Special Collections After Hours: A Feast to Behold

front cover of A Domestic Cook Book

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. Digitized in HathiTrust.

Join us on Tuesday, November 13 for the next Special Collections After Hours event! This month, we're offering 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.

The open house will be held in the Special Collections Research Center on the 6th floor of Hatcher South. All are welcome to drop by any time between 4 and 7 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

And mark your calendars for our last event of the semester on December 11, where we'll invite you to play radical board games from the Joseph A. Labadie Collection. We'll be back in winter term with a new slate of open houses, so stay tuned!