The exhibit To Keep a Home: Advice to Women on the Domestic Arts, 1870-1960 was on display on both UNE campuses in 2015 and 2016. The exhibit consisted of materials pulled from MWWC periodicals, the book collection, and numerous manuscript collections. Included in the physical exhibit were the personal recipe books of Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat and Elizabeth Coatsworth, along with Marie Donahue's Gold Medal Flour cookbook. Only a portion of the materials in the exhibit have been digitized.
These files are a very small portion of the exhibit. To see all the files, visit the full exhibit page here.
Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England
Quotes used in the exhibit: To Keep a Home: Advice to Women on the Domestic Arts, 1870-1960.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Pages 4-9 of A Book of Dorcas Dishes: Family Recipes Contributed by the Dorcas Society of Hollis and Buxton. Inlcudes The Praise and Properties of a Good Wife and part of the Introduction.
Several pages (2-3, 16, 57, 58) of The Economist, a Practical, Common Sense Book Containing Tested and Proved Recipes, containing advertisements, recipes and "How to Cook Husbands."
S. Annie Frost
Pages 426-429 of The Godey's Lady's Book of Receipt and Household Hints: Culinary Couplets and Proportionate Weights and Measures.