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Leonard Krimerman Commune and Cooperative Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-0045

Scope and Content Note

A collection of newsletters, magazines and pamphlets relating to communitarianism and cooperative economics. Correspondance between Krimerman and members of the cooperative movement are also included.

Dates

  • undated, 1960-2004

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Biography/History

Leonard Krimerman was a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Connecticut from 1968 to 2012. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell in 1955 and 1964 respectively. Len's research interests and scholarship include democracy studies and ecology; social science and autonomy; philosophy of work, healthcare and education. He helped build the Inner College, a leaderless anarchist experiment at the University of Connecticut from 1969-1975 and invented “zig zag” (in contrast with “straight arrow”) anarchism in 1980. He is also the co-founder of the GEO (Grassroots Economic Organizing) Collective, which produces a free, online publication, as well as ebooks, supporting solidarity and cooperative economies worldwide. Len has worked as a creative community building consultant since 1992 and helped develop several cooperative organizations in Eastern Connecticut since 1968. He now works with the Windham Hour Exchange, one of a multitude of newly formed time banks.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (Single issues of progressive magazines and periodicals relating to coperatives and community organizing.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

A collection of newsletters, magazines and pamphlets relating to communitarianism and cooperative economics. Correspondance between Krimerman and members of the cooperative movement are also included.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to human rights issues. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.
Title
Leonard Krimerman Commune and Cooperative Collection
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2015 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US