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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).
Found in: Northwestern University Archives