Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana has a class devoted to 19th century funerary practices. One thing I have done in the past with classes I have not had the time to take is to acquire the course sylabus from the prof. and get the books and articles required for the course on my own. Having the sylabus also gives you a convienent structure to your reading and study if you choose to adhere to what the prof. saw fit to schedule. It should'nt be too hard to find the prof's email adress by poking around Purdues course catalog, the books should then be easy to find on amazon or via I.L.L. and the articles can be dug up using something like J-Store or Academic Search Elite provided your institutions library has a subscription to such a database.
Justin Runyon, Pumpkin Patch Mess: WIG GHTI
Organization of American Historians
Company of Military Historians
CWPT, Terre Haute Lodge 19 F&AM
Terre Haute Ch. 11, RAM