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Louis Aulbach Olivewood Cemetery research collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 669
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

Research materials in this collection include a list of burials at Olivewood Cemetery, burial maps, and photographs of the tombstone of Richard Allen. The materials date from 2008, when Louis Aulbach was actively volunteering with the cemetery.

Dates

  • 2008

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical / Historical

Olivewood Cemetery is located at the end of Court Street between Hicks and East Second Street in Houston. It lies in a bend of White Oak Bayou in the John Austin survey, in an area formerly known as Chaneyville. Founded in 1875, it is one of the oldest-known platted, African-American cemeteries within the Houston city limits. [Source: Handbook of Texas Online, Debra Blacklock-Sloan, "OLIVEWOOD CEMETERY ," accessed November 28, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/leo10. ]

A native Houstonian, Aulbach is a graduate of St. Thomas High School, Rice University and the University of Chicago. In 2008, he retired after over 17 years as the records management officer for the City of Houston. He served on the Harris County Historical Commission in the 2009-2010 term.

Aulbach also leads Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s history boat tours throughout the year.

Source: Buffalo Bayou Partnership. “Learn More about Houston's Roots with Local Historian Louis Aulbach at His Book Signing for 'Buffalo Bayou'.” Houston Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, 3 Oct. 2016, www.chron.com/life/health/article/Learn-more-about-Houston-s-roots-with-local-9568979.php.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Research materials in this collection include a list of burials at Olivewood Cemetery, burial maps, and photographs of the tombstone of Richard Allen. The materials date from 2008, when Louis Aulbach was actively volunteering with the cemetery.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Louis Aulbach in 2016.
Title
Guide to the Louis Aulbach Olivewood Cemetery research collection, 2008
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Focke
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA