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Archives and Special Collections

Information about The Culinary Institute of America's Archives and Special Collections housed in the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Hyde Park, New York.

About the Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection contains about 1,000 rare books related to culinary history, dating from the 16th century through the 20th century. Most are in English or French.  Authors represented include Athenaeus, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Marie Antonin Carême, Urbain Dubois, Auguste Escoffier, and Pierre Francois La Varenne.

Information on using the Rare Book Collection 

Historical Culinary Books and Pamphlets Online


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