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HIST 2145: Food in America (Fall 2018): Special Collections

A library guide for Adrienne Johnson's course

Special Collections Material


The Rare and Manuscript Collections on Food, Wine & Culinary History
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections offers outstanding research materials on the history of food, wine, gastronomy, and restaurants.
Description of the collection

Rare Cookery Book Collection
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections contains more than 3,000 rare cookery books dating from the 15th century onwards.
Description of the collection

Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage
Selected highlights from the Rare and Manuscript Collections are featured in the electronic exhibition (Cornell University Library: Ithaca, NY, 2002). Explores the influences and inventions that have shaped American food habits over the past two hundred years.

HEARTH, Home Economics Archive
Online texts from Home Economics

Hotel School Menu Collection
The Nestlé Library collects menus from a wide variety of restaurants; everything from fine dining to quick service.

Waxman Trade Card Collection

This collection of advertising trade cards about food and related subjects (ca. 1870-1900) provides insight into many aspects of late nineteenth-century life.


Hotel School Cookery Subject Guide
Lists and links to top resources available at the Nestlé Library in Statler Hall.

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