Online Resources

Most of these resources are available for free to the general public. Some require off-site viewers to enter a Harvard ID, as noted.

Catharine Esther Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, 1841; this revised edition, 1843.

Abby Fisher, What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking: Soups, Pickles, Preserves, etc., was published in San Francisco by the Women’s Co-operative Printing Office in 1881. It was the African-American cookbook published in America.

Ad* Access: John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History  presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Operated by Duke University, Ad* Access provides images from the J Walter Thompson Ad Agency.

Ellen Richards and Alpheus Woodman, Air, Water and Food from a Sanitary Standpoint, 1901 

Bittersweet Notes: Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food is an open source research project created by scholar Carla D. Martin. She invites you to join her as she explores the story of chocolate and the life stories of those involved with chocolate at its many stages of production and consumption.

Bon Appetit,  an American food and entertaining magazine, was launched by M. Frank Jones in Kansas City in 1956. It is published monthly.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution, Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1898.

Ellen Richards, The Chemistry of Cooking and Cleaning, 1882

Chicago Manual of Style: quick reference to citationsThis except from the Chicago Manual of Style provides a quick reference to the method of citation used by historians. This is the method we’re using for the final research paper.  Remember, the full CMS is available via Electronic Resources accessible on the Harvard Library main page. (requires Harvard ID).

Christine Frederick, The New Housekeeping: Efficiency Studies in Home Management, 1913 was originally published in LHJ, Sept. – Dec., 1912.

Consuming Cultures: investigating advertising, swimsuits, food & sexuality in America is a research project exploring the history of swimwear, swimming, and advertising in America.

Food in Time and Place: The American Historical Association Companion to Food History, edited by Paul Freedman, Joyce E. Chaplin, and Ken Albala (2014), delivers an unprecedented review of the state of historical research on food, endorsed by the American Historical Association, providing readers with geographically, chronologically, and topically broad understanding of food cultures–from ancient Mediterranean and medieval societies to France and its domination of haute cuisine (requires Harvard ID).

Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture uses food as an important source of knowledge about different cultures and societies, provoking discussion and encouraging thoughtful reflection on the history, literature, representation, and cultural impact of food.

Ladies’ Home Journal was first published in 1883. It has become one of the leading women’s magazine’s in the United States. This ProQuest resource allows you to search the full text of articles (requires Harvard ID).

The Library of Congress  is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Michael Pollan has, for the past twenty-five years, been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.

Miss Parloa’s New Cook BookBoston: Estes and Lauriat, 1881.

Vintage ad browser  provides 100,000+ vintage advertisements to explore.

Vogue archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names (requires Harvard ID).

One thought on “Online Resources

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *