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Scope and Contents

From the Collection: 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 and south walls of the room in which the Szathmary Culinary Arts Collection has been placed.


  • Creation: 1600-1963
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1700-1899


From the Collection: 10.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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