976-1979

Community of Jesus
This collection consists of publications by the community and an article.  Date Range: 1981-1983

Community Service, Inc.
This collection consists of newsletters, publications, articles, and general community information and correspondence.  Date Range: 1975-1998

Co-Op Exchange
This collection consists of the Articles of Incorporation filed by the group in Texas.  It includes statements from the founder about the goals and philosophy of the organization.  Date Range:1998

Crossroads Learning Center
This collection consists of a newspaper published by the organization.  Date Range: 1992-1995

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
This collection consists of a newsletter and web page information.  Date Range: 1998-2004

Dancing Waters Permaculture Co-op
This collection consists of a description of the community written in 1991.  Date Range: 1991

Dandelion Community Co-op Inc.
This collection consists of community guidelines, by-laws and membership information.  It includes some general correspondence and newsletters.  Date Range: 1980-1988

Deadwood Creek
This collection consists of newsletters produced by the community.  Date Range: 1987

Doukhobor
This collection consists of booklets and newsletters produced by the community.  It includes articles written about the group.  Date Range: 1964-1995

Downhill Farm Community
This collection consists of land trust agreements guidelines and some general information.  Date Range: 1978

Dreamspell College/High Plowing Farms
This collection consists of product catalog and a pamphlet about the community.1995.

Du-Ma Co-op Housing (back to the top)
This collection consists of a newspaper article from 1992 and one brochure.  Date Range: 1992-1993

Dunmire Hollow Community
This collection consists of events flyers, residency policies and a conference paper.  Date Range: 1989-1993

Earth Community Network
This collection consists of newsletters, general correspondence, and information about a conference. 
Date Range: 1981-1988

Earth Village
This collection consists of a manual produced by the community.  Date Range: 1993

Earthward Bound Foundation
This collection consists of newsletters and clippings.  Date Range: 1980-1981

Ebenezer Society
This collection consists of Newsletters from the West Seneca Historical Society and publications about the community.  Date Range: 1951-1980

East Wind Communities
This collection consists of newsletters, general correspondence, and community guidelines and reports. 
Date Range: 1976-2005

Emissaries of the Divine Light
This collection consists of general correspondence, publications and articles.  Date Range: 1975-1991

Ephrata
This collection consists of newsletters, brochures and publications about and by the community. 
Date Range: 1971-2003

Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church
This collection consists of clippings and a newspaper and publication.  Date Range: 1980-1981

Fairhope Colony
This collection consists of publications by the community and clippings.  Date Range: 1990-1993

Family, The
This collection consists of publications from the organization.  Date Range: 1992-1993

Farm Home Center, Inc.
This collection consists of proposals and community description.  Date Range: 1986-1987

Federation of Egalitarian Communities
This collection consists of assembly minutes and publications from the organization.  Date Range: 1978-2003

Fellowship Community
This collection consists of informational booklets and writings from the community.  Date Range: 1988-2001

Farm, The (back to the top)
This collection consists of catalogs of products, events, articles, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. 
Date Range: 1972-2006

Fellowship of the Inner Light
This collection consists of Newsletters and conference announcements.  Date Range: 1977-1985

Fellowship for Intentional Community
This collection consists of reports and organizational notes, newsletters, events and general correspondence. 
Date Range: 1959-2003

Findhorn Foundation
This collection consists of programs and workshops catalogs, event flyers, and newsletters. 
Date Range: 1975-2008

Florence
This collection consists of a publication about the community. 1947

Floyd Community Educational Association
This collection consists of newsletters by the organization. 1990-1995

Fountainrove Ranch
collection consists of articles about the community. 1982,1991

French Commune
This collection consists of miscellaneous letters and descriptions of communes in France. 1963-1977

Freedom Kansas
This collection consists of an article about the community. 1977

Friendship Community
This collection consists of an article written about the community. 1975

 

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