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Guide to the Jane Adams Recipe and Menu Collection
MS-0012  
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Jane Adams Recipe and Menu Collection
    Dates: 1920-1959
    Identification: MS-0012
    Creator: Adams Recipe and Menu Collection
    Physical Description: 8.52 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Jane Adams was wife of SDSU Professor John R. Adams.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Publications

    Title:

    Recipes -- Specimens

    Topical Term:

    Cookery
    Menus -- Specimens
    Recipes

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    1989

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, John and Jane Adams Recipe and Menu Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Fliers, Booklets, Cookbooks, and Topical
    II. Handwritten Recipes and Cutouts
    III. Menus

    Scope and Contents

    Jane Adams collected recipes and menus from hundreds of food manufacturers and locales. The collection has been separated into three sections, the largest being Fliers, Booklets, Cookbooks, and Topical, which is alphabetically filed, and which includes product/company fliers, topical information, and cookbooks by title.  Handwritten Recipes and Cutouts includes handwritten recipes and clippings.  Menus consists of menus, sorted by location of origin.  Most of the items in the collection were printed with no date; the collection appears to cover approximately 1900 through the 1960s.