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Association for Gravestone Studies

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Association for Gravestone Studies Small Collections

2 boxes, 2 tubes 1.5 linear feet
Call no.: MS 990

Members of the Association for Gravestone Studies are actively engaged in research, documentation, and writing about gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Interests within the membership range from the historical, artistic, and cultural aspects of gravestones to preservation and conservation, and the records they produce run the gamut from photography to maps, rubbings, databases, and articles for both scholarly and popular audiences.

This collection consists of small aggregations of material relating to gravestone studies that have been collocated and organized in keeping with the provenance: larger assemblages are maintained as distinct collections. Among the donors represented are (Box 1) Judith Auth, Jim Jewell, Ellen Kosmer, James Slater, James Smith, and Richard F. Welch; (Box 2): Coolidge, Cranes, Forbes, Harte (from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society), and (not yet mapped) Dorothy Annesser, Janet Bartow, Ruth Cowell, Robert Emlen, Marion Epperson, Lindsey Fisher, Jo Goeselt, Elna Headberg, Bill Jordan, Keene Elementary School, Andy Meier, Patricia Roberts, Edith Sparling, Mary Frances Stewart, Sally Thomas, Marjorie Waterfield, Phyllis Weatherall, and Algona Winslow.

Gift of the Association for Gravestone Studies, 2010-


Sepulchral monuments