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Watervliet, NY community description

Identifier: II

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

Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267