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MSS 137 - Save Our Cemeteries Collection: Inventory


(Mss 137)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

June 1981





Size:                           21 items



locations:                 New Orleans, Louisiana


Inclusive dates:      1923, 1977 - 1978


Summary:                 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.


Source:                     Gift, May 1981


Access:                     No restrictions


Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.


Citation:                    Save Our Cemeteries Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans


Historical Note

            Founded in 1974, Save Our Cemeteries, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and protecting New Orleans' thirty-one historic cemeteries. Over the years, Save Our Cemeteries, Inc. has been responsible for the actual restoration of historic tombs that otherwise would have disintegrated beyond repair. Proceeds from tours led by representatives benefit the Save Our Cemeteries' tomb restoration programs, as well as educational projects, lectures, and workshops on cemetery preservation.

Container List


137-1              Clippings, 1923.  New Orleans States, Item, and Times-Picayune.


137-2              Minutes, reports, memoranda, 1977 - 1978.  Primarily of Save Our Cemeteries, Incorporated but including material on joint meetings with the St. Louis Cemeteries Preservation Committee.


137-3              Miscellany, 1978.  Blank agreement between Save Our Cemeteries, Inc. and New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries, Inc.; House Bill 720, Louisiana Legislature, Regular Session, 1978; specifications and drawings for restoration of wall and wall vaults, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 prepared by E. Ean McNaughton and Associates and Bernard Lemann for Save Our Cemeteries, Inc.

Index Terms

Cemeteries—Louisiana—New Orleans

Save Our Cemeteries, Inc.