Records of Trig Cremation
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.
- Trig Committee (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
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).
Method of Acquisition
Removed from the University Archives General Files in 2010.
- Guide to the Records of Trig Cremation
- Benn P. Joseph
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard