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Rose Levy Beranbaum Papers

Call Number



1977-2011, inclusive
; 2006-2009, bulk


Beranbaum, Rose Levy


6 Linear Feet in 4 record cartons, 1 legal-size manuscript box, one shared media box, and 3 oversize flat boxes.
14 Cassettes
1 sound disc (cd)

Language of Materials

English .


Rose Levy Beranbaum is a cookbook author, baker, and graduate of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. This collection consists of manuscript drafts, galleys, and proofs, dated 2006-2009, for her cookbook, Rose's Heavenly Cakes (2010). It also contains cooking ephemera, conference proceedings, and cooking, nutrition, and food publications related to her research and work, dated from the 1970s to 2011.

Biographical / Historical

Rose Levy Beranbaum is a cookbook author, baker, and graduate of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She has published ten books and won three James Beard Awards: for her first book The Cake Bible in both Baking and Desserts, and Book of the Year, 1989; and for Rose's Christmas Cookies, Baking and Desserts, 1991.

She ran a cooking school out of her New York City apartment for ten years and has more than 150 videos on YouTube. She was a consultant for Proctor and Gamble and taped 13 episodes of "Baking Magic with Rose Levy Beranbaum", which began in 2004 on PBS and ran for three years.

Beranbaum has contributed to several national publications, including Food Arts Magazine, where "Rose's Sugar Bible" received the Association of Food Journalists Award for the Best Food Feature in a Magazine, and The Jacob's Creek World Food Award for Best Food Article.

She currently is an instructor for Craftsy through her online baking classes and maintains a blog,, launched in 2005.


Book manuscript versions are arranged sequentially, retaining the creator's original order according to version names and numbers. Cooking ephemera, conference proceedings, publications, and audiocassettes follow the manuscripts.

Scope and Contents

The Rose Levy Beranbaum Papers consist of manuscript drafts, galleys, and proofs, dated 2006-2009, for Beranbaum's cookbook, Rose's Heavenly Cakes (2010). The collection also contains some cooking ephemera, conference proceedings, cooking and nutrition reports, pamphlets, and flyers related to Beranbaum's research and work from 1986 to 2011, plus 14 audio recordings on various cooking techniques from the 1970s.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy for materials in this collection were not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Rose Levy Beranbaum Papers; MSS 285; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Location of Materials

Some materials are stored offsite, and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Accession numbers associated with this donation are 2010.285, 2011.285, 2012.285, 2013.285.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact The Fales Library & Special Collections ( with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Collection processed by

Jacqueline Rider

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:02:35 -0400.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Processing Information

Materials were rehoused in archival folders and boxes. Audio recordings were separated and rehoused in archival cases.


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