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Hermit and Crow Collection

Identifier: 31/6/126

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Scope and Contents

The Hermit and Crow Collection consists of one half-box of papers, the vast majority of which span the years 1915-1922. The collection contains clippings concerning Hermit and Crow or its members that were aggregated from The Chicago Tribune and publications of Northwestern, including The Daily Northwestern, the Syllabus yearbook, and The Purple Parrot. The general file includes a copy of the constitution of Hermit and Crow (probably from 1915) as well as a few pieces of correspondence and book photocopies that pertain to Hermit and Crow. Two Hermit and Crow show programs and six songbooks form the rest of the collection.


  • 1914 - 1971
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1914 - 1925


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


0.50 Boxes

Language of Materials



Hermit and Crow was an all-male theatre organization that was active at Northwestern University from 1914 until roughly 1924. The Hermit and Crow Collection is a sparse aggregation of all materials relating to the group from the Northwestern University Archives general files. The collection is predominantly clippings from various newspapers, clippings from the Northwestern yearbook (Syllabus), and songbooks and programs from the group's shows.


The Hermit and Crow collection is organized into: a general file; clippings (arranged by source publication), and show programs.

Source of Acquisition

Northwestern University Archives general files.

Guide to the Hermit and Crow Collection
Emily Davidson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US