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Shakers, United Society of Believers papers and photographs
University of Louisville Margaret M. Bridwell Art LibraryLouisville, Kentucky 40292
Open to researchers
[Identification of item], Shakers, United Society of Believers papers and photographs, 1938-1965, Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville, Louisville.
0.5 linear ft.
This collection of research material was compiled by Adele Brandeis. The material includes extensive information gathered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) on the tenets, organization, worship, communities, reputation, leading personalities, daily life, dress, education of children, handicrafts and industries of the United Society of Believers, with a bibliography. There are also pamphlets and articles on the Pleasant Hill Colony at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and the Darrow School in Lebanon, New York. A 1965 letter from Sister Mildred Barker, of the Shaker Quarterly, Sabbathday Lake, in Maine asks Brandeis to contribute an article to Shaker Quarterly.
An unrelated collection in the Photographic Archives documents the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill with twenty-three silver gelatin prints by Walter Creese, University of Louisville art professor, showing architectural details of the community now known as Shakertown, Kentucky, before its restoration.
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