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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1014

Cookbooks of Denise Khaitman Schorr, 1945-1971


Denise Khaitman Schorr's manuscript cookbooks and collected recipes.


  • 1945-1971

Language of Materials

Materials in French.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Denise Khaitman Schorr 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

The cookbooks of Denise Khaitman Schorr collection consist of three handwritten cookbooks and enclosures (clippings, notes, etc.), collected recipes, Cordon Bleu course schedules, and an English language exercise notebook.


Author of My French Kitchen (1981), Denise Khaitman Schorr was born in Paris to Russian immigrants. She was active in the French Resistance during World War II. Following the war she married an American soldier and moved to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where she catered, taught cooking, wrote cookbooks, and raised five children.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2011-M175

The papers of Denise Khaitman Schorr were given to the Schlesinger Library by her son, Lou Schorr, in September 2011.

Processing Information

Processed: August 2019

By: Johanna Carll

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 Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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