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Identifier: NJ003

New Jersey Cookbook Collection


  • Majority of material found within 1859-2014 ( 1930-2002)


The New Jersey Collection includes a significant body of New Jersey cookbooks written and compiled by various local and regional groups active throughout the state during the twentieth century, with post-World War II publications constituting its most active area of development.


58 Cubic Feet (58 records center cartons)

Physical Location

Stored offsite: Advance notice required to consult these records.

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The items in the finding aid for the New Jersey Cookbooks Collection are arranged by place of publication.

Related Items

Bower, Anne L., ed. Recipes for Reading: Community Cookbooks, Stories, Histories. Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, circa 1997.

Brown, Eleanor and Brown, Bob. Culinary Americana: Cookbooks Published in the Cities and Towns of the United States of America During the Years from 1860 through 1960. Forward by Clifton Fadiman. New York: Roving Eye Press, circa 1961.

Cook, Margaret. "New Jersey's Charitable Cooks: A Checklist of Fund-Raising Cook Books Published in New Jersey (1879-1915)." The Journal of The Rutgers University Library, Vol. xxxv, 1 (Dec. 1971): 15-26.

Additional cataloged cookbooks can be searched for in the Rutgers Library Catalog.

Processing Note

Materials received for processing before January 1998 are cataloged as item-level records in the Library Catalog.

Inventory to the New Jersey Cookbook Collection
Edited Full Draft
RUL Staff
July 2015
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.