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Guide to the Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook, 1942-1947

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Dimmick, Lillian.
Title
Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook, 1942-1947
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 1 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Lillian Dimmick was a homemaker in Jefferson, Massachusetts.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Lillian Dimmick Scrapbook were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011

Accession 2007-049 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.