Oral Histories

Interview of Walter Millsap

Member of the socialist community the Llano Del Rio colony. Head of the Llano Co-Operative Association and founder of United Cooperative Industries.
Subtitle:
Llano Cooperative Colony
Topic:
Social Movements
Llano Cooperative Colony
Interviewer:
Hoffman, Abe
Interviewee:
Millsap, Walter
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Abstract:
Childhood, youth, and education in Yolo County, California; family history in California since mid-nineteenth century; proprietor of bicycle shop; operating motion picture theater; first exposure to socialism; learning of Job Harriman's and Frank Wolfe's intention to start cooperative colony; move to Llano, California, in Antelope Valley, 1916; participation in Llano Cooperative Colony, 1916-19; formation, organization, development, and prob-lems of colony; member, board of directors, 1917; colony moves to Vernon Parrish, Louisiana, 1917; departure from colony and return to Los Angeles, 1923; activities in United Cooperative Industries, Utopian Society, Ham and Eggs speakers bureau, End Poverty League, and other groups.