Guide to the Food Preservation and Home Canning Literature, 1883-1980
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1061
Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Green, Mary E.
Extractive Industries, Division of.
Dates:
1883-1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 Cubic feet
6 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Repository:
Over a period of approximately 25 years, Dr. Mary Eloise Green of Ohio State University collected a wide variety of materials pertaining to food preservation and home canning techniques. She acquired associated pamphlets, manuals, and recipe booklets from companies as well as governmental agencies.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains printed materials on various aspects of food preservation, which includes canning, pickling, freezing, and other methods. Recipe books, instruction manuals, posters, brochures and pamphlets issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by manufacturers of food products, and by manufacturers of canning and preserving products and devices; also newsletters published by bottle and jar collecting hobby groups. A large percentage of the publications in the collection were published during World War II, and relate to preserving food to ensure an adequate food supply during the war years.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into four series.
Series 1, Product Literature, 1880s-1970s
Series 2, Price Guides, 1970-1977
Series 3, General Publications, 1934-1980
Series 4, Posters, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Mary E. Green, a professor in the Food and Nutrition Division of the School of Economics at Ohio State University, studied and collected documentation and artifacts pertaining to the home preservation of food.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Robert Ageton (volunteer) and Beatrice Kelly (intern), 2009; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.
Separated Materials
The Division of Work and Industry holds artifacts related to this collection (Accession #322793) including canning jars and food preservation devices.
Author
Robert Ageton (volunteer) and Beatrice Kelly (intern); supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Mary E. Green on October 1, 1976.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Food Preservation and Home Canning Literature Collection, 1883-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Related Materials
Researchers should also consult the Louisan E. Mamer Rural Electrification Administration Papers, 1927-2002 (AC #862).

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry in 2006.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cookery, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cookbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frozen foods Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canning and preserving Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Food industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Food conservation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Extractive Industries, Division of. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives