Alphadelphia Society Constitution

I’ve not yet transcribed the constitution into text. The following are links to gif files which are rather hefty in order to ensure legibility. The links open up the gifs in their own browser window. To continue, close browser window and return to this page. Many thanks to Barbara Triphahn who generously sent a beautiful […]

Paper Gives Details of Old Society

Thanks to Nancy Benton who supplied the article. I did the transcription. * * * * * Paper Gives Details of Old Society Kalamazoo Gazette, 1962 GALESBURG, Mich – The presentation to the Galesburg Memorial Library recently of old Galesburg newspapers, some over 70 years old, revealed deatils of the short-lived socialistic society formed here […]

COLONY LISTED 188 RESIDENTS IN MAY OF 1845

Thanks to Barbara Triphahn, the source of the article. * * * * * COLONY LISTED 188 RESIDENTS IN MAY OF 1845 Problem of Workers and Shirkers Rock on Which Experiment Failed Kalamazoo Gazette, Sunday Jan 24 1937 Most of the leaders of the Alphadelphia Association were of the Universalist faith and the preaching was […]

SOCIETY PLANNED PUBLIC LIBRARY AND A SEMINARY

Thanks to Barbara Triphahn, the source of the article. * * * * * SOCIETY PLANNED PUBLIC LIBRARY AND A SEMINARY Site of Colony Obtained for Poor Farm After Long Controversy Kalamazoo Gazette, Sunday Jan 24 1937 The Alphadelphia Association was not a local affair, but comprised several hundred members throughout the state. Headquarters were […]

DEATH OF E. B. KEITH IN 1934 REVEALS SOCIETY’S RECORDS

Source of article, Barbara Triphahn * * * * * DEATH OF E. B. KEITH IN 1934 REVEALS SOCIETY’S RECORDS Complete Data Obtained from Survivor of Communistic Association’s Last Chief Executive Kalamazoo Gazette, Sunday Jan 24 1937 Note: The following reminiscences concerning the Alphadelphia Association formed near Galesburg in 1844, are written by Smith H. […]

WHY GALESBURG WAS MADE ALPHADELPHIA SOCIETY HOME

Source of article was Barbara Triphahn. Transcribed by me. * * * * * WHY GALESBURG WAS MADE ALPHADELPHIA SOCIETY HOME Villagers’ Enthusiasm Determined by Dr. H. R. Schetterly and Association to Locate There Kalamazoo Gazette, Sunday Jan 14 1937 The Alphadelphia Society which located its community enterprise in Kalamazoo County in 1844 had its […]

Farm Society Sought Utopia in 1844; Lasted Four Years

Article source, Nancy Benton. Transcribed by me. * * * * * Farm Society Sought Utopia in 1844; Lasted Four Years Alphadelphians Attracted Much Attention Through Their Colony Founded in Comstock Township Kalamazoo Gazette, October 18 1925 The theory of holding property in common through the operation of a domestic and industrial domain, was tried […]

EDGAR ALLEN POE ON THE ALPHADELPHIA TOCSIN

EDGAR ALLEN POE ON THE ALPHADELPHIA TOCSIN [Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “The Alphadelphia Tocsin,” from The Weekly Mirror (New York), January 18, 1845, p. 227.] THE ALPHADELPHIA TOCSIN. — (Phbus, what a name, to fill the sounding trump of future fame!) — is the title of a new journal published at Alphadelphia, Michigan, and “devoted […]

Alphadelphia Association, a 1958 Paper by Catherine Livingston

The below history of the Alphadelphia Association by Catherine Livingston is from 1958. Thank you to Nancy Benton for supplying the paper, which I have transcribed. * * * * * ALPHADELPHIA ASSOCIATION By CATHERINE LIVINGSTON 1958 ACKNOWLEDGMENT I wish to express my appreciation for the privilege of reading these interesting and valuable documents which […]

Alphadelphia Shareholders

ALPHADELPHIA SHAREHOLDERS The names were difficult to read. Corrections are welcome. Richard MCOMBER Charles BRADFORD Jacob MILLER Cerydan M. SAWYER Alfleda KEITH Harvey KEITH Joshua ROBINSON Cornelius W. VINING Elesta WILCO Daniel S. SACCO ? Lucius N. NEWS ? P. H. BOWMAN ? Lyman TUBBS David FORD John CURTISE Henry D. HALL Rebecca HALL William […]

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