The David R. Proper Shaker Book Collection

Gathered together over a span of more than 30 years, the David R. Proper Shaker Collection is an extensive body of Shaker-related materials. The collection contains well over 300 titles that document various aspects of this well-known religious sect.

Materials within the Proper Collection include tracts on Shaker philosophy and religion, books of poetry, hymns, and biographies as well as monographs relating to the Shakers' industrial arts, cookery, history, art, and architecture.