The Paul Kagan collection consists almost entirely of publications, printed materials and newsletters published by each organization.
Community members designed some of these for a general, interested audience and others only for their own edification. The
various publications cover issues and concerns relating to the communities and their central themes. Inclusively, they span
a time period from 1911-1971, with the bulk of the material published in the late teens and early twenties.
The Paul Kagan Papers consist largely of documents produced by several California Utopian communities of the early twentieth
century. The individuals in these communities strove for a meaningful, humanistic approach to life, which centered on the
integral relationship between the individual and the community. Extensively represented are the Llano del Rio community and
the Theosophical Society at Krotona, with additional theosophical material from the Halcyon People's Temple, Point Loma Publications,
Theosophical University Press(Altadena), Pisgah, and the East-West Cultural Center. Miscellaneous items from an unidentified
organization called Fountaingrove are also included.
Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing
to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research by appointment only.