[Sca-cooks] Cookbook Collection Going to Penn...a question...
kiridono at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 06:36:17 PDT 2008
That's ridiculous! Why have the documents if no one can use them!! I guess
the goal is just to be able to say yu have them!! Sigh.
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 4:03 AM, Huette von Ahrens <ahrenshav at yahoo.com>wrote:
> The Huntington Library is even worse than the Folger. They will only let
> you in if you have two references who are noted experts in their field, have
> PhD's and teach at noted universities give you stellar recommendations, that
> your purpose is to write your doctoral thesis and that no other library in
> the world has the same book. The only reason that I was able to get in was
> because an old library school friend of mine worked there and I was able to
> slip in through the back door, so to speak. Since he is no longer there, I
> will never be able to get in again.
> --- On Wed, 8/20/08, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
> > From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Cookbook Collection Going to Penn...a
> > To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> > Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 5:26 PM
> > 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
> > references
> > 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.
> > Johnnae
> > 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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