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Louisiana Cemeteries

A resource for the study of Louisiana Cemeteries, with emphasis on the Greater New Orleans region

By Lisa Werling, MLIS



    Archival Collections

    • Jacob Schoen & Son Collection  
      Business records of a major mortuary in New Orleans
      Consists of over 200 volumes of accounting books used to conduct their business, including journals, cash books, order books, and ledgers. Also contains some books relating to Schoen Realty & Investment Company, Hope Benevolent Association, Fire Company No. 10, and the Metro­politan Club.
    • Magnolia Cemetery Collection
      1 bound volume of minutes of the Board of Directors, and 1 folder of correspondences; also included are clippings, contractor bids, and miscellany. Inclusive dates: January 1866 - March 1913
    • Save Our Cemeteries Collection
      Records produced and/or accumulated by Save Our Cemeteries, Inc., and organization dedicated to the preservation of New Orleans cemeteries; includes records of joint meetings with St. Louis Cemeteries Preservation Committee, an organization sponsored by the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. Consists of photocopies of minutes, reports, memoranda, clippings, and miscellany. Inclusive dates: 1923, 1977 - 1978
    • Weiblen Memorials Collection, Addendum 1
      Records of a marble and granite business, consisting mainly of advertising catalogs. Inclusive dates: ca. 1900-1972

    Resources from the Catalog

    "Cities of the dead"--New Orleans cemetery architecture - Gilbert, Janice Dee.
    Call Number: LACOL NB1800.Z99 G56

    "Gone but not forgotten": records from south Louisiana cemeteries - Conrad, Glenn R.
    Call Number: LACOL F368 .C67 1983 V.1
    ISBN: 0940984148

    A cemetery in a church and other stories - McGuire, R. A.
    Call Number: LACOL GT3211.N5 M3

    An investigation into the ethnographic and historical significance of the Holt Cemetery - Branyon, Ian Christopher Morgan, 1965-
    Call Number: LACOL THESIS 1998 .B73

    Bossier Parish headstones : a complete inventory of all known cemeteries, family plots, and lone burials - Cardin, Clifton D. (Clifton Dale), 1957-
    Call Number: LACOL F377.B6 C36 1997
    ISBN: 0963750720

    Briley's memorial history & cemetery directory of Winn Parish, Louisiana - Briley, Richard.
    Call Number: LACOL F377.W6 B7 1998

    Burial archaeology and osteology of Charity Hospital/Cypress Grove II Cementery New Orleans, Louisiana: report of investigations - Beavers, Richard C.
    Call Number: LACOL F371 .B87 1993 V.1 & V.2

    Caddo Parish, Louisiana cemetery records - Friends of Genealogy (Shreveport, La.)
    Call Number: LACOL F377 .C15 C33 2004 V. 1 & V. 2
    ISBN: 1570881197

    Cemeteries of central Lafourche Parish, La - Hebert, Traise W.
    Call Number: LACOL F377 .L25 H43 1984

    Cemeteries of Houma, Louisiana: Terrebonne Parish - Terrebonne Genealogical Society.
    Call Number: LACOL F379.H7 C45 1989 V.1

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    Cemeteries of New Orleans : a journey through the cities of the dead - Arrigo, Jan, 1960-
    Call Number: LACOL F379 .N562 A2 2005
    ISBN: 0896586650

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    City of the dead: a journey through St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana - Florence, Robert.
    Call Number: LACOL F379.N562 S7356 1996
    ISBN: 1887366024

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    Clasped hands: symbolism in New Orleans cemeteries - Huber, Leonard Victor, 1903-
    Call Number: LACOL NB1856.N45 H83
    ISBN: 0940984040

    Concordia Parish cemetery records, 1786-1995 - Scott, Thelmarie.
    Call Number: LACOL F377.C7 C66 1998

    Consecrated ground: funerary art of New Orleans - Cook, Lisa L.
    Call Number: LACOL NB1856 .N45 F55 1998
    ISBN: 0965781305

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    Elysium: a gathering of souls: New Orleans cemeteries - Clark, Sandra Russell.
    Call Number: LACOL F379.N562 A2 1997
    ISBN: 0807122289

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    Final destinations : a travel guide for remarkable cemeteries in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana - Woolley, Bryan.
    Call Number: LACOL F387 .F56 2000
    ISBN: 1574410857

    Final report for the Office of the Mayor, City of New Orleans - New Orleans (La.). Mayor's Task Force on the Iberville-Cemeteries Area.
    Call Number: LACOL HT177 .N49 N48 1982

    Ghost of stone [videorecording] - Buchtel, Jason R.
    Call Number: VIDEO CASSETTE 00178
    Documentary on Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, its history, preservation needs, and importance to the culture and community of New Orleans. Also features efforts of Save Our Cemeteries.

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    Grave House Legends - Jeremy Broussard
    Call Number: LACOL GT3210 .L8 B76 2010
    ISBN: 1450576451
    Publication Date: 2010

    Great cemeteries of the world. Episode twenty, New Orleans [videorecording] - Purdy, Rick.
    Call Number: VIDEO CASSETTE 00322
    This 26 part series explores the residents, history, art and mystique of the most renowned cemeteries of the world. The intriguing history of the cemetery itself is the backdrop to the exploration of its most fascinating residents. Episode twenty features the burial sites of Marie Laveau in St. Louis #1 and Jefferson Davis in Metairie Cemetery.

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    Haunter of ruins: the photography of Clarence John Laughlin - Laughlin, Clarence John.
    Call Number: TR654 .L364 1997
    ISBN: 0821223615

    History of St. Louis II Cemetery - compiled by Raphael Cassimere, Jr., ... D. Clive Hardy, Joseph Logsdon []
    Call Number: LACOL F379.N5 C285

    In old New Orleans - Holditch, W. Kenneth.
    Call Number: LACOL NX511.N39 I5 1983
    ISBN: 0878051864
    New Orleans cemeteries / Peggy McDowell

    Lest we forget : a record of tombstone inscriptions : Red River Parish, Louisiana, and vicinity - Sealy, Gwen Bradford.
    Call Number: LACOL F377.R32 S43 1983

    National register evaluation of the Bayou Jean Louis Cemetery (16SM89), Atchafalaya Basin Project, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana - Maygarden, Benjamin.
    Call Number: F371 .N373 1999

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    Nawlin's Way of Death - Roberta Etienne
    Call Number: LACOL F379 .N562 A2 2011
    ISBN: 1463441339
    Publication Date: 2011

    Necrogeography : material cultural elements in modern Upland South cemeteries of Louisiana and Mississippi - McNeill, Gerald Thomas, 1950-
    Call Number: LACOL THESIS 1998 .M346

    New Orleans architecture, Vol. III: The Cemeteries - Huber, Leonard
    ISBN: 0882890204

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    New Orleans cemeteries - Brock, Eric J.
    Call Number: LACOL F379.N562 A2 1999
    ISBN: 0738501263

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    New Orleans cemeteries : life in the cities of the dead - Florence, Robert
    Call Number: LACOL F379 .N562 A2 1997B
    ISBN: 0965708519

    Nostalgic notes on St. James: St. James Church and cemeteries, the old chapel, the old rectory, St. James Parish, Louisiana - Campbell, Marie McDowell Pilkington.
    Call Number: LACOL F379.S134 C347 1977

    Odd fellows rest: an original play - Villarrubia, Jan.
    Call Number: LACOL PS3572.I375 O3 1996
    ISBN: 1993285059

    Out of sight, out of mind : a GIS study of changes in cemetery locations in southeastern Louisiana from an archaeological and geographical perspective, 1930-1997 - Nance, Cindy Ann.
    Call Number: LACOL GT3210 .L8 N35 1999B

    Preserving New Orleans' historic cemeteries - Cramer, Paul C.
    Call Number: LACOL MASTERS REPORT 1998 .C72

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    Sacred: New Orleans funerary grounds - Huston, Elizabeth
    Call Number: LACOL NB1856 .N45 H88 2005
    ISBN: 1411645367

    Samuel Wilson, Jr. (1911-1993) [videorecording] - Wilson, Samuel, 1911-
    Call Number: DVD 0033
    Includes a walking tour of St. Louis Cemeteries I and II, 1986 (28:30)

    Sleeping by the bayous : a history of the cemeteries and tombstone inscriptions of the Houma, Louisiana, area including Gray, Schriever, Bayou Blue and Little Bayou Black - Robertson, Billie Earp.
    Call Number: LACOL GT3211.H6 R63

    St. Bartholomew and St. Mary's Cemeteries - Westbank Genealogy Society.
    Call Number: LACOL F379 .N562 S728 2002

    St. Philomena Catholic Church Cemetery, Assumption Parish, Labadieville, Louisiana - Cavalier, Essie Joseph.
    Call Number: LACOL F379 .L14 C38 2002

    The cemetery as a cultural manifestation : Louisiana necrogeography - Nakagawa, Tadashi, 1957-
    Call Number: LACOL GT3310.L8 N35

    The Confederate generals buried in Louisiana - Mundie, James A.
    Call Number: LACOL E467 .M85 1987

    The history of the Catholic Cemetery in Natchitoches, Louisiana - Williams, Payne.
    Call Number: LACOL F379 .N2 W53 2004
    ISBN: 1591966612

    The mortuary architecture of Jacques Nicolas Bussiere de Pouilly - Masson, Ann M.
    Call Number: LACOL NA6152.N4 M38 1992A

    The Natchitoches cemeteries : transcriptions of gravestones from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries in northwest Louisiana - Prud'homme, Lucile Keator.
    Call Number: LACOL F379.N3 P84

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    The Reposed - Greiner, William K.
    Call Number: LACOL TR654 .G743 1999
    ISBN: 0807124133

    The St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans, 5th ed. - Wilson, Samuel, 1911-
    Call Number: LACOL NB1527.N4 W5 1968

    To glorious immortality; the rise and fall of the Girod Street Cemetery, New Orleans' first Protestant Cemetery, 1822-1957 - Huber, Leonard Victor, 1903-
    Call Number: LACOL F379.N5 H8

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