Help us preserve our heritage.

If you have old Iowa menus, brochures, or flyers, a collection of Iowa cookbooks, or your grandmother's handwritten recipe book, please consider donating them to the Iowa State Univerisity, Iowa Cookbook Collection. Old Menus, brochures, and recipes are invaluable for scholars. We will preserve them and make them available to researchers from around the world.


If you have questions concerning the
Iowa Cookbook Collection in the Iowa State University Library, please contact the Special Collections Department
Phone: 515-294-6672

Additional Resources

The following links are to websites of similar collections across the country:

Berkeley: Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

Cookbook Collection- Texas Woman’s University

Cornell University Collection- Not by Bread Alone

Delaware Cooks- University of Delaware

Duke University- Advertising Cookbook Collection

Duke University Collection- Digital Collections

The Ephemera Society of America

Feeding America- Michigan State University

Indiana University- Food and Drink Collections

Siting Julia: Julia Child Centenary Exhibition- Schlesinger Library

Los Angeles Public Library- California Cookery

Los Angeles Public Library- Materials on Food and Drink

Louisiana Collection- Tulane

Michigan State University- Cookery and Food Collection

Schlesinger Culinary Holdings- Radcliffe Institution

Sinclair Jerseyana Cookbooks- Rutgers University

Smithsonian Institute- Key Ingredients

The Cookery Exhibit- Kansas State University

University of California- Culinary Collection