Special Collections and University Archives

MANUSCRIPTS ART SUPPLY BOX This art supply box originally belonged to Josephine Crocker Maddrey Alston, a member of the Woman’s College class of 1948. Alston was a Home Economics major while attending WC. WORLD WAR I AMERICAN RED CROSS POSTERS These WWI posters stress the importance of giving to the American Red Cross. The Red […]

by Beth Ann Koelsch Scrapbooks can often be very fragile, especially if the pages themselves are brittle. Many scrapbooks are filled with uncaptioned photographs and other materials such as programs, postcards, clippings, greeting cards, and ticket stubs. The lack of contextual information makes it challenging to understand the “story” of the creator, especially if we […]

RARE BOOKS “Capacity Taste, and Fertile Imagination” We recently purchased a copy of François Menon’s The Art of Modern Cookery Displayed (1767) for our Historical Cookbooks in the Woman’s Collection. This copy is the first edition in English of Menon’s encyclopedic cookbook, translated from the original French Les soupers de la cour (1755). Promoting simple […]