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Icarian Community


The Icarian movement was founded by French-born Étienne 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

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0026
Scope and Contents The Icarian Collection consists of court documents, correspondence, and other material created by the Icarian community in Corning, Iowa in the 19th century along with research material created and collected by UNO Sociology professors Wayne Wheeler and Mark Rousseau. The documents created by the Icarian community in the 19th century were received from multiple donors, including a descendant of Frank M. Davis, an attorney who worked on the community’s legal case. The research material created...