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May King Bradley Home Economics Cookbook

 Collection — Box: D (Small Collections)
Identifier: UnivRec-154

Scope and Contents

The May King Bradley Home Economics Cookbook contains recipes, tables for conversions of measuring, analyses of food and condiments, and a complete set of manners and rules to be employed at a formal dinner. It includes proper table settings and gives an in-depth look at the art of cooking from scratch.

The front matter of the bound volume reads: "Mae King Bradley was one of the four women students enrolled at East Tennessee State Normal School during its first year of operation. This is a fascimile of a cookbook prepared by Mrs. Bradley for her home economics class. Before a recipe could be accepted for the cookbook, the student had to prepare and serve the dish to the schools faculty for their approval."


  • 1911-1911


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.10 linear feet (2 folders)

Physical Access Requirements

Researchers must use the bound fascimile edition as the original is quite fragile and appears to be missing pages.

Method of Acquisition

May King Bradley donated her cookbook to Sherrod Library in 1974. It was transferred to the University Archives from the Library locked on March 11, 1983.

Processing Information

J. Shelton completed processing the collection in 1986.
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA