Finding Aid to the NSCDA Cemetery Survey

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
CEMETERY SURVEY
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America conducted a survey of old
cemeteries in twenty-two states between 1966 and 1976. This compilation consists of
reports of work done, newspaper articles and other publications about the cemeteries,
photographs, correspondence, etc., all organized by state. Mary Burnley Wilson
EDMUNDS of Lynchburg, Virginia, compiled this document.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America was founded in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, in 1891. Its members were those women who were lineal descendants of
ancestors in the American colonies before 1750 and who rendered service either in the
founding of a colony or of an institution in the colonies, or who held office in colonial
government. Among its objectives, the Colonial Dames seeks to collect and preserve
manuscript materials, to preserve and restore buildings from the colonial era, and to
create interest in colonial history. In 1966, the Colonial Dames began a cemetery survey,
a national project to locate and restore cemeteries, to copy inscriptions, and to write
articles concerning the cemeteries for publication. The project ended in 1976, but local
committees were encouraged to continue the project on the local level.
[The Hereditary Register of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Hereditary Publ., 1975), pp.
128, 134; National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Cemetery Survey, Mss., MS2069, Jones
Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA.]

MS2069

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the NSCDA Cemetery Survey

Subject

Finding aids
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Description

Finding aid to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America cemetery survey held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The collection includes reports, newspaper articles, publications, and correspondence about an NSCDA survey of old cemeteries in 22 states between 1966 and 1976.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2024

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

JMLMS2069FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the NSCDA Cemetery Survey,” Digital Collections, accessed June 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/794.