Northwestern

Records of Trig Cremation Edit

Summary

Identifier
31/6/102

Dates

  • 1877-1936 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The records contain clippings and written histories on the Trig Cremation ceremonies, as well as programs, handbills, and songbooks from the years 1877 to 1912. Materials are organized chronologically.

  • Abstract

    The collection documents Northwestern's annual Trig Cremation ceremonies, which began in the 1870s as students conducted a spring-time ritual centered around the burning of their hated trigonometry textbooks. Over the years the ceremony turned into a student-produced musical. The records contain clippings and written histories of Trig Cremation (1880-1936), as well as programs, handbills, and songbooks from ceremonies (1877-1912).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Removed from the University Archives General Files in 2010.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

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