Communities' history and description
Scope and Contents
From the Collection: The Shaker collection contains works by and about the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing from the Shakers' first theological treatise published in 1790 to the most recent scholarship concerning this utopian society. Most of the works are in print but some have been digitized. The manuscript portion of the collection includes account books, journals and photographs, and is especially strong in spirit communications and hymnals. There are several published books that are also part of the collection. The collection dates from 1781-1998.
- 1781 - 1998
Conditions Governing Access
The Shaker collection is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit. All items have been cataloged and are discoverable by searching the library catalog.
From the Collection: 62 Linear Feet
From the Collection: 77.9 Gigabytes
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English