[Sca-cooks] Cookbook Collection Going to Penn...a question...

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Aug 20 17:26:52 PDT 2008

As usual with any University Special Collection, write or call and ask
about the collection and seeing it in person. (It may be unavailable while
being catalogued for instance.) Special collections as a general rule 
have special
policies and special hours and many restrictions.
Some libraries will let you in and show you everything. Others like the
Folger Shakespeare Library make you jump through hoops and then jump
even higher. You make an appointment there weeks or months in advance 
and provide
all the reasons why only that collection will do. having been ok'ed,
imagine standing before the desk at Folger while they call your academic 
and have your references describe you so they know that you are who you 
say you are.
This is also after they had already asked for and were holding your 
passport and driver's license.
And in order to answer the next question, yes, I passed and was allowed 
to use the collection.


Etain1263 at aol.com wrote:
> Are all of these cookbooks and manuscripts available to the public to study  
> or read?   Or are they "on exhibit" only?
> Etain

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