These are official spiritual and financial records, and personal journals from the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill. The earliest record documents the origin and progress of the Pleasant Hill community (1 v.; 1805-ca. 1855). Others list the daily activities and domestic duties of members (2 v.; 1843-1868). Church records detail covenants and give lists of members, including biographical information (3 v.; 1845-1894). A spiritual journal describes worship services (1 v.; 1843-1846), and an account book documents taxes paid and communal funds (1 v.; 1885-1896).
Monthly publication under the direction of the Mount Lebanon Bishopric titled THE SHAKER, 1871-1877, and then THE MANIFESTO, 1878-1897, containing articles, autobiographical sketches, poetry, theology, music, news from various Shaker settlements, death notices, and letters.
A collection of Shaker publications and manuscripts. The collection includes volumes 8 to 23 and volume 26 of "The Shaker Manifesto"; a collection of Shaker music, a large number of Shaker pamphlets and other Shaker serials.
Manuscripts include transcriptions of spirit writings taken at New Lebanon, 1840-1841; anthem and song books, 1840-1870; manual on prayer, 1845; church orders and rules, 1860; descriptions of visions, 1838; and prophetic revelation, 1841 (copy from 1872). Also includes numerous books, pamphlets, and periodicals by and about the Shakers and Shakerism.