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Records of Trig Cremation

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/102
This collection contains clippings, and written histories of the Trig Cremation (1880-1936), as well as programs, handbills, and songbooks from ceremonies (1877-1912).

Dates

  • 1877-1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

This 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 collection contains clippings, and written histories of the Trig Cremation (1880-1936), as well as programs, handbills, and songbooks from ceremonies (1877-1912).

Arrangement

The materials are organized chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Removed from the University Archives General Files in 2010.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Records of Trig Cremation
Author
Benn P. Joseph
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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