Bibliography and Further Reading

Anderson, Erin, Molded Magic: Advertising the “Joys of Jell-O” to the Modern American Housewife, 1920-1945. University of Wyoming, MA thesis (2014).

Belluscio, Lynne. The JELL-O Reader. Le Roy, N.Y.: Le Roy Pennysaver, 1998.

Bria, Rosemarie Dorothy. How Jell-O Molds Society and How Society Molds Jell-O: A Case Study of an American Food Industry Creation. Teachers College, Columbia University (1991)

Cross, Gary S., and Robert Proctor. Packaged Pleasures: How Technology & Marketing Revolutionized Desire. Chicago, IL: U of Chicago, 2014.

Forstie, Clare. “From Rosy to Regrettable: Mixed Nostalgia and the Meanings of Jell-O Salad,” Digest: a Journal of Foodways and Culture (2012).

Hoganson, Kristin L. Consumers' Imperium : The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920. University of North Carolina Press (2007)

Inness, Sherrie A. Dinner Roles : American Women and Culinary Culture. University of Iowa Press (2001).

Lears, Jackson. Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America, 1994.

Leach, William. Land of Desire: Merchants, Power and the Rise of a New American Culture, 1993.

LeBresco, Kathleen, “There is Always Room for Resistance: Jell-O Gender and Social Class,” in Sherrie A. Inness (ed.) Cooking Lessons: The Politics of Gender and Food. Rowman and Littlefield (2001).

Longone, Jan. "'As Worthless as Savorless Salt'?: Teaching Children to Cook, Clean, and (Often) Conform". Gastronomica. Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 2003), pp. 104-110.

Nelson, Diane Jesse: Jell-O advertising in Ladies' Home Journal, 1902-1929. 1989. Iowa State University, MS thesis (1989)

Newton, Sarah. E. "'The Jell-O Syndrome': Investigating Popular Culture/Foodways". Western Folklore, Vol. 51, No. 3/4 (Jul. - Oct., 1992), pp. 249-267.

Schreiber, Ron. Jell-O Advertising Recipe Booklets & Folders. 2009

Shapiro, Laura. Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1986

Wall, Wendy. "Shakespearean Jell-O: Mortality and Malleability in the Kitchen". Gastronomica, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 2006), pp. 41-50.

Woloson, Wendy A. Refined Tastes : Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America. Johns Hopkins University Press (2002).

Wyman, Carolyn. Jell-O: A Biography: The History and Mystery of America's Most Famous Dessert. San Diego: Harcourt, 2001.

Further Viewing

MSU Silker Collection: Jell-O

Gallery of Regrettable Food: Jell-O, the Thing for Which There is Always Room.

Duke University Libraries: Emergence of Advertising in America 1850-1920

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