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Shaker Publications

Sample issue of The Shaker Manifesto, the official Shaker journal


The Shakers published a periodical under four different titles from 1871 to 1899: The Shaker (1871-1872), Shaker and Shakeress (1873-1875), The Shaker (1876-1877), The Shaker Manifesto (1878-1882), The Manifesto (1883-1899). This digital collection presents the entire run. It can be browsed, or searched throughout the full text.

Digitized Materials

  • The Shaker Manifesto

    The official monthly publication of the United Societies of Shakers of America from 1871 to 1899.

    We display images and transcription of every page of a full run of the journal: 16 volumes, 349 issues, and 8,136 pages.


Digitization of this collection was made possible by grants from the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program through CLRC (Central New York Library Resources Council). Metadata for the collection was created by library staff.


This site was recognized by the Communal Studies Association with their Outstanding Project Award for 2007.


(Reviewed: February 21, 2014)