Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records
Scope and Contents
The Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records consist primarily of meeting minutes, meeting notices and correspondence. The records also include copies of the Commission newsletters, clippings of historical cemetery-related articles, copies of related statutes and general records.
- Creation: 1987-2008
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Conditions Governing Access
No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.
Biographical / Historical
The Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries is a permanent advisory commission to study the location, condition, and inventory of historic cemeteries in Rhode Island and to make recommendations to the General Assembly relative to historic cemeteries in Rhode Island. The Commission aims to formulate and develop plans and programs to restore, rehabilitate, and maintain historical cemeteries and locate sources of funds such as grants and individual or corporate sponsors. Rhode Island contains at least 2833 historic cemeteries, from small family burial grounds to landscaped garden cemeteries.
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The Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records consist primarily of meeting minutes, meeting notices and correspondence.
The Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records are arranged into the following series:
Series 1. Meeting Minutes and Meeting Notices, 1989-2008
Series 2. Correspondence, 1990-1991
Series 3. Newsletters, 1992-1994
Series 4. Statutes, 1987-1989
Series 5. Clippings, 1984-1991
Series 6. General files, 1989
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Evelyn Wheeler, Chair of RI Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries on June 16, 2009.
No accruals are anticipated at this time.
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