17.5 Linear Feet (35 small manuscript boxes)
2.5 Linear Feet (5 small manuscript boxes)
Forms part of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. This collection includes informational materials published by government agencies. Publications range in date from the 1910s-1980s.
5.5 Linear Feet (9 small manuscript boxes and 2 oversize boxes.)
Forms part of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. This collection includes promotional materials for eggs and meat products, many published by egg-producer or meat-producer organizations, such as the American Egg Board and the National Live Stock and Meat Board. Products featured include pork, ham, sausage, bacon, beef, ribs, steak, extract of beef, veal, lamb, turkey, chicken, and lunchmeat. Publications date from the 1890s-2004, with most material concentrated between the 1930s-2000s.
4.5 Linear Feet
This collection includes material related to non-edible kitchen products and household activities, including appliance manuals, catalogs, housekeeping guides, product promotions, and cook books.
4 Linear Feet (8 Hollinger boxes)
The collection includes promotional material and recipes from and related to magazines, newspapers, and other publications, with the largest groupings of materials from Good Housekeeping magazine and the Detroit Free Press. The material contains information about recipes, crafts, entertaining, and homemaking.
2.5 Linear Feet (5 small manuscript boxes.)
Forms part of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. This collection includes materials promoting patent medicines - proprietary medicines available without a prescription. A small amount of material related to herbal medicines also appears in this collection. Publications date from 1836 - circa 1990s, with the bulk of material published from the 1870s-1920s. Corporations of particular note include The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. and C.I. Hood & Co. This collection includes several editions of Mrs. Winslow's Domestic Receipt Book from the 1870s-1880s, which includes culinary recipes, as well as testimonials promoting Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children's teething and regulating bowels and other medicines. Also worth noting are several editions of Ransom's Family Receipt Book from the 1870s-1920s, which include recipes, as well as advertisements for patent medicines.
7.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Forms part of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. This collection includes promotional materials relating to cooking and heating stoves, dating from 1880 to 1997. The collection is divided into five series, with Series 1-4 arranged based on content and Series 5 containing oversized material.
The Curtis family papers are comprised of 58 letters written between Maine ship's captain, Joseph Russell Curtis and his wife, Louisa. The letters map out the confines of a close relationship, maintained despite the lengthy periods of great separation. Louisa uses phonetic spelling, and her letters reveal the hardships she encountered through separation. Joseph's letters are more concerned with matters in Maine than they are with describing the many ports of call he visited.
3 cubic ft. (in 3 boxes)
Della T. Lutes’ papers include personal items, such as an autograph album, photographs, scrapbooks, and biographical materials, including numerous obituaries. However, the majority of her papers include drafts of articles; her published articles, columns, and books; and also critical reviews of her publications. Rejection letters and notes in the collection prove that even successful Michigan authors sometimes get turned down. The collection is organized into the series of biographical/personal or publications, then divided by type of material, and organized alphabetically, and chronologically. The Clarke Historical Library also has 22 of her books.
This collection comprises 27 American manuscript recipe books dated from 1793 to 1959 with the bulk dating from the nineteenth century. One of the books contains portions in German, while the rest are in English. Most regions of the United States are present, with the Northeast and Southern States best represented. Desserts represent the bulk of the recipes cakes being the most popular. Some recipes include attributes to friends, family, or cookbooks, and some contain notes on quality of the dish. Directions for making medicinal remedies and practical household needs (such as cleaning product recipes or advice on fabric care) may also be included. Many volumes contain handwritten or printed inserts.
All or most of the known authors of these recipe books appear to be by women. A man, James Campbell, authored the accounting portion of the Campbell receipt book and a male writer may have created the Manuscript Recipe Book, . Emma Hinricks Hilken is the only one known to have resided outside the United States when writing her recipe book (she resided in Frankfurt, Germany, for several years following her marriage). The women range in age from teenagers to the elderly and represent a variety of social backgrounds. Most of the recipe books were written or compiled in the second half of the nineteenth century, with some extending into the early twentieth. Approximately one-fifth of them were written in the first half of the nineteenth century or earlier.
See the box and folder listing below for a complete descriptive list of the recipe books present in this collection.