The Richard W. Couper Press is pleased to announce that Visiting the Shakers, 1849-1899: Watervliet, Hancock, Tyringham, New Lebanon will be available by April 15.
Communal Societies Collection: New Acquisitions
- The Communal Societies Collection has recently acquired a large collection of materials relating to the Community of True Inspiration. The sect immigrated to the United States from Germany beginning in 1843. They were resident first at Ebenezer, New York, and ultimately settled at Amana, Iowa, beginning around 1855. Although they abandoned communal living in 1932, the religious practice of the Inspirationists remains vital today. The materials acquired by Hamilton College include books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, and ephemera produced in Germany and the United States.