American Women's History: A Research Guide
Culinary History
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Culinary History: A Research Guide [online]. New York: Center for the Humanities, New York Public Library, October 1996, rev. January 1998 [cited 25 February 1998]. Available from:

Wheaton, Barbara Ketcham, and Patricia M. Kelly. A Bibliography for Culinary Historians: Using the Harvard University Libraries and the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Cambridge, Mass.: [Radcliffe College], 1985.


Gay, Kathlyn, and Martin K. Gay. Encyclopedia of North American Eating and Drinking Traditions, Customs, and Rituals. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1996. 289p.

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

See also: Archival Collections - General Tools

Cookbook Collection, Texas Woman's University Libraries []

The Culinary Collection, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women []

Culinary Holdings, Schlesinger Library []

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 [online]. [Durham, NC] :; Digital Scriptorium, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, 2000 [cited 26 June 2001]. Available from:
Offers images from 82 cookbooks from 1878-1929; see the Advertising Cookbooks section for an overview of these sources.

Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project [online]. East Lansing: Michigan State University Library and Michigan State University Museum, 2001- [cited 25 February 2002]. Available from:

The Photography Collection [online]. Denver, CO: Denver Public Library, 1995- . Available from:
The 80,000 images in this collection document the history of Colorado and the American West. This database includes a number of applicable subject headings (e.g., cookery, kitchens, and picnics).

Visual Resources Database [online]. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, [1998- ]. Available from:

Talking About Women's History

Diner, Hasia. Foodways of Immigrants [Interview online]. Interviewed by Jim Madison. Talking History, October 2002. Available from:

Haber, Barbara. They Dieted For Their Sins: Food Reformers and the New England Kitchen [Lecture online]. Old South Meeting House, 6 March 2003. Available from:

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132