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Guide to the Sheila Lukins Papers
1945-2009 (Bulk 1980-2000)
 MSS.281

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Collection processed by Lawrence Giffin and Caitlyn Hain, 2011.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 19, 2017
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Professional Files, 1976-2007

Scope and Content

Series comprises material relating to Sheila Lukins role as food writer, cookbook author, and proprietor of the Silver Palate. Materials include correspondence; recipes; drafts for food columns at Parade; correspondence, publicity, and other materials related to her cookbooks; press and clippings for Lukins, her cookbooks, or the Silver Palate.

Arrangement

Subseries A, C, D, E, and G are arranged chronologically. Undated material is filed at the end of the series in alphabetical order by folder label.
Subseries B and F are arranged alphabetically by folder label.

Subseries A: Parade Files, 1991-2007

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises correspondence, drafts of menus and recipes, letters and recipes from readers, and other material related to Lukins's Parade magazine column "Simply Delicious."

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated material is filed at the end of the series in alphabetical order by folder label.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Parade/Jan/Feb,March
November 11, 1991
Box: 1 Folder : 2 July/August Parade
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Sept/October/Nov/Dec 92
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Parade 1993 1 of 2
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Parade 1993 2 of 2
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Parade 1994 1 of 2
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Parade 1994 2 of 2
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Parade 1996 1 of 5
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Parade 1996 2 of 5
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Parade 1996 3 of 5
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Parade 1996 4 of 5
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Parade 1996 5 of 5
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Parade Recipes
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Parade Recipes
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Parade Recipes
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Parade Recipes
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Parade Recipes
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Parade Recipes
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Parade Recipes
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Parade Recipes
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Parade Recipes
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Parade Cookie Recipe Contest
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Parade 2002 1 of 2
2002
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Parade 2002 2 of 2
2002
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Parade Recipes
2003
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Delores J. Sterling Parade Correspondence
2004
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Parade Recipes
2004
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Parade Recipes
2005
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Parade Recipes
2006
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Parade Notes 2006
2006
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Parade 2007 1 of 3
2007
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Parade 2007 2 of 3
2007
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Parade 2007 3 of 3
2007
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Parade Recipes
2007
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Parade Recipes
2008
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Amusing Letters, Parade
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 April
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 April/May/June Parade
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 August
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 December
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 February
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 January
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 July
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 June
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Letters from Readers
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 March
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 20 May
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Misc. Info
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 November
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Parade Recipe Indexes 1 of 3
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Parade Recipe Indexes 2 of 3
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Parade Recipe Indexes 3 of 3
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Parade Permission Forms
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Recipes from Readers 1 of 3
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Recipes from Readers 2 of 3
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Recipes from Readers 3 of 3
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Pending Reader Mail 1 of 2
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Pending Reader Mail 2 of 2
Box: 2 Folder : 32 September 1 of 2
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 33 September 2 of 2
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Thanksgiving 1 of 2
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Thanksgiving 2 of 2
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Tips Columns in Parade 1 of 2
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Tips Columns in Parade 2 of 2
undated

Subseries B: Notebooks, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises notebooks kept by Lukins documenting food, ingredients, and recipes from her travels across the United States and abroad.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder label.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Caribbean Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Cuba Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 England/Ireland Notebooks
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Greece/Turkey Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 5 India Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Mexico Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 [Notebooks from Various U.S. Cities]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Party Planner
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Portugal/N. Africa Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Recipe Notebooks
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Research Notebooks
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Russian Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Scandinavia Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 South America Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Spring of '97 Notebook
1997
Box: 3 Folder : 16 State Research Notecards
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Untitles Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Vermont, San Antonio, Santa Fe Notebook
undated

Subseries C: The Silver Palatte, 1981-1992

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises correspondence, publicity, press, and other material related to Sheila Lukins and Julee Russo's cookbook The Silver Palate Cookbook. Subseries also includes some material related to Lukins and Russo's gourmet grocery store, the Silver Palate.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated material is filed at the end of the series in alphabetical order by folder label.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 19 "The Silver Palate News" and "The Silver Palate Catalogue"
1981-1983, 1986
Box: 3 Folder : 20 The Silver Palate Hors d'Oeuvres Calendars
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Silver Palatte Correspondence
1985-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Silver Palate 10th Anniversary
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Silver Palate 10th Anniversary Pamphlets
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 24 [Loose Documents]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Silver Palate 25th Anniversary
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Silver Palate 25th Anniversary
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 27 The Silver Palate Cookbook (Annotated)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 1 The Silver Palate Cookbook Articles
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 The Silver Palate Cookbook Information
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 3 The Silver Palate Corporate Profiles
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 The Silver Palate
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Silver Palate Promotional Material
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Silver Palate Publications, Photograph, and Sticker
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Silver Palate Cookbook Publicity Highlights 1 of 3
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Silver Palate Cookbook Publicity Highlights 2 of 3
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Silver Palate Cookbook Publicity Highlights 3 of 3

Subseries D: Cookbook Files, 1976-2003

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises research notes, outlines, correspondence, promotional material and publicity, and other material related to Lukins's other cookbooks. Subseries mostly covers material from the cookbooks U.S.A. Cookbook and  All Around the World.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated material is filed at the end of the series in alphabetical order by folder label.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Cookbook Permissions, Michy's Menu, The Catered Affair Resolution
1976, 2001-2003
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Book Party USA
May 6, 1997
Box: 4 Folder : 12 All Around the U.S.A.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 All Around the World
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 A Whole New Palate
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 U.S.A. Cookbook Publicity
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 USA Cookbook Research 1 of 7
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 USA Cookbook Research 2 of 7
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 USA Cookbook Research 3 of 7
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 19 USA Cookbook Research 4 of 7
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 USA Cookbook Research 5 of 7
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 USA Cookbook Research 6 of 7
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 22 USA Cookbook Research 7 of 7
undated

Subseries E: Miscellaneous Menus and Recipes, 1997-2003

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises catering menus and recipes assembled by Lukins for various entities besides Parade, the Silver Palate, or her cookbooks.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated material is filed at the end of the series in alphabetical order by folder label.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Degustibus
September 18, 1997
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Silo + Daily [Needs]
November 1, 1997
Box: 4 Folder : 25 United Meals
1997-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 26 UAC Contract
1997-1999
Box: 4 Folder : 27 United Holiday Meals
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Catfish 1 of 2
May 1999
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Catfish 2 of 2
May 1999
Box: 4 Folder : 30 United Hol. Meals Xmas 1 of 3
1999
Box: 4 Folder : 31 United Hol. Meals Xmas 2 of 3
1999
Box: 4 Folder : 32 United Hol. Meals Xmas 3 of 3
1999
Box: 4 Folder : 33 United Poultry Meals
1999
Box: 4 Folder : 34 United Meals
1999-2000
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Johnson & Wales Dinner
February 20, 2001
Box: 4 Folder : 36 De Gustibus
2004
Box: 4 Folder : 37 "May 1st Celebrations Cocktails"
2003
Box: 4 Folder : 38 "Recipes"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Breakfast, Plated Dinners I, II, III Lunch, II, III; Breakfast & Brunch Buffets 1 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Breakfast, Plated Dinners I, II, III Lunch, II, III; Breakfast & Brunch Buffets 2 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Ham
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Bake Sale
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Con Agra Project
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Lamb Council 1 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Lamb Council 2 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Perdue Projects
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Recipes
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Sheila Lukins Publicity Highlights (Ten by Sheila)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 United Airlines Economy Class Meals
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 United Airlines Menus 1 of 3
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 United Airlines Menus 2 of 3
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 United Airlines Menus 3 of 3
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Vertical File: Appetizers-Soups
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Vertical File: Bread + Rolls
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Vertical File: Fish
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Vertical File: Desserts
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Vertical File: Eggs - Cheese - Pasta
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Vertical File: Meats - Poultry
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Vertical File: Vegetables
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Vertical File: Miscellaneous
undated

Subseries F: Press, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises press and clippings about Lukins, her grocery store, or her cookbooks.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder label.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Clippings
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Clippings
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Loose Newspaper Clippings 1 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Loose Newspaper Clippings 2 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Loose Newspaper Clippings 3 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Loose Newspaper Clippings 4 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Misc. Clippings
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Publicity and Articles
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Publicity and Articles
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Publicity and Articles
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Publicity and Photographs
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Sheila Lukins Clips (Sheila's Copies) 1 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Sheila Lukins Clips (Sheila's Copies) 2 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Sheila Lukins Publicity Highlights
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Ten by Sheila, The East Hampton Star
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Various Clippings
undated

Subseries G: Miscellaneous Professional Files, 1991-2007

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises material that could not be integrated into the main subseries but still reflects some aspect of Lukins's professional life, including material related to Lukins's travel and research on international cuisine, her involvement with Les Dames d'Escoffier, her student records and work on art education, an NYU Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award she received, and her early catering work.

That said, there is some material in this subseries that could easily fit into one or more of the other, more specific subseries above; however, the archivist thought it best to leave this material, in the order in which he received them.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated material is filed at the end of the series in alphabetical order by folder label.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Travel Asia
April 1991
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Build a Better Burger Contest
2000
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Draeger's Cooking School Class Catalog
May-August 2007
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Book Party
May 17
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Awards, Biography, and Correspondence
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Catering Information 1 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Catering Information 2 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 38 "The Cheeses of Picholine"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Food Television Network
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Georgia Map; Louisiana Map
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 41 I and Albert Souvenir Brochure
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Loose Binder Documents 1 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Loose Binder Documents 2 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Loose Binder Documents 3 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Loose Binder Documents 4 of 4
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Loose Documents 1 of 8
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Loose Documents 2 of 8
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Loose Documents 3 of 8
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Loose Documents 4 of 8
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Loose Documents 5 of 8
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Loose Documents 6 of 8
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Loose Documents 7 of 8
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Loose Documents 8 of 8
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 6 "Menu"
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 New York University
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 11 The Other Woman Catering Receipts
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Photographs and Letters
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Russia 1 of 2
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Russia 2 of 2
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 15 School 1 of 2
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 16 School 2 of 2
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Thai Cooking School and Thai Culture Programme
undated

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