Association for Gravestone Studies Book Collection

Overview: Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

The AGS Books Collection contains scarce, out of print, and rare printed works on cemeteries and graveyards, epitaphs and inscriptions, and gravemarkers, with an emphasis on North America. The collection is divided into two series: Series 1 (Monographs and Offprints) and Series 2 (Theses and Dissertations).

Background on Association for Gravestone Studies

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

Contents of Collection

The AGS Books Collection contains scarce, out of print, and rare printed works on cemeteries and graveyards, epitaphs and inscriptions, and gravemarkers, with an emphasis on North America. Within this diverse assemblage are guides and surveys for individual cemeteries, manuals on gravemarker repair and restoration, studies of gravestone art and iconography, and some works on local history. Also included is the AGS publication, Markers. The collection is divided into three series: Series 1 (Monographs and Offprints), Series 2 (Theses and Dissertations), and Series 3 (Markers).

Collection inventory
Series 1. Monographs and Offprints
1812-2005
Aberg, Nils: Occident and the Orient in the Art of the Seventh Century, Part III, Merovingian Empire
1947
AGS 214
Adams, John D.: Heritage Cemeteries in British Columbia
1985
AGS 109
Amalgamated Lithographers: Lithopinion 39

AGS 65
Freeman, Larry: Funerary art. American Life Collector, Funerary Art No. 10

AGS 146
American Monument Association: Memorial Symbolism, Epitaphs and Design Types
1947
AGS 68
Anderson, Jennifer: Those Angel Faces
1986
AGS 35
Andrews, Gregory, et. Al.: Legacy at Risk: Connecticut's Outdoor Sculpture
1996
AGS 79
Andrews, William: Curious Epitaphs
1899
AGS 133
Anson-Cartwright, Tamara: Landscapes of Memories: A Guide for Conserving Historic Cemeteries, Repairing Tombstones
1997
AGS 71
Atvur, Orhan: Side: A Guide to the Ancient City and Museum
ca.1986
AGS 49
Barre School of Memorial Art: Memorialist
1949
AGS 89
Batsford, Herbert: English Mural Monuments and Tombstones
1916
AGS 201
Becherer, Richard (article): "Placing the Dead: Burial Sites in Early Boston and Beyond," Modulus 17, University of Virginia Architectural Review
1984
AGS 29
Bell, Edward L.: Historical Archaeology at the Hudson Poor Farm Cemetery
1993
AGS 43
Benes, Peter, ed.: Puritan Gravestone Art
1977
AGS 225
Benes, Peter, ed.: Puritan Gravestone Art II
1978
AGS 226
Benes, Peter, ed.: New England Historical Archaeology

AGS 224
Bessom, Frank L.: Guide to the old burying hill: containing many quaint inscriptions
1972
AGS 117
Bettencourt, John: Tombstone Tales
2000
AGS 97
Boston, City of: Annual Report of the Cemetery Department, City of Boston
1900-1901
AGS 115
Bouchard, Betty J.: Our Silent Neighbors
1991
AGS 36
Brainerd, Ezra: Marble Border of Western New England
1885
AGS 116
Brayley, Arthur W.: History of the Granite Industry of New England, vol. 1 and 2
1913
AGS 4
Brayton, Alice: The burying place of Governor Arnold: an account of the establishment, destruction, and restoration of the burying place of Benedict Arnold, first Governor of Rhode Island...
1960
AGS 18
Bretschneider, Giorgio, ed.: Novita Bibliografiche Antichita Greca E Romana
1988
AGS 124
Bridgman, Thomas: Memorials of the Dead in Boston
1853
AGS 267
Brown, Francis: Lexington Epitaphs
1905
AGS 196
Bruton Parish Church: Bruton Parish Churchyard: A Guide with Map
1976
AGS 140
Burgess, Pamela: Churchyards
1980
AGS 100
Butler, John V., rector: Churchyards of Trinity Parish (N.Y.)
1969
AGS 236
Cady, John Hutchins: Swan Point Cemetery: A Centennial History
2003
AGS 113
Cahill, Robert Ellis: New England's Ghostly Haunts
1983
AGS 16
Caulkins, Frances M.: Stone Records of Groton, Connecticut
1963
AGS 17
Center for Historic Architecture: Historic Resource Surveys and the Internet
1998
AGS 75
Child, Mark: Discovering Churchyards
1982
AGS 135
Churchward, Albert: Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man

AGS 22
Cissna, Catherine A. and Madeline Church: Few of Our Friends in the Amador County Cemeteries
1994
AGS 110
Clarke, Rod: Carved in stone: a history of the Barre granite industry
1989
AGS 232
Clements, Robert J.: Picta Poesis
1960
AGS 202
Cobb, John Stoner: Quarter century of Cremation in North America
1901
AGS 10
Codman, Ogden: Gravestone Inscriptions: Granary Burying Ground, Boston

AGS 6
Collier, William: New Selection of Hymns
1812
AGS 126
Courtauld Institute of Art: Archive 2: 15th and 16th Century Sculpture in Italy: Part 1 Rome
1977
AGS 193
Courtauld Institute of Art: Archive 2: 15th and 16th Century Sculpture in Italy: Part 2 Rome
1977
AGS 194
Courtauld Institute of Art: Archive 4: Late 18th and 19th Century Sculpture in the British Isles: Part 3 Northamptonshire

AGS 195
Crabill, Jean Bischof: Immigrants and Their Cemetery: Story of Prospect Hill (D.C.)
1995
AGS 177
Culbertson, Judi and Tom Randall: Permanent Parisians
1986
AGS 212
Daley, Barney E.: God's Acre
1984
AGS 8
Davies, Gerald S.: Renascence: The Sculptured Tombs of the Fifteenth Century in Rome
1910
AGS 23
Diandrea, Phyllis M.: Rubbing Off History
1975
AGS 81
Divine, Gerda E.: Old Tombstones and Unusual Cemeteries in Columbia County, N.Y .,Vol. 1 Part 1
1973
AGS 161
Dodge, George W.: Arlington National Cemetery. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, 2006.

Dorrell Sr, D. R.: Ohio County Cemeteries, Indiana, rev. ed.
ca.1990
AGS 216
Drew, Benjamin: Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts (gift of Jim Jewell)
1894
AGS 118
Drinkwater, Robert: From Quarry to Graveyard: A Schematic Reconstruction of Early New England Gravestone-Carving Technology

AGS 51
Duval, Francis Y., Ivan B. Rigby: "Silent Art of our Past," American Art Review
1976 Nov.-Dec.
AGS 164
Eaton, A.W.: Funny Epitaphs
1902
AGS 144
Eaton, Hubert: Comemoral: The Cemetery of the Future
1954
AGS 143
Ehl, Petr, et al.: Old Bohemian and Moravian Jewish Cemeteries
1991
AGS 86
Eppler, Mary Elinor: Behold and See, As You Pass By: Epitaphs in Old Cemetery, First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, 1727-1924
1976
AGS 239
Erland-Brandenburg, Alain: La Cathedrale Saint-Denis (in French)

AGS 98
Essex Institute: Essex Institute Historical Collections
1973
AGS 229
Essex Institute: Essex Institute Historical Collections
1975
AGS 230
Ewing, Trask, Collins, preparers: Graveyard Inventory Guide
1990
2 copies
AGS 67
Facsimilies, Ltd.: Replicas, Reproductions and Adaptations

AGS 52
Faehnle, Eugene H., compiler: Commemorative Art: A Collection of Distinguished Memorials (American Institute of Commemorative Art)
1986
AGS 150
Fairchild, Hoxie Neale: Religious Trends in English Poetry, Vol. 1: 1700-1740
1939
AGS 20
Fearn, Jacqueline: Discovering Heraldry
1980
AGS 134
First Congregational Church of Bristol Valley (Canandaigua, N.Y.): One Hundred and Thirtieth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Bristol Valley, 1799-1929
1929
AGS 120
Forbes, Harriette M.: Gravestones of Early New England and the Men Who Made Them
1927
AGS 151
Fowler, Noel; Latremouille; Penney: Feasibility Study: Preservation, Restoration and Re-habilitation St. Paul's Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.

AGS 56
Friends of Nunhead Cemetery: Nunhead Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
1988
AGS 217
General Association of Connecticut: Contributions to the ecclesiastical history of Connecticut...
1861
AGS 160
Gloucester Community Development Corp.: Journals from the Gloucester Experiment

3 copies
AGS 175
Goberman, David: Carved memories: heritage in stone from the Russian Jewish Pale. New York : Rizzoli, 2000.

Goffinet, Pamela: Mapping and Documenting Cemeteries

AGS 82
Goodwin, Catherine L.: Mourning Glory: A Story of Lowell Cemetery (Massachusetts), Revised Edition
2003
AGS 172
Guzzi, Paul: Historical Data relating to cities and towns in Massachusetts. From the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State
1975
AGS 7
Halaas, David Fridtjof: Fairmount and Historic Colorado
1976
AGS 74
Halporn, Roberta: Lessons from the Dead
1979
AGS 235
Halporn, Roberta: New York is a Rubber's Paradise
1984
AGS 12
Hartley, W. Douglas: Search for Henry Cross
1966
AGS 9
Haslam, Daniel B.: Memorial Design
1928
AGS 91
Hayward, Lawrence: Gravette

AGS 127
Heisey, John W.: Church and Tombstone Research
1987
AGS 77
Hemet-San Jacinto Gen. Soc.: Harvesting the family tree: Genealogical Seminar

AGS 30-31
Hempstead, Joshua: The diary of Joshua Hempstead (gravestone portions)
1993
AGS 155
Hills, Julia C., Ruth H. McIver: John's Island Presbyterian Church Cemetery Inscriptions
1993
AGS 149
Hopkins, Henry Powell: Sources of Memorial Ornamentation
1924
AGS 63
Hutchins, Charles L.: Church Hymnal :Protestant Episcopal Church

AGS 128
Hymnal: Protestant Episcopal Church

AGS 243
Hymns for Universalist Denomination
1857
AGS 242
Iarocci, Joseph J.: "Martha's Vineyard Gravestones from 1688 to 1804," The Dukes County Intelligencer
1979 Feb.
AGS 99
Jerabek, Dr. L.: Der Alte Prager Judenfriedhof

AGS 57
Johnson, Arthur Warren, Ralph Elbridge Ladd Jr.: Memento Mori: Transcription of Tombstones, Ipswich, Massachusetts
1935
AGS 227
Johnson, Gerald W.: Green Mount Cemetery: 100th Anniversary, 1838-1938
1938
AGS 223
Joyce, Paul: Guide to Abney Park Cemetery, London Borough of Hackney
1984
AGS 240
Kelly, Susan and Anne C. Williams: A grave business: New England gravestone rubbings, a selection : exhibition and catalogue
1979
AGS 107
Kern, Marion L.: Cemeteries in the Town of Austerlitz, NY
1985
AGS 152
King, Gregg G.: Michigan Historic Cemetery Preservation Manual (MI SHIPO)
2004
AGS 80
Klein, Jerry and Jack L. Bradley: Lusts of the Prairie Preachers
1996
AGS 163
Koel, Ottilia: A Guide to Manuscripts and Archives in Whitney Library of New Haven Colony Hist. Soc.
1988
AGS 138
Kunt, Ernho, Corvina Kaido: Folk Art in Hungarian Cemeteries
1983
AGS 241
Lancaster League of Hist. Soc.: Towns of the Nashaway Plantation (Massachusetts)

AGS 139
Larwood, Jacob, John C. Hotten: History of Signboards
1866
AGS 158
Lemmon, Alfred E., guest ed.: "The Southern Cemetery," The Southern Quarterly
1993 Winter
AGS 136
Levin, Ruth: Ordinary Heroes: Story of Shaftsbury, with a Chapter on the Vermont Ghost Town of Glastenbury
1978
AGS 173
Linden-Ward, Blanche: "Putting the Past in Place," Proceedings of the Cambridge Historical Society 44
1985
AGS 41
Lion, Jindrich: Old Prague Jewish Cemetery
1960
AGS 85
Loughridge, Patricia R. and Edward D. Campbell, Jr.: Women in Mourning
1985
AGS 170
Lund, Judith Navas: Burials and Burial Places in Dartmouth, Massachusetts
1997
AGS 46
Macdonough, Gladys G.: Stone and the Spirit: Guide to Ancient Burying Ground, Wethersfield Village Cemetery.
1987
AGS 38
Maddy, Paul E.: Guide to Rescuing Pioneer Gravestones
1989
AGS 53
Martin, Henry R.: Comic Epitaphs
1957
AGS
Maryland Historical Society: Memoirs of the Dead and Tomb's Remembrancer
1989
AGS 15
Massachusetts: General Laws Relating to Corporations, (Massachusetts)
1963
AGS 96
Massachusetts Historical Commission: Historic Properties Survey Manual

AGS 73
May, Trevor: Victorian Undertaker
1996
AGS 40
Mayo, Charles E.: Mortuary Record from the Gravestones in the Old Burial Ground in Brewster, Mass.
1898
AGS 215
McCann, Dennis: Badger boneyards: the eternal rest of the story. Madison, Wisc. : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2010.

McKean, David D.: Cross and the Shamrock: Art and History of St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts
1997
AGS 171
McKendry, Jennifer: Into the Silent Land: Historic Cemeteries and Graveyards in Ontario
2003
AGS 84
McKendry, Jennifer: Weep Not For Me

AGS 168
McMillin, Laurie Hovell: Buried Indians : digging up the past in a Midwestern town. Madison, Wisc. : Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

Meckel, Christoph: Poetische Grabschriften

AGS 125
Medland, Harvey: Tombstone Tales from Ontario Cemeteries
2000
AGS 19
Mellett, Dorothy: Gravestone Art in Rockland County, New York
1991
AGS 209
Methodist Episcopal Church: Hymnal
1849
AGS 244
Miller, Patricia A.: Connecticut Eighteenth Century Epitaphs
1999
AGS 78
Moeller, Marion E.: Psychology of Puritan Symbolism
1974
AGS 185
Mueller, Ellen: Two Hundred Years of Memorialization
1976
AGS 169
Myers, Betty Dorsey: Segregation in Death: Gettysburg's Lincoln Cemetery
2001
AGS 208
Myers, Harry E.: "Lest We Forget"
1993
AGS 25
N.C. Department of Public Resources: Bath Town Guidebook (North Carolina)
1970s
AGS 37
National Museums of Canada: Material History Bulletin 23
1986 Spring
AGS 147
Naude, Virginia N. and Glenn Wharton: Guide to the Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture
1995
AGS 210
Nelson, Soren: History of Church Street Graveyard, Mobile, Alabama
1963
AGS 14
Nelson, Pamela, ed.: Rites of Passage in America
1992
AGS 26
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol CXXXII
1978 Apr.
AGS 228
Nicholas, Anna: Story of Crown Hill (Indiana)
1928
AGS 130
Nichols, Elaine, ed.: Last Miles of the Way: African-American Homegoing Traditions
1989
AGS 27
Nolan, Ann and Keith A. Buckley: Indiana Stonecarver: Story of T. R. Reding
1984
AGS 220
Northend, Charles, compiler: Book of Epitaphs, Amusing, Curious, and Quaint
1873
AGS 141
Offenberg, Adri K., et. Al. eds.: Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana: Treasures of Jewish Booklore
1991
AGS 58
Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) and Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson. Heritage Committee: Tales of the Old Dutch Graveyard: A Walking Tour, N. Tarrytown, NY
1984
AGS 233
Olds, Clifton C., Ralph G. Williams: Images of Love and Death in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art
1976
AGS 206
Osteen, Mame and Lakewood Cemetery Association (Minneapolis, Minn.): Haven in the Heart of the City: The History of Lakewood Cemetery
1992
AGS 60
Pabst, Tina: Meet Me in Heaven
2004
AGS 174
Paddock, Shirley M., Christine W. Angelos: Symbols in Stone
1982
AGS 34
Panofsky, Erwin: Meaning in the Visual Arts
1955
AGS 213
Parker, Marya: Living Churchyard
1989
AGS 59
Paulison, Arthur: Pioneers Resting in Historic Lindenwood
1973
AGS 93
Peterson, Gail: Last Laugh
1968
AGS 129
Petersson, Robert T.: Art of Ecstasy: Teresa, Bernini, and Crashaw
1970
AGS 204
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph: Chronicles of the Tombs: A Select Collection of Epitaphs
1968
AGS 112
Pettingill, Helen M.: History of Grafton, Vermont, 1754-1985
1975
AGS 102
Phillips, Betty Jane: Cemetery Potpourri: A Cemetery Guide
1997
AGS 83
Pike, Martha V.: Time to Mourn: Expressions of Grief in Nineteenth Century America
1980
AGS 72
Pool, David de Sola: Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers 1682-1831
1952
AGS 159
Prichard, Katharine A., compiler: Ancient Burying-Grounds of the Town of Waterbury, Connecticut
1917
AGS 21
Rauers, Betty, and Herbert Traub: Sojourn in Savannah
1980
AGS 131
Reisem, Richard, ed.: Forest Lawn Cemetery: Buffalo History Preserved
1996
AGS 64
Reshaping traditions : Native Americans and Europeans in southern New England. Willimatic, Conn. : Center for Connecticut Studies
1994
AGS 222
Riverside Cemetery Association: Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
1889
AGS 211
Roberts, Anne F. and Judith Van Dyk: Experiencing Albany
1986
AGS 166
Ronan, Myles V.: Glendaloch and Its Ruins: A Story and a Guide

AGS 39
Rubin, Barbara et al.: L.A. In Installments: Forest Lawn
1979
AGS 234
Rutland County (Vt.). Court: Trial transcript: Winthrop L. Davis Admr. of Richard G. Robert's Estate v. Thomas T. Williams: March Term 1915 (suit on behalf a man killed in a quarry accident)
1915
AGS 88
Safford, Susan Darling: Quaint Epitaphs
1900
AGS 123
Sammarco, Anthony M.: Old North Burying Ground, Uphan's Corner, Dorchester, Massachusetts
1984
AGS 33
Sawtell, William R.: Early Brownville and Her Slate Quarries
1987
AGS 103
Sawyer, Frederick, Jessica Sawyer: Eastbury Cemetery: An Outdoor Museum
1988
AGS 176
Schaller, Harold J., compiler: Commemorative Art: A Collection of Distinguished Memorials (American Institute of Commemorative Art)
1966
AGS 154
Schiller, Gertrud: Iconography of Christian Art: Vol. 1
1971
AGS 28
Schneider, Cary A.: Proceedings of the Rockbridge Historical Society (Lexington, Virginia), vol. IX

AGS 219
Schweitzer, George R.: German Genealogical Research

AGS 218
Scott, Tony Luke: Stars of Hollywood Forever
2001
AGS 167
Seiyo bochishi / sato akira yakucho (about Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.)
1988
AGS 111
Sessions, Gene, editor: Celebrating a Century of Granite Art
1989
AGS 105
Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee: Sharon Massachusetts, a History
1976
AGS 157
Shattuck, Lemuel: Bills of Mortality, 1810-1849, City of Boston
1810-1849
AGS 94
Shoebridge, Sylvia, ed.: Epitaphs found in Pompey Cemeteries, NY
1995
AGS 90
Sibbison, Wendy: Directory for Research on the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
1983
AGS 69
Sievers, Harry J.: Harrison Horror
1956
AGS 104
s'Jacob, Henriette: Idealism and Realism
1954
AGS 87
Slafter, Rev. Carlos: Epitaphs in the Old Burial Place, Dedham, Mass.
1986
AGS 119
Sluby, Sr., Paul E.: Bury Me Deep: Burial Places Past and Present In and Nearby Washington, D.C.
2009
AGS 165
Smeltzer-Stevenot, Marjorie: Old Burying Grounds within Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks
1992
AGS 2
Smith Granite Company: Westerly Granite (R.I)

AGS 50
Smith, Michael P.: Spirit World: Pattern in the Expressive Folk Culture of Afro-American New Orleans
1984
AGS 44
Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn: Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey, Vol II Monuments

AGS 95
La Stylistique Ornementale dans la Sculpture Romane
1931
AGS 180
Svanevik, Michael: Pillars of the Past: Zion Episcopal Church, Avon, New York
1992
AGS
Svanevik, Michael and Shirley Burgett: Pillars of the Past: At Rest at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
2002
AGS 48
Tallmer, Margot, et al.: Women Facing Loss
1996
AGS 132
Testini, Pasquale: Christian Catacombs in Rome
1964
AGS 121
That Unknown Country
1888
AGS 24
Thomas, Samuel W.: Cave Hill Cemetery

AGS 61
Thompson, Sharyn: Florida's historic cemeteries: a preservation handbook. Tallahassee, Fla. : Historic Tallahassee Preservation Fund, 1989.

Thomsen, Mary Ellen: Loudon Park: Celebrating 125 Years
1979
AGS 122
Timoney, Mary B.: Had Me Made: A Study of the Grave Memorials of Co. Sligo from c. 1650 to the Present
2005
AGS 205
Touart, Paul Baker: Building the Backcountry: An Architectural History of Davidson County, North Carolina
1987
AGS 54
Trask, Deborah: Life How Short, Eternity How Long
1978
AGS 207
Traywick, Ben T.: Tombstone Outlaw Album
1984
AGS 231
Trippe-Dillon, Tammie: Grave Concerns: A Preservation Manual for Historic Cemeteries in Arkansas (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program)
2000
AGS 70
Trustees of Milton, MA: Milton Cemetery: A Catalog of the Proprietors of Lots
1883
AGS 13
Unger, Frederic W.: Epitaphs: A Unique Collection of Post Mortem Comment, Obituary Wit, and Quaint and Gruesome Fancy

AGS 145
Van Alstyne, L.: Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East New York
1903
AGS 203
Vermont Marble Company: Price List of Monumental Marble
1927 March 10
AGS 238
Vermont Marble Company: Vermont Marble Memorials, Book S

AGS 76
Vincent, W. T.: In Search of Gravestones Old and Curious
1896
AGS 92
Von Hildebrand, Dietrich: Graven Images: Substitutes for True Morality
1957
AGS 153
Vrooman, Nicholas C., project director: Iron Spirits
1982
AGS 47
Wade, Christopher: Buried in Hampstead: A Survey of Monuments at Saint John-at-Hampstead
1986
AGS 237
Wadsworth Athenaeum: Great River: Art and Society of the Connecticut Valley, 1635-1820
1985
NX 505 .C7 1985 +
Walker, G. A.: Gatherings from Grave Yards particularly those of London
1839
AGS 137
Wallis, Charles L.: Stories on Stone: A Book of American Epitaphs
1954
AGS 148
Ward, F.W. F.: Tombstone Poetry and Scriptural Quotations (photocopy in notebook)
1895
AGS 55
Wasserman, Emily: Gravestone design: rubbings and photographs from early New York and New Jersey. New York : Dover, 1972.

Watertown, Connecticut: Old Burying Ground of Ancient Westbury and Present Watertown
1938
AGS 1
Watson, Arnold and Betty: Roster of Valor: The Titanic-Halifax Legacy
1984
AGS 3
Weever, John: Ancient Funeral Monuments - Britain, Ireland
1979
AGS 186
Welch, Richard F.: Memento Mori: Gravestones of Early Long Island , 1680-1810
1983
AGS 32
Wendell, David V.: Civil War at Rosehill: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum (Chicago)

AGS 108
Whittick, Arnold: History of Cemetery Sculpture, Vol. 1
1938
AGS 66
Wilcox, Dorvil Miller: Gravestone Inscriptions: Lee, Massachusetts, all extant 1826-1850
1910
AGS 114
Williams, Melvin: Last Word
1973
2 copies
AGS 221
Willsher, Betty: Understanding Scottish Graveyards
1985
AGS 11
Willsher, Betty and Doreen Hunter: Stones: 18th Century Scottish Gravestones
1978
AGS 156
Wolff, Michele: Lieux d'inhumation Mennonite dans l'est de la France, Tome 1
1993
AGS 162
Wust, Klaus: Folk Art in Stone: Southwest Virginia
1970
AGS 106
Series 2. Theses and Dissertations
1954-2005
Albertson, Virginia: Here Lyes Buried. BA thesis.
1971
AGS 262
Allen, Peter Sutton: Investigation into the Validity of a Fundamental Assumption of Archaeology Utilizing Data from New England Gravestones. MA thesis. Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
1968
AGS 263
Baker, Faye J.: Toward Memory and Mourning: A Study of Changing Attitudes Towards Death Between 1750 and 1850 as Revealed by Gravestones of the New Hampshire Merrimac River Valley, Mourning Pictures and Representative. Dissertation. George Washington University.
1977
AGS 178
Brooke, John: Society, Revolution and the Symbolic Uses of the Dead: An Historical Ethnography of the Massachusetts Near Frontier, 1730-1820. Dissertation. Ann Arbor, MI.
1982
AGS 198
Butler, Patrick Henry, III: On the Memorial Art of Tidewater Virginia 1650-1775. MA thesis. Univ. of Delaware.
1969
AGS 264
Carpenter, Roma Giannina: The Function of Gravestones Within Catholic Soteriology: Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 1888-1910. BA thesis. Reed College, Portland, OR.
2005
AGS 42
Crabtree, Kathryn Rae: Cemeteries in California and Nevada: A Western Thanatopsis. MA thesis. Sonoma State University.
1989
AGS 184
Dethlefsen, Edwin Stewart: Life and Death in Colonial New England. Thesis. Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
1972
PH 020
Drinkwater, Robert (with his collection): From Quarry to Graveyard: A Schematic Reconstruction of Early New England Gravestone Carving Technology. BA thesis. UMass Amherst
1972
Fagin, Elizabeth A. M.: The Preservation and Repair of Cast Zinc Grave Markers. Terminal project for MS degree in Historic Preservation. Univ. of Oregon.
2002
AGS 183
Fitts, Robert: Puritans, Yankees and Gravestones: A Linguistic Analysis of New England Gravestone Inscriptions. MA thesis. Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
1989
AGS 266
Foster, Stephen Charles: Massachusetts Gravestones: A Linguistic Analysis of New England Gravestone Inscriptions. MA thesis. Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
1989
AGS 265
Fowler, C. Patricia: A Method of Procuring Funds for the Restoration and Preservation of a Pioneer Cemetery. Senior Research Project, George Fox College, Newberg, OR.
1993
AGS 187
Golden, Gerald D.: Each in His Own Narrow Cell Forever Laid: An Investigation into the Evolution of the American Cemetery within the Central Connecticut Region. MS thesis. Central CT State Univ.
1995
AGS 257
Gordon, William A.: Gravestone Design Motifs of Portage Co., Ohio 1800-1899. Honors thesis. Kent State.
1992
AGS 258
Gorman, Rebecca: Religious Contrasts in Mortuary Behavior and Cultural Idealogy of Nineteenth-Century Cemeteries in St. Augustine, Florida. Th/Honors Program Univ. of North Florida.
2003
AGS 179
Hall, Roberta L.: A Test of Paleodemographic Models. Major Paper. Oregon State University at Corvallis, OR.
1977
AGS 259
Jack, Phil Rowland: Some Customary Practices of Rural Life 1870-1913. Dissertation. Univ of Pittsburgh.
1954
AGS 260
Kueker-Murphy, Traci: St. Marys Cemetery: A Cultural Reflection of Brussels, Illinois. MS thesis Southern Illinois State University at Edwardsville.
1997
AGS 188
Kuwik, Lonore R.: System for the Collection and Retrieval of Gravestone Data and Survey of Gravestones within 5 mile Radius of Cooperstown, NY, from their Earliest Date to 1815. MA thesis. SUNY, Oneonta, NY.
1976
AGS 261
Lang, Kathryn Ann: Coffins and Caskets: Their Contribution to the Archeological Record. MA thesis. Univ. of Idaho
1984
AGS 252
Levine, Gaynell Stone: Colonial Long Island Gravestones and Trade Networks. MA thesis. SUNY, Stoney Brook, NY.
1978
AGS 250
Mayer, Lance R.: Aspects of New England Gravestone Carving 1668-1815. BA thesis. Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
1973
AGS 254
McLeod, Paul J.: Study of the Gravestones of Monmouth Co., NJ, 1716-1835. Reflections of the Life Style. Independent Research Project in Anthropology. (Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.)
1979
AGS 251
McVicker, Mary Ellen Harshbarger: Reflections of Change: Death and Cemeteries in the Boonslick Region of Missouri. 2 vols. Dissertation. Univ. Missouri, Columbia, MO.
1989
AGS 189-190
Mooz, R. Peter: Historical and Aesthetic Study of Early New England Gravestones. BA thesis. Wesleyan.
1962
AGS 255
Murrin, John M.: Anglicizing an American Colony: The Transformation of Provincial Massachusetts. Dissertation/Ph.D. Yale University.
1966
AGS 197
O'Dell, Shannon D.: Burial Garments in Central New York, 1840-1920. MA thesis. Univ. of Idaho,
1990
AGS 181
Parkin, Jon Lyman: Using Cemeteries to Teach the Five Themes of Geography. Major Paper/MS. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois.
2001
AGS 191
Richards, Brandon Karl: Comparing and Interpreting the Early Dutch and English Gravemarkers of New Yorks Lower Hudson Region. MA thesis in Archaeology and Heritage. Univ. of Leicester.
2005
AGS 256
Ridlen, Susanne S.: Tree-Stump Tombstones: The Influence of Traditional Cultural Values on Rustic Funerary Art in Indiana in the 1890s. Dissertation. Indiana Univ
1992
AGS 192
Rumford, Beatrix T.: Role of Death as Reflected in the Art and Folkways of the Northeast in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. MA thesis. SUNY.
1965
AGS 245
Snyder, Daniel Gyper: American Family Memorial Imagery, the Photograph, and the Search for Immortality. Th/MFA. Wesleyan Univ.
1963
AGS 246
Somers, Tara Sage: Relict, Consort, Wife: The Use of Connecticut River Valley Gravestones to Understand Concepts of Gender with Late 18th and Early 19th Century. Division III Exam. Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
1995
AGS 45
Stone, Gaynell: Spatial and Material Aspects of Culture: Ethnicity and Ideology in Long Island Gravestones, 1670-1820. Dissertation SUNY Stony Brook, NY.
1987
AGS 200
Tibensky, James Walter: Colonial Gravestones of Western Connecticut. Thesis (a), Index (b). MA thesis. Univ. of Ill.
1971
AGS 247
Vecchione, Constance Mary: Memorial Art in North American Churches, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Some Sources, Styles and Implications. MA thesis. Univ. of Del.
1968
AGS 248
Veit, Richard Francis J.: Middlesex Co., NJ, Gravestones 1698-1799: Shadows of a Changing Culture. MA thesis. William and Mary.
1991
AGS 182
Veit, Richard Francis J.: Skyscrapers and Sepulchers: A Historic Ethnography of New Jerseys Terra Cotta Industry. Dissertation, Univ. Pennsylvania
1997
AGS 199
York, Susan: A Geographic Analysis of the College Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Illinois. MS thesis, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.
1995
AGS 249

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Acquired from Association for Gravestone Studies, June 2010.

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Processed by Dex Haven, June 2010.

Part of the Association for Gravestone Studies Collections. See also the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection (MS ), which contains informally published and unpublished works on inscriptions.

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Cite as: Association for Gravestone Studies Book Collection. Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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  • Cemeteries.
  • Sharon (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century.

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  • Daybooks.