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Guide to the Calvary Cemetery Record Collection MS 83
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  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Calvary Cemetery Record Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 83
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1913-1919
    Date (inclusive): 1880-1930
    Abstract: This collection contains maps, ledgers, and registers related to Calvary Cemetery in San Diego, CA.
    creator: Calvary Cemetery (San Diego, Calif.).

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Established around 1876 as a Catholic cemetery by Father Antonio Ubach, Calvary Cemetery in San Diego's Mission Hills’ community was used extensively from 1880 to 1919. After the last burial in 1960, it fell into disrepair and a city resolution converted the cemetery into Calvary Memorial Pioneer Park in 1970. Of the more than 600 gravestones and monuments that remained in the cemetery, 142 were preserved in a section of the park while the others were removed to the city's Mount Hope Cemetery.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains maps, ledgers, and registers related to Calvary Cemetery in San Diego, CA. It documents many of the individuals buried in the cemetery.


    This collection is arranged in chronological order.

    Preferred Citation

    Calvary Cemetery Record Collection, MS 83, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Andrew Wolfson in April 2008.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Catholic Church.
    Pioneer Park (San Diego, Calif.).
    Burial records
    Funeral rites and ceremonies.
    Mission Hills (San Diego, Calif.)