1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) West Union (Ind.)--Religious life and customs.

  1. Shaker collection of records concerning the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, 1676-1937

    500 items. 40 containers plus 2 oversize. 15.2 linear feet. 32 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Members of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, a millenial religious sect originating in England among the Society of Friends in the 18th century, were popularly known as Shakers. Correspondence, covenants, diaries and journals, financial and legal papers, hymns and hymnals, church orders and instructions, poetry, spiritual communications, inspirational writings and drawings, essays, biographical and historical sketches, memoirs, and other papers primarily relating to and emanating from Shaker communities at Enfield, Conn., Pleasant Hill and South Union, Ky., Canaan and New Lebanon, N.Y., and Union Village, Ohio, reflecting many aspects of Shaker belief, life, history, and custom.