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Koshland and Hertzmann Family Manuscript Cookbook Collection

Call Number

MSS.469

Date

1900-1978, inclusive

Creator

Koshland, Berta G.
Hertzmann, Elizabeth K.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box and 1 small card box

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in German with some materials in English.

Abstract

The Koshland and Hertzmann Family Manuscript Cookbook Collection contains materials created by Berta G. Koshland and her daughter Elizabeth K. Hertzmann, two women who were professionally trained in the art of German cooking. The collection, which dates between the early and mid-20th century, contains a box of loose recipes and four bound manuscript cookbooks, as well as an illustrated journal Hertzmann kept while attending high school.

Biographical / Historical

Berta Guggenheimer Koschland trained professionally at the one of Germany's many cooking schools, the M√ľnchner Kochschule (Munich Cooking School), as did her daughter, Elisabeth Regina Koschland. Upon arriving in the United States, Berta Guggenheimer Koschland went by the name Bertha G. Koshland, and her daughter, after marrying in 1939, became Elizabeth K. Hertzmann. Their personal cookbooks and loose recipes were eventually handed down to Peter Hertzmann, Elizabeth Hertzmann's son.

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. Materials remain in the order in which they were received from the donor.

Content Description

The Koshland and Hertzmann Family Manuscript Cookbook Collection, which dates between the early and mid-20th century, contains four bound manuscript cookbooks with handwritten recipes, notes, and inserts by Elizabeth K. Hertzmann, her mother Berta G. Koschland, or in some cases, both women. One of the four books specifically relates to Koschland's studies at the M√ľnchner Kochschule between 1900 and 1905. In addition to the cookbooks, the collection also contains an early, illustrated journal kept by Hertzmann while in high school, as well as a box of loose recipes. This collection documents quotidian German cooking during this time period, and Germany's influence on American cuisine.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Koshland and Hertzmann Family Manuscript Cookbook Collection; MSS 469; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Peter Hertzmann in July 2016. The accession number associated with this gift is 2017.003.

Collection processed by

Andrea Kutsenkow

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:02:33 -0400.
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Language: Finding aid written in English

Processing Information

At the time of accessioning, materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and two archival boxes. Materials were also described at the collection level, and an item-level inventory was created. No other arrangement, description, or physical interventions have taken place.

Repository

Fales Library and Special Collections
Fales Library and Special Collections
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012