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Guide to the Cecily Brownstone Papers MSS.134

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Collection processed by Matt Moore, 2003, Jenny Pachuki and Shelley Lightburn, 2006.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 12, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid updated to reflect integration of accessions 2009.134, 2013.134, including unprocessed calendars.  , August 2018

Scope and Content Note

The Cecily Brownstone Papers is a diverse collection of materials, including correspondence, press releases, photographs, publicity, articles and recipes authored by Brownstone, general food-related articles and recipes authored by others, calendars, notes, manuscript recipe books, photocopied cookbooks, bibliographical inventories, a menu collection, a postcard collection, a recipe box collection, a pamphlet collection, and videotapes relating to the food industry.

Series Description

Series I: Author Files

Series II: Articles and Recipes

Series III: Personal Files

Series IV: Brownstone's Notes

Series V: Manuscript Recipe Books

Series VI: Photocopied Cookbooks

Series VII: Bibliographical Inventories

Subseries A: Index Card File

Series VIII: Menu Collection

Series IX: Postcard Collection

Series X: Ephemera

Series XI: Video recordings

Series XII: Recipe Box Collection

Series XIII: Pamphlet Collection

Subseries A: Miscellaneous Printed Material



The Cecily Brownstone Papers are organized into fourteen series. Within these series, files are arranged both alphabetically by subject/author heading and chronologically depending on the nature of the series. Descriptions are at the folder level.