Association for Gravestone Studies Book Collection, 1812-2005

RB 004

265 volumes (14 linear ft.)

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Overview

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

The AGS Books Collection contains scarce, out of print, and rare printed works on cemeteries and graveyards, epitaphs and inscriptions, and gravemarkers, with an emphasis on North America. The collection is divided into two series: Series 1 (Monographs and Offprints) and Series 2 (Theses and Dissertations).

Organization of Collection

  • Series 1. Monographs and Offprints, 1812-2005
  • Series 2. Theses and Dissertations, 1954-2005
  • Series 3. Markers, 1979-2008

Collection Details

Language

English

Location

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Information on Use

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.