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Llano del Rio Colony Records: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains papers pertaining to the socialist cooperative Llano del Rio Colony, founded by Job Harriman in the Antelope Valley, California, in 1914, and its successor, Newllano, located in Louisiana, with the bulk dating from the 1930s. Subjects represented include the Llano and Newllano colonies, socialism in the United States, and socialist societies.
Background
The Llano del Rio Co-operative Colony was incorporated in 1914 by Los Angeles attorney Job Harriman, the socialist nominee for mayor of Los Angeles in 1911. The settlement was located in the Antelope Valley of California near Pearblossom, where an agricultural community was developed. Because of problems with water rights, transportation for produce, and internal dissension, the colony was discontinued in 1918. One group of the colonists went to Louisiana and reestablished a community under the name Newllano.
Extent
516 pieces in 4 boxes; 1 oversize folder; 1 oversize volume
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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