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Ms. Coll. 1055

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Summary Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Stern, Ilse
circa 1910-1945
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1055
1 volume
Language Note:
Chiefly in German with some English.
A volume of recipes preserved and writte by Ilse Stern from approximately 1910 to 1945
Cite as:
Ilse Stern Kochbuch, circa 1910-1945, Ms. Coll. 1055, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A volume of recipes preserved and written by Ilse Stern, from approximately 1910 to 1945. The recipes are written chiefly in cursive German in a preprinted ruled book with "Kochbuch" stamped in gold letters on the front cover. There are printed section tabs for each recipe category, such as potato dishes (Kartoffel-speisen) and Salads (Salate). Some preprinted tabs have been covered over with Stern's typed labels. The typed labels are for Cakes (Kuchen), confectioneries and cookies (Konfekt), and sweetened warm or cold dishes (Süss-speisen), each of these categories has been assigned two tabs. At the end of each section and at the end of the volume are recipes written in English in a different hand. These recipes are usually attributed to family members. Various recipes (Vershiedenes) is the last printed tab in the volume containing Jewish recipes including matzo balls, apple cake, and carrot slaw. Some recipe categories are blank. There is one clipping of a recipe laid in the volume. Stern is probably the daughter of the unnamed author of Ms. Coll. 1054, University of Pennsylvania (see Ms. Coll. 1054).

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Schoen Books (Deerfield, Massachusetts), 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See Ms. Coll. 1054, German Jewish cookbook.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Cookbooks
  • Recipes
  • Cooking
  • Cooking, German
  • Jewish cooking
  • Manuscripts, German--20th century

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Collection Inventory


Kochbuch, circa 1910-1945.