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Cemeteries and Local History collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0289

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1989-2009

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections (archives@ua.edu) with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: https://www.ua.edu/copyright/. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

10 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Provenance

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

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by J. Pace, 2010; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Cemeteries and Local Histories Collection
Status
Completed
Date
June 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500