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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Cemeteries and Local Histories Collection MSS.0289

ASSET VIEWER
Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-07T12:02-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Cemeteries and Local History collection

Unit ID:

MSS.0289

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

10.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1989-2009

Abstract:

Papers submitted for credit in University of Alabama course EXT318 “Cemeteries and Local History,” a course in the New College Life Track. The focus of the papers is on cemeteries as reflecting the history of a locale and may examine burial patterns, customs, ornamentation, or simply be an inventory of interments.

Scope and Contents note

The collection is made up of papers submitted for credit in the University of Alabama course, EXT318, “Cemeteries and Local History,” a course in the Extension Division. The course was taught on a continuing basis by Dr. Jerry Oldshue and Dr. Warner O. Moore until Dr. Moore’s death in 198?, and has been taught solely by Dr. Oldshue since then. The focus of the papers is on cemeteries as reflecting the history of a locale, and may examine burial patterns, customs, ornamentation, or simply be an inventory of interments.

Acquisition Information:

Drs. Lanny Moore and Jerry C. Oldshue, 1990 (additions 1991 - 1999)

Preferred Citation:

Cemeteries and Local History collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by J. Pace, 2010; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Biographical/Historical note

A cemetery is a spatially defined area where the remains of deceased people are buried or are otherwise interred. The term "cemetery" (from the Greek for "sleeping place") implies that the land is specifically designated as a burial ground. The intact or cremated remains of deceased people may be interred in a grave, commonly referred to as burial, or may be interred in a tomb, an "above-ground grave" (resembling a sarcophagus), a mausoleum, columbarium, or other edifice.

Source(s)

University of Alabama. Extension Division. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

Cemeteries--Alabama (lcsh)

Cemeteries--Southern States (lcsh)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Death (lcsh)

Education (localbroad)

Reports (aat)

Southern Life and Culture (localbroad)

Southern States--History (lcsh)

Students (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

Cemeteries and Local History 1 Box 5979

Scope and Contents note

- Choctaw County, Alabama - Fayette County, Alabama -- Goodwater Cemetery - Tours, Texas -- Layout of Saint Mary's Cemetery - Jefferson County, Alabama -- Pinson, Field Study of Marvin's Chapel Cemetery - Cullman County, Alabama -- Hanceville Cemeteries - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Cemetery Records - Bibb County, Alabama -- Cemetery Records - North Pinellas County, Florida -- Field Study -- Inventory - Desoto County, Mississippi -- Hernando, Survey of Cemeteries in Northwest Mississippi -- Cemetery Records for Hernando - Marengo County, Alabama -- Riverside Cemetery - Knox County, Tennessee -- Knoxville, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church - Halls County, Georgia -- Northeast Georgia Cemetery Records - Banks County, Georgia -- Northeast Georgia Cemetery Records - Harlan County, Kentucky -- Cawood, Green Berry Cemtery - Angelina County, Texas -- Concord, Pleasant Forest Cemetery

Cemeteries and Local History 2 Box 5038

Scope and Contents note

- Oktibbeha County, Mississippi -- Starkville, Associated Reform Presbyterian Church Cemetery - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Evergreen Cemetery - Carroll County, Mississippi -- Vaiden Cemetery - Coosa County, Alabama -- Weogufka, Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery - Morgan County, Georgia(?) -- Decatur City Cemetery - Nelson County, Virginia

Cemeteries and Local History 3 Box 6133

Scope and Contents note

- Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Cottondale Cemetery Records and Field Study - Arab, Alabama -- Field Study and Inventory of Oleander Cemetery - Some Georgia Cemtery Records -- Rock Springs Baptist Church -- Johnson Burying Ground -- Flora Hill -- Ramah Baptist Church - Pickens County, South Carolina -- Easley Family Cemetery, Easley, South Carolina

Cemeteries and Local History 4 Box Temp 090

Scope and Contents note

- Dale County, Alabama -- Grimes, Alabama, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Inventory and Index - Tumbleton, Alabama -- New Zion Cemetery - Lamar County, Alabama -- Freewill Baptist Church and Cemetery, Vernon, Alabama -- Friendship Southern Baptist Church and Cemetery, Vernon, Alabama -- Vernon City Cemetery, Vernon, Alabama - Monroe County, Indiana -- Field Study and Inventory of Select Cemeteries

Cemeteries and Local History 5 Box 6041

Scope and Contents note

- Fort Bend, Texas -- Field Studies - Jefferson County, Alabama -- Inventory - Cobb County, Georgia -- Marietta, St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery - Cherokee County, Georgia -- Hutcherson Burying Ground - Shelby County, Alabama - Bibb County, Alabama - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Memorials - Henry County, Alabama -- Cemetery Records - Golden Ash, Kentucky -- Graves of Black Joe Cemetery - Harlan, Kentucky -- Graves of Dr. Robert Smith Howard Cemetery - Petersburg, Virginia -- Inventory of Blandford Cemetery - Southwest Warren County (Kentucky or Tennessee)

Cemeteries and Local History 6 Box 5977

Scope and Contents note

- Clarke County -- Kelley Cemetery - Madison County, Alabama -- Triana Cemetery - Pickens County, Alabama - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama - Hale County, Alabama - Blount County, Alabama -- Graves Cemetery -- Old Saint Moriah Cemetery -- Brookville, Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery -- Oneonta, Lebanon United Methodist Church - Marshall County, Alabama -- Albertville, Old Cemetery - Walker County, Alabama -- Some Cemtery Records and Overview - Jefferson County, Alabama -- New Hope Cemtery - Johnson Cemetery, ?, Alabama - Walker County, Alabama -- Guthrie Cemetery -- Files Cemetery -- Jasper, Chickasaw Cemetery -- Easley or Townley Community - Lawrence County, Alabama

Cemeteries and Local History 7 Box 6113

Scope and Contents note

- Petersburg, Virgina -- Field study of Blanford Cemetery - Hale County, Alabama -- Havana Cemetery - Autauga County, Alabama -- Ivy Creek Methodist Church - Eastonville Cemetery - Peyton Cemetery - Frederick County, Maryland -- Survey of cemeteries - Carthage Presbyterian Church - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama --Flatwoods Cemetery - Caldonia Great Oak Cemetery - Stewart County, Tennessee -- Cemetery field study - Angelina County, Texas -- Cemetery records - Fayette County, Alabama -- Hopewell Primitive Baptist Cemetery

Cemeteries and Local History 8 Box 5039

Scope and Contents note

- Matagorda County, Texas -- Matagorda Cemetery

Cemeteries and Local History 9 Box 5040

Scope and Contents note

- Jefferson County, Alabama -- Brookside, Alabama - Etowah County, Alabama -- Hokes Bluff Cemetery - Dekalb County, Alabama - Jackson County, Alabama - Pikes Peak, Colorado -- Pikes Peak Area cemeteries - Santa Rosa County, Florida - Various Alabama cemeteries - Fairfax County, Virginia -- Virginia Beach, Willow Wood Cemetery

Cemeteries and Local History 10 Box 5732

Scope and Contents note

- Some Alabama Cemeteries - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Flatwoods Cemetery - Hale County, Alabama -- Moundville, Carthage Cemetery -- Havana Cemetery - Autauga County, Alabama -- Ivy Creek Cemetery - Caldonia Great Oak Cemetery Records - West Jefferson County, Alabama -- Some Cemetery Records - Pike County, Alabama -- Henderson, Hopewell Cemetery - Perry County, Alabama -- Uniontown, Rosemount Cemetery (labeled on folder as Uniontown Cemetery) - Jefferson County, Alabama -- Pinson, Preliminary Listing of Grave Plots, Marvin's Chapel Cemetery -- Inventory of Marvin's Chapel -- Haig- Rogers -- Oakgrove Baptist - Blount County, Alabama -- Deaverstown, Tidwell Cemetery

Cemeteries and Local History 11 Box 3433

Scope and Contents note

- Jefferson County, Georgia -- Avera Chapel -- Louisville, Waldens Church and Old Cemetery - Calhoun/Cheorokee Counties, Alabama -- Piedmont, Carmel Presbyterian Cemetery - Stillwater County, Montana -- Columbus Cemetery - Greene County, Alabama -- Boligee, Bethsalem Cemetery -Charleston County, South Carolina - Lincoln Parish, Louisiana -- Ruston, Antioch Cemetery - Jefferson Parish -- Lafitte, Fleming Cemetery - Orleans Parish, Louisiana -- New Orleans, Cypress Grove -- New Orleans, Metairie Cemetery (labeled Netairie) - Germany - Cemeteries in Nurnburg/ Furth, Germany

Cemeteries and Local History 12 Box 6522

Scope and Contents note

- Fulton County, Georgia -- Westview Cemetery Field Guide - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Vance Cemetery Records -- Davis Creek Cemetery Records - Madison County, Alabama -- Huntsville, Facts and Fictions about Maple Hill Cemetery -- Inventory for Maple Hill -- Field Study of Maple Hill

Cemeteries and Local History 13 Box 6126

Scope and Contents note

- Winston County, Alabama -- Field Study -- Cemetery Records - Marion County, Alabama -- Field Study -- Cemetery Records - Jefferson County, Alabama -- Gardendale, Friendship Cemetery -- Mount Olive, Graham Cemetery - Mobile County, Alabama -- Bayou La Batre, Saint Michael's Catholic Cemetery - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Buhl Community Cemetery Records - San Bernardino County, California -- Redlands, Hillside Memorial Park - Madison County, Alabama -- Field Study of Cemeteries in Madison County -- Huntsville Cemetery -- Mount Pleas Baptist Church Cemetery(how recorded in folder,online records have Pleas Mount) - Orleans Parish, Louisiana -- New Orleans, Saint Patrick's Cemetery - Jefferson/ Saint Clair Counties, Alabama -- Trussville Cemetery - Wilcox County, Alabama -- Jenkins Cemetery - North Jefferson County, Alabama

Cemeteries and Local History 14 Box 4780

Scope and Contents note

- Hamilton County, Tennessee -- Chatanooga, Soddy Presbyterian Cemetery - Jefferson County, Alabama -- Dolomite, Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery -- Brown Family Cemetery - Utah County, Utah -- Camp Floyd Military Cemetery - Cullman County, Alabama -- Cullman, Cullman Public Cemetery - Central Mississippi Cemetery Records - Catawb County, North Carolina -- Old Saint Paul's Cemetery - Mobile County, Alabama -- Mobile, Magnolia Cemetery - Eastern Colorado Cemeteries - Jackson County, Mississippi -- Moss Point, Griffin Cemetery - Lamar County, Alabama -- Cemetery Records - Walker County, Alabama -- Cemetery Records - Warren County, Mississippi --Confederate Cemeteries - Vicksburg Campaign, Southern Monuments in the Vicksburg National Military Park

Cemeteries and Local History 15 Box 4197

Scope and Contents note

- Calhoun County, Alabama -- Pine Grove Cemetery Field Study - Coosa County, Alabama -- Smyrnia Cemetery Inventory with Field Study - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Prudes Creek Cemetery Records -- Springhill Cemetery Records - Fayette County, Alabama -- Musgrove Chapel Cemetery Records - Bent County, Colorado -- Las Animas Cemetery - Colbert County, Alabama -- Tuscumbia, Oak Wood Cemetery - Lauderdale County, Alabama

Cemeteries and Local History 16 Box 4172

Scope and Contents note

- Baldwin County, Alabama -- Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Baptist Church Cemetery - Autauga County, Alabama - Troup County, Georgia -- Graveyard Inventories Bailey - Traylor Family, Ebenezer United Methodist Church - Chambers County, Alabama -- Fredonia, New Hope Baptist Church -- Lanett, Peagrove Community Burying Ground -- Stateline Congregational Christian Church Burying Ground -- Sweet Home United Methodist Church Burying Ground -- Tuscaloosa County -- Mount Zion Community Cemetery - White County, Tennessee -- Sparta, Old Sparta Cemetery

Cemeteries and Local History 17 Box 2743

Scope and Contents note

- Baldwin County, Alabama - Charleston County, South Carolina - Catawba County, North Carolina - Marengo County, Alabama -- Demopolis, B'na Jeshurun Congregational Cemetery - Macon County, Tennessee -- Eulia, Eulia Cemetery - New England Gravestone Inscriptions

Cemeteries and Local History 18 Box 2827

Scope and Contents note

- Wakula County, Florida - Mobile County, Alabama -- Mobile, Springhill Graveyard

Cemeteries and Local History 19 Box 2634

Scope and Contents note

- Calhoun County, Alabama -- Anniston, Old Highland Cemetery - Talladega County, Alabama -- Hopeful Cemetery - Clarke County, Alabama - Crenshaw County, Alabama - Washington County, Alabama -- "Reflections"

Cemeteries and Local History 20 Box 3549

Scope and Contents note

- Union County, South Carolina -- Padgett's Creek Cemetery - Marshall County, Alabama -- Some Raeburn Area Cemetery Records - Plaquemine Parish, Louisiana

Cemeteries and Local History 21 Box 3883

Scope and Contents note

- Jefferson/Shelby Counties, Alabama -- Hoover, Patton Chapel Cemetery - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania -- Bethel Park, Bethel Cemetery -- Coraopolis, Carnot Cemetery - Lake County, California -- Middletown District Field Study - Baldwin County, Alabama -- Gulf Shores - Burke County, Georgia -- Wanyesboro - Covington County, Alabama - Conecuh County, Alabama

Cemeteries and Local History 22 Box 3228

Scope and Contents note

- Orleans Parish, Louisiana -- New Orleans, Saint Parick Cemetery - Harris County, Texas -- Partial Magnolia Cemetery Records -- Field Study - Cabarrus County, North Carolina -- Field Study -- Some Caberrus County Cemetery Records - Catoosa County, Georgia -- Ringgold, Anderson Cemetery -- Old Ringgold Cemetery - Scott County, Tennessee -- Goad Cemetery - Walker County, Georgia -- East Armuchee Valley, old Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery - Catoosa/Walker Counties, Georgia -- Lakeview, Newnan Springs Methodist Church Cemetery - Field Study of some Cemeteries in East Tennessee and Northwest Georgia - Some Tennessee and Northwest Georgia Cemetery Records - Laurens County, Georgia -- Field Study -- Some Cemetery Records - Truetlen County, Georgia -- Field Study -- Some Cemetery Records - Newton County, Mississippi -- Collinsville, Battlefield Cemetery Records -- Collinsville, Cedar Grove Cemetery Records -- Collinsville, Pleasant Ridge Records

Cemeteries and Local History 23 Box 3229

Scope and Contents note

- Tuscaloosa County, Alabama -- Greenwood Cemetery - White County, Arkansas -- Searcy, Some Oak Grove Cemetery Records - Cheshire County, New Hampshire -- Marlow, Gravestone Inscriptions from West Burying Ground -- Marlow, Cemetery Field Study -- Keene, Gravestone Inscriptions from Washington Street Cemetery -- Keene, Cemetery Field Study - Mecklenburg County, North Carolina -- Inventory and field study of Clear Creek Baptist Cemetery -- Inventory and field study of Fairview Cemetery - Roane County, Tennessee - Morgan County, Tennessee - Pikes Peak Region Colorado - Bolivar County, Mississippi -- Field Study and Some Cemetery Records

Cemeteries and Local History 24 Box 289.024

Scope and Contents note

- Fulton County, Georgia --Field Guide for Westview Cemetery, Book 1 --Field Guide for Westview Cemetery, Book 2 - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama --Vance and Davis Creek Cemetery Records (September 2006) --Vance and Davis Creek Cemetery (November 2006) - Madison County, Alabama --Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama --- "Storied Ground: Facts and Fictions about Huntsville's Maple Hill Cemetery" by David Chamberlain --- "Maple Hill Cemetery Field Study" by Samantha Sharp --- "Maple Hill Cemetery Inventory (Partial)" by Samantha Sharp --- "Maple Hill: Alabama's Oldest and Largest Cemetery" by Steven Sharp --- "Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama, Inventory" by Steven Sharp

Cemeteries and Local History 25 Box 289.025

Scope and Contents note

- Jackson County, Alabama -- Friendship Cemetery, Pisgah, Alabama - Walker County, Alabama -- Cemetery Survey for fairview Church, Oakman, Alabama - Calhoun County, Alabama -- Some Calhoun COunty, Alabama, Cemetery Records - Shelby County, Alabama -- Some Shelby and Surroung County Cemetery Records