Silent Sentinel of Stone:  Old Chapel
Hill Cemetery
Sections A-B
Sections I-IV

This Web site was produced as a class project for JOMC 125, "Cybercasting and Cyberpublishing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 by Anne Corbett and Dallas Smith.

For more information about this site or to report any broken links or other technical details, please contact: Dallas Smith. Any and all comments and criticisms are invited.

We would like to thank the following people:
Prof. Paul Jones for constant and much-needed prodding, advice and assistance.
The reference librarians at the North Carolina Collection for retrieving many heavy and dusty volumes for our research.
Our respective families for being our test audience.

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Web Resources:

Old Chapel Hill Cemetery: This page was also produced by UNC students. It has a more in-depth discussion of the different styles of grave markers and a good overview of vandalism to the cemetery.
City of the Silent: Information about cemetery symbols, epitaphs, monuments, history and burials.
The Epitaph Browser: Features a collection of epitahs from the famous to the obscure.
The Political Graveyard: A comprehensive listing of the final resting places of famous politicians.
Writ in Water: An international gallery of memorials for the dead.


Baten, Betsy, "Old Chapel Hill Cemetery" / [forms prepared by Betsy Baten and Ruth Little]. 1994

Bartholomew, H.R. "Dr. Louis R. Wilson at 78 continues to serve the University of North Carolina," publication unknown, 1951. North Carolina Collection call number FCpB W75b.

Battle, Kemp Plumer, "Wilson Caldwell," North Carolina University Magazine, v. 14, 1894-1895, p.315-318.

"The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies," [On-line]

Engelbarts, Rudolf, Librarian Authors: A Biography, McFarland, Jefferson, N.C.: 1981.

Fuller, Henry R., "A Tar Heel in Metropolitian Journalism," Carolina Magazine, Feb. 1923, p. 13-14.

Harward, Vernon, J., "He came home again," Carolina Magazine, April 1941, v. 60, n.7, pg.6-7.

North Carolina University Trustees, "William Donald Carmichael," publication unknown, 1967, North Carolina Collection call number CpB C287c.

"The Old Chapel Hill Cemetery," Chapel Hill Preservation Society : Town of Chapel Hill Bicentennial Committee, Chapel Hill: 1995.

Simpson, George Lee. The Cokers of Carolina; a social biography of a family. Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute for Research in Social Science by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill: 1956.

Peele, W.J., "A Pen-Picture of Wilson Caldwell, colored, late janitor of the University of North Carolina," publication and date unknown. North Carolina Collection call number: CpB C145p.

The Yackety Yack, Publications Board of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chapel Hil: multiple years.

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