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COLLECTION Identifier: A/C555

Cookbook of Maria Elisabeth Valborg Jørgensen Christiansen, 1925


Handwritten cookbook in Danish created by Maria Elisabeth Valborg Jørgensen Christiansen as part of a cooking course in Copenhagen, Denmark.


  • 1925

Language of Materials

Materials in Danish and English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Maria Elisabeth Valborg Jørgensen Christiansen as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection consists of a handwritten cookbook in Danish created as part of the cooking course Maria Elisabeth Valborg Jørgensen Christiansen took in Copenhagen, Denmark. It also includes a receipt for the class and a letter fragment in English signed "Mother," undated.


Maria Elisabeth Valborg Jørgensen Christiansen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 26, 1902, and died in Brookline, Massachusetts, on January 7, 1997. She took the Mariaforbundets Praktisk-Sociale Kursus in Copenhagen in 1925 to prepare for domestic life and work, prior to emigrating to America, where she met and married Kai Christiansen in Milwaukee. She resided in Rochester, Illinois, for many years, teaching piano, until moving to Attleboro, Massachusetts, and finally to Brookline.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2010-M231

The cookbook of Maria Elisabeth Valborg Jørgensen Christiansen were given by her daughter, Ingrid Christiansen, in October 2010.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2010

By: Anne Engelhart.

Updated and additional description added: July 2020

By: Paula Aloisio.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Radcliffe College Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

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