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This new exhibit is a celebration of the beginning of the K-State Libraries' world-class Cookery Collection. It documents the first gift of rare cookbooks to the Libraries in 1943 through the present and other Kansas food writers and collectors who have helped build this extraordinary collection.
On display are over 70 rare and special Kansas cookbooks, photographs, and manuscripts that not only tell the story of how the collection developed but how Kansans cook. With over 37,000 volumes dating from 1487 to the present--as well as the personal collections of prominent food writers --K-State's Cookery Collection is the largest collection of its kind held at a public university.
"Kansas Cooks" is on display in Hale Library's 5th Floor Gallery from January 21 through May 16. The exhibit is free and available to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.