Left: Video presentation providing an overview of the cemetery, produced by the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Association. Above: View, 1977.
The Pioneer Cemetery was established in 1872 by the Spencer Butte Lodge No. 9 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for use as a fraternal cemetery. For many years the cemetery was considered as a viable space for future university growth. A 1963 plan (Lutes and Amundson) envisioned placing buildings over the graves by means of stilts and enabling navigation through raised walkways and bridges.
Campbell, Polly. "Cemetery a Landmark to the Past."Daily Emerald 8 Sep. 1989: 13A+.
Cuniff, Meghann M. "The Pioneer Cemetery Was Once a Hot Spot for the University's Property Development Plans." Daily Emerald 7 Mar. 2005: 1+.
Includes illustrations reproduced in the Lutes and Amundson project (cited above).