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Cremation Ceremony collection

 Collection
Identifier: HCQ-000-005

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily contains programs and invitations for various Haverford College class years' cremation ceremonies. There are also receipts for costumes, torches, and invitations; a list of subscriptions paid by the Class of 1885 for the ceremony; a dirge written by C.W. Baily and A.L. Baily, and an extract of minutes by the Class of 1872 regarding their cremation ceremony.

Dates

  • Creation: 1870 May 17 - 1886 June 18

Creator

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Historical Note

The cremation ceremony was a tradition at the end of each school year where the Haverford College sophomore class would burn their least favorite textbook from the year. The tradition was taken very seriously, as invitations were sent out and there were costumes ordered for the participants in the event to wear.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language

English

Latin

Overview

This collection primarily contains programs and invitations for various Haverford College class years' cremation ceremonies.

Related Materials

Class of 1880 records (HCQ.002.1880), Class of 1881 records (HCQ.002.1881), Class of 1888 records

Processing Information

Processed by Rachel McQueen, completed December 2023.

Title
Cremation Ceremony collection
Status
Completed
Author
Rachel McQueen
Date
December, 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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