Special Collections After Hours: A Feast to Behold

Melinda Russell. "A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen." Paw Paw, MI: 1866. Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive, Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan Library.

Event Information

Date & Time
November 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections, 6th Floor
Location Information
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

Visit the Special Collections Research Center for a taste of some of the highlights from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. This collection includes the first American cookbook (published in 1796), the earliest and only extant copy of an African-American authored cookbook (published in 1866), and a diverse assortment of community cookbooks, restaurant menus, and food-related advertising ephemera.

This event is part of Special Collections After Hours, a monthly open house series sharing highlights from the many books, documents, and artifacts in our collections. Each event is open to everyone and offers a new group of themed materials for visitors to explore. Open houses are held on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year. Light refreshments will be provided.

Additional Infomation

Library Contact
Martha O'Hara Conway moconway@umich.edu
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