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Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker culinary ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 314 large

Scope and Contents

The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker culinary ephemera collection contains thousands of food and cookery related publications produced primarily by companies in the United States from the late nineteenth century up to the present. The collection provides a rich resource to study the evolution and history of advertising, food products, individual companies, technology, food preparation, and food production. It was organized, described, and donated in 2005 by Shirley Brocker Sliker, who continues to add items to the collection.

Dates

  • 1850-2010

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Culinary ephemera are items designed to be fleeting. They provided a means of advertising products to housewives and chefs. The collection has advertising pamphlets and food boards that promote various food products, household appliances, kitchen equipment, and food-related products.

Extent

60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The items are filed alphabetically by brand name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donations from Shirley Sliker in 2005. Donations continue to be added from Shirley Sliker and others. Items are also purchased with funds provided by the Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Library Endowment.

Varying Form of Title

Sliker collection.

Varying Form of TItle

Little Cookbooks

Title
Finding Aid for the Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker culinary ephemera collection
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Author
Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

Contact:
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA