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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B8773

Notebook of Doris Brown, ca. 1922


Notebook of home economics class notes and recipes of Doris Brown Palmer.


  • 1922

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by 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

The collection consists of one notebook from what appears to be a home economics class taken while Brown was in eighth grade. Initial entries in the volume include kitchen and classroom cleaning instructions, measurement abbreviations and equivalencies, and food classifications. Later entries consist of recipes for sauces, vegetables, soups, desserts, and candies.


Doris Madeline Brown Palmer was born to Percy and Laura Brown in 1908 in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her parents were from Nova Scotia and her father was a rate clerk. At some point the family relocated to Medford, Massachusetts, where she later graduated from Medford High School. She was married to Foster McCrum Palmer, originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She died in 1981 in Newton, Massachusetts, and was buried in Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2002-M8

The notebook of Doris Brown Palmer was given to the Schlesinger Library by her husband, Foster McCrum Palmer, in January 2002.

Processing Information

Processed: January 2002

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: July 2020

By: Mark Vassar

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 Elsie Rodd Fund in the Schlesinger Library

Repository Details

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