The Archaeology of Institutional Life

Warfel, Stephen G. 1994 Historical Archaeology at Ephrata Cloister: A Report on
1993 Investigations. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 1995
Historical Archaeology at Ephrata Cloister: A Report on 1994 Investigations.

The Archaeology of Institutional Life

Author: April M. Beisaw

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817355162

Page: 249

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Institutions pervade social life. They express community goals and values by defining the limits of socially acceptable behavior. Institutions are often vested with the resources, authority, and power to enforce the orthodoxy of their time. But institutions are also arenas in which both orthodoxies and authority can be contested. Between power and opposition lies the individual experience of the institutionalized. Whether in a boarding school, hospital, prison, almshouse, commune, or asylum, their experiences can reflect the positive impact of an institution or its greatest failings. This interplay of orthodoxy, authority, opposition, and individual experience are all expressed in the materiality of institutions and are eminently subject to archaeological investigation. A few archaeological and historical publications, in widely scattered venues, have examined individual institutional sites. Each work focused on the development of a specific establishment within its narrowly defined historical context; e.g., a fort and its role in a particular war, a schoolhouse viewed in terms of the educational history of its region, an asylum or prison seen as an expression of the prevailing attitudes toward the mentally ill and sociopaths. In contrast, this volume brings together twelve contributors whose research on a broad range of social institutions taken in tandem now illuminates the experience of these institutions. Rather than a culmination of research on institutions, it is a landmark work that will instigate vigorous and wide-ranging discussions on institutions in Western life, and the power of material culture to both enforce and negate cultural norms.

Ephrata Cloister

Pushing William Penn's ' Holy Experiment ' to Its Limits : Ephrata Cloister , "
Pennsylvania Heritage 22 ( fall 1996 ) : 14-23 . Coleman , John M. , Robert G.
Crist ... Warfel , Stephen G. Historical Archaeology at Ephrata Cloister .
Harrisburg , Pa .

Ephrata Cloister

Author: John Bradley

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811727440

Page: 48

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Describes the austere lifestyle and culture of the eighteenth-century religious community, led by Conrad Beissel, that lived, worked, and worshiped at the Ephrata Cloister. Includes a tour of the nine original Germanic buildings on the site.

Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans 1720 1920

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, 1985), 415; Lancaster County
Architecture 1700–1850 (Lancaster, Pa. ... Murtagh, Moravian Architecture and
Town Planning, 102; Stephen G. Warfel, Historical Archeology at Ephrata Cloister
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Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans  1720 1920

Author: Sally McMurry

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812204956

Page: 272

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The phrase "Pennsylvania German architecture" likely conjures images of either the "continental" three-room house with its huge hearth and five-plate stoves, or the huge Pennsylvania bank barn with its projecting overshoot. These and other trademarks of Pennsylvania German architecture have prompted great interest among a wide audience, from tourists and genealogists to architectural historians, antiquarians, and folklorists. Since the nineteenth century, scholars have engaged in field measurement and drawing, photographic documentation, and careful observation, resulting in a scholarly conversation about Pennsylvania German building traditions. What cultural patterns were being expressed in these buildings? How did shifting social, technological, and economic forces shape architectural changes? Since those early forays, our understanding has moved well beyond the three-room house and the forebay barn. In Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans, 1720-1920, eight essays by leading scholars and preservation professionals not only describe important architectural sites but also offer original interpretive insights that will help advance understanding of Pennsylvania German culture and history. Pennsylvania Germans' lives are traced through their houses, barns, outbuildings, commercial buildings, churches, and landscapes. The essays bring to bear years of field observation as well as engagement with current scholarly perspectives on issues such as the nature of "ethnicity," the social construction of landscape, and recent historiography about the Pennsylvania Germans. Dozens of original measured drawings, appearing here for the first time in print, document important works of Pennsylvania German architecture, including the iconic Bertolet barns in Berks County, the Martin Brandt farm complex in Cumberland County, a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania German housemill, and urban houses in Lancaster.

Protestant Communalism in the Trans Atlantic World 1650 1850

Jung sent Anton Hellenthal and Ezechiel Sangmeister to Ephrata in 1748, the
latter of whom became a harsh critic of ... 70Stephen G. Warfel, Historical
Archaeology at Ephrata Cloister: A Report on the 1994 Investigations (Harrisburg
, PA: ...

Protestant Communalism in the Trans Atlantic World  1650   1850

Author: Philip Lockley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113748487X

Page: 230

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This book explores the trans-Atlantic history of Protestant traditions of communalism – communities of shared property. The sixteenth-century Reformation may have destroyed monasticism in northern Europe, but Protestant Christianity has not always denied common property. Between 1650 and 1850, a range of Protestant groups adopted communal goods, frequently after crossing the Atlantic to North America: the Ephrata community, the Shakers, the Harmony Society, the Community of True Inspiration, and others. Early Mormonism also developed with a communal dimension, challenging its surrounding Protestant culture of individualism and the free market. In a series of focussed and survey studies, this book recovers the trans-Atlantic networks and narratives, ideas and influences, which shaped Protestant communalism across two centuries of early modernity.

Voices of the Turtledoves

Michael Showalter, "The Good Samaritan Reconsidered: The Revolutionary War
Hospital at Ephrata Cloister," Der Reggeboge 36, no. 1 (2002): 28-40. ... Warfel,
Historical Archaeology (2000), 29-30; (2002), 2-3, 19-24, 26-27. Warfel suggests
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Voices of the Turtledoves

Author: Jeff Bach

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271027444

Page: 304

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Winner, 2004 Dale W. Brown Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies Winner, 2005 Outstanding Publication, Communal Studies Association Co-published with the Pennsylvania German Society/Vandenhoeck && Ruprecht The Ephrata Cloister was a community of radical Pietists founded by Georg Conrad Beissel (1691&–1768), a charismatic mystic who had been a journeyman baker in Europe. In 1720 he and a few companions sought a new life in William Penn&’s land of religious freedom, eventually settling on the banks of the Cocalico Creek in what is now Lancaster County. They called their community &“Ephrata,&” after the Hebrew name for the area around Bethlehem. Voices of the Turtledoves is a fascinating look at the sacred world that flourished at Ephrata. In Voices of the Turtledoves, Jeff Bach is the first to draw extensively on Ephrata&’s manuscript resources and on recent archaeological investigations to present an overarching look at the community. He concludes that the key to understanding all the various aspects of life at Ephrata&—its architecture, manuscript art, and social organization&—is the religious thought of Beissel and his co-leaders.

The Center of Civilization

Warfel , Stephen G. 1994 Historical Archaeology of the Ephrata Cloister : A
Report on 1993 Investigations . Pennsylvania Historical and Museum
Commission , Harrisburg . 1995 Historical Archaeology of the Ephrata Cloister : A
Report on ...

The Center of Civilization

Author: Stacy Colleen Kozakavich

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Pennsylvania Heritage

PHMC EPHRATA CLOISTER Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
LANCASTER , LANCASTER COUNTY ... along with exhibits of archaeological
artifacts , original objects , fraktur , and explanations of the history , beliefs , and
practices of ...

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Newsletter

Field Schools Historical Archaeology Field School at Ephrata Cloister Location :
Ephrata , Pennsylvania Site : Ephrata Cloister Period : 1732 - 1813 AD ; also
some prehistoric Dates : June 3 - July 26 , 2002 Sponsors : The State Museum of
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Newsletter

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Der Reggeboge

June , 1835 ) , pp . 161 - 167 . Quotations used for this paper are taken from Felix
Reichmann and Eugene E . Doll , eds . , Ephrata As Seen by Contemporaries . ...
Stephen G . Warfel , Historical Archaeology at Ephrata Cloister , A Report ...

Der Reggeboge

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Guide

Emphasis is on Eastern US archaeology , historical archaeology , history , and
ethnohistory . Publications Anthropological Series of the Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission ; Historical Archaeology at Ephrata Cloister ( a series
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Guide

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Directory Historical Agencies in North America

... 3473 Private agency Founded in : 1975 Anna O . Rotz , President Number of
members : 100 Major programs : historic site ( s ) , living history , archaeology
programs Period of collections : 1756 - 1800 EPHRATA Ephrata Cloister
Associates ...

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Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society

Through have bee Archaeology is an important phase of historical research and
restoration . ... the historical significance of archaeological excavations carried
out at the Commission property of Ephrata Cloister , Ephrata , Pennsylvania .

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Four Pennsylvania German Studies

Historic site archaeology is comparatively new and has a highly interesting future
should it be pursued with the vigor shown ... the historical significance of
archaeological excavations carried out at the Commission property of Ephrata
Cloister ...

Four Pennsylvania German Studies

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