Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker culinary ephemera collection
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.
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.
60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
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.
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- Finding Aid for the Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker culinary ephemera collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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