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Mount Holyoke College has amassed a wonderfully rich collection of Shaker materials by obtaining copies of archived manuscripts (letters, diaries, travel journals, sermons, etc) and publications of the Shakers from several major sources.
Nearly all of these materials are on microfilm or microfiche, adding challenge to the task of tracking down individual items of interest. However, we have guides of varying detail and complexity available for each collection that will help you work with these materials in your research.
This guide explains what we have and how to best make use of it.
Our library owns four special collections of Shaker materials in microform:
Quick Start Guide for using ScanPro 2000 microfilm scanner
[Instructions for using library's Konica (old. large) microfilm scanner]