Collection ID: LMC 2413
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Adams, Marcia, 1935-2011
Abstract:
The Adams, M. mss., 1954-2005, consists of the papers and correspondence of culinary author Marcia Adams, 1935-2011, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Extent:
15 boxes
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Adams, M. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Marcia Adams, 1935-2011, was a culinary author from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She published several cookbooks, including "Cooking from Quilt Country: Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Kitchens" (1988), "Heartland: The Best of the Old and the New from Midwest Kitchens" (1991), "Marcia Adams' Heirloom Recipes: Yesterday's Favorites, Tomorrow's Treasures" (1994), and "Recipes Remembered." She also hosted PBS television series "Amish Cooking From Quilty Country" and "Marcia Adams' Kitchen." Marcia Adams died in 2011 at the age of 75.

Scope and Content:

The majority of the collection consists of copies of Marcia Adam's outgoing letters, both personal and professional. There are also appearance or meeting schedules, interfiled chronologically with the correspondence; press kits and other publicity relating to her several cookbooks; a photo album and clippings relating to her television show in Fort Wayne in the late 1960s; and a baby book and other memorabilia, as well as letters from camp and school, of her son Gerard Paul Sicard. The only cookbook manuscript present is the copy-edited New Recipes from Quilt Country (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1997). There is also one folder of unpublished short stories written in the 1970s and probably for family entertainment as they are children's stories. Family photo albums from the 1950s and 60s and scrapbooks dating from the mid-50s through the mid-1990s, complete the collection.

Acquisition information:
Gift: 1997, 1998
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Adams, M. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu