MAGNOLIA CEMETERY COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 174)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

July 1985

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Historical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          1 bound volume + 1 folder

 

Geographic

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.

 

Sources:

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—LouisianaBaton Rouge

Magnolia Cemetery (Baton Rouge, La.)