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Berea Cemetery Association Records

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Official Records of the Berea Cemetery Association

Notes, Correspondence and Publications



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Berea Cemetery Association Records, 1872-1996 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Berea Cemetery Association Records, 1872-1996Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Berea Cemetery Association (Berea, Ky.)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes (General)

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in two series: Series 1: Official Records of the Berea Cemetery Association, and Series 2: Notes, Correspondence and Publications.

Subjects: Berea (Ky.) -- History., Berea, (Ky.), Berea College, Cemeteries--Kentucky--Madison County., Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889, Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901, Hanson, Samuel., Rogers, J.A.R. -- (John Almanza Rowley)

Languages: English

Abstract

After agitating the question of the need to organize a cemetery association and holding preliminary meetings led by Reverend E. H. Fairchild and A.A. Wright, the Berea community organized the Berea Cemetery Association in 1872.  The preliminary meetings resulted in the adoption of a constitution, the enrollment of nearly thirty subscribers to the Constitution, and an initiation fee for membership of $2.00.  The first election under the Constitution was held in the Fall of 1872 and resulted in the election of E. H. Fairchild (President), A.A. Wright, S. G. Hansen, Charles Lester (Treasurer), and S.J. Marshal (Secretary) to the Association’s executive committee.  The first recorded lot sale was to John G. Fee—although three unknown Union soldiers were buried on what would become the Berea Cemetery’s land previous to the Association’s organization.

The cemetery was chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1914 and came under a new constitution (written and signed by W. G. Frost, Mayor J.L. Gay, and J.W. Stephens) in 1931 and again, twenty-eight years later, in 1959.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of bound and unbound association records from 1872—1996.  Included in the records are notes on the formation of the association, a handwritten constitution, and the names of the association’s first members including:  John G. Fee, E.H. Fairchild, J.A.R. Rogers, Charles Lester, H. R. Chittenden, Samuel G. Hanson, and other leaders of the Berea community.                   

The collection also contains historical notes, annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, records of lot sales, and publications of the association.

Subject/Index Terms

Berea (Ky.) -- History.
Berea, (Ky.)
Berea College
Cemeteries--Kentucky--Madison County.
Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889
Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901
Hanson, Samuel.
Rogers, J.A.R. -- (John Almanza Rowley)

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Accruals: The bound records of the Association were donated by Warren Lambert in March 2000.

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: Federal copyright regulations apply. Cite all references to the material in this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Item identification], Berea Cemetery Association Records, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The finding aid was created in July 2014 by Lori Myers-Steele, Collection Archivist.

Other Note: Collection number: BCA 0170 HC 66


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Series 1: Official Records of the Berea Cemetery AssociationAdd to your cart.
Comprised of three sets of bound records including meeting minutes, financial records, annual reports and other records pertaining to the management of the Association and cemetery.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Official Records (bound), 1872-1932Add to your cart.
Contain a hand-written constitution of the Berea Cemetery Association (1872), names of original members, original regulations of use of the cemetery, and a historical sketch of the formation of the Association. Also included are meeting minutes and records of lot sales.
Folder 1: Copy of Cemetery Association Minutes, Oct 10, 1872-Oct 19, 1920Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Official Records (bound), 1932-1960Add to your cart.
Contain the papers of the Association’s Articles of Incorporation and a copy of both the Constitution and By-Laws as adopted on October 20, 1931 (signed by W. G. Frost and others) and  the Constitution of the Berea Cemetery Association as amended in 1959.  The records also contain a list of Union soldiers buried in the cemetery and annual reports completed by the Association secretary.
Item 2: Official Records (bound), 1960-1985Add to your cart.
Contain the Association’s meeting minutes, financial information and annual reports.


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