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Sunshine Co-op letter

 Collection — Box: SFC2 [F09.090.02.02], Folder: 227
Identifier: MS0227

Scope and Contents

Letter by an unidentified woman named Sydney [no last name given] to her "family" in which she informs them that she, her husband Walter, and their daughter Heather, have joined a commune of people who travel around the country in transformed school buses. Of note is her reference to the Sunshine Co-op in Charlotte, which received discarded food items from supermarkets and used it as their primary food source. The "Uncle Julius" mentioned in the letter is possibly Julius Levitch of Asheville, N.C.

Dates

  • circa 1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Handwritten letter by an unidentified woman named Sydney [no last name given] to her "family" in which she informs them that she, her husband Walter, and their daughter Heather, have joined a commune of people who travel around the country in transformed school buses. Of note is her reference to the Sunshine Co-op in Charlotte, which received discarded food items from supermarkets and used it as their primary food source. The "Uncle Julius" mentioned in the letter is possibly Julius Levitch of Asheville, N.C.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Letter found in book donated to J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte Library by Helen Goldman, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, November, 1995.
Title
Sunshine Co-op letter
Status
Completed
Author
Randy Penninger
Date
1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated