Adopt-a-Manuscript

Macaroni Pudding and a Good Cake: Conserving K-State’s Manuscript Cookbook Collection

Recipt Book - Miss Jemima Roberts 1806

Kansas State University Libraries’ Macaroni Pudding and a Good Cake is an ongoing initiative that will enhance international scholarship pertaining to the history of food and medicine, women’s culture, comparative literature and epidemiology. Over 10,000 pages of manuscript cookery books dating from 1650-1896 will ultimately be available in an institutional repository as well as a crowdsourced transcription interface.
 
For now, we are seeking prospective adoptive supporters who will fund the conservation and digitization of select manuscripts. Each semester, we will announce new cookery manuscripts available for adoption.
 
To discuss a donation, please contact:

Keli E. Rylance, Head, Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections
(785) 532-7466
kerylan@k-state.edu