Guide to the Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook, 1942-1947
Dimmick was a homemaker in Jefferson, Massachusetts. Scrapbook featuring clippings, recipes, check stubs, letters, telegrams, and other material documenting Dimmick's winnings in recipe and music trivia contests.
- Collection Number
- Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook
- Dimmick, Lillian
- 0.2 Linear Feet, 1 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Scrapbook (07/049; 48 pp.) created by Lillian Dimmick features newspaper clippings, recipes, check stubs, letters, telegrams, and other material documenting her winnings in recipe and music trivia contests sponsored by local news media. Dimmick entered many of the recipe contests using the name "Cousin Michelina." Some war-time recipes feature meat substitutes and other rationed food saving techniques. Prizes included money and theater tickets. In 1946, Dimmick entered a contest sponsored by Robin Hood Flour and won a Frigidaire refrigerator. The scrapbook also contains a photograph of her son Howard with a poem she wrote for him, as well as a radio play entitled, "The Wishing Well." Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
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Lillian Dimmick was a homemaker in Jefferson, Massachusetts.
- Cooking, American
- Contests -- United States
- Dimmick, Lillian
- Frigidaire Corporation
- Homemakers -- United States
- Housewives -- United States
- John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
- Prize contests in advertising
- Robin Hood Flour Mills
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States
- Women -- Massachusetts
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
[Identification of item], Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2007.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011
Accession 2007-049 is described in this finding aid.