Ruskin Community manuscripts

Ruskin Community manuscripts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Ruskin Community manuscripts
Dates: 19th and 20th centuries
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of incomplete manuscripts re the Ruskin Community in Cave Mills, Tennessee. The manuscript is inconclusive and may possibly be part of Isaac Broom's manuscript.
Coll. Number: ms28

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ruskin Co-operative Association, active from 1893 to 1899 in Ruskin, Tennessee and from 1899 to 1901 in Ruskin, Georgia. The Ruskin Colony was apparently the first Marxist-influenced commune in the United States. The Ruskin Community moved to Georgia near the Florida line in Ware County, Georgia. Around 1901 the project failed and the property was sold at a sheriff's sale.

Index Terms

Communal living--Georgia--History.
Communal living--Tennessee--History.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Ruskin Co-operative Association. -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruskin Community manuscripts. MS 28. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11History of Ruskin Tennessee City/Cave Mills, 1894-1899
2History of Ruskin Tennessee City/Cave Mills, 1894-1899
3History of Ruskin Tennessee City/Cave Mills, 1894-1899
4History of Ruskin Tennessee City/Cave Mills, 1894-1899
5History of Ruskin Tennessee City/Cave Mills- Fragments, 1894-1899
6The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat
7The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat
8The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat
9The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat
10The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat
11The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat
12The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat
13The Conqueror of Gold's Retreat- Fragments
14Mr. Napoleon Coin, Isaac Broome (?)