The Phalanx, article on the formation of the Alphadelphia Association, March 1, 1844

THE PHALANX, or JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE “Our Evils are Social, Not Political, and a Social Reform only can eradicate them.” Two Dollars a year. Payable in Advance. Volume 1. New York, Friday, March 1, 1844. Number 6. Charles Fourier THE ALPHADELPHIA ASSOCIATION We have received the constitution of this Association, a notice of the […]

The Object and Plans of the Alphadelphia Association, 1844

A very interesting bit of reading here on the beliefs and hopes of the Alphadelphia Association. * * * * * DOCUMENTS OF THE SENATE AND OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE OF 1844 Report of the Committee on Incorporations. The committee on banks and incorporations to whom was […]

The Alphadelphia Association

Pioneer Collections, Volume 5 By Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan Lansing Mich W. S. George & Co. State Printers & Binders 1884 THE ALPHADELPHIA ASSOCIATION. ITS HISTORY IN COMSTOCK, KALAMAZOO COUNTY BY A. D. P. VAN BUREN. The theory of holding property in common was advanced by Pythagoras, and was fully advocated and […]

“The Primitive Expounder” published out of Alphadelphia by R. Thornton and J. Billins

Universalist Companion with an ALMANAC AND REGISTER containing the STATISTICS OF THE DENOMINATION for 1846 A. B. Grosh, Editor and Proprietor Periodical—The Primitive Expounder” is published every other Thursday, in Alphadelphia, on a medium sheet, octavo form, at $1.00 per annum in advance, by Revs. R. Thornton, and J. Billings, Editors. New Society.—Convis, 24 ms., […]

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 […]

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