Cremation archive cataloguing project


  • Durham University

Project summary

The aim of this project is to catalogue archive material of the Cremation Society of Great Britain. This will provide an invaluable resource for academic research into cremation and society’s disposal of the dead. The Cremation Society of Great Britain first gave journals and part of its archive to Durham University in 1998. These were catalogued and made available for research. It then made a further substantial addition to that material in 2015, which has not been catalogued. The material covers all aspects of the society's administration dating back to the late 19th century, the provision of its facilities for members, and the development of the crematoria themselves.