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COLLECTION Identifier: A/M9781

Cookbook of Mary Belluche Murphy, 1955-1965


Mary Belluche Murphy's cookbook with typed recipes.


  • 1955-1965


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Belluche Murphy 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 one cookbook (with a comb binding) containing typed recipes for entrees, side dishes, and desserts, probably 1955-1965. A few handwritten recipes are also included.


Mary Belluche Murphy was born in 1912 to Alfred G. and Mary Kirsch Belluche. She grew up in and around Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Alfred Belluche was a foreman at a bindery. She married Leo Murphy in 1936, and they lived in Brookline, and later Saugus, Massachusetts. Mary Murphy worked at a print shop in Brookline where, during her lunch hours, she typed up her recipes and had them bound. According to her son Lawrence, Mary was fond of television programs sponsored by Kraft and other food manufacturers. Mary Murphy died in Saugus in 1972.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2017-M95

The cookbook of Mary Belluche Murphy was given to the Schlesinger Library by her son, Lawrence Murphy, in June 2017.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2017

By: Anne Engelhart.

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.

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Repository Details

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