New World Collective Records
Collection — Folder: 1
Scope and Contents
The New World Collective scrapbook dates from 1980 and measures 0.25 linear inches. The collection consists of a scrapbook marking the end of the New World Collective in 1980. The scrapbook contains photographs of the original members and their personal thoughts and plans for the future. The scrapbook also contains a chronological listing of events pertaining to the New World Collective.
- New World Collective (Des Moines, Iowa) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The scrapbook is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.
Biographical / Historical
The New World Collective began in June 1971 when three friends (Karen, Bob and Grant) began living together in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and pursued an effort to study progressive and revolutionary writings. Following a weekend course at the Ecumenical Institute of Chicago in November 1971, the three decided to begin living more intentionally and in February 1972 they formed what they called the New World Collective. The three friends relocated to Des Moines in the fall of 1972. In 1974, the three purchased a permanent home. Throughout the life of the New World Collective, the three original members remained while others came and went. In the fall of 1980, Karen, Bob and Grant discovered that their lives were taking them into new directions and they decided to end their experiment in collective living.
0.25 linear inches
Language of Materials
A Des Moines collective which existed between 1972 and 1980. Members lived communally and participated in a variety of progressive actions.
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The scrapbook (donor no. 35 ) was donated by Louise Noun in 2002.
- Lisa Mott, 2002.
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