Richard Dawley will present “Amish Potpourri,” at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library @ 431 W. Center St.) on Tues., Nov. 16, at 7pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the [public] Library, this program is free and open to the public.
Dawley’s research in France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, several U.S. states, and two Canadian provinces has resulted in seven books on the Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites, including Amish in Wisconsin: An anecdotal journal. UWW students and staff may get copies of his “Amish in Wisconsin” book from other UW libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service. The ILY Memorial Library also has a copy (non-fiction, 289.7 D271).
Andersen Library has materials on Amish. Search HALCat (Harold Andersen Library catalog) to find titles such as The Amish way: Patient faith in a perilous world (2nd-floor Browsing Books, BX8121.3 .K73 2010). Search article databases to find articles such as “How they see us: Perceived effects of tourist gaze on the Old Order Amish” (Journal of Travel Research, 2010, vol.49:no.1, pp.93-105), which gathered data from Amish in Iowa, “A look into the Amish culture: What should we learn?” (Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 2003, vol.14:no.2, pp.139-145), and “Amish technology: Reinforcing values and building community” (IEEE Technology and Society, 2007, vol.26:no.2, pp.10-21).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.