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Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records

 Series — Box: 1. Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records, 1987-2008
Identifier: 2009-19

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.

Dates

  • 1987-2008

Language of Materials

English

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.

Extent

.45 Cubic Feet

Abstract

The Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records consist primarily of meeting minutes, meeting notices and correspondence.

Arrangement

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.

Accruals

No accruals are anticipated at this time.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA
401-222-2353