A Guide to the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book; n.d. Ms.2008.023

A Guide to the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book; n.d. Ms.2008.023


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Emily Cook

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2008.023
Title
"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book,n.d.
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00253.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection includes a Recipe book containing hand-written recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. The date, location, and full author name remain unknown.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Alternative Form Available

This item has been digitized and is available online.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book, Ms2008-024, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2005.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book took place in May, 2008.


Biographical Note

Due to the lack of provided surnames, no biographical information exists on the recipe book's bestower, "Helena," or its receiver, "Girlie."

Scope and Contents

"Cooking Recipes" is a book filled with hand-written recipes. A hand-painted image of a girl with a duck adorns the cover of "Cooking Recipes." Within the book's pages exist a variety of recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. A personal note from "Helena" precedes the recipes. In this note, "Helena" thanks the unknown receiver, "Girlie," for participating in her wedding. "Helena" also reinforces the notion that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

No information exists on the recipe book's time period or the geographic location from which it was produced. From the book's appearance, one can surmise that it dates from around the 1930s.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • History of Food and Drink

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book,
n.d.