Category Archives: Lupton African American Cookbook Collection

Holiday Cooking

While many of the books at Hoole Library are old and/or rare, some are simply part of a special collection of materials which may include very recent publications. I like to think of them as rare books in training. One … Continue reading

Hoole Library Featured in ARL book and website, Celebrating Research

The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, and specifically the David Walker Lupton African-American Cookbook Collection is featured in the Association of Research Libraries’ book and website, Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.1: American Folklore and the Lupton Cookbook Collection

By: Dr. Stacy Morgan, Associate Professor in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. Interested in reviewing our earlier features? If so, check out Brooke Champagne’s Honors First … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.2: Our Community Roots

By: Emily Tarvin, MA student in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. Read Dr. Morgan’s introduction to his series if you haven’t already. Emily Tarvin, … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.3: Soul Food Cookery

By: Samm Banks, MA student in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. Read the first and second posts of this series if you haven’t already. … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.4: The Muslim Recipe Book

By: Laci Thompson, MA student in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. This post is our final portion of our series dedicated to Dr. Morgan’s … Continue reading

Remembering Isaac Hayes: Cooking with Heart & Soul

The legendary musician and personality Isaac Hayes passed away this week. An accomplished musician, singer, and songwriter, he is probably best remembered for his Oscar-winning song, Theme from Shaft (Hayes was the first African-American Oscar winner for any category outside … Continue reading

The Culinary Arts of Clementine Hunter, Louisiana’s Black “Grandma Moses”

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger Clementine Hunter was born in 1880 “in the lower reaches of the lush Cane River country” of Louisiana (Introduction, 4-5). She grew up working in the cotton fields and pecan groves of different … Continue reading

The David Walker Lupton African American Cookbook Collection — So much more than recipes!

The University of Alabama Libraries holds one of the largest collections of African American cookbooks in the country – some 450 volumes (and growing!) covering the period from 1827, when the first book with recipes by an African American was … Continue reading