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These resources can be found at the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collection & Archives at the Bowdoin College Library in Brunswick, ME.
Maine Charitable Cookbook Collection
This collection contains more than 400 cookbooks created and published by church, community, and other charitable organizations in Maine dating from the 19th century to the present. While the collection is focused primarily on Brunswick and its immediate surroundings, communities throughout the state are represented. The collection is uncataloged and only partially inventoried.
Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery
The Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery is a comprehensive gathering of more than 700 printed American cookery books, dating from the eighteenth through early twentieth century. The strength of the collection is from the Colonial era through 1900, though important works through 1960 are integrated. The collection was assembled by Clifford Apgar and is named after Esta Kramer, who made a generous gift to the College to enable its acquisition in 2015. The collection represents every type and style of American cookbook to emerge between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, which includes: cookbooks for every social and economic level, regional cuisines, quantity cooking, single subject books, cooking with few ingredients, réchauffage or cooking with leftovers, economic cooking, appliance and gadget cookery, foreign cuisines, professional chef books, banqueting, diet books, market guides, seasonal cooking, product promotion cookbooks, military cooking, vegetarianism, children’s cookbooks, and community cookbooks.
Food insecurity resources
SNAP benefits can be used at Farmers' Markets.