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.
- Llano Cooperative Colony
- Social MovementsLlano Cooperative Colony
- Biographical Note:
- Member of the socialist community the Llano Del Rio colony. Head of the Llano Co-Operative Association and founder of United Cooperative Industries.
- Millsap, Walter
- Supporting Documents:
- Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
- Interviewee Retained Copyright
- 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.