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Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records (2009-19)

Rhode Island State Archives

Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov


Series 1. Meeting Minutes and Meeting Notices
Box 1, Folder 1-4
Includes meeting minutes from 1989-2000 and 2006-2008. Also includes RI Roots meeting minutes from 1989 and meeting notices from 1989-1991.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Meeting Minutes (1 of 2)
Box 1, Folder 2 Meeting Minutes (2 of 2)
Box 1, Folder 3 RI Roots Meeting Minutes
Box 1, Folder 4 Meeting Notices

Series 2. Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 5

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 5 Correspondence
Contents Note: Includes Rep. Leona A. Kelley, Chairwoman of the RI State Historic Cemetery Commission correspondence related to historic cemeteries in Rhode Island. Also includes correspondence with Mr. Vincent Dexter, Town Historian for North Providence related to the clean-up effort of the historical cemetery on Falco Street.


Series 3. Newsletters
Box 1, Folder 6

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 6 Newsletters
Contents Note: Includes a copy of the May 8, 1992 (Vol. 1 No. 1) and the February 15, 1994 (Vol. III No. 1) RI Historical Cemetery newsletter. Also includes mailing list.


Series 4. Statutes
Box 1, Folder 7

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 7 Statutes
Contents Note: Includes copies of statutes of interest to the commission. Includes correspondence between the Office of the Attorney General and Valerie Felt, President of the Southern Rhode Island Old Cemeteries Association.


Series 5. Clippings
Box 1, Folder 8

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 8 Clippings
Contents Note: Contains copies of newspaper and magazine articles related to areas of interest to the commission including local cemetery cleanup projects and reports of vandalism in local cemeteries.


Series 6. General Files
Box 1, Folder 9

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 9 General Files
Contents Note: Includes information sheet and a map of cemetery #82 in Exeter, a listing of 126 historical cemeteries, contact list for members of the Commission to Study Historical Cemeteries in Rhode Island, a list of those attending an April 8, 1989 seminar, a copy of the deed for cemetery in Johnston, a copy of a mortgage deed for a parcel in North Kingstown and a copy of "Do’s and Dont’s of Cemetery Cleaning".