Selected Bibliography

Oneida Community (1848-1879): from left to right: a group of Community women in their famous bloomers before the rustic Summer House built by Charles Ellis; the south front of the Mansion House, near the children's playhouse, "Crooked Stump"; and a hoeing bee with Community children. (From the Collection of the Oneida Community Mansion House, Oneida, N.Y. Courtesy Oneida Community Collection, Syracuse University Library.)

Oneida Community (1848-1879): from left to right: a group of Community women in their famous bloomers before the rustic Summer House built by Charles Ellis; the south front of the Mansion House, near the children’s playhouse, “Crooked Stump”; and a hoeing bee with Community children. (From the Collection of the Oneida Community Mansion House, Oneida, N.Y. Courtesy Oneida Community Collection, Syracuse University Library.)



City of Oneida
Madison County
The Oneida Community


Dickman Directory: Oneida-Norwich.
Lewis Center, Oh.: Dickman Directories, Inc.
Directories for the years: 1996,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
[His Col R 917.476 One]

A Directory of Oneida and Canastota:
Including Oneida Castle, Kenwood (Oneida Community), Durhamville, Sconondoa, Wampsville and Clockville for 1890-1891.
Albany, N.Y.: R. S. Dillon & Co., 1890.
[His Col R 974.764 Dir]

Oneida and Canastota Directory, 1887-1888.
Ilion, N.Y.: Globe Directory Co., 1887 (?).
Photocopy of original.
[His Col R 974.764 Dir]

Oneida City Directory, Oneida, New York.
Belmond, Ia. City Directory, Inc.
Directories for the years: 1993,1994.
[His Col R 917.476 One]

Oneida, Oneida Castle, Wampsville, Durhamville and Sherrill Directory (New York).
H. A. Manning Co., Schenectady, N.Y.
Directories for the years: 1915-1916, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1983.
[His Col R 917.476 Man]

Oneida-Sherrill, New York: City Directory.
Loveland, Co.: Johnson Directories.
Directories for the years: 1988,1989.
[His Col R 917.476 One]

Ryan’s Directory of the City of Oneida for 1901-2.
Including Oneida Castle, Durhamville and Sylvan Beach.
Oneida, N.Y.: W.S. Ryan Printing Co., 1901.

Ryan’s Directory of the City of Oneida for 1915-1916.
Including Wampsville, Oneida Castle, Durhamville amd the proposed Commune of Kenwood.
Oneida, N.Y.: W.S. Ryan Printing Co., 1915.

Andrade, Allan. Oneida Ltd.’s Contribution to the World War II Victory Effort.
Published by the Author, 1999.
A series of essays tracing the war work of Oneida Ltd, 1942-1945, through contemporary, company and personal sources.
[His Col R 673.23 And]

Charter of the Village of Oneida, N.Y.
Passed April, 1869.
Oneida, N.Y.: Oneida Dispatch, 1875.
[ His Col R 352.074 One]

History of Oneida.
Published by the Oneida Free Press, 1880.
Typescript. Chronicle by year of Oneida Village up to 1879, including history of Oneida Independent Company Cavalry.

Oneida Historic District: Main-Broad-Grove Streets
Inventory and Nomination Form, National Registration of Historic Places,
National Park Services, United States Department of the Interior.
December 31, 1984.

Oneida Public Schools:
School Officials/Faculty 1916-1917. Annual Reports. Historical Sketch.
Includes a detailed history of public school education in Oneida.
[His Col R 379.747]


200 Years in Madison County: Historical and Genealogical Resources in Madison County Libraries.
Ed. Jill Grundfest.
Utica, N.Y.: Mid-York Library System, 2006.
[His Col R974.764 Two]

Bracy, Isabel. Immigrants in Madison County, New York, 1815-1860.
Interlaken, N.Y.: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1990.
[His Col R 929.374 Bra]

Bracy, Isabel, ed. Madison County Civil War Veterans.
Photocopy of typescript listing names and military history of Civil War veterans.
[His Col R 973.741 Bra]

Bracy, Isabel. Records of Revolutionary War Veterans Who Lived in Madison County.
Ed. Rebecca Ahouse.
Interlaken, N.Y.: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1988.
Alphabetical listings with genealogical data.
[His Col Ref 973.344 Bra]

Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Family History of Central New York:
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation.
Compiled and under supervision of William Richard Cutter.
New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.
Three-volume compendium with index in Vol. 3.
[His Col R 929 C98G v.1-3]

Glenwood Cemetery Records, Oneida, New York.
Compiled for the Oneida Library, August 1995.
Alphabetical listings by surname. Note: “Records were incomplete.”
[His Col Ref Q 974.764 Rec]

Ingalls, Anita M. and Charles E. Page, eds. Guide to Madison County Cemeteries.
Oneida, N.Y.: Madison County Historical Society, 2006.
[His Col Ref 974.764]

Marriages and Deaths Reported in the Oneida Weekly Dispatch, 1865-1866, 1868-1869.
Compiled by Mrs. Madeline Dhondt from original newspapers in possession of the Madison County Historical Society.
Facsimile of typescripts in three volumes: 1865-1866, 1868, 1869.
[His Col Ref 929.3 Mar]

Records of Cemeteries in Madison County, New York, and Adjacent Communities.
Compiled by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Skenandoah Chapter, Oneida, New York (n.d.).
Records of small public, private amd family cemeteries in Madison County. Missing records for Fyler Settlement, Higginsville, Kirkland, Lyons District, Old Oneida, Old Lake Street, Owen, Peterboro (old Stone Road), Siloam, Whitelaw, Wood.
[Ref 974.764 Rec His Col]

Sadler, David L. Canastota New York Obituaries.
Clockville, N.Y.: D. L. Sadler, 1998 and 1999.
Index of obituaries and death notices published in Canastota, New York, newspapers, 1876-1999.
[His Col R 929.3 Sad]

Sadler, David L. Morrisville New York Death Notice Index, 1878-1885.
Clockville, N.Y.: D. L. Sadler, 1998.
[His Col R 929.3 Sad]

Sadler, David L. Town of Eaton, Madison County, New York Death Index, 1906-1921.
Clockville, N.Y.: D. L. Sadler, 1998.
[His Col R 929.3 Sad]

Teeple, John B. The Oneida Family: Genealogy of a 19th Century Perfectionist Commune
Containing original community photographs and drawings.
Oneida, N.Y.: Oneida Community Historical Committee, Mansion House, 1985.
[His Col Ref 929.2 Noy]

Tuttle, William H. Names and Sketches of the Pioneer Settlers
of Madison County, New York.
Ed. Isabel Bracy
Interlaken, N.Y.: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1984.
Alphabetical listings with genealogical data.
[His Col Ref 929.4]

Tuttle, William H. Veterans of the War of the Revolution.
“List of veterans who are buried or lived at sometime in Madison County. Compiled from county histories, cemeteries, pension rolls, notices in the Madison County Observer issues 1840-1856. Records in the County Clerk’s Office and the County Judge’s Office at Wampsville.”
Facsimile of typescript.
Clockville, N.Y.: n.d.
[HisCol Ref 929.4 Tut]

Atlas of Madison County, New York, 1875.
From Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of D.G. Beers.
Philadelphia: Pomeroy, Whitman & Co., 1875.
[His Col Ref 912 Bee]

Country Roads Revisited: The Cultural Imprint of Madison County.
Organized and edited by Barbara J. Giambastiani, photography by John F. Arnold.
Oneida, N.Y.: Madison County Historical Society, 1984.
Brief histories and photographs of county towns, people and industries.
[His Col Ref 974.764 Cou]

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Madison County, N.Y., for 1868-9.
Compiled and published by Hamilton Child.
Syracuse: Journal Office, 1868.
Includes history of townships, statistics and directory of county businesses and farms and the people who work for them.
[His Col 917.476 Chi (1868-69)]

Madison County Heritage.
Periodical published by the Madison County Historical Society.
1977 – No. 27 (2002) +

Accounts of town histories, industries, personalities, Indians, transportation, etc.
Typescript of selected monographs and records, c. 1821 on.

Austin, Orrin H. Peterboro 1870.
R.A. Gould, 1973.
Photocopy of a typescript. The diary of Orrin H. Austin (1851-1915) reproduced and annotated by Robert A. Gould.
[His Col R 974.764 Aus]

Biographical Review:
This Volume contains Biographical Sketches of the Leading Citizens of Madison County, New York.
Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Co., 1894.
[His Col R 974.764 Bio]

Bracy, Isabel, ed. Odds and Ends of Madison County History.
Compiled and distributed by Miss Isabel Bracy, Madison County Historian, 1980.
Typescript. Selected transcribed records and short histories of people, places and municipalities in Madison County by Isabel Bracy et al.
[HisCol Ref 974.764 Bra]

The Churches of Madison County, 2006.
[Wampsville, N.Y.]: Madison County Bicentennial Commission, 2006.
[His Col Ref 974.764 Mad]

Devereux, T. A. The Early Jesuit Missions of Madison County.
“An address delivered before the Madison County Historical Society, December 5, 1905.”
Oneida, N.Y.: Madison County Historical Society, 1923.
[His Col Ref 271.53]

Frothingham, Octavius Brooks. Gerrit Smith.
New York: G.P. Putnam’s & Sons, 1878.
First edition of the first full-length biography of the famous Abolitionist and politician. (Also available is 2nd Edition, 1879.)
[His Col B Smith]

Hammond, Mrs. Luna M. History of Madison County, State of New York.
Syracuse: Truair, Smith & Co., 1872.
History of county settlement, townships and leading families.
[His Col Ref 974.764]

Landgraff, Harmon C. Oneida Lake Past and Present:
An Historical Sketch.
Cleveland, N.Y.: Lakeside Press, 1926.
[His Col Ref 917.476 Lan]

Galpin, William Freeman. Central New York: An Inland Empire
Comprising Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga, Tompkins, Cortland (and) Chenango Counties and their People.
Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1941.
A four-volume work providing a wealth of historical and biographical information.
[His Col R 974.7 Gal]

Smith, Gerrit. Religion of Reason.
Peterboro, N.Y., 1864.
A defense of Christianity from an Abolitionist’s viewpoint. Includes lectures and letters previously published as “Three Discourses on the Religion of Reason” and “Gerrit Smith on Religion.”
[His Col R 211 S]

Torry, E. Fuller. Frontier Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang.
Utica, N.Y.: North Country Books, 1992.
[His Col Ref Bio Loo]

Walter, George William. The Loomis Gang.
Prospect, N.Y.: Prospect Books, 1953.
[His Col Ref Bio Loo]

Zeller, A. G. The Champlain-Iroquois Battle of 1615.
Oneida, N.Y.: Zeller, 1962.
A monograph under the auspices of the Madison County Historical Society about the battle between the Samuel de Champlain’s expeditionary force and the Oneida and Onondaga Nations at, perhaps, Nichols Pond, Madison County.
[His Col R 973.2 Zel]

Madison County Supervisor’s Journal.
Journal of the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Madison County.
Years: 1860, 1861, 1867-1880, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1897, 1899-1901, 1903-04, 1905, 1909, 1913. 1914, 1953, 1977, 1978, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997-2001, 2003.
[His Col R 352.074 Mad]

Greene, John Robert. Generations of Excellence:
An Illustrated History of Cazenovia Seminary and Cazenovia College, 1824 to the Present. Foreword by Frederic M. Williams.
Syracuse: Syracuse Litho, 2000.
[His Col Ref 378.747 Gre]

Breed, Henry C. History of Quaker Basin, Quaker Hill and the Eastern Part of the Township of DeRuyter and Muller Hill, from 1800 to 1900.
DeRuyter, N.Y.: Gleaner Press, 1931.
“The late Henry C. Breed of Quaker Basin, grandson of pioneer Quaker settlers in DeRuyter, left in manuscript form a local history . . . .”
[His Col Ref 974.764 Bre]

Coe, Lillian. The History of Bouckville, New York.
August 9, 1953.
Read at 100th Anniversary Celebration of Bouckville Methodist Church. With additions by Esther Pierce.
[His Col R 974.764 B]

Ernenwein, Raymond P. The Borough of Peter.
Sherburne, N.Y.: Heritage Press, 1970.
History of Peterboro, Town of Smithfield and their families.
[His Col Ref 974.764 Ern]

Gomph, John P. Sherburne Illustrated : A History of the Village of Sherburne, New York, Its Scenery, Development and Business Enterprises.
Utica, N.Y.: 1896.
[His Col 974.72 She]

An Historical Resume of the Churches of DeRuyter in the Bicentennial Year 1976.
[No pub.] 1976.
[His Col R 974.764 His]

Histories of Georgetown, New York.
[No pub.]
Collection of monographs, including one on the Spirit House, by members of the Georgetown Historical Society.
[His Col Ref 974.764 His]

Monroe, Joel Henry. Cazenovia: Looking Backward through One Hundred Eighteen Years.
(No pub.) 1911.
[His Col Ref 974.764 Mon]

New Woodstock and Vicinity Past and Present.
Compiled by Mrs. Anzolette D. Ellsworth and Miss Mary E. Richmond.
(Rept.) Cazenovia, N.Y.: J.A. Loyster, 1901.
History of New Woodstock and West Woodstock c. 1790-1901 and biographies of early settlers. Indexed.
[His Col Ref 974.764 Ell]


The American Socialist
“Devoted to the Enlargement and Perfection of Home.” Edited by John H. Noyes.
Oneida, N.Y. Vol. I, No. 1 (March 30, 1876) – Vol.IV, No. 52 (Dec. 25, 1879).

Bible Communism:
A Compilation from the Annual Reports and Other Publications of the Oneida Association and Its Branches; Presenting, in Connection with Their History, a Summary View of Their Religious and Social Theories.
Brooklyn, N.Y.: Offices of the Circular, 1853. Reprint of an original copy in the collection of the Wilbur L. Cross Library, University of Connecticut, 1973.
[His Col Ref 335.974]

The Circular
“Published Weekly. Devoted to the Sovereignty of Jesus Christ. Edited by J.H. Noyes. Brooklyn, N.Y. November 6, 1851 . . . .”
Brooklyn, N.Y.: Vol. I, No. 1 (Nov. 6, 1851) – Vol. II, No. 103 (Nov. 9, 1853).
Oneida, N.Y.: Vol.V, No. 1 (Jan. 24, 1856) – Vol. XII, No. 52 (Feb. 22, 1864).
Mount Tom, Conn. (New Series): Vol. I, No. 1 (March 21, 1864) – Vol. IV, No. 52 (March 9, 1868)
Oneida Community (“Oneida Circular”): Vol. V, No. 1 (March 23, 1863 – Vol. XIII, No. 10 (March 9, 1876)

Community Journal
Jan.1, 1863—Sept. 15, 1864.
Typescript (n.d.). “It is the design of the following Record to furnish material for the future History of the Community; and the Entries will embrace, primarily, brief notices of important Discussions in our Evening Meetings; Criticisms, Lectures . . . .” A.W.C., Jan. 1, 1863.

Eastman, Rev. Hubbard. Noyeism Unveiled:
A History of the Sect Self-Styled Perfectionists with a Summary View of Their Leading Doctrines.
Published by the Author, Brattleboro, Vt., 1849.
[His Col R 335.974 Eas]

Estlake, Allan. The Oneida Community:
A Record of an Attempt to Carry out the Principles of Christian Unselfishness and Scientific Race-improvement by Allan Estlake, Member of the Oneida Community.
Rpt. First AMS Edition, 1973. Facsimile reprint of first edition, London: G. Redway, 1900.
[His Col 335.974 Est]

Kinsley, Jessie Catherine. A Lasting Spring: Jessie Catherine Kinsley, Daughter of the Oneida Community.
Edited by Jane Kinsley Rich, with Nelson M. Blake.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1983.
The memoir of J.C. Kinsley (1858-1938) about her childhood in the Oneida Community, written 1914. Includes her letters (1880-1937) and photographs of her tapestries.
[His Col Ref Bio Kin]

Noyes, John Humphrey. The Berean:
A Manual for the Help of Those Who Seek the Faith of the Primitive Church.
Putney, Vt.: The Office of the Spiritual Magazine, 1847.
J. H. Noyes’ treatise on Perfectionist doctrines.
[His Col R 335.974 Noy]

Noyes, John Humphrey. History of American Socialism.
Rept. Hillary House, 1961. Reprint of 1870 edition.
The book is designed “to help the study of Socialism by the inductive method. It is, first and chiefly, a collection of facts . . . .”
[His Col R 335.973 Noy]

Noyes, John Humphrey. Home-Talks.
Oneida: Published by the Community, 1878.
Eds. Alfred Barron and George Noyes Miller.
Vol. 1 of Noyes’ “discourses” to Community members during meetings.
[His Col 335.974 Noy]

Noyes, John Humphrey. Male Continence.
Office of the American Socialist, Oneida, N.Y., 1877.
Second edition of a monograph explaining the Community’s principles of birth control.
[His Col 335-974 Noy]

Noyes, John Humphrey. Mutual Criticism.
Oneida, N.Y.: Office of the American Socialist, 1876.
Reprint of an article in the Congregational Quarterly, April 1875.
[His Col R 335.974 Ame]

Noyes, John Humphrey. Paul’s Prize: Report of a Home-Talk.
N. d.
Popular talk by Noyes printed as a pamphlet (16 pp.).
[His Col 335.974 Noy]

Noyes, John Humphrey. Salvation from Sin: The End of Christian Faith.
Oneida Community, Oneida, N.Y., 1876.
[His Col 335.974 N]

Noyes, Theodore Richards, M.D. Report on the Health of Children in the Oneida Community.
Oneida, N.Y., 1878.
Defense of the Oneida Community’s collective child rearing in medical terms.
[His Col R 335.974]

The Perfectionist.
J. H. Noyes and J.L. Skinner, Editors.
Putney, Vt.: Vol. III (Feb. 15, 1843) – Vol. IV, No. 24 (Feb. 22, 1845).

The Spiritual Magazine.
Edited by John Humphrey Noyes. (Monthly)
Putney, Vt.: Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 15,1846) – Vol. 1, No. 12 (Feb. 15, 1847).

Worden, Harriet M. Old Mansion House Memories by One Brought Up in It.
Kenwood, Oneida, N.Y., 1950.
Memoir written by a Community member and originally published in The Circular in 1871-72.
[His Col R 335.979 Wor]

Edmonds, Walter. The First Hundred Years, 1848-1948:
1848, Oneida Community; 1880, Oneida Community, Limited; 1935, Oneida Ltd.
History of the Oneida Community and its businesses and of its successor stock company.
[His Col Ref 673.23 Edm]

Held, Jonathan. The History of Printing in the Oneida Community:
An Exhibition Coordinated by the Mid-York Library System, with Assistance from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Mid-York Library System, 1970.
[His Col R 335.974 Hel]

Oneida Community: An Autobiography, 1851-1876.
Edited, with an Introduction and Prefaces, by Constance Noyes Robertson.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1970.
Selections from the Oneida Community’s Daily Journal and other documents, broken down by topics prefaced by the editor.
[His Col Ref 335.974 Rob]

Oneida Community Journal.
Quarterly published by the Oneida Community Mansion House (formerly Mansion House Preservation Association), Oneida, N.Y., “to inform the public of the cultural and educational activities at the Mansion House and to present articles about social and historical topics of interest.”
Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1990) – Vol. 15, No. 4 (Dec. 2001) +

Religious Experiences of John Humphrey Noyes, Founder of the Oneida Community.
Edited by George Wallingford Noyes.
New York: Macmillan, 1923.
Narrative of John Humphrey Noyes’ life, including large excerpts from his writings, letters and diary.
[His Col R 335.974 Noy]

Robertson, Constance Noyes. Oneida Community: The Breakup, 1876-1881.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972.
[His Col Ref 335.974 Rob]

Teeple, John B. The Oneida Family: Genealogy of a 19th Century Perfectionist Commune
Containing original community photographs and drawings.
Oneida, N.Y.: Oneida Community Historical Committee, Mansion House, 1985.
[His Col Ref 929.2 Noy]