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Dear Andrew Vadnais -
The Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress holds a collection of Shaker materials, which include materials from the New Lebanon community. The collection is described in a finding aid available here.
As you can see from the finding aid, this collection has been microfilmed and the film is eligible for interlibrary loan. Up to ten reels at a time may be borrowed for a loan period of two months. You can initiate a loan request at a local library that has a loan agreement with the Library of Congress.
A much larger Shaker collection is found at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The Manuscript Division holds a microfilm edition of this collection, however we do not loan these reels. You may want to explore the possibility of obtaining reels on interlibrary loan from another repository.
Of course you are welcome to visit the Manuscript Reading Room to review both collections. They are stored on-site and can be accessed without advance notice.
If you have not been to the Library of Congress in the last two years, please proceed to the Reader Registration Station, LM 133, prior to visiting the Manuscript Reading Room, LM 101. At the station you will be asked to present a valid photographic identification, such as a driver's license or passport. Please see this Web site for more information about reader registration.
For further information about the Manuscript Reading Room you may wish to visit our Web site
Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance.
Manuscript Reading Room
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4680
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Dear Mr. Vadnais,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 5 items that refer to the Mount Lebanon Shakers in New York. All of the items are part of a file unit titled National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records: New York, in the series titled National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 - 2017 in the Records of the National Park Service (NPS) (Record Group 79).
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research.