Collection ID: M.28

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Mattatuck Museum (1877-)
Date:
1868-1973
Abstract:
The Cookbook Collections contains various cookbooks from many different groups in Waterbury. Some of the cookbooks include Hadassah recipes collected by Jewish women of Waterbury and recipes collected from women attending the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing. Also included are recipes from World War II as well as the 19th century.
Extent:
.42 Linear Feet and 1 manuscript box
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

The Cookbook Collection contains documents from 1868-1973 and undated.

The collection contains various cookbooks from many different group in Waterbury. Some of the cookbooks include Hadassah recipes collected by Jewish women of Waterbury and recipes collected from women attending the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing. Also included are recipes from World War II as well as the 19th century. There are two volumes of the Handy Cookbook from 1889 and 1898. Interesting to note is a catalog about the history of Minced Pie published by W.A. Watts, Washington Depot, Connecticut circa 1890.

The collection will continue to expand based on sporadic acquisitions.

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Cookbooks
World War, 1939-1945
Places:
Waterbury, Connecticut

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org