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Rockafield Family Papers (SC-1)

Identifier: SC-1

Scope and Contents

The collection includes photocopies of reports on the acquisition of Wright State University land and its history of ownership during the 1800s by the Rockafield family. The collection also contains a listing of families buried in Rockafield Cemetery, a Rockafield family tree, and photocopies of correspondence by Rockafield family members during their service in the Civil War. Typed transcripts of the letters are included. Some of the photocopies are dark and can be difficult to read.


  • Creation: 1973


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Rockafield Cemetery is located on the campus of Wright State University about 500 feet northeast of the east end of Circle Drive in Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio. The cemetery was established in 1830. Burial in the cemetery is open to all donors of the Anatomical Gift Program at Wright State University.


0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Photocopies of reports and correspondence showing the history of ownership of Wright State University land during the 1800s, a listing of families buried in the Rockafield Cemetery, and correspondence from Rockafield family members during their service in the Civil War.


The collection is arranged by document type.

Other Finding Aids

The finding aid is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at It is also available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by Mrs. Snively, in November, 1974.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals of the collection remained in the possession of the donor.



Guide to the Rockafield Family Papers (SC-1)
Finding aid written according to DACS standards by Toni Vanden Bos, August, 2020.
2020 Aug
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Repository Details

Part of the Wright State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA