Szathmary Culinary Manuscripts
Scope and Contents
The first series in this collection is cookery manuscripts. The inventory for the manuscripts was originally compiled by Chef Louis Szathmary and his assistants and is offered here to preserve Szathmary's distinctive voice as well as indications of his interest in each item. Descriptions of similar materials acquired by the University of Iowa Libraries after Szathmary's original gift have been added to the inventory and are noted. Clippings are included after the Algren series. Szathmary wrote a column called "Louis Szathmary on Life" and edited a column called "Table Talk" for Inside Lincoln Park and he also wrote a column called "Chef Louis" for the Chicago Sunday Times. These columns for the years 1987-- 1988 are here, as well as various articles about Szathmary that appeared in diverse publications. Appraisal documents for the entire Szathmary collection are found in a separate series following the culinary manuscripts. Note: This collection is not shelved in MsC numerical sequence but rather is located on the east wall of the room in which the Szathmary Culinary Arts Collection has been placed.
- Szathmary, Louis (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
10.50 linear feet
Language of Materials
Among the more than 20,000 items in Chef Szathmary's culinary arts collection are just over 100 German, Czech, Irish, English and American manuscript recipe books. There is also a group of manuscripts related to food from the Chicago writer Nelson Algren.
Method of Acquisition
This collection was donated to the University Libraries by Chef Louis Szathmary.
Existence and Location of Originals
Szathmary Culinary Manuscripts and Cookbooks (Iowa Digital Library)
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Old finding aid
- Recipe Pamphlets in the Chef Louis Szathmáry Collection of Culinary Arts A-D
- Szathmary Recipe Pamphlet Digital Collection
- Iowa Digital Library presents: Szathmary Culinary Manuscripts and Cookbooks
- Szathmary Culinary Manuscripts and Cookbooks
- Culinary Arts Museum of Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI)
- Ted Rehder Papers