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Amana Society

These are materials related to the Community of True Inspiration held by the Special Collections Department of Hamilton College. Non-digital printed materials can be found in the Special Collections Department of the Hamilton College Library.

The Community of True Inspiration, today's Amana Society, is a Pietist sect that began in south central Germany in 1714. The Inspirationists, like the Shakers, were influenced by the "French Prophets," protestant refugees who fled southern France around 1700. The Inspirationists immigrated to the United States from Germany beginning in 1843. They were resident first at Ebenezer, New York (just south of Buffalo), and ultimately settled at Amana, Iowa, beginning in 1855. Although they abandoned communal living in 1932, the religious practice of the Inspirationists remains vital today.


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Amana Society indigo blue prints
Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-007
Amana blankets tag
Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-006
Ballot from the Amana Society Reorganization Vote in 1932
1932
Are you in agreement with the plan for reorganization as it has been presented: yes, or no?, Date from title: 1932, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-010
Blank postcard from Amana Society Homestead Store
1940
Printed date: 194_, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-001
Call card, Amana Society
1930
Printed date: 193_, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-002
Check payable to the Amana Society
1940
Printed date: 194_, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-011
Check payable to the Amana Society
1940
Printed date: 194_, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-003
Envelope
Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-005

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