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Icarian Community


The Icarian movement was founded by French-born √Čtienne Cabet (1788-1856). The Icarians established communities in several locations in the U.S.: Denton County, Texas; Nauvoo, Illinois; Cheltenham, Missouri; Corning, Iowa; and Cloverdale, California. The community in Corning, Adams County, Iowa, was established in 1852 and disbanded in 1898, making it the longest-lasting Icarian community.

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Icarian Collection

Identifier: MSS-0026
Scope and Contents The Icarian Collection contains books formerly owned by a nineteenth century utopian socialist community as well research materials about the history of that community. The largest portion of this collection comprises several hundred books which belonged to the Icarian community near Corning, Iowa, which existed from 1852 until 1898. The vast majority of these books are in French, and most were published from the early 1700s to the late 1800s. The collection also includes a research section...