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Cookbooks

illustration of woman in apron cooking in kitchen

Researchers will discover important and unique resources for the study of cookery and food. The collection features over 7,000 cookbooks and food related items from as early as the sixteenth century up to the present from all continents of the world.

Special collecting emphasis is on contemporary cookery of the Americas, including the United States; African American; Jewish American; Caribbean, Latin and South American; and the influence of West African food and diet on the Americas. The Michigan Cookbook Project is an attempt to collect all cookbooks published in the state. In addition to cookbooks there are strong resources in diet, health, and nutrition from the very old to the latest diet fad.

Please visit the Feeding America: Historic American Cookbook Project and the Digital & Multimedia Center's digital collection of Feeding Michigan Cookbooks websites for more information.

 

Documenting COVID-19 Experiences at Michigan State University

Photo of The Rock at MSU with "we're all in this together!" painted on it.

Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections is documenting the experiences of MSU students, staff, faculty, and other members of the campus community during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  We invite you to share your stories, photos, videos, and other documentation.  Please use the Google form to submit your items, and consult the UAHC website for more information on what kind of materials to submit and how to submit them.  

Photo:  Rock at MSU on 4/9/2020. Taken by Ed Busch.

English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC)

Title page of M.T. Cicero’s Cato Major, or His Discourse on Old Age

ESTC is an ongoing, international, bibliographic project established at the British Library in 1977 to create a machine-readable bibliography of materials printed in the English-speaking world from the 1470s to 1800, based on the collections of over 2,000 institutions world-wide. MSU Libraries is contributing its qualifying holdings to the project; records for 4,372 items in the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections have been entered so far. Shown here is the title page of a work found in ESTC owned by the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, M.T. Cicero’s Cato Major, or His Discourse on Old Age…, printed by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1744.

FDsys

FDYs logo

FDsys is the official source for free and authentic publications from the U.S. federal government. Publications on the system include the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Compilation of Presidential Documents, bills, public laws and statutes, and congressional documents and reports.

Feeding America

Feeding America, illustrated loaves of bread

The Michigan State University Library and the MSU Museum have partnered to create an online collection of some of the most influential and important American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The goal of this project is to make these materials available to a wider audience. Digital images of the pages of each cookbook are available as well as full-text transcriptions and the ability to search within the books, across the collection, in order to find specific information.

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