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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.


  • 1920-1959


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

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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