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History Day Guide -- Religious reform
Manuscripts     Audiovisuals    Published Materials

Manuscripts: Journals, letters, ledgers and diaries.

MSS 110 Society of Separatists of Zoar Records, 1816-1942
Correspondence and personal, official, legal, business, and religious papers of the Tuscarawas County community
MSS 215 August Carl Mahr Papers, 1772-1949
Diaries, documents, and other papers relating to the Society of the United Brethren, better known as the Moravians, assembled by a professor of German language and literature at Ohio State University
(See also P 39)
MSS 230 Moravian Church Archives Collection, 1765-1822
Photocopies of correspondence, journals, diaries, and minutes of the 1803 mission conference; correspondence by and about Moravian missionaries John Heckewelder, Johannes Jungmanns, and David Zeisberger; reports and daily records of the Gnadenhutten
MSS 637 Jacob Rauschenberger Papers, 1816-1826, 1955
Diary of the Moravian pastor for Gnadenhutten, Goshen, Sharon, and Beersheba, Tuscawaras County, Ohio
MSS 656 Clarence L. Law Papers, 1917-l954
Research notes, unpublished manuscript
Pioneer Zoar and Other Communes, and revised version retitled Zoar and Other Utopias written by Law, a Lakewood, Ohio doctor of osteopathy (See also P 39)
MSS 680 Nixon Family Papers, 1816-1936
Correspondence relating to business and family affairs of the Society of Separatists of Zoar
MSS 984 Society of Separatists of Zoar Papers, 1845-
Correspondence and other materials, including advertisements and two marriage licenses
MSS 1109 Earl P. Olmstead, 1990-1991
700-page unedited and annotated manuscript of Olmstead's book about the Moravian Church, The Idomitable Zeisberger
MSS 1276 Adamson Collection
Books, manuscripts, and photographs dealing with the Society of Separatists of Zoar
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Audiovisuals: Photographs, video and film footage, and audio recordings.

P 39 Clarence L. Law, ca. 1917-l954
Photos used as illustration for Law's book
Zoar and Other Utopias (See also MSS 215)
P 223 Louis Baus, ca. 1850-1931
Photographs of street scenes, public buildings, homes, churches, wartime activities and landmarks of Cleveland; views and people of Zoar; covered bridges and mills in Ohio
AV 9 Zoar, Ohio
Images illustrating life in the separatist settlement of Zoar
SC 396 David Zeisberger
Photographs of illustrations and painting of David Zeisberger, eighteenth-century Moravian missionary and Delaware language interpreter
SC 620 Gnadenhutten, Ohio
Images and drawings from Gnadenhutten
P 365 Ohio Historical Society Property Files
Photographs of OHS sites (including Schoenbrunn) Go to top
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Published Materials: Books, periodicals, and pamphlets.

B Z35b Olmstead, Earl P. Blackcoats Among the Delaware: David Zeisberger on the Ohio Frontier. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1991.
B Z35o Olmstead, Earl P. David Zeisberger: A Life Among the Indians. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1997.
B Z35r Rice, Rev. William H. David Zeisberger and His Brown Brethren. Bethlehem: Special Moravian Publication Fund Committee, 1897.
266 H87 Huebner, Francis C. The Moravian Missions in Ohio. Washington: Simms and Lewis, 1898.
V 226.1 L621 Lieberkűhn, Rev. Samuel, ed. The History of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Trans. David Zeisberger. New York: Daniel Fanshaw, 1821.
335 N757c Nordhoff, Charles. The Communistic Societies of the United States; From Personal Visit and Observation: Including Detailed Accounts of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, the Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian and Other Existing Societies; Their Religious Creeds, Social Practices, Numbers, Industries, and Present Condition. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875.
335.9 R158h Randall, E.O. History of the Zoar society, From Its Commencement to Its Conclusion; A Sociological Study in Communism. Columbus: F.J. Heer, 1900.
V497 Z35d Zeisberger, David. Delaware Indian and English Spelling Book: For the Schools of the Mission of the United Brethren. Philadelphia: Mary Crist, 1806.
929.2 B667k Kinsey, Betty Ellwood. An Early Moravian Family of Tuscarawas County, Ohio: Born Van Lehn--Blickensderfer, 1702-1992 (12 generations). Knoxville: Tennessee Valley Publishing, 1992.
970.26646 Z35d Bliss, Eugene F., ed. and trans. Diary of David Zeisberger, A Moravian Missionary Among the Indians of Ohio. Cincinnati: R. Clarke & Co., 1885.
V970.4 D376z Zeisberger, David. A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Delaware Indians, of the Missions of the United Brethren, in North America. Philadelphia: Henry Sweitzer, 1847.
977 H546 Hildreth, Samuel P. Contributions to the Early History of the Northwest: Including the Moravian Missions in Ohio. Cincinnati: Poe & Hitchcock, 1864.
977.166 M15 A Brief History of Zoar, or, The Rise and Fall of Communism in America. N.p.: S.O. Mase, 1930.
977.166 Oe7 Oerter, Maurice F. The Tragedy of Gnadenhuetten, on the Tuscarawas, March 8, 1782. [Dover]: Gnadenhuetten Sesqui-centennial Committee of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1932.
977.1661 D651 Dobbs, Catherine R. Freedom's Will: The Society of the Separatists of Zoar; An Historical Adventure of Religious Communism in Early Ohio. New York: William-Frederick Press, 1947.
977.1661 M576m Meyers, David W. The Machine in the Garden: The Design and Operation of the Separatist Society of Zoar. Thesis. Ohio State University, 1980.
PA Box 354 28 Sarbaugh, Howard A. A Brief History of Zoar. Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 1935.
PA Box 715 13 Kaufman, Stanley A. with Lawrence W. Hartzell. Moravians in Ohio. Walnut Creek: German Culture Museum, 1987.


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