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Guide to the James Beard Papers MSS.263

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Ashley Todd

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 21, 2022
Description is in English.

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials relating to James Beard's professional career as a chef, food writer and cooking instructor, as well as some materials relating to his personal life. Materials include drafts of manuscripts and articles, galley proofs, scripts for television shows, correspondence, date books, itinerary, recipes, cooking lessons, photographs, printed material, clippings and media.

The collection is arranged into 12 series:

Series I: Manuscripts
Series II:Assorted Writing
Series III:Recurring Television Shows and Columns
Series IV: Correspondence
Series V:Personal
Series VI: Recipes
Series VII:Events
Series VIII: Printed Material
Series IX:Clippings
Series X:Miscellaneous
Series XI: Photographs
Series XII: Media


This collection is arranged into thirteen series:

Although the collection was partially processed when it arrived at Fales, there was little original order, and no order that could be definitively credited to James Beard. Therefore, some rearrangement was undertaken.

The collection is grouped into twelve series based on type of material. Each series is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically based on the information provided. All original folder titles and arrangements have been maintained. Descriptions are at the folder level.