Culinary: Archives and Research Institutions

This category highlights the culinary history sources housed in New Orleans archives and research libraries. The New Orleans Culinary History Group is based out of the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Nadine Vorhoff Library; the research group’s greatest accomplishment to date, the annotated New Orleans Cookbook Bibliography, is a highlight of this online collection. Over the last several years of work, the group’s research work has generated a number of useful finding aids and other materials, all of which are available through the Nadine Vorhoff Library. A recently completed finding aid for materials offered by the Louisiana State Museum, Louisiana Historical Center, is another featured element.

Historic New Orleans Collection

Laudeman, Susan. “A Preliminary Report on the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) Project, A Dollop of History in Every Bite, 2005-2007”. HNOC, 2007.
Laudeman, Susan R, and Historic New Orleans Collection. Elegant Entertaining Along St. Charles Avenue: Authentic Menus and 1890’s Recipes from the Garden District of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA: Historic New Orleans Collection, 1994.
Laussat, Pierre-Clément de. Memoirs of My Life to My Son During the Years 1803 and After, Which I Spent in Public Service in Louisiana as Commissioner of the French Government for the Retrocession to France of That Colony and for Its Transfer to the United States. Historic New Orleans Collection Monograph Series. Baton Rouge, LA: Published for the Historic New Orleans Collection by the Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
McCaffrey, Kevin. We Live to Eat: New Orleans’ Love Affair with Food. Video, Documentary. ePrime Productions, 2007.
Patout, Gerald. “THNOC – Culinary History Bibliography”, n.d.
“THNOC – A Dollop of History in Every Bite, Culinary History Project”, n.d.
“THNOC – Online Search Using Themes”, n.d.
“THNOC -Online Search Using Terms”, n.d.
“THNOC » What’s Cooking in New Orleans?: Culinary Traditions of the Crescent City”, n.d.

Internet Archive

Bureau of Education. Special Report by the Bureau of Education. Educational Exhibits and Conventions at the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, 1884-’85. United States Office of Education, n.d.
Soards Guide Book Illustrated, and Street Guide of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA: L. Soards, 1885.

Library of Congress

Jefferson, Martha. “Holograph Manuscript Notebook, 1772-1782”, n.d. Library of Congress.

LOUISiana Digital Library

“LOUISiana Digital Library”, n.d.

Louisiana State Museum, Lousiana Historical Center

Hanger, Kimberly. “Leisure, Recreation, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture in Louisiana.” In A Medley of Cultures: Louisiana History at the Cabildo, edited by Karen Leathem. New Orleans, LA: Louisiana State Museum Foundation, 1996.
Louisiana State Museum. “Freshly Brewed: The Coffee Trade and the Port of New Orleans”, n.d.
“Manuscript Collection, Louisiana Colonial Judicial Records and General Manuscript Collection”, n.d.

LSU (including Special Collections)

Fontenot, Sharon Mitchell. “Food Customs in a Louisiana French Parish”, 1980.
Fournet, Estelle. “A Comparison of Food Habits in Non-French and French Louisiana”, 1939.
LePage du Pratz, Antoine Simon. History of Louisiana. Reprint. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and Louisiana State University Press, 1774.
“Louisiana State University Department of Animal Sciences.” Louisiana State University Department of Animal Sciences, n.d. /en/our_offices/departments/Animal_Science/.
“LSU Libraries, Collections, Subject Guides to Manuscripts in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections”, n.d.
“LSU Libraries, Special Collections Finding Aids Online”, n.d.
“Sugar at LSU”, n.d.
Wicker, Karen M. “The Development of the Louisiana Oyster Industry in the 19th Century”, 1980.

New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana Division

“Department of Public Markets Miscellaneous Files”, n.d.
“French Market Corporation Records”, n.d.
“Louisiana Photograph Collection”, n.d.
“Louisiana Photograph Collection–Recent Additions”, n.d.
“Menu Collection and Restaurant Memorabilia”, n.d.
“New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage Control Board: An Inventory of Its Records at the City Archives, New Orleans Public Library”, n.d.
“New Orleans Health Department Records”, n.d.
“Rare Vertical File Index Louisiana Division, New Orleans Public Library”, n.d.
“Search: New Orleans Public Library Website”, n.d.
“Vertical File Index Louisiana Division, New Orleans Public Library”, n.d.

Tulane University (Special Collections, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Nadine Vorhoff Library)

Baudier, Roger. “Joseph Roger Baudier Papers, 1935-1961”, n.d.
———. “New Orleans Master Bakers Protective Association, 1892-1952, Together with a General Review of Origin and Development of the Baking Industry in Old New Orleans, 1722-1892”, n.d. Tulane University Special Collections.
“Cookbook and Culinary History Collection”, n.d. Tulane University Special Collections, Nadine Vorhoff Library.
“Elise Landauer Meyer Papers, 1964 | Louisiana Research Collection”, n.d.
“Hermann Bacher Deutsch Papers, 1827-1970 | Louisiana Research Collection”, n.d.
Kaltwasser, Jennifer. “The Cookbook as an Indicator of Social History: New Orleans Louisiana, C. 1960-1970”. Newcomb College, Tulane University, 1998.
“Landmarks of Louisiana Cuisine: Cookbooks of Lena Richard and Mary Land”, New Orleans, LA, November 2001.
Larson, Susan. “The Pursuit of Pleasure and Perfection.” Louisiana Cultural Vistas, no. Winter 2010-2011. Http:// (n.d.): 70–77.
Leathem, Karen Trahan. “Three Women and Their Restaurants: Elizabeth Bégué, Marie Esparbé, and Corinne Dunbar: An Exhibition Guide.” New Orleans, 2000.
Lena Richard and Mary Land. Two Women and Their Cookbooks: Lena Richard and Mary Land: An Exhibition Guide. New Orleans, 2001. Newcomb Center for Research on Women.
Logsdon, Joseph. “Ice and Refrigeration in New Orleans”, New Orleans, LA, August 20, 1998.
Miller, Leon. “Ephemera | Louisiana Research Collection | Tulane University”, n.d.
———. “Manuscripts: Culinary History”, n.d.
Nelson, Mary Hutson. “Mary Hutson Nelson Papers”, n.d. Newcomb Center for Research on Women.
“New Orleans Bread, Research Binder, Newcomb Archives”, n.d.
“New Orleans Committee of Subsistence Records, 1862 May-June | Louisiana Research Collection”, n.d.
Nossiter, Sharron Stallworth. “Food Supply and Markets in Colonial New Orleans”, n.d.
“Palmer in Conversation at Restaurant Table | Hogan Jazz Archive”, n.d.
Pischl, Dan. “Lee Barnes Collection”, n.d.
Reed, Mary Barton. “Louisiana Cookery: Its History and Development”. Tulane University, n.d.
“Richard H. Collin Collection”, n.d.
“Standard Fruit & Steamship Company Records, 1900-1977 | Louisiana Research Collection”, n.d.
Travis, Mary Ann. “Stovetop Secrets.” Tulanian. New Orleans, LA, March 22, 2007.
Tucker, Susan. “Culinary Collection”, n.d.
Tucker, Susan, M.A. Johnson, Wendy Bruton, and Sharon Stallworth Nossiter. “New Orleans Cookbook Bibliography”, n.d.
“Tulane Libraries: Cookbooks, Books, and Other Publications”, n.d.
“Tulane Special Collections – Culinary History Research Aid”, n.d.
“Tulane University Special Collections Digital Content”, n.d.
“University Archives, Tulane University’s Special Collections”, n.d.

University of New Orleans (Special Collections, Library)

“Carnaval Interamericano (Latino) Collection”, n.d.
“Charles Dennery Co. Collection”, n.d.
“Charles Perrier Collection”, n.d.
“Collections Related to Restaurants and Food”, n.d.
“Food, Subject Guide, Louisiana and Special Collections”, n.d.
“Jax Brewery Collection”, n.d.
“Joseph Macheca Collection”, n.d.
“Marcus Christian Collection, Louisiana & Special Collections, UNO”, n.d.
“New Orleans Restauranteurs Collection”, n.d.
“New Orleans Restaurants Collection”, n.d.
“Southern Food and Beverage Museum Collection of Menus”, n.d.
“Vertical File Index, Louisiana and Special Collections”, n.d.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gutierrez, C. Paige. “Foodways and Cajun Identity”, 1985.

Version: Spring 2012