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Sunshine Co-op letter

 Collection — Box: SFC2 [F09.090.02.02], Folder: 227
Identifier: MS0227
Abstract 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...
Dates: circa 1970

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  • Names: J. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) X
  • Repository: Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte X
  • Subject: Communal living -- North Carolina -- Charlotte X

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