Finding Aid for the Helen Pierce Beyer Cookery Collection, 1950-1978

Processed by Kayla Siegel; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Helen Pierce Beyer Cookery Collection, 1950-1978

Collection number: 1210

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff

Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Kayla Siegel, September 1978
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Helen Pierce Beyer Cookery Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1978
Collection number: 1210
Creator: Beyer, Helen Pierce
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Helen Pierce Beyer Cookery Collection (Collection 1210). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709356 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials assembled from cooking classes, books, and ephemeral material. Includes recipes and course notes from Le Cordon Bleu, Maxim's, La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Gastronomic Institute (Vienna), Gourmet's Oxford Programme, Jack Lirio Cooking School, and others.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Beyer, Helen Pierce--Archives.
Cookery--Study and teaching--Archival resources.

Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-7

Betty Crocker, etc.

Box 2, Folders 1-3

Le Cordon Bleu.

Box 2, Folder 4

Le Cordon Bleu, demonstration notes.

Box 2, Folder 5

Richmont School, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Box 2, Folders 6-7

Miscellaneous manuscript recipes.

Box 2, Folder 8

Liquor and wine booklets.

Box 3, Folders 1-4

Boxall, Mrs. George.

Box 3, Folders 5-9

Lirio, Jack.

Box 4, Folders 1-9

Lienwand, Rita.

Box 5, Folder 1

Salat, Mary.

Box 5, Folders 2-3


Box 5, Folder 4

Gastronomic Institute, Vienna.

Box 5, Folder 5

Lapierre, Margaret.

Box 5, Folder 6

Culinary Olympic Competition, Frankfurt, 1976.

Box 5, Folders 7-11

Fritch, Polly.

Box 6, Folders 1-3

Le Gourmet Cooking School, Chef Gregoire.

Box 6, Folders 4-5

Sampson, Chet.

Box 6, Folders 6-7

Los Angeles Trade Technical School.

Box 7, Folders 1-2

Jack Lirio Cooking School.

Box 7, Folder 3

Tan, Mrs. Mary H.

Box 7, Folders 4-9

Various sources.

Box 8, Folders 1-2

District of Columbia.

Box 8, Folders 3-4

Biles, Margaret.

Box 8, Folder 5

Jubelier, Ruth.

Box 8, Folder 6

Johnson, Joan, Facts and Fun.

Box 8, Folder 7

French recipes on cards.

Box 9, Folder 1


Box 9, Folder 2

Mexico, its cuisine and cultural heritage, Canada College.

Box 9, Folder 3

Kitchenology; Garde Manger.

Box 9, Folder 4

Miscellaneous recipes. Sandwich favorites.

Box 9, Folders 5-9

Phillips, Bert J.

Box 9, Folder 10

Crab Cooking Olympics, San Francisco, 1972.

Box 9, Folder 11

Food technology and management. Canada College.

Box 10, Folders 1-4

La Varenne Ecole, Paris.

Box 10, Folder 5

Selected bread and roll recipes.

Box 10, Folders 6-7

Greek cooking.

Box 11

Photographs: 2 boxes of color prints and Polaroid snapshots of La Cordon Bleu and food displays.

Box 11

Slides: 3 boxes of color slides of old cookbooks.

Box 11, Folder 1

Miscellaneous recipe books.

Box 12, Folder 1

Field, Michael. Cooking adventures with Michael Field.

Box 12, Folder 2

The Salad Cookbook. Presbyterian Medical Auxiliary Center.

Box 12, Folder 3

Buffet Stuffers Cookbook.

Box 12, Folders 4-5

Clayborne, Craig.

Box 12, Folder 6

Gourmet's Oxford Programme. Oxford University.

Box 13, Folder 1

La cuisine de A à Z.

Box 13, Folder 2

Les cours de la cuisine de A à Z, #1-5.

Box 13, Folder 3

Les cours de la cuisine de A à Z, #6-10.

Box 13, Folder 4

Les cours de la cuisine de A à Z, #11-15.

Box 13, Folder 5

Family Circle.

Box 13, Folder 6

Miscellaneous German and French cookbooks.

Box 14, Folders 1-3

Miscellaneous pamplets and cookbooks.

Box 14, Folder 4

Encyclopedia of Cooking.

Box 14, Folder 5

U.S. Department of Agriculture Bulletins.

Box 15, Folder 1

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #1-6.

Box 15, Folder 2

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #7-12.

Box 15, Folder 3

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #13-18.

Box 15, Folder 4

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #19-24.

Box 15, Folder 5

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #25-30.

Box 15, Folder 6

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #31-36.

Box 15, Folder 7

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #37-42.

Box 15, Folder 8

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #43-48.

Box 15, Folder 9

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #49-54 (#50 lacking).

Box 15, Folder 10

Grand Diplôme Cooking Course, #55-60.

Box 16

Miscellaneous pamphlets, cookbooks, and recipe boxes.

Box 17, Folders 1-2

Pot Pourri Press.

Box 17, Folders 3-4

Miscellaneous pamphlet cookbooks.

Box 18, Folders 1-5

Cook wear catalogs.

Box 18, Folder 6

Food catalogs.

Box 18, Folder 7

Flower arrangement.

Box 18, Folder 8

Miscellaneous clippings.

Box 18, Folder 9

How to open a business.

Box 19, Folders 1-2

Miscellaneous pamphlet cookbooks.

Box 19, Folder 3

Pillsbury Bake-off, and Pillsbury cookbooks.

Box 19, Folder 4


Box 19, Folder 5

Les Amis du Vin.

Box 20, Folders 1-2

Wilton Cake Decorating.

Box 20, Folder 3

Miscellaneous cake decorating.

Box 20, Folder 4

Cooking in Florence.

Box 20, Folder 5

Miscellaneous pamphlet cookbooks.

Box 20, Folder 6

Good Housekeeping cookbooks.

Box 21

Special issues of Sunset, Good Housekkeping, Family Circle, and miscellaneous pamphlet cookbooks.

Boxes 22-24

Regional and fund raising cookbooks.

Box 25

Miscellaneous pamphlet and spiral-bound cookbooks.

Oversize Box 26

Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library; color slides of food; kitchen calendar.

Oversize Box 26

Standard Quantity Recipe file - Iowa State University.