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Amana Society

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the Amana Society

Description of the Amana Society Collection

The Amana Society collection contains materials of the Community of True Inspiration held by the Special Collections Department of Hamilton College. 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.

Non-digital printed materials can be found in the Special Collections Department of the Hamilton College Library.

 

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Christian Goodwillie, Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives
E-mail: cgoodwil (at) hamilton (dot) edu
Telephone: (315) 859-4447

Special Collections
Burke Library
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Regular hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Amana items on our other website

Amana items on this website

  • The Amana ephemera are listed below (33 items)
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
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
Printed date: 194_, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-001
Call card, Amana Society
Printed date: 193_, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-002
Check payable to the Amana Society
Printed date: 194_, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-011
Check payable to the Amana Society
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
Price list for wool flannels
Printed date: Feb. 10, 1931, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-004
Receipt
Inscription: OCT 6, 1904; Mr. Jacob Kerper; New Vienna, Ia.; 10 days 2% dice; 3 pc. B. blue prints,; 139 yd. 9$ 1251; We are out of 2 patterns ordered so have substituted nearest which we trust to be all right.;, Date stamped: Oct 6 1904, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-009
Receipt for Mr. Jacob Luttif
[M]r. Jacob Luttif[?], 2 doz [unclear] cotton 3/8, 88, [unclear], BR/RL Spelman, B. R. & R. L. Spelman, Bill $ ,, 88 Paid, April 12th 1861, Date inscribed: Apr 12; Date inscribed on back: April 13th, 1861, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-012
This skirt has been fulled the same as cloth, does not shrink, and has a soft fleecy finish, and fast colors
310;, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-ama-eph-008