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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1273

Culinary collection of Nadine Lindzen, 1900-2006


Menus, culinary-themed poetry, and other culinary-related materials collected by Nadine Lindzen.


  • Creation: 1900-2006


Language of Materials

Materials in French and English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Materials in the culinary collection of Nadine Lindzen are in the public domain.

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


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

The culinary collection of Nadine Lindzen consists largely of typed, printed, and handwritten menus (some cut into hand-decorated shapes) in French on the occasion of baptisms, First Communions, marriages, and other events, of a variety of people, many from the Hoguet family. Locations are rarely given. Also included is one First Communion photograph from 1912; two 1918 safe conduct passes issued to Claire Eugénie Lacam, possibly the wife of Pierre Lacam who was a renowned pastry chef and bibliophile; and a handwritten volume of culinary-themed poetry transcribed from various sources (probably formerly in the possession of the Lacams).


Nadine Lindzen lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard. During frequent trips to France, she purchases culinary-themed items at flea markets.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 2014-M107, 2015-M181, 2017-M212

The culinary collection of Nadine Lindzen was given to the Schlesinger Library by Nadine Lindzen between July 2014 and December 2017.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2017

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional material added: February 2024

By: Johanna Carll

Portions of this collection were previously cataloged as A/L7547.

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.


Lindzen, Nadine, collector. Culinary collection of Nadine Lindzen, 1900-2006: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

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