DescriptionJersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. Women representatives of Jersey Homestead's co-operative garment industry wrote a letter to Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt as the Jersey Homestead community was on the brink of failure. They explained that although the community was successful in attracting private industry to locate in the Jersey Homesteads factory, the Farm Security Administration's leasing conditions made the company unwilling to sign. The women ask her to intercede on their behalf to the Farm Security Administration, so that they might be able to earn a living.