Halloween plays and costumes of the Koreshan Unity
In December 2011, we began a 15-month journey with the Koreshan Unity, from New York State’s “burned-over district,” to the bustling streets of Chicago, and finally to the untamed Florida frontier.
Processing of the Koreshan Unity Papers approaches completion.
What did the Koreshans believe exactly? This post delves further into one of the Unity’s core principles: gender equality.
What did the Koreshans believe?
What should be saved? The question of what to save, commonly referred to as appraisal, is arguably the most challenging archival issue in the profession.
Read the latest installment in the Koreshan Unity Collection Series: Part Six.
Our first few posts have mostly focused on the Koreshan Unity collection as a whole. But now that we have an initial sort of the boxes, we’d like to talk about processing efforts at the box level.
How do we transform that collection from the initial state of near-chaos in which we found it into an organized, accessible collection that is easy and inviting for researchers to use?
A New York physician with interests in alchemy, physics and metaphysics, Dr. Cyrus Teed conceived what would become known as Koreshanity in 1869 after experiencing a late-night religious vision in his laboratory.