October 15, 2019

New Report: “Early American Cookbooks: Creating and Analyzing a Digital Collection Using the HathiTrust Research Center Portal”

The following report and digital collections were written/curated by Gioia Stevens from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Title

Early American Cookbooks: Creating and Analyzing a Digital Collection Using the HathiTrust Research Center Portal

Authors

Gioia Stevens
The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Source

CUNY Academic Works (IR)
(Capstone Project)

Abstract

The Early American Cookbooks project is a carefully curated online collection of 1450 cookbooks published in the United States between 1800 and 1920. The purposes of the project are to create a freely available, searchable online collection of early American cookbooks, to offer an overview of the scope and contents of the collection, and to use digital humanities tools to explore trends and patterns in the metadata and the full text of the collection. The project has two basic components: a collection of 1450 full-text titles on HathiTrust and a website site to present a guide to the collection and the results of the digital humanities analysis.

Direct to Full Text Report (43 pages; PDF)

Resources

Early American Cookbooks collection
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=1934413200

Early American Cookbooks website
https://wp.nyu.edu/early_american_cookbooks/

Archived online component
https://archive-it.org/collections/4848

early-american-cookbooks-20170106220944.warc.gz
Archived website as a WARC file, created using webrecorder.io
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