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GY-10019-72

Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5299)
Wayne Larson (Project Director: 06/01/1972 to present)

From Communism to Capitalism: A Study of the Amana Colonies

To explore and preserve the historical growth and development of the Amana Colonies of southeastern Iowa, a group of villages founded in the 1850s by German refuges seeking religious freedom. To identify the sociological and philosophical implications of the Colonies' change from a unique communistic society to a capitalistic society. To suggest current implications of this experience upon their society and society as a whole. All will be expressed in a traveling multi-media exhibit and an illustrated student magazine and made available to communities within the seven-county area served by the College and to all other interested persons.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$4,450 (approved)
$4,450 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1972 – 9/30/1972