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The majority of the archival and manuscript collections highlighted below contain digitized material that is freely available online.  

For collections with finding aids, digitized material can be accessed through those finding aids.  

Once in the finding aid, navigate to the Digital Material tab, located near the top of the screen, and click the Item title found in the square on the right side of the screen. 



For material without finding aids, digitized material can be accessed through the HOLLIS catalog record.  Each title listed below is linked to its corresponding HOLLIS record.

Once in the HOLLIS catalog record, scroll to the 'Get It' section of the page to find the link the digitized item(s). 

Archival and Manuscript Collections

Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott was an American philosopher of the New England Transcendentalist group, teacher, reformer, and father of writer Louisa May Alcott.

William Ellery Channing

William Ellery Channing was a Unitarian minister in Boston and the principal spokesman for the Unitarian movement in the United States.  He was a chief influence on the Transcendentalist movement.

Christopher Pearse Cranch

Christopher Pearse Cranch was a Unitarian minister, poet, author, artist, editor, humorist, and member of the New England transcendentalist group.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson was an American essayist, poet, philosopher and leader of the Transcendentalist movement. 

Margaret Fuller

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, known as Margaret Fuller, (1810-1850) was an American author, editor, critic, and social reformer, who was interested in Transcendentalism, feminism, and the revolution in Rome.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was a leading member of the Transcendentalist movement.  He was also an essayist, poet, and philosopher. 

Jones Very

Jones Very (1813-1880) was a transcendentalist poet and essayist.

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