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Food and Agriculture Resources in Special Collections: Digital Special Collections

Special Collections online

We have four websites with digitized material on food and cooking:

Feeding America

The 75 most influential American cookbooks from 1798 to 1922. Search by recipe title or ingredient.

Feeding Michigan

A growing collection of Michigan community cookbooks, compiled by churches, synagogues, and charity groups in Michigan towns and cities.

Little Cookbooks

Thousands of recipe booklets, culinary ephemera, and items of food advertising dating back to the 1860s.

What America Ate

America's food history during the Great Depression. With MSU's Department of History, MATRIX, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Cookbooks and food advertising are from Special Collections.

Our newest online resource!