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COLLECTION Identifier: A/F939

Cookbook of Marie Annie Rice Frost, 1926


Handwritten cookbook of Marie Annie Rice Frost.


  • Creation: 1926

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Marie Annie Rice Frost 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.


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The collection consists of a handwritten cookbook kept by Marie Annie Frost. Most of the recipes are from the Gold Medal Flour Radio Cooking School (also known as the Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air); some recipes clipped from newspapers are pasted into the cookbook and one page appears to include notes from a women's club meetings. Two letters from "Betty Crocker" to cooking school students are also included. In addition to providing recipes, the radio program offered advice and guidance on entertaining and on leading a well rounded life. Frost noted in the cookbook that "Bettie advises all to have afternoon teas--people can be more free + talk better if they can be eating". The cookbook also includes notes Frost took on entertaining, including for a Valentine's Day party, as well as Crocker's advice to "Be a home maker instead of housekeeper[.] One must do some outside work and not grow narrow--it is due to her home to keep in touch with the outside world[.]"


Marie Annie Rice was born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, on November 6, 1851, the daughter of Dexter and Mary Anne (Adams) Rice. Through her mother, she was a descendant of Henry Adams, one of the earliest British colonists to settle in Massachusetts. She married George Gilman Frost in 1880 and had two children, George and Mildred. George Gilman Frost worked in a variety of fields; he was employed by the Remington Typewriter Company and also worked in advertising and as an accountant. Marie Annie Rice Frost died in 1927.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2007-M178

The cookbook of Marie Annie Rice Frost was acquired from A Gatherin' on September 6, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2007

By: Anne Engelhart.

Updated and additional description added: June 2020

By: Susan Earle.

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 the Radcliffe Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

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