Monday Eye Candy: Cookbooks

21 Nov

Today in class we discussed digital preservation methods and reasons for digitization. Our guest speaker made the interesting point that once, libraries were valued for providing access to the common – bestsellers, classic literature, reference works, etc. Now, however, libraries are more valued for what they provide that’s different, and what can’t be gotten anywhere else.

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d bring you two of UW’s unique collections: cookbooks. This one is from UW’s longtime head chef, Carson Gulley:

Pg. 50, Gulley, Carson / Seasoning secrets and favorite recipes of Carson Gulley (1956)

There are many more details (and photos!) on the next page, should you be planning to pop one of these babies in the oven come Thursday. The university’s digital collection also includes a special collection called Badger Bites, featuring the recipes of student organizations through the ages. Check it out:

Bucky's Favorite Foods Cover

Associated Women Students. University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) / Bucky's favorite foods (1955)


2 Responses to “Monday Eye Candy: Cookbooks”

  1. Dana November 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    We went over digitization in my archives class this week. 🙂 See! Archives isn’t so bad!

    • Cate November 22, 2011 at 10:32 am #

      Of course not! I love archives, I just love other things too 🙂

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