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Jane Adams Recipe and Menu Collection

Identifier: MS-0012

Scope and Contents

Jane Adams collected recipes and menus from hundreds of food manufacturers and locales. The collection has been separated into three sections, the largest being Fliers, Booklets, Cookbooks, and Topical, which is alphabetically filed, and which includes product/company fliers, topical information, and cookbooks by title.  Handwritten Recipes and Cutouts includes handwritten recipes and clippings.  Menus consists of menus, sorted by location of origin.  Most of the items in the collection were printed with no date; the collection appears to cover approximately 1900 through the 1960s.


  • Creation: 1920-1959


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

Jane Adams was wife of SDSU Professor John R. Adams.


8.52 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

I. Fliers, Booklets, Cookbooks, and Topical

II. Handwritten Recipes and Cutouts

III. Menus

Source of Acquisition

John R. Adams

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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