AuthorWestern Reserve Historical Society. Library.
TitleThe Shaker manuscript collection in the Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society [microform] : microfilm edition.
PublishedGlen Rock, N.J. : Microfilm Corporation of America 1976-77.
Description123 microfilm reels : positive and negative ; 35 cm.
General NoteFor contents on each reel see: Guide to Shaker manuscripts.
Summary NoteSummary: Covenants, laws, legal records, land records, financial records, membership records, correspondence, diaries, journals, testimonies, biographies, addresses, sermons, essays, inspired writings and drawings (also known as spirit drawings), other writings, music, poetry, recipes, prescriptions, school books, instructional texts, scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material relating to 20 Shaker communities located in 10 eastern States. Included on this microfilm edition is PG. 77 Shaker Collection Photographs.
Historical NoteThe Shakers were a religious communal society founded and originally led by Mother Ann Lee, who came to America from England in 1774. By 1826 communities were established throughout New England and the Midwest, as well as in Georgia and Florida. In 1911 Wallace H. Cathcart, Director of the Western Reserve Historical Society, began collecting Shaker memorabilia.
Cum. Index NotePike, Kermit J., A guide to Shaker manuscripts [Western Reserve Historical Society, 1974].
SubjectsShakers -- Archives.
Shakers -- United States.
Shakers -- United States -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography.
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: MS. 3944 Microfilm Cabinet 40 Drawers 1,2,3
mq15062: Positive microfilm, microform room [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 7967]