Favorite Recipes Compiled by the Home Economics Senior Class.
Oakland: Mills College, 1016, First edition. Each of the ten sections (salads, vegetables, cakes, etc.) opens with a quote from a Shakespeare play, like “A morsel for a monarch” from Antony and Cleopatra for the entrees section. With a vignette of the Mills College clock tower facing title-page. The last page is blank except for the heading “Additional Recipes.”. Some foxing and dust soiling to wrappers. Quite clean throughout aside fro some minor toning to leaves. A very good copy of a scarce cookbook made by a Mills College home economics class. Original buff paper wrappers titled “White & Gold Recipes” in gold. 4 in. 8 in. 61 pp, Item #17376
An interesting glimpse into the work of home economics program students at Mills College. Students in the program were very active in campus life, and hosted fundraisers for the college in which they sold candy and sandwiches, served Sunday breakfasts, and made dolls. In 1925, home economics students raised nearly four hundred dollars to outfit one of the Mills dorms with a hearth. At that point, the students were members of the California Home Economics Association, which allowed them to attend meetings and lectures hosted by the organization, as well as the annual conventions for both the California and national Home Economics Association branches.
OCLC records only five copies (LAPL, the Huntington, UC San Diego, California Historical Society, and Southern Methodist University). News Letter of the California Home Economics Association (1925), p. 11.