Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Holley Gene Duffield Shaker collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Holley Gene Duffield Shaker collection,
Creator: Duffield, Holley Gene, 1934-
Inclusive dates: 1824-1998, and undated
Extent: 6 cubic feet (in 12 boxes, 1 Oversized folder)
Abstract:
The Shaker collection includes a wide variety of materials written by or about Shakers.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 66848, 67521

Access Restrictions:

Holley Gene Duffield Shaker collection are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Holley Gene Duffield Shaker collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is by type of material, then alphabetical and chronological.


History

Biography:

Holley Gene Duffield was born in 1934. He has taught at several universities. His publications include Tolstoy and the critics: literature and aesthetics (1965), Problems in criticism of the arts (1967), and Historical dictionary of the Shakers (2000).

Duffield’s interest in Shakers developed from reading short stories and novels of the 19th and 20th centuries about them and modern woodworker journals lauding their furniture. He was thus inspired to visit their defunct villages and Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine, the home of extant Shakers. In 1994 Duffield founded the Society for Shaker Studies, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the sect. In the same year he established the Journal of Shaker Studies, for which he has written several articles. His publications on Shakers have appeared in the Shaker Messenger and the Journal of Kentucky Studies.

Now a retired professor Emeritus of the English Dept. at Central Michigan University, Prof. Duffield and his wife, Pamela, live in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. (This information is from the donor.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mostly of photocopied material written by or about Shakers. Most of the collection was copied from materials found either in the Clarke Historical Library or ordered via inter-library loan. The only materials which are originals in the collection are the Journal of Shaker Studies issues, (the) Clarion, the Correspondence, and Duffield’s Notes.

Materials are organize into the following topical series: Bibliographies, Broadsides, Correspondence (Duffield’s with Shaker organizations), Fiction, Fiction-Tangental (materials that appeared to be about Shakers but was not), Narratives, Nonfiction, Notes (Duffield’s), Periodicals, Poems, Vital Statistics, and Shaker Journals. The series are organized alphabetically, except the Shaker Journals, which are filed last as they require a larger box than the rest of the collection.

Within each series, materials are organized alphabetically by author’s last name or by title, if the author is unidentified. Periodicals include mailing lists and related materials for the Journal of Shaker Studies, various issues of the Manifesto, The Shaker, and (the) Clarion. The Shaker Journals are photocopied manuscripts of journals written by Shakers.

A later addition (Acc#67521) includes articles (copies) with typed transcripts and miscellaneous materials, such as photographs, brochures, postcards, sewing instructions (patterns), and other materials.

Processing Note: All published books and periodicals in the collection have been separately cataloged.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Duffield, Holley Gene, 1934-
    • Shakers--History--Sources.
    • Shakers--History--Personal narratives.
    • Shakers--History--Bibliography.
    • Shakers--History--Manuscripts.
    • Shakers--History--Fiction.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Holley Gene Duffield Shaker collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Bibliographies, Bibliographic computer printout, 1840-1866, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Bibliographies, Bibliographic notes, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Bibliographies, Bibliography, 1998
    Box   1 F   3
    Broadsides, (The) American Shakers, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Broadsides, Notice…rules for visitors, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence with Shakers or related organizations, 1991-1998
    Box   1 F   6
    Fiction, Bennet, George N., William Dean Howells: the development of a novelist, 1959
    Box   1 F   7
    Fiction, Brodhead, Eva W.M., Diana’s livery, 1891
    Box   1 F   8
    Fiction, Brooks, Van W., Howells: his life and word, 1959
    Box   1 F   9
    Fiction, Cameron, Leslie G., Dancing saints, 1943
    Box   1 F   10
    Fiction, Coolidge, Susan [pseudonym of Sarah C. Woolsey], Eyebright, a story, 1879
    Box   1 F   11
    Fiction, Deland, Margaret, The Way to peace, 1910
    Box   1 F   12
    Fiction, Elkins, Hervey, [Urbino and Ellina: piety’s triumph], undated
    Box   2 F   1
    Fiction, Giles, Janice H. The believers, 1989
    Box   2 F   2
    Fiction, Green, Nancy L., Ye Olde Shaker bells, 1930
    Box   2 F   3
    Fiction, Harper, Karen, Circle of Gold (folder 1 of 2), 1992
    Box   2 F   4
    Fiction, Harper, Karen, Circle of Gold (folder 2 of 2), 1992
    Box   2 F   5
    Fiction, Holden, Martha, The story of Martha or, Roves ordeal, 1909
    Box   2 F   6
    Fiction, Howard, Elizabeth, Out of step with the dancers, 1978
    Box   2 F   7
    Fiction, Howells, W.D., A parting and a meeting, 1896
    Box   2 F   8
    Fiction, Howells, William D., The day of their wedding, copyright 1895 1896
    Box   2 F   9
    Fiction, Howells, W. D., The undiscovered country (folder 1 of 2), 1908
    Box   2 F   10
    Fiction, Howells, W. D., The undiscovered country (folder 2 of 2), 1908
    Box   3 F   1
    Fiction, Howells, William D., The vacation of the Kelwyns: an idyl of the middle 1870s, 1920
    Box   3 F   2
    Fiction, Jonas, Gerald, The Shaker revival-science fiction: No hate, No War, No Money, No sex (article), [1970]
    Box   3 F   3
    Fiction, McCulloch, Robert W., Me and Thee, 1937
    Box   3 F   4
    Fiction, Sears, Clara E., The romance of fiddler’s green, 1922
    Box   3 F   5
    Fiction, Sedgwick, Catherine M., Redwood: a tale, 1824
    Box   3 F   6
    Fiction, Silverberg, Selmark, Matt's real adventure, 1973
    Box   3 F   7
    Fiction, Strachey, Ray (Rachel), Shaken by the wind: a story of fanaticism, 1928
    Box   3 F   8
    Fiction, Why a woman joined the Shakers (article), 1873
    Box   3 F   9
    Fiction, Wiggin, Kate D., Susanna and Sue, 1904
    Box   3 F   10
    Fiction, Yolen, Jane, The gift of Sarah Barker, 1981
    Box   3 F   11
    Fiction, Not About Shakers, Besant, Sir Walter, The city of refuge, 1896
    Box   3 F   12
    Fiction, Not About Shakers, Mirabelli, Eugene, The way in, 1968
    Box   3 F   13
    Fiction, Not About Shakers, Scudder, Horace E., Stories and romances, 1880
    Box   4 F   1
    Narratives, McKechine, Frederic, Prof. Comstock’s experience: which turned the professor from his cruel ways, 1902
    Box   4 F   2
    Narratives, Old Man’s story of old times, 1855
    Box   4 F   3
    Nonfiction, Anderson, Russell H., Shaker communities in South east Georgia, 1966 Shaker community in Florida (article), 1956
    Box   4 F   4
    Nonfiction, Anderson, Edward D., The people called the Shakers, 1963
    Box   4 F   5
    Nonfiction, Barnes, Sherman B., Shaker Education (article), 1953
    Box   4 F   6
    Nonfiction, Bates, Barnabus, Peculiarities of the Shakers…, 1832
    Box   4 F   7
    Nonfiction, Berry, G.W., The last of the Shakers (article), 1907
    Box   4 F   8
    Nonfiction, Bestor, Arthur E., Jr., Backwoods utopias: the sectorian and owenite phases of communitarian socialism in America; 1663-1829, 1950
    Box   4 F   9
    Nonfiction, Bode, Carl, editor, American life in the 1940s, 1967
    Box   4 F   10
    Nonfiction, Brewer, Priscilla J., Shaker Communities, Shaker lives, 1986
    Box   4 F   11
    Nonfiction, Brown, Samuel, A countercheck to Shakerism, 1824
    Box   4 F   12
    Nonfiction, Campbell, D’Ann, Women’s life in Utopia: The Shaker experiment in sexual Equality reappraised (article), 1810 to 1860, 1978
    Box   4 F   13
    Nonfiction, Campion, Nardi R., Ann the word: the life of moter Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, 1976
    Box   4 F   14
    Nonfiction, Candler, Isaac, A summary view of America…, 1824
    Box   4 F   15
    Nonfiction, Canterbury Shaker time line, 1774-1990, [after 1990]
    Box   4 F   16
    Nonfiction, Cate, Herman R., Shakers in American fiction (article), 1975
    Box   4 F   17
    Nonfiction, Chandler, Agatha B.E., A glimpse into the inner circle (article), 1894
    Box   4 F   18
    Nonfiction, Coombs, Elizabeth, Shaker colony at south union (article), 1940
    Box   4 F   19
    Nonfiction, Count, Jerome, Teen-agers and the Shakers (article), 1961
    Box   4 F   20
    Nonfiction, Desroche, Henri, The American Shakers: from neo Christianity to Presocialism, 1971
    Box   5 F   1
    Nonfiction, Dixon, William H., New America, 1867
    Box   5 F   2
    Nonfiction, Dorson, Richard M. editor, Handbook of American folklore, 1983
    Box   5 F   3
    Nonfiction, Dow, Edward F., A portrait of the millennial church of Shakers, 1931
    Box   5 F   4
    Nonfiction, Duffield, H.G., Hawthorne’s tales of Shakerism and bigotry; “the Canterbury pilgrims” and “One Shaker bridal,”, undated
    Box   5 F   5
    Nonfiction, Everest, Charles H., The Shakers (article), 1859
    Box   5 F   6
    Nonfiction, Ferguson, Richard, Central themes in Shaker thought (article), 1976
    Box   5 F   7
    Nonfiction, Foster, Lawrence, Religion and sexuality: three American communal experiment of The 19th century, 1981
    Box   5 F   8
    Nonfiction, Furnham, James F., Hawthorne and the Shakers (article), 1966
    Box   5 F   9
    Nonfiction, Gifford, Don, An early view of the Shakers, 1989
    Box   5 F   10
    Nonfiction, Grant, Jerry V., Noble but plain: the Shaker meetinghouse at Mount Lebanon, 1994
    Box   5 F   11
    Nonfiction, Gross, Seymour I., Notes and queries: Hawthorne and the Shakers (article), 1958
    Box   5 F   12
    Nonfiction, Ham, F.G., Shakerism in the Old West (dissertation), 1962
    Box   5 F   13
    Nonfiction, Hinds, William A., American communities, 1971
    Box   5 F   14
    Nonfiction, Horgan, Edward R., The Shaker holy land: a community portrait, 1982
    Box   5 F   15
    Nonfiction, [The] Incredible Journey of Mother Ann (article), 1962
    Box   5 F   16
    Nonfiction, Kern, Louis J., An ordered love: sex roles and sexuality in Victorian utopias- the Shakers…, 1981
    Box   5 F   17
    Nonfiction, MacLean, J.P., Shakers of Ohio…(folder 1 of 2), 1981
    Box   5 F   18
    Nonfiction, MacLean, J.P., Shakers of Ohio…(folder 2 of 2), 1981
    Box   6 F   1
    Nonfiction, MacLean, J.P., Sketch of the life and labors of Richard McNemar, 1905
    Box   6 F   2
    Nonfiction, MacLean, J.P., The Society of Shakers: rise, progress, and extinction of one society at Cleveland, Ohio (article), 1900
    Box   6 F   3
    Nonfiction, Maps of Shaker communities in the U.S., undated
    Box   6 F   4
    Nonfiction, McAdams, Ruth A., The Shakers in American fiction (dissertation), 1985
    Box   6 F   5
    Nonfiction, Melcher, Marguerita F., The Shaker adventure, 1968
    Box   6 F   6
    Nonfiction, Mercandanto, Linda A., Gender doctrine and God: the Shakers and contemporary theology, 1990
    Box   6 F   7
    Nonfiction, Morse, Flo, Shakers and the Worlds people (folder 1 of 2), 1980
    Box   6 F   8
    Nonfiction, Morse, Flo, Shakers and the Worlds people (folder 2 of 2), 1980
    Box   6 F   9
    Nonfiction, Neal, Julia, By their fruits: the story of Shakerism in South Union, Kentucky, 1975
    Box   6 F   10
    Nonfiction, Neal, Julia, The Kentucky Shakers, 1980
    Box   6 F   11
    Nonfiction, Newman, Cathy, The Shakers brief eternity (article), 1989
    Box   7 F   1
    Nonfiction, Nordhoff, Charles, The communist societies of the U.S., 1960
    Box   7 F   2
    Nonfiction, Noyes, John H., History of American Socialisms, 1961
    Box   7 F   3
    Nonfiction, Oved, Yaacov, Two hundred years of American Communes, 1988
    Box   7 F   4
    Nonfiction, Patterson, Daniel W., The Shaker spiritual, 1979
    Box   7 F   5
    Nonfiction, Pearson, Elmer R. and Neal, Julia, The Shaker image (folder 1 of 2), 1974
    Box   7 F   6
    Nonfiction, Pearson, Elmer R. and Neal, Julia, The Shaker image (folder 2 of 2), 1974
    Box   7 F   7
    Nonfiction, Pe’ladeau, Marius, The Shaker meetinghouses of Moses Johnson, (article), 1970
    Box   7 F   8
    Nonfiction, Phillipi, J.M., Shakerism or the romance of a religion, 1912
    Box   7 F   9
    Nonfiction, Piercy, Caroline B., The valley of God’s pleasure: a saga of the North Union Shaker Community, 1951
    Box   7 F   10
    Nonfiction, Proctor-Smith, Marjorie, Women in Shaker community and worship: a feminist analysis of the users of religious symbolism, 1985
    Box   7 F   11
    Nonfiction, Rambles among the Shakers (article), 1853
    Box   7 F   12
    Nonfiction, Riechers, Maggie, The Shakers at Canterbury Village (article), 1993
    Box   7 F   13
    Nonfiction, Robinson, Charles E., A concise history of the United Society of Believers called Shakers, 1893
    Box   8 F   1
    Nonfiction, Russell, C. Allyn, The rise and decline of the Shakers (article), 1968
    Box   8 F   2
    Nonfiction, Sassoon, Diane, The Shaker spiritual narrative, 1983
    Box   8 F   3
    Nonfiction, Sears, Clara E., Gleanings from old Shaker journals, 1916
    Box   8 F   4
    Nonfiction, Sears, O.E., Shakers. A short treatise on marriage, 1867
    Box   8 F   5
    Nonfiction, Sellin, David, Shaker inspirational drawings (article), 1962
    Box   8 F   6
    Nonfiction, Setta, Susan M., When Christ is a woman: theology and practice in the Shakers tradition (article), 1989
    Box   8 F   7
    Nonfiction, Stein, Stephen J., The Shaker experience in America: a history of one United Society of Believers (folder 1 of 2), 1992
    Box   8 F   8
    Nonfiction, Stein, Stephen J., The Shaker experience in America: a history of one United Society of Believers (folder 2 of 2), 1992
    Box   8 F   9
    Nonfiction, Swain, Thomas, Evolving expressions of the religious and theological experiences of a community(article), 1972
    Box   8 F   10
    Nonfiction, Symonds, John, Thomas Brown and the angels: a study in enthusiasm, 1961
    Box   8 F   11
    Nonfiction, Taylor, Frank G., An analysis of Shaker education: One life and death of an alternative educational system (thesis), 1774-1950, 1977
    Box   8 F   12
    Nonfiction, Taylor, Joyce, John Lancaster and the origins of the Lancasterian system of Education (article), 1991
    Box   8 F   13
    Nonfiction, Upton, Charles W., The Shaker Utopia (article), 1970
    Box   8 F   14
    Nonfiction, VanKolken, Diana, Introducing the Shakers: an explanation and directory, 1985
    Box   8 F   15
    Nonfiction, Vanstory, Burnette, Shakerism and Shakers in Georgia (article), 1959
    Box   9 F   1
    Nonfiction, Waggoner, Hyatt H., Hawthorne’s “Canterbury Pilgrims”: theme and structure (article), 1949
    Box   9 F   2
    Nonfiction, Webber, Everett, Escape to Utopia: the communal movement in America, 1959
    Box   9 F   3
    Nonfiction, Weeks, Estella, Shakerism in Indiana: Notes on Shaker life, customs and music (article), 1945
    Box   9 F   4
    Nonfiction, Whitson, Robley E., The Shakers: two centuries of spiritual reflection (folder 1 of 2), 1983
    Box   9 F   5
    Nonfiction, Whitson, Robley E., The Shakers: two centuries of spiritual reflection (folder 2 of 2), 1983
    Box   9 F   6
    Nonfiction, Whitworth, John McKelvie, God’s blueprints: a sociological study of three Utopian sects, 1975
    Box   9 F   7
    Nonfiction, Williams, John S., Consecrated ingenuity: the Shakers and their inventions, 1957
    Box   9 F   8
    Nonfiction, Williams, Richard E., Called and chosen: the story of mother Rebecca Johnson and the Philadelphia Shakers, 1981
    Box   9 F   9
    Nonfiction - Tangental, Flitcroft, John E., The novelist of Vermont: a biographical and critical study of Daniel Pierre Thompson, 1929
    Box   9 F   10
    Nonfiction - Tangental, Fowles, John, A maggot, 1985
    Box   9 F   11
    Nonfiction - Tangental, Rouech’e, Berton, The delectable mountains and other narratives, 1953
    Box   9 F   12
    Notes, Miscellaneous notes, undated
    Box   9 F   13
    Periodicals, (The) Clarion, Vol. XIX, no.1, Autumn 1993
    Box   9 F   14
    Periodicals, Journal of Shaker Studies Mailing information, letters, member lists, 1995-1997
    Box   9 F   15
    Periodicals, Manifesto Vol. XXIX January 1899 (no.1) pp. 13-14, October 1899 (no.10) p.160, December 1899 (no.12) (all on CMU microfilm), 1899
    Box   9 F   16
    Periodicals, (The) Shaker, Vol. 1, no. 3 (on CMU microfilm), March 1871
    Box   9 F   17
    Poems, Advice to children on behaviour at table, undated
    Box   9 F   18
    Poems, Lifshin, Lyn, Shaker house poems, 1976
    Box   9 F   19
    Poems, Peters, Robert, Shaker light: Mother Ann Lee in America, 1987
    Box   9 F   20
    Poems, Poems by non-Shakers, undated
    Box   9 F   21
    Vital Statistics, E.B. Estes, indexer Shaker resident’s register, 1991
    Box   9 F   22
    Vital Statistics, Last Shaker eldress dies (Obituary of Bertha Lindsay, age 93), 1990
    Box   9 F   23
    Vital Statistics, Rhorer, Marc A., Gone to the World: Vital statistics on the Shaker community At Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, 1992
    Box   10 F   1
    Journals of Shakers (Legal-size), Shaker Journals, (unidentified journalist), 1846-1871
    Box   10 F   2
    Journals of Shakers (Legal-size), Shaker Journals, Zachariah Burnett, 1848-1850
    Box   10 F   3
    Journals of Shakers (Legal-size), Shaker Journals, Sally Harris, 1855-1858
    Box   10 F   4
    Journals of Shakers (Legal-size), Shaker Journals, East Family, 1856-1862
    Box   11 F   1
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Anderson, Zoe N. They too, a Shaker love story, 1901
    Box   11 F   2
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Duffield, Holley G. Denigration of a counter culture, 1829-1895 (transcripts only), undated
    Box   11 F   3
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Elkins, Hervey. Urbino and Ellina, 1853
    Box   11 F   4
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Haight, Charles S. A Shaker romance, 1895
    Box   11 F   5
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Hawthorne, Nathaniel, The Canterbury pilgrims, 1833
    Box   11 F   6
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Hawthorne, Nathaniel, The Shaker bridal, 1873
    Box   11 F   7
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Hentz, Caroline L. The Shaker girl, 1839
    Box   11 F   8
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, K. The Shakeress, 1829
    Box   11 F   9
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Mayo, Sarah C. E. Eleonora, the Shakeress, 1837
    Box   11 F   10
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, McGalsson, Eva W., The Shaker baby, 1894
    Box   11 F   11
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, McGalsson, Eva W., A Shaker wooing, 1891
    Box   11 F   12
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Mills, Fanny. The passing of the Shakers, 1920
    Box   11 F   13
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Minnette and Theo, 1872
    Box   11 F   14
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Piercy, Caroline B. Sylvia, the Shaker maid, 1945
    Box   11 F   15
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Raffensperger, E. B., Mrs. Shaker John, 1872
    Box   11 F   16
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Scudder, Horace E. A house of entertainment (and notes), 1878
    Box   11 F   17
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Sedgewick, Catherine M. Magnetism among the Shakers, 1849
    Box   11 F   18
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, [A] Shaker romance, 1912
    Box   11 F   19
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, [The] Shakeress, 1848
    Box   11 F   20
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Sprigg, June. Rachel, 1982
    Box   11 F   21
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Thompson, Daniel. The Shaker lovers, 1848
    Box   11 F   22
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Ward, Artemus. The Shakers, 1861
    Box   11 F   23
    Articles, includes originals (photocopy) and typed transcripts, Why a woman joined the Shakers, 1873
    Box   12 F   1
    Miscellaneous, Brochures, undated
    Box   12 F   2
    Miscellaneous, History of the friends of the Shakers (200th anniversary of the United Society of Shakers at Sabbathday Lake), 1994
    Box   12 F   3
    Miscellaneous, An illustrated catalogue and price-list of the Shakers’ chairs (reprint), 1992
    Box   12 F   4
    Miscellaneous, Map of the Shaker Village: Lebanon: New York, 1939
    Box   12 F   5
    Miscellaneous, Minor, Wendell (artist). Materials about his paintings, 19395-1997
    Box   12 F   6
    Miscellaneous, Music, undated
    Box   12 F   7
    Miscellaneous, Notecards and envelopes, undated
    Box   12 F   8
    Miscellaneous, Photographs, undated
    Box   12 F   9
    Miscellaneous, Postcards, undated
    Box   12 F   10
    Miscellaneous, Shaker cloak sewing instructions, undated
    Box   12 F   11
    Miscellaneous, Shaker culinary herbs, 1982
    Box   12 F   12
    Miscellaneous, [the] Shaker legacy, Canterbury, New Hampshire calendar, 1991
    Box   12 F   13
    Miscellaneous, Society for Shaker Studies, certificate of incorporation, 1993