Commonwealth College (Mena, Ark.)

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Organized in 1923. Its aim was to provide training for young people to work in the labor movement. It was also an experiment in educational self-support, educational democracy, and cooperative living. It closed in 1940.

From the description of Commonwealth College records, 1932. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321528

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creatorOf American Fund for Public Service. American Fund for Public Service records, 1922-1941. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Commonwealth Fortnightly, 1927-1930. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Goodhue, F. M., 1870?-. Commonwealth College Papers, 1931-1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn Koch, Lucien, 1907-. Lucien Koch papers, 1938-1965, (bulk 1948-1952). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
creatorOf Commonwealth College (Mena, Ark.). Commonwealth College records, 1932. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Commonwealth College files ca. 1920s-1930s : Federal Bureau of Investigation. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Orval Eugene Faubus files, Federal Bureau of Investigation : investigative reports, 1954-1969. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Gilbert, Viola D. William A. Gilbert papers : correspondence and papers, 1923-1969. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Pacific Street Films Photographs, Bulk, 1940-1959, 1919-1980, (Bulk circa 1950-1959) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Zeuch, William E. (William Edward). Notes on Commonwealth College, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Falkowski, Edward J. Edward J. Falkowski papers, 1916-1939. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
creatorOf Commonwealth College (Mena, Ark.). Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1932-1940. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gilbert, W. A. (William A.). Papers, 1923-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Grubbs, Donald H., 1936-. Henry Clay East papers : correspondence and printed materials, 1934-1973. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Goodhue, F. M., 1870?-. Historical notes [on] Commonwealth College, 1922-1931, [193-?] University of Michigan
referencedIn Williams, Claude Clossey, 1895-1979. Claude C. Williams papers, 1929-1979. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Arkansas. General Assembly. Transcript of testimony against Commonwealth College near Mena, Arkansas taken before the Arkansas General Assembly, 1935 Feb.-Mar. Arkansas History Commission, Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Inglis, Agnes, 1870-1952. Letter [1934] Thursday [Ann Arbor] to Bob Harting, Librarian, Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas. University of Michigan
referencedIn American Fund for Public Service records, 1922-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Falkowski, Edward. Papers, 1917-1983. 1930-1970 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Koch, Raymond, 1909-. Raymond and Charlotte Koch collection, 1925-1982. Wayne State University
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associatedWith American Fund for Public Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Arkansas. General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Rose. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Clarice. person
associatedWith Engelstein, David. person
associatedWith Falkowski, Edward. person
associatedWith Falkowski, Edward J. person
associatedWith Gilbert, W. A. (William A.) person
associatedWith Goodhue, F. M., 1870?- person
associatedWith Inglis, Agnes, 1870-1952. person
associatedWith Koch, Lucien. person
associatedWith Koch, Lucien, 1907- person
associatedWith Koch, Raymond, 1909- person
associatedWith Moskowitz, Charlotte. person
associatedWith Orton, Vrest, 1897-1986. person
associatedWith Oser, Nathan. person
associatedWith Pacific Street Films. corporateBody
associatedWith Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Claude Clossey, 1895-1979. person
associatedWith Zeuch, William E. (William Edward) person
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Arkansas--Mena
Michigan
Arkansas
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Skilled labor
Socialism and education
Collective settlements
Cooperative societies
Archival resources
Working class--Education
Universities and colleges
Socialism--History
Vocational education
Labor unions and education
Industry and education
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