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MSS 174 - Magnolia Cemetery Collection: Inventory


(Mss 174)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

July 1985





Size:                           1 bound volume + 1 folder



locations:                 Baton Rouge, La.


Inclusive dates:      January 1866 - March 1913


Summary:                 1 bound volume of minutes of the Board of Directors, and 1 folder of correspondences; also included are clippings, contractor bids, and miscellany.


Source:                     Purchase, July 1985


Access:                     No restrictions


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


Citation:                    Magnolia Cemetery Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

Historical Note



            Magnolia Cemetery is thought to have been purchased by the City of Baton Rouge from John Buhler in 1820.  While possibly used initially as a cemetery for slaves, the burial in 1862 of Confederate troops killed in the Battle of Baton Rouge indicates that it was by then no longer used exclusively for the interment of blacks.


Note:  Material is fragile and should be handled with extreme care.



Information on the history of Magnolia Cemetery was obtained from the Louisiana State Library, Louisiana Section, and a personal interview with the cemetery curator, Malcolm Puckett.

Container List


174-1              Minute book containing records of board meetings, January 1866 - September 1911.


174-2              Miscellaneous business correspondence, March 1897 - March 1913.

Index Terms


Cemeteries—Louisiana—Baton Rouge

Magnolia Cemetery (Baton Rouge, La.)