Using the Collection

Researchers may consult the Shaker Collection in the Archives' main reading room. We suggest that you contact Archives staff prior to your visit to discuss your particular research interests. Access to the Collection is currently made through FRANCIS, the College's online library catalog and, for manuscripts and miscellaneous materials, a card catalog and listing located in the Archives' reading room. In addition, many published items have been noted in Mary L. Richmond's "Shaker literature: a bibliography" (1977).

Additional Shaker resources at Williams

The Western Reserve Historical Society's collection of Shaker publications and manuscripts, reproduced in microformat, is available in Sawyer Library. Guides to these microform collections, as well as other secondary works on the Shakers, are also available in Sawyer Library.