Posts on February 2016

Happy Anniversary, Legend of Zelda!

As the Legend of Zelda series celebrates its 30th anniversary, people have joined in the festivities online in several ways. Whether musing over the 10 Life Lessons the Legend of Zelda Taught Us, or anticipating the release of the Twilight Princess' HD Remake, it's a good time to refamiliarize yourself with the series. Along those lines, we'd like to share some of the Legend of Zelda titles we have in our collection. We hope they'll bring back some great memories, and...

Now Online: The Oldest Known Cookbook Authored by an African American

Title page of Malinda Russell's A Domestic Cookbook

As Black History Month comes to a close, we highlight Malinda Russell’s A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen. Published in Paw Paw, Michigan in 1866, A Domestic Cook Book... is the oldest known cookbook authored by an African American, and the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive holds the only known copy. This past year, a digital facsimile of this important work was made available through Hathi Trust.


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