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Culinary Memory Exhibit, 2017

 Collection — other: Box 1
Identifier: RB-01-01

Scope and Contents

The Culinary Memory Exhibition Collection consists of fourteen handwritten cards filled by exhibit participants with their personal "culinary memories" during the opening reception in January 28, 2017.


  • Creation: 2017


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws.  Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensitive information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work.  However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for Official University records is held by Kennesaw State University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The exhibition "Culinary Memory" held an opening reception in January 28, 2017 at the Horace Sturgis Library in Kennesaw State University. This exhibit "uses Brillat-Savarin's The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy as a starting point from which to explore the history of the cookbook. It also draws upon Salvador Dali's Les Dîners de Gala cookbook, which uses a very different approach to discuss the pleasures of the table. By organizing both under the themes found in The Physiology of Taste, this exhibition walks visitors through the history of food writing and its relationship to our changing cultural understanding of food and cooking."


0.25 cubic feet (1 half-document box: A-6-A)

Method of Acquisition

Transferred to the Archives from Department of Rare Books on February 2, 2017 (Accession 17-004-rb)

Other Descriptive Information

Historical note was acquired from the exhibit's website. For more information visit: Facebook site

Processing Information

Processed by: Armando Suarez, February 2017

Armando Suarez
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Bentley Rare Book Museum Repository

Horace W. Sturgis Library, G37A-C, G41
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw GA 30144-5591 GKJ