Domestic Science and Cookery Collection
The Domestic Science and Cookery Collection houses rare books on household management, etiquette, nutrition, and cooking. For a well-rounded 19th-century context, publication dates range from 1800 to 1950.
Included in this collection are rare and first-edition books on the topics of domestic science and cookery. Several books written by J. Harvey Kellogg are part of the collection, including a first edition of A Household Manual (1877). Also in the collection are cookbooks with an emphasis on vegetarian food such as Novel Dishes for Vegetarian Households: A Complete and Trustworthy Guide by Mary Pope (1893) and A Few Simple Recipes: Madison Rural Sanitarium and Nashville Vegetarian Cafeteria (1900).
A Brief History
This collection began with deaccessioned items from the library’s general collection and is being supplemented with librarian acquisitions and patron donations.