Roadside Death Memorials Collection

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1076 (local)
Alternate Title
Roadside Memorials Photo Collection (Alternative Title)
1999 - 2013 (Inclusive dates)

Collection consists of more than one thousand digital photographs by Western Folklife Center archivist, Steve Green, documentating and portraying roadside death memorials in the western United States, primarily Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas. Images are arranged chronologically in folders /  directories with brief metadata indicating the location of each memorial. Approximately 30 images exist as color ink-jet prints. Also included are occasional clippings and other collected materials relating to roadside memorials (sometimes called "descansos"). The collection remains open and is periodically updated with new images as they are received and processed.  —Created by Steve Green, 1999-present

Creator and/or Contributor
Steve Green (creator)
1000 (digital photographs)
3 (folders)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Commemorations (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Roadside Memorials (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Roadside accident memorials (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Roadside car crash memorials (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Roadside death memorials (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Roadside shrines (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Shrines, roadside (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Temporal Coverage
1999 - 2013
Geographic Coverage
Idaho (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Colorado (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Nevada (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
California (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Arizona (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
New Mexico (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Utah (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Texas (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Preferred Citation
Western Folklife Center Archives
Related Entities:
Steve Green (creator)
Western Folklife Center / Roadside Death Memorials Collection