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Guide to the Olivenhain Colony Records MS 44
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Description
This collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and other records of the Olivenhain Colony, a utopian farming community located in Encinitas, California in 1880s-1890s.
Background
The utopian colony of Olivenhain was officially formed May 21, 1884. The first seven members were Theodore Pinther, Joseph Ullrich, Louis Denk, Otto Pinther, Lina Pinther, Johann Bumann, and Paul Glave. Each member paid an initiation fee, a membership fee, and monthly dues, and was entitled to a five-acre parcel of cultivated land, a moderately sized house built on their property, and the use of all colony-owned property such as horse teams, wagons, and fruit processing machinery. New members could be any nationality, but were required to speak fluent German.
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.