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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1874-2005
Creator:
Blank, Fritz, 1942-2014
Extent: 32.8 linear feet (82 boxes)
Chef Fritz Blank (1942 August 25 – 2014 September 9) was a prominent chef, restaurateur, and gastronome during the beginnings of Philadelphia’s second-wave restaurant renaissance in the 1980s. His Victus Populi collection comprises over 3,000 recipe booklets, pamphlets, and cookbooks but constitutes only a small subset of Chef Fritz Blank’s enormous cookbook library that was set apart by its focus on the American consumer and home cook. Blank titled the collection Victus Populi (Latin for “Food of the People”) because he saw these pamphlets as one of the best sources of historical information about purchasing, cooking, and consumption habits of the American public in the 20th century. Many of the items appear to be promotional items or product premiums, often produced using relatively inexpensive materials and, as evidenced by extensive wear-and-tear and the occasional spatter, heavily used in household kitchens.
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Chef Fritz Blank Victus Populi collection
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Blank, Fritz, 1942-2014
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PUSp.Print Coll. 13
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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32.8 linear feet (82 boxes)
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1874-2005
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Chef Fritz Blank (1942 August 25 – 2014 September 9) was a prominent chef, restaurateur, and gastronome during the beginnings of Philadelphia’s second-wave restaurant renaissance in the 1980s. His Victus Populi collection comprises over 3,000 recipe booklets, pamphlets, and cookbooks but constitutes only a small subset of Chef Fritz Blank’s enormous cookbook library that was set apart by its focus on the American consumer and home cook. Blank titled the collection Victus Populi (Latin for “Food of the People”) because he saw these pamphlets as one of the best sources of historical information about purchasing, cooking, and consumption habits of the American public in the 20th century. Many of the items appear to be promotional items or product premiums, often produced using relatively inexpensive materials and, as evidenced by extensive wear-and-tear and the occasional spatter, heavily used in household kitchens.
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Blank, Fritz, 1942-2014
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Booklets Cookbooks Pamphlets Publications (document genre) Recipes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1834-1999
Creator:
Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999
Extent: 10 linear feet (19 boxes)
Georgij Sanji Zagadinow (1925-1999) was a Kalmyk immigrant to Philadelphia who spent much of his life working on a Kalmyk-English dictionary. The materials in this collection include literary and other sources from Soviet Kalmykia, as well as extensive documentation of the Kalmyk communities in the United States. Researchers interested in Inner Asian studies and US immigration history may wish to consult this collection.
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Georgij Sanji Zagadinow collection of Kalmyk materials
creator
Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1318
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (19 boxes)
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1834-1999
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Georgij Sanji Zagadinow (1925-1999) was a Kalmyk immigrant to Philadelphia who spent much of his life working on a Kalmyk-English dictionary. The materials in this collection include literary and other sources from Soviet Kalmykia, as well as extensive documentation of the Kalmyk communities in the United States. Researchers interested in Inner Asian studies and US immigration history may wish to consult this collection.
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Russian
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Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999 Society for the Promotion of Kalmyk Culture.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Dictionaries Minutes (Records) Notes Publications (document genre) Reports Sound recordings
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1889-1965
Creator:
Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Mitchell and Day family papers contain two bound manuscripts, dated between 1889 and 1965, which directly pertain to these prominent Philadelphia families. The first volume is a play written by Langdon Elywn Mitchell, and the second is a family history written by George Valentine Massey II, referencing Kenneth Mackenzie Day and Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell Day as the primary figures of his historical research.
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Mitchell and Day family papers
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Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1221
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1889-1965
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The Mitchell and Day family papers contain two bound manuscripts, dated between 1889 and 1965, which directly pertain to these prominent Philadelphia families. The first volume is a play written by Langdon Elywn Mitchell, and the second is a family history written by George Valentine Massey II, referencing Kenneth Mackenzie Day and Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell Day as the primary figures of his historical research.
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Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935 Day, Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell, 1902-1972 Day, Kenneth Mackenzie, 1901-1958 Massey, George Valentine, II, 1903-1984 Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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Family papers Genealogies (histories) Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Plays (performed works)