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Cemetery Inventories

 Record Group
Identifier: MS-1999-00-VF

Scope and Contents

Cemetery Inventories are filed alphabetically under the name of the cemetery, except when a cemetery inventory is large enough to warrant a separate folder. Folders not listed under a letter of the alphabet in the folder listing below represent separate cemetery folders.

Dates

  • 1993 - 2001

Creator

Historical Sketch

As of May 2001, no publication or institution contains a comprehensive list of cemetery inventories in Pike County. Peggy Davis, Professor of Anthropology at Pikeville College, often assigned cemetery inventories as a classroom exercise, and many of the inventories included in the collection are a result of the labors of her students. As volunteers completed an inventory of a local cemetery, they were encouraged to donate them to Special Collections, where they are open to all researchers. Special Collections contains 126 cemetery inventories for eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. Another reference to local cemetery inventories is the series "East Kentucky Cemeteries" and "Floyd County Cemeteries," published by Joe Skeens.

Extent

21 Folders

Provenance

Donated by various individuals since 1993.

Creator

Title
Cemetery Inventory
Status
Completed
Author
PC
Date
2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Frank M. Allara Library Repository

Contact:
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Pikeville KY 41501
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