Kitchen Explorer I Cookbook

Collection ID:
Redstone Officers Wives Club
bulk 1950s
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a cookbook produced by the Redstone Officers Wives Club entitled, Kitchen Explorer I. The cookbook, measures approximately 8.5 by 6 inches, has a plastic spiral binding, and contains approximately 135 pages. In addition to recipes provided by the women of the Club, there is a chapter called "Missile Men" which features recipes submitted by various personnel at Redstone Arsenal including Wernher von Braun and John Medaris. The cookbook has hand-drawn illustrations throughout and the cover features a drawing of a woman at a table watching a spacecraft flying above.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Redstone Arsenal was home to the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, with John Bruce Medaris as Commanding General, beginning in 1956. Dr. Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun and his rocket team were already working at Redstone Arsenal (since 1950) as part of the Paperclip Project (Operation Paperclip). Redstone Arsenal boasted over 1,600 highly trained and technologically up-to-date personnel, many of whom held advanced degrees. The Redstone Missile, Jupiter Missile, Nike-Zeus Surface-to-Air Missile, and the Pershing Missile were all developed at Redstone Arsenal, as well and the United States' first satellite, Explorer 1 (RTV 8 and 9).

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Marcus Peacock, Gift, 2014

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Kitchen Explorer I Cookbook, Accession 2014-0045, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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