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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: MS Am 3289

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library Hashish Cookbook collection

Contains a copy of The Hashish Cookbook by Panama Rose, as well as the metal plates and other materials related to the printing and publication of the book.


  • 1966-1967


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


0.4 linear feet (1 box)

Contains a copy of The Hashish Cookbook and materials relating to its printing and publication. This includes metal plates, proofs and mock-ups, original drawings, and typed recipes.

Biographical / Historical

The Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library is the world’s largest private collection of material on altered states of mind. The collection was formed by Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr. (1957–2009), an investment advisor who resigned his business interests to devote himself to collecting.

Though Ira Cohen was once assumed to be Panama Rose, it is now thought that Panama Rose is the pseudonym for Cohen's then-girlfriend, Rosalind, who made the drawings for and was the author of The Hashish Cookbook. Cohen published the book under his Gnaoua Press imprint in New York in 1966; 10,000 copies sold in six weeks.


Collection has been minimally processed. Materials have not been arranged.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2012M-59. Deposited by Julio Mario Santo Domingo III; received: 2012 April. Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2019.
Link to catalog


Santo Domingo, Julio Mario, collector. Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library Hashish Cookbook collection, 1966-1967 (MS Am 3289): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 April 16
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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