Cemetery Preservation Resources

Boston Parks and Recreation Department, The Boston Experience: A Manual for Historic Burying Grounds Preservation, Boston, 1988. Documentation of a municipal cemetery preservation project. Available from Boston Parks and Recreation, 617-635-4505.

City of Portland, City Records. Annual reports and other city records provided important historical information on Evergreen Cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery, Records. Annual reports, trustee’s minutes, maps and other cemetery records provided important information on the evolution of Evergreen Cemetery.

Linden-Ward, Blanche, Silent City on a Hill: Landscapes of Memory and Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery, Ohio State University Press, Columbus, 1989. Describes the evolution of ideas about burial, including the rural cemetery movement.

Mohney, Kirk F., National Register Nomination for Evergreen Cemetery, Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Augusta, 1992. Documents the historical significance of Evergreen Cemetery.

Mount Auburn Cemetery Master Plan, 1993. Volume I – Master Plan Overview and Recommendations by The Halvorson Company. Volume II – Historic Landscape Report by Shary Page Berg. Detailed history and recommendations for America’s premier rural cemetery. Available from the cemetery, 617-547-7105.

Potter, Elisabeth Walton and Beth M. Boland, National Register Bulletin 41: Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, 1992. Available from National Register of Historic Places, 202-343-9536.

Sloane, David Charles, The Last Great Necessity, Cemeteries in American History, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1991. History of American cemeteries and changing attitudes about death and burial.

Strangstad, Lynette, A Graveyard Preservation Primer, American Association for State and Local History and the Association for Gravestone Studies, Nashville, 1988. Excellent primer on cemetery planning and preservation.

Strangstad, Lynette, Preservation of Historic Burial Grounds, National Trust Information Series no. 76, 1993. Good overview, available from National Trust for Historic Preservation, 202-673-4286.

U.S. Department of Interior, Draft Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Landscapes, National Park Service, Washington, 1992. General preservation guidelines for historic landscapes. Available from NPS, 202–343-9597.