Paul E. Sluby, Sr. Cemetery Research Collection (Ca. 1990-2012)

Paul E. Sluby, Sr. Cemetery Research Collection (Ca. 1990-2012)

Finding Aid

Collection No. 126 (2.5 Linear Feet)
D.C. Community Archives

PROVENANCE

Paul E. Sluby, Sr. donated his cemetery research files to the D.C. Community Archives in 2012.
 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, emails, and Sluby’s notes on various cemeteries in Washington, D.C. Files are arranged alphabetically by cemetery name, followed by cemetery-related topics.
 

PROCESSING PROCEDURES

General processing procedures included refoldering of items into archival, acid-free folders. Folder labels and arrangement were not changed.
 

BOX INVENTORY

BOX 1

FF 1     Adas Israel Hebrew Congregation
FF 2     Addison Chapel [Seat Pleasant, Maryland]
FF 3     Anacostia [Unidentified cemetery]
FF 4     Arlington National
FF 5     Aurora
FF 6     Barnes [Drover’s Rest; Removed to Oak Hill Cemetery]
FF 7     Barry’s Chapel
FF 8     Battleground National (Military)
FF 9     Beachdale
FF 10   Beckett’s
FF 11   Berry
FF 12   Bessie’s Gate
FF 13   Black Cemeteries (D.C.)
FF 14   Black Cemeteries (General)
FF 15   Blue Plains (also see Potter’s Field)
FF 16   Brackenridge
FF 17   Brightwood
FF 18   Capital Orthodox Christian
FF 19   Cathedral Cemetery Association
FF 20   Catholic (General)
FF 21   Cedar Hill
FF 22   Cepha’s (Farm)
FF 23   Chappel (Farm)
             Christian – see Chappel
FF 24   City Directory Info (General)
FF 25   College
FF 26   Columbian Harmony
FF 27   Congressional
FF 28   Eastern Methodist
FF 29   Ebenezer
FF 30   Elesavetgrad
FF 31   Epidemics
FF 32   Episcopalian (New)
FF 33   Farm
FF 34   Female Union Band
FF 35   Forest Glen
FF 36   Forest Hills Memorial Gardens
FF 37   Fort Lincoln
FF 38   Foundry
FF 39   Franciscan (Monastery)
FF 40   Freedmen’s Hospital
FF 41   Free Young Men’s
 

BOX 2

FF 1     Garden
FF 2     General 1 (Various Cemeteries)
FF 3     General 2 (Various Cemeteries)
FF 4     General 3 (Various Cemeteries)
FF 5     General 4 (Various Cemeteries)
FF 6     Georgetown University
FF 7     Georgetown Visitation Convent
FF 8     Glenwood
FF 9      Graceland
FF 10   Green Vale
FF 11   Grouped Cemeteries
FF 12   Hebbon
FF 13   Hebrew (General)
FF 14   Hillsdale
FF 15   Hines
FF 16   Holmead Western
FF 17   Holy Rood
FF 18   Holy Trinity (College)
FF 19   Howard
             Indian (American) – see Native American
FF 20   Iron Coffin
FF 21   Jewish Cemeteries (General)
FF 22   Jesuit Community
FF 23   Jones Chapel
FF 24   Kalorama
FF 25   Lincoln Memorial
 

BOX 3

FF 1     Macedonia
FF 2     Maps (General)
FF 3     Metropolis View
FF 4     Methodist (of Tenley – rear Eldbrooke Church)
FF 5     Miscellaneous Information
FF 6     Mount Olivet
FF 7     Mount Pleasant Plain (also see Colored Union Benevolent and Quaker)
FF 8     Mount Zion 1
FF 9     Mount Zion 2
FF 10   Mount Zion 3
FF 11   National Capitol Hebrew
              National Harmony Memorial Park – see Columbian Harmony
FF 12   National Training School
FF 13   Native American (General)
FF 14   Notes
FF 15   Oak Hill
FF 16   Observatory Hill (Hamburg)
FF 17   Ohev Sholom (Talmud Torah)
FF 18   Old Methodist (Mount Zion)
FF 19   Oxon Hill
 

BOX 4

FF 1     Patterson Estate
FF 2     Payne
FF 3     Pearce
FF 4     Peoples Congregational (Cremations)
FF 5     Potter’s Field (Blue Plains)
FF 6     Potter’s Field (General)
FF 7     Potter’s Field (Asylum)
FF 8     Presbyterian (Georgetown)
FF 9     Prospect Hill
FF 10   Quaker (Friends)
FF 11   Queen (Family-Farm)
FF 12   Queen’s Chapel
FF 13   Reports of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia
FF 14   Revolutionary Burials
FF 15   Rock Creek
FF 16   Rosemont (Jake Moore’s)
FF 17   St. Alban (also see Episcopal)
FF 18   St. Anselm (Abbey)
FF 19   St. Elizabeth’s (General)
FF 20   St. Elizabeth’s (East Campus)
FF 21   St. Elizabeth’s (West Campus)
FF 22   St. John (Cremains)
FF 23   St. John (New Episcopal)
FF 24   St. John (Parish)
FF 25   St. Mary
FF 26   St. Matthew
FF 27   St. Peter
FF 28   St. Patrick
 

BOX 5

FF 1     Scottish Rite Temple
FF 2     Shaw
FF 3     Sheriff
FF 4     Sibley (Farm)
FF 5     Smallpox
FF 6     Smith
FF 7     Soldiers’ Home
              Spies – See Blue Plains
FF 8     Springfield Farm
FF 9     Swartz
FF 10   T Street
FF 11   Terminology (Cemetery)
FF 12   Thomas
FF 13   Trunnel
FF 14   Van Ness Mausoleum
FF 15   Unidentified
FF 16   Union Benevolent Association/Quaker 1
FF 17   Union Benevolent Association/Quaker 2
FF 18   Union Burial Society (Union Baptist)
FF 19   Veitch
FF 20   Virginia
FF 21   Washington Asylum
FF 22   Washington Hebrew
FF 23   Washington National
FF 24   Washington National Cathedral
FF 25   Western (Holmead)
FF 26   White’s Tabernacle
FF 27   Woodlawn 1
FF 28   Woodlawn 2
FF 29   Woodlawn 3
FF 30   Woodlawn (Calendars)
FF 31   Young
 

BOX 6

FF 1     Architecture
FF 2     Asian
FF 3     Burials (Black)
FF 4     Burials (General)
FF 5     Burials (Green)
FF 6     Burials (Historic)
FF 7     Burials (Problems)
FF 8     Caskets
FF 9     Cemeteries (Destruction)
FF 10   Cemeteries (General)
FF 11   Cemeteries (Neglect)
FF 12   Cemetery Laws
FF 13   Cremation
FF 14   Cremation (General)
FF 15   Fraud
FF 16   Funeral Customs/Burial Rites
FF 17   Funerals (General)
FF 18   General
FF 19   Historic Preservation
FF 20   Historical (General)
FF 21   Industry (Cemetery)
FF 22   Introduction
FF 23   Memorials (General)
FF 24   Native American
FF 25   Notes (General)
FF 26   Operational (Burial) Problems
FF 27   Operational (Maintenance)
FF 28   Pets
FF 29   Photo Pages (Bury Me Deep)
FF 30   Proprietors (Original D.C.)
FF 31   Records (General)
FF 32   Regulations/Laws
FF 33   Relocation
FF 34   Restoration
FF 35   Statistical       
FF 36   Transcribing
FF 37   Vandalism
FF 38   Vandalism (Body Snatching)

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Compiled by Lauren Martino, March 2015
 
DC Public Library, Special Collections
D.C. Community Archives
202-727-2272
archives.dcpl@dc.gov

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