William L. Clements Library

JBLCA Topics guide

The Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive covers many narrower topics within culinary and gastronomic history, and the social history of home life, that may be of interest to the researcher. In some cases, subject access to these topics needs to be picked out and brought together, using both formal subject headings and informal keywords. This guide provides aid in searching for materials in 20 categories of interest.

1) Gardens and gardening (including seed catalogs); raising food at home

“Subjects” field
Nursery stock -- Catalogs
Gardening -- Catalogs
Seeds -- Catalogs
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Gardening.
Vegetable gardening
Kitchen gardens.
Herb gardening
Fruit culture

Keywords in titles or “all fields”
Husbandry
Garden
Gardener

2) Homemaking

“Subjects” field
Home economics

Keywords in titles
Domestic manual
Housekeeper
Housekeeping

Keywords in “all fields”
Household

3) Decorum and etiquette

“Subjects” field
Etiquette
“Conduct of life”

Keywords in titles or “all fields”
Manners
Decorum
Deportment
Conduct

Secondary sources:
A bibliography of etiquette books published in America before 1900.
by Bobbitt, Mary Reed.

Learning how to behave, a historical study of American etiquette books.
By Arthur M. Schlesinger.

4) Immigrant and ethnic voices

“Subjects” field
Cookery, Armenian
Cookery, Cajun
Cookery, Chinese
Cookery, Czech
Cookery, Danish
Cookery, Egyptian
Cookery, French
Cookery, German
Cookery, Greek
Cookery, Italian
Cookery, Lithuanian
Cookery, Norwegian
Cookery, Polish
Cookery, Romanian
Cookery, Russian
Cookery, Tunisian
Cookery, Swedish
Jewish cookery
Jews -- Dietary laws
International cooking

Keywords in “all fields”
African American
Armenian
Chinese
Czech
Danish
European
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
International
Italian
Jewish
Kosher
Lithuanian
Mexican
Multi-ethnic
Norwegian
Polish
Scandinavian
Swedish
Yiddish

5) Children’s cookery

“Subjects” field
Children -- Nutrition
Cookery -- Juvenile literature
School children -- Food

Keywords in titles or “all fields”
Boy, Child, Children, Girl

6) Regional foodways

“Subjects” field
Cooking -- Virginia [or any state name]

Cooking, American -- California style
Cookery, American -- Louisiana style
Cooking, American -- New England style
Cooking, American -- Southern style
Cooking, American -- Southwestern style
Cookery, American -- Western style
Cookery, American -- Midwestern style

Cooking -- Appalachian Region
Cooking -- California style
Cooking -- Connecticut River Valley.
Cooking -- Midwestern style
Cooking -- Middle West
Cooking -- New England
Cooking -- Ozark Mountains Region
Cooking -- Southern States
Cooking -- Western style
Cooking -- West (U.S.)
Cookery, Cajun
Cookery, Creole
Indian cookery
Pueblo cookery

Food habits -- New York. [or any state name]

Food habits -- West (U.S.)
Food habits -- New England
Pueblo Indians -- Food
Indians of North America -- Food -- Southwestern States

Keywords in titles
State names
Buckeye
Midwest
Southwest
Northwest
Northeast

Keywords in “all fields”
Regional

7) The cooking school movement

“Subjects” field
Cooking -- Study and teaching
Cooking -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Cooking schools

also
Home economics -- Study and teaching
Home economics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Food -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

Keywords in titles
Study
Class
Classes
School
Lesson
Text book
Text-book
Domestic science
Household science
Course

8) The “great ladies” of 19th century American cookery

“Author” field
Randolph, Mary, [1762-1828]
Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879
Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880
Harland, Marion, 1830-1922
Beeton, Mrs., 1836-1865
Corson, Juliet, 1842-1897
Parloa, Maria, 1843-1909
Lincoln, Mary J., 1844-1921 [AKA Mrs. D.A. Lincoln]
Rorer, Sarah Tyson Heston, 1849-1937
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1850-1919
Hill, Janet McKenzie, 1852-1933
Farmer, Fannie Merritt, 1857-1915
Kander, Simon, Mrs., [Kander, Lizzie Black] [b. 1858?]
Herrick, Christine Terhune, 1859-1944
Brown, Cora Lovisa Brackett, 1861-1939
King, Caroline Blanche Campion, 1871- [King, Caroline B.]
Lutes, Della T., b. 1872
Bradley, Alice, 1875-1946
Wallace, Lily Haxworth, [began publishing around 1900?]
Rombauer, Irma von Starkloff, 1877-1962
Frederick, Christine, b. 1883
Brown, Rose Johnston, 1883-1952
Splint, Sarah Field, 1883-1959
Allen, Ida Cogswell Bailey, 1885-1973

9) Health, diet, and vegetarianism

“Subjects” field
Cookery for the sick
Diet
Health
Vegetarianism
Vegetarian cookery
Graham, Sylvester, 1794-1851
Medicine, Popular
High-fiber diet
Reducing diets
Nutrition.
Sanatoriums
Digestion

Patent medicines [sometimes associated]

Temperance. [sometimes associated. For example, The Vegetarian Cook Book by Edward E. Howe has a temperance argument for vegetarianism]

Keywords in titles
Healthy
Healthful
Regimen
Physical culture
Digestion
Dietary
Dietaries
Disease
Wholesome
Nutrients
Sanitarium
Scientific eating

Keywords in “all fields”
Graham
Grahamite
Family physician
Dyspepsia
Dyspeptic
Invalid
Convalescent
Vigor
Strength
Nostrums
Medical
Battle Creek
Ralston
Kellogg
C.W. Post

10) Bakers and baking

“Subjects” field
Baking [very broad, will bring in many general cookbooks, so it is also advisable to search on something in the title]

Keywords in titles or “all fields”
Baking
Baker’s
Bakery
Bakeries
Confectionary
Confectioner
Confectionery
Cookies
Pastry
Cake
Bread
Baked goods

11) Food and the media

Keywords in “all fields”
Radio
Television
Broadcast
Hollywood
Broadway

12) Charitable cookbooks

“Subjects” field
Charity cookbooks

Keywords in titles
Aid society
Auxiliary
Church
Congregation
Association
Club

13) Appliances and equipment

“Subjects” field
Cooking -- Equipment and supplies
Kitchen appliances

Keywords in titles or “all fields”
Stove
Stoves
Ovens
Ice box
Icebox
Refrigerator

14) Chefs, restaurants, hotels, and menus

“Subjects” field
Hotel
Restaurant
Taverns
Menus [menus are found in many other kinds of works, best to combine with one of the other Keywords]

Keywords in titles
Hotel
Restaurant
Lunch room
Inn
Bar

Keywords in “all fields”
Bills of fare
Service
Dining room
Table service

15) Industrialization of food production

“Subjects” field
Industry
Company

Keywords in “all fields”
Manufacture
Production

Much material on this subject will also be found in the culinary ephemera

16) The history of food advertising

Keywords in titles
Culinary ephemera

17) War cookery—at home and at the front

Keywords in “subjects” field
Military
War
"Cookery, Military "

Keywords in “all fields”
Soldier
Ration
Rationing
“Victory Garden”

18) Beverages including wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea, and chocolate

“Subjects” field

Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States
Beer
Brandy
Brewing industry
Champagne (Wine)
Cider
Cocktails
Cookery (Beer)
Cookery (Liquors)
Cookery (Wine)
Distillation
Distilleries
Distilling industries
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Fermentation
Fortified wines
Gin
Liquors
Madeira wine
Port wine
Port wine industry
Rum
Sherry
Sparkling wines
Viticulture
Whiskey
Wine and wine making
Wine industry
Wine lists
Wine service
Wine tasting

Carbonated beverages
Cocoa
Coffee
Tea
Soda fountains
Soda industry

Keywords in “all fields”
Beverage
Alcohol
Wine
Beer
Cider
Brewing
Coffee
Tea
Cocoa
Carbonated
Soda water
Soda-water

19) Markets, grocers, and purveyors

Keywords in “Subjects” field
Markets
Grocery trade

Keywords in titles or “All fields”
Market
Grocer
Grocery

20) Gastronomy

“Subjects” field
Gastronomy.

Keywords in titles
Gastronomic
Cuisine
Epicure
Epicurean
Luxurious
Feasting
Delicate

Keywords in “all fields”
Gastronomy