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Records of Trig Cremation

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/102
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.

Dates

  • 1877-1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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).

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

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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