[Sca-cooks] Cookbook Collection Going to Penn...a question...
selene at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 22 07:49:41 PDT 2008
We may be able to get in if we need to, via connections in the Culinary
Historians of Southern California. However, this attitude on the part
of the Huntington is part of the reason why I intend to will my
collection to the Los Angeles Public Library instead. The after-effects
of great fire at the Central Library of 1986 are still being felt, and
one of the collections that went up was their cookbooks.
Selene, CHSC board member
Huette von Ahrens 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.
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