Finding aid for the Anne Willan papers, 1570-2018

Karen Meyer-Roux


Descriptive Summary

Title: Anne Willan papers
Date (inclusive): 1570-2018
Number: 2018.M.15
Creator/Collector: Willan, Anne
Physical Description: 178.63 linear feet (224 boxes, 14 flat file folders. Computer media: 14.86 GB [32,477 files])
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
Business Number: (310) 440-7390
Fax Number: (310) 440-7780
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: The papers of Anne Willan, a British-American expert in French gastronomy, provide a comprehensive survey of the operations of the École de cuisine La Varenne founded by Willan in Paris in 1975 and of Willan's writings and TV programs. The papers consist of correspondence, brochures, drafts, typescripts, press clippings, photographs, videos, and electronic records. The archive also includes drawings, ephemera, manuscripts and prints collected by Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. Dating from the 16th to the late 20th century, these works illuminate the preparation and consumption of food and its display in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States.
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Language: Collection material is in English, French, Dutch, German, and Italian.

Biographical / Historical Note

A few days before the École de cuisine La Varenne opened in Paris on the rue Saint-Dominique near Les Invalides in November 1975, the American food critic Craig Claiborne gave his blessing to the new cooking school in a New York Times article. Notwithstanding the smell of fresh paint and the necessity to make his way over the newly installed telephone lines, Claiborne described his visit to the establishment as uplifting. Named after the French cook François-Pierre de la Varenne (1618-1678), the school was from the onset endowed with the financial support and logistical advice of culinary experts Julia and Paul Child, James Beard, Simone "Simca" Beck, and that of Nick Brown-the brother of J. Carter Brown, director of the US National Gallery of Art. The cooking school benefited from the unwavering partnership of its director, Anne Willan, with her husband Mark Cherniavsky, a World Bank economist and a collector of antiquarian books. Willan ensured the continuing success of La Varenne and the culinary programs she directed in Paris, Burgundy, West Virginia, and later Santa Monica, California. In 2014, Willan was awarded the rank of Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur for her work over several decades on the promotion of French gastronomy.
Anne Willan was born on January 26, 1938, in Yorkshire, raised in a house near Newcastle surrounded by wheat fields, cattle, and church towers that could be seen over the hills in the distance. Her childhood memories are filled with freshly baked crisp ginger biscuits, tasty bacon, egg pie and pig lardon, with Thursday being the "baking day, the best day of the week." After receiving her master's degree in Economics from Girton College at the University of Cambridge, she pursued an advanced course at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London. After completing these studies, to the chagrin of her parents, she did not marry the well-mannered son of the chief librarian of Oxford's Bodleian Library nor a fine Yorkshireman. Willan credits her restlessness to her adventurous and well-traveled maternal grandfather, whose wealth also helped finance some of her initiatives. Instead of returning to Yorkshire, she moved to Paris in the winter of 1963 and went on to earn a Grand Diplôme at the École de Cordon Bleu. Willan was then hired by Florence and Gérald Van der Kemp to help with their entertainment efforts related to raising funds for the restoration of the Château de Versailles. After a stint as a Gourmet Magazine employee in New York, Willan became a food editor for The Washington Star , and began writing cookbooks, developing a passion for food writing.
Willan's move to the United States was prompted by the appearance in her life of the cultured and worldly Mark Cherniavsky, whom she met while in Paris and whom she married on July 9, 1966. Born in Suffolk, England in 1937, Cherniavsky was the son of a Canadian from Vancouver and of a Russian-born cellist. He was raised in England, France and Canada, and educated at the University of Oxford. After briefly working for the Economist Intelligence Unit in Istanbul and then the Christian Michelsen Institute in Paris, he became an economist with the World Bank in Washington, DC in 1965. Cherniavsky's studies and career took Willan and their two children to Boston, Luxembourg and then Paris, where Cherniavsky joined the World Bank's Paris office from 1975 to 1986. After 1986, Cherniavsky returned briefly to work at the World Bank's office in Washington before taking an early retirement the following year. He then dedicated himself entirely to the activities of La Varenne and to his collecting.
Cherniavsky was a long-time collector of rare books, gathering antiquarian cookbooks, travel books, and associated texts, eventually amassing one of the world's largest private collections of antique cookbooks. The oldest book in his collection was an early edition from 1491 of Johannes Cassianus's De institutis coenobiorum (On the Management of Monastic Communities) , which describes fasting and feasting within a monastery. The pride of Cherniavsky's collection is a copy of the Opera by Bartolommeo Scappi, who served as private cook to Pope Pius V. Scappi's Opera is marked by its authoritative didactic and expansive text (444 leaves or 888 pages), the harmonious layout of the Renaissance printing type, and its beautiful engravings that illuminate the preparation and serving of food at the papal court. Furthermore, these writings helped Willan find and test recipes and learn about the history of gastronomy, which were incorporated into the curriculum of La Varenne. Cherniavsky and Willan naturally selected, for their collection, writings that were written in languages they were fluent in. This led to the focus on French and English cookbooks.
Anne Willan's ambition when creating La Varenne was sparked by her negative experience at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, the venerable school founded in 1895. A typo in Willan's name in the certificate of the Grand Diplôme had been the final blow. Willan's desire was to create an alternative path. Her concept for La Varenne was to teach the practice of food preparation in a setting encouraging dialogues and questioning, an approach that at the time had been discouraged by the Cordon Bleu master chefs. Unlike at Le Cordon Bleu, Willan wanted to use the highest quality and freshest ingredients in the cooking classes, a practice which eventually became a source of financial difficulties in the accounting books of La Varenne. She also wanted to promote the use of food processors, such as the Cuisinart designed by Carl Sontheimer, which at the time was shunned by the famed school. She incorporated down-to-earth approaches in classes, such as the use of an overhead mirror to facilitate the viewing of the chefs' techniques. Great emphasis was placed on the teaching of simple technical gestures, such as the proper cutting of an onion. The school offered a bilingual training program, which facilitated exposure of the program to students from abroad. Primarily aimed at students who would go on to become chefs and professionals in the food industry, the school's recruitment of trainees and interns to assist in writing recipes and cookbooks also helped mentor many of the future leading writers of major food publications in the United States.
In 1982, Willan and Cherniavsky purchased a weekend retreat for themselves and their two children a two-hour drive from Paris near Villecien, Burgundy: the Château du Feÿ. Beginning in 1988, some of the programming of La Varenne was transferred there. After the closure of the school's Paris location in 1990, a large portion of La Varenne's instruction was relocated in 1991 to Le Feÿ. Beginning in 1991, Willan also taught in television programs and cooking demonstrations at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. She became a prolific and popular author of cookbooks as well. In 2007, Willan and Cherniavsky decided to sell the Château du Feÿ and to move to Santa Monica, California. There, Willan pursued-instead of a full-fledge accredited program-the organization of cookery demonstrations with chefs established in California as well as her ongoing passion in food writing.
Sources consulted:
Claiborne, Craig. "Upstairs: A new school teaches distinctive cooking," The New York Times, November 5, 1975.
Willan, Anne. One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France . New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, with the following exceptions: restrictions apply to items that are fragile and items that have third-party privacy concerns. Born digital content will be made available on-site only, through the digital preservation repository. Born digital and audiovisual content is unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Anne Willan papers, 1570-2018, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2018.M.15.
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2018m15

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky. Acquired in 2018.

Processing Information

Karen Meyer-Roux processed the archive in November 2019-Febuary 2020 and May-August 2021.
Digital materials were processed by Laura Schroffel in 2018. Files require further processing before access copies can be made available.
Conservation work was performed in 2020-2021 by Mark Benson.

Related Materials

For rare books and other works collected by Willan and Cherniavsky search the Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection  in the online catalog  of the Getty Research Library.
For rare books, prints and other works that illuminate the consumption and display of food, also see the Festival collection   at the Getty Research Library.
Further related correspondence can be found in:
Papers of Julia Child, 1925-1993, TSchlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University.
Papers of Simone Beck, 1920-1993, The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Anne Willan provide a comprehensive survey of the operations of the École de cuisine La Varenne founded by Willan in Paris in 1975 and whose programs she also developed in Burgundy, West Virginia, and California. The school's records consist of brochures, correspondence, newsletters, recipes and menus, press clippings, films, photographs, and electronic records.
Willan's writings, whose press coverage is included in the papers, are well documented by drafts, typescripts, proofs, research files, electronic records and annotated copies of the publications. Documentation relating to the TV programs produced by Willan consist of full runs of videocassettes, correspondence and clippings.
The archive includes drawings, ephemera, manuscripts and prints collected by Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. Dating from the 16th to the late 20th century, these works illuminate the preparation and consumption of food and its display in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Arrangement

Arranged in four series: Series I. General records, 1954-2015, undated; Series II. École de cuisine La Varenne records, 1935-2018, bulk 1975-2018; Series III. Writings and TV programs, 1961-2015; Series IV. Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky gastronomy collection, 1570-2015.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Willan, Anne -- Correspondence
Cherniavsky, Mark, 1937-2017 -- Correspondence
Child, Julia -- Correspondence

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

École de cuisine La Varenne

Subjects - Topics

Cooking schools
Cooks -- Archives
Gastronomy
Prints -- Collectors and collecting

Genres and Forms of Material

Administrative records
Prints
Videotapes
DVDs
Floppy disks
Videocassettes
Manuscripts
Illustrated menus
Recipes
Correspondence
Clippings (information artifacts).
Audiocassettes
Black-and-white prints (photographs)
Born digital

Contributors

Willan, Anne


Container List

 

Series I. General records, 1954-2015, undated

Physical Description: 28.6 linear feet (28 boxes. Computer media: 2.52 GB [325 files])

Scope and Content Note

Series I consists of files that were not integrated within the bulk of the records of the École de Varenne or the research files relating to Anne Willan's writings. It includes personal files, such as diplomas received by Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky, correspondence with Julia and Paul Child, as well as press coverage relating to Willan's writings and the École La Varenne. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.

Arrangement

Series I is arranged in four subseries: Series I.A. Personal files; Series I.B. Files relating to Julia and Paul Child; Series I.C. Awards; Series I.D. Press coverage.
 

Series I.A. Personal files, 1954-2006, undated

Physical Description: 0.417 linear feet (1 box. Computer media: 2.52 GB [325 files])

Scope and Content Note

Included in the personal files are diplomas, portraits of Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky, family photographs and business cards. For further biographical information on Willan, see the press kit dating from 2006 (box 40, folder 12).

Arrangement

Series I.A. is arranged by type of document.
 

Diplomas and certificates, 1954-1972

 

Anne Willan

Box 1, Folder 1

LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), 1954

Box 1, Folder 1

Cordon Bleu School of Cookery: Certificate of attendance, 1960 December

Box 1, Folder 1

Gastronomische Akademie Deutschlands, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1980 October 9

Box 1, Folder 2

Mark Cherniavsky: Harvard, 1972 June 15

Scope and Content Note

Degree of Master in Public Administration.
 

Photographic portraits, 2003-2006

Scope and Content Note

Included are born-digital photographs and photographic prints.
 

Anne Willan, 2003, 2006

Box 66, Item CM27-CM28

2003

Physical Description: 0.56 GB (19 files)

Scope and Content Note

Included are headshots of Anne Willan labeled "2002." 2 computer discs (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM27 contains 1 Plain Text file (.txt); 5 Exchangeable Image File Format files (Uncompressed) (.jpg). CM28 contains 1 Plain Text file (.txt); 5 JPG File Interchange Format files (.jpg) Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM24-CM26

2006

Physical Description: 1.7 GB (280 files)

Scope and Content Note

Included are headshots of Anne Willan labeled "2006." 2 computer discs (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.; 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM24 contains 77 JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpg) files. CM25-CM26 which duplicate files in CM24 contain 84 JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpg) files; 24 Tagged Image File Format for Electronic Photography (TIFF/EP) (.nef); 14 Tagged Image File Format files (.tiff). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky, 2003-2006

Box 66, Item CM23

Born-digital photographs, 2005

Physical Description: 0.25 GB (26 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes a portrait of Anne Willan at IGT and a portrait of Mark Cherniavsky. 1 computer disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM23 contains: 14 JPEG File Interchange Format files (.jpg); 7 Tagged Image File Format files (.tiff). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 1, Folder 3-4

Photographic prints, 2003-2006

Scope and Content Note

Included are portraits of Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky, as well as a family portrait.
Box 1, Folder 5

Harvey the Horse, [late 1900s]

Scope and Content Note

1 drawing : pencil and crayon on paper. Caption: Harvey the Horse much loved by Mable dressed in red and dined at her table.
Box 1, Folder 6

Clipping: Michel Cherniavsky, undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Business cards and miscellaneous, undated

 

Series I.B. Files relating to Julia and Paul Child, 1974-1994 and undated

Physical Description: 1.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Julia and Paul Child supported the creation of the École La Varenne in 1975 and were actively involved in its programs for many years. There are documents relating to Julia Child throughout the archive. Series I.B. consists of a binder of correspondence between the Cherniavskys and the Childs, letters between Julia Child and students of the École la Varenne and clippings relating to Julia Child.

Arrangement

Series I.B. is arranged into two groupings: correspondence; clippings.
Box 2*, 3

Julia and Paul Child correspondence, 1974-1994 and undated

Box 3, Folder 17-19

Press clippings relating to Julia Child, 1974-1994

 

Series I.C. Awards, 1980-2015

Physical Description: 17.69 linear feet (9 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Anne Willan was awarded the rank of Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 2014 for her work on the promotion of French gastronomy and received awards from culinary associations, such as a lifetime achievement award from the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) in 1999 and awards from the James Beard Foundation. Series I.C. offers a comprehensive view of the recognition received by Willan from different organizations.

Arrangement

Series I.C. is arranged by chronological order and by institution.
 

R.T. French Tastemaker Award, 1980-1982

Box 4, Folder 1

1980

Box 4, Folder 2

1981

Box 4, Folder 3

1982

Box 4, Folder 4

Who's Who in Cooking, 1986

Box 5*

Association internationale des maîtres conseils en gastronomie française, 1986

Box 10, Item 1

Smithsonian, undated

Scope and Content Note

Obelisk. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 10, Item 2

The American Cooking School, 1991 November 15

Scope and Content Note

Clock. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 6, Folder 10

The Culinary Institute of America, 1998 August 21

Scope and Content Note

Proclaimed ambassador of the Institute.
Box 10, Item 3

The PNC Bank Award, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Presented to La Varenne École de Cuisine for its magnificent design and execution of the 1998 Phildadelphia Flower Show's Central Feature "La passion du jardin." [Glass object]. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 10, Item 4

Murdoch Magazines Hall of Fame International Award, 1999

Scope and Content Note

Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
 

IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), 1989-2013

Box 4, Folder 5

1989

Box 10, Item 5

1990

Scope and Content Note

IACP Presidency. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 4, Folder 6

1991

Box 12, Item 1

1997

Scope and Content Note

IACP Cookbook Awards Presented by Food & Wine Magazine , April 16, 1997; Lenox Brown-Forman Corporation; Sponsored by Bertolli Olive Oil, Black & Decker, Calphalon, Beaulieu Vineyard, The Food Network. [Plate]. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 11, Item 1-2

1999

Scope and Content Note

IACP Life Time Achievement Award, Anne Willan, CCP, In Recognition of a Commitment to Excellence. Item 1: glass whip, signed F.S.; Item 2: Base for whip. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 6, Folder 1

2001

Box 6, Folder 2

2002

Box 12, Item 5

2003

Scope and Content Note

IACP Foundation: Anne Willan, Board of Trustees, 1997-2003. Treasurer, 2000-2003. [Portrait within glass frame]. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 6, Folder 3

2005

Box 6, Folder 4

2008

Box 6, Folder 5

2013

 

IACP: Jane Grignon Award, 2013

Box 8*, Folder 1

Mark Cherniavsky

Box 8*, Folder 2

Anne Willan

Box 4, Folder 7

AFEA, 2000

Box 7*

Gourmand, The Cookbook Library, World Cookbook Award, 2012

 

James Beard Foundation, 2008-2013

Box 6, Folder 6

2008

Box 6, Folder 7-8

2013

Box 6, Folder 9

Légion d'Honneur, 2014

Box 9*

Oxford Symposium of Food & Cookery, 2015

Scope and Content Note

Certificate of Thanks.
Box 12, Item 2-4

Others, 1995-1999

Scope and Content Note

La Varenne Cooking School, 1995; Statue of Anne Willan, 1998; Plate, 1999. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
 

Series I.D. Press coverage, 1965-2014

Physical Description: 8.67 linear feet (16 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings on the École La Varenne and on Willan's writings appear throughout the archive. However a distinct group of records consist of systematic coverage of press relating to Willan's professional activities for the years 1965-1998. Included are newspaper articles written by Willan, clippings relating to the École La Varenne, and clippings that appear to have been sent to Willan by publishing houses and that provide extensive press coverage on Willan's publications. For press clippings relating to later years, also see Series II and III.

Arrangement

The bulk of the clippings were gathered in three-ring plastic binders covering specific chronological periods. Later clippings dated 2004-2014 labeled "Interesting articles" are less systematic in their chronological filing.
 

Chronological files, 1965-1998

Box 13*

1965-1967

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook. 1 volume. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 14*

1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Binder labeled: "Press book."
Box 15

1977-1978

Box 16

1978

Box 17-18

late 1970s-early 1980s

Box 19

late 1970s-late 1980s

Box 20

1980-1981

Box 21

1982

Box 22

1983-1984

Box 23

1985-1987

Box 24

1986-1989

Scope and Content Note

Labeled "1986-1990."
Box 25

1989

Box 26

1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

Labeled "1986-1990."
Box 27

late 1980s-early 1990s

Box 28

1991

Box 29-30

1992

Box 31, Folder 1-11

1993

Box 31, Folder 12-15

1994

Box 32, Folder 1-3

1995

Box 32, Folder 4-19

1996

Box 33, Folder 1-10

1997

Box 33, Folder 11-21

1998

Box 34, Folder 1-20

Interesting articles, 2004-2014

Scope and Content Note

Also includes articles labeled "Useful articles."
 

Series II. École de cuisine La Varenne records, 1935-2018 (bulk 1975-2018) 1975-2018

Physical Description: 32.21 linear feet (52 boxes. Computer media: 5.22 GB [2,138 files])

Scope and Content Note

The École de cuisine La Varenne was founded in Paris in 1975 and was named after François-Pierre de la Varenne (1618-1678), the author of Le cuisinier françois , one of the founding texts of modern French cuisine. The school's records consist of administrative files, promotional materials, photographs, newsletters and other publications produced by the school, electronic records, as well as files of recipes and menus. The records document the school's programs at its different locations most notably in France and the United States. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.

Arrangement

Series II is arranged in five subseries: Series II.A. Records relating to La Varenne in Paris; Series II.B. Records relating to La Varenne at the Château du Feÿ; Series II.C. Records relating to La Varenne at The Greenbrier; Series II.D. Records relating to La Varenne in Santa Monica; Series II.E. Recipes and menus.
 

Series II.A. Records relating to La Varenne in Paris, 1973-1990

Physical Description: 4.97 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

La Varenne was first located in Paris in the rue Saint-Dominique in the 7th arrondissement near the Hôtel des Invalides beginning in 1975 and until 1990, a period during which it was accredited to deliver professional culinary degrees. After 1990 when the Paris location closed, the school's programs primarily continued in Burgundy and in the United States. The records of La Varenne in Paris consist of accounting and administrative files relating to the school's foundation, films and photographs documenting the school's premises and its staff, and newsletters. For press coverage relating to La Varenne, see Series I.D.

Arrangement

Series II.A. is arranged in four groupings: Accounting and administrative files; Films; Photographs; La Varenne newsletters.
 

Accounting and administrative files, 1973-1989

Box 35, Folder 1

Confidential memorandum concerning a new cooking school, 1973 May

Box 35, Folder 2

Confidential proposal for establishment of a cooking school in Paris, 1974 October 31

Scope and Content Note

Includes other documents, letter and brief from 1974.
Box 35, Folder 3

Note on share offering by La Varenne, 1975

Box 35, Folder 4

Cherwill newsletters, 1975-1979

Box 35, Folder 5

Settlement agreement between William P. Kosmas and the CEFC (Centre d'éducation et de formation culinaire), 1977

Box 35, Folder 6

Performance and prospects, 1977

Box 35, Folder 7

Liquidation of Cherwill and reorganization of the CEFC, [1979?]

Box 35, Folder 8

Internal memorandum on publishing agreement, La Varenne French cookery class, 1980

Box 35, Folder 9

Correspondence relating to La Varenne with W. H. Willan, solicitor, 1980

Box 35, Folder 10

Monthly summary of accounts, 1980

Box 35, Folder 11

La Varenne USA Inc. share placements, 1980-1981

Box 35, Folder 12

Bilan, 1981

Box 35, Folder 13

Newsletter to La Varenne shareholders, [1983?]

Box 35, Folder 14

Compte de résultat, 1984-1985

Box 35, Folder 15

La Varenne : Private Placement: Executive summary, 1989

Box 35, Folder 16

Newspaper clippings filed with financial records, 1970s-1980s

Box 35, Folder 17

Photographs and promotional literature, 1975 and undated

Box 35, Folder 18

Envelope, undated

Box 35, Folder 19

AIWF Simon-Lowenstein Collection, 1989-1990

 

Films

Reel 1

1976 October

Scope and Content Note

With label: Sam Arnold. La Varenne Cooking School, October 1976. Also included is: 1 videocassette (Mini DV) labeled "Master."
Reel 2

undated

Scope and Content Note

With label: Quad Productions, Inc., Lakewood, Colorado.
 

Photographs, 1970s-1980s

Box 36

Binder, 1970s-1980s

Scope and Content Note

Included are photographs of the building of the school, the rue Saint-Dominique, Chefs Fernand Chambrette, Maurice Ferré, Albert Jorant, Claude Vauguet, Anne Willan, and Léon Zelechowski.
Box 37*, Folder 1

Chef Fernand Chambrette and Anne Willan at La Varenne, Paris, circa 1977

Scope and Content Note

1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
Box 37*, Folder 2

Julia Child and Chef Fernand Chambrette, 1970s

Scope and Content Note

1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
Box 37*, Folder 3

Chef Claude Vauguet at La Varenne, Paris, 1970s

Scope and Content Note

1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
Box 37*, Folder 4

Chef Albert Jorant, Anne Willan, Chef Claude Vauguet, Simone Beck, Chef Maurice Ferré, La Varenne, Paris, 1970s

Scope and Content Note

1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
Box 38*, Folder 1

Anne Willan at La Varenne, Paris, 1970s

Scope and Content Note

1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board, color ; 24 x 16 inches.
 

La Varenne newsletters, 1978-1990

Box 35, Folder 20

1978

Box 35, Folder 21

1979

Box 35, Folder 22

1980

Box 35, Folder 23

1981

Box 35, Folder 24

1982

Box 35, Folder 25

1983

Box 35, Folder 26

1984

Box 35, Folder 27

1985

Box 35, Folder 28

1986

Box 35, Folder 29

1987

Box 35, Folder 30

1988

Box 35, Folder 31

1989

Box 35, Folder 32

1990

 

Series II.B. Records relating to La Varenne at the Château du Feÿ, 1988-2007

Physical Description: 1.88 linear feet (5 boxes. Computer media: 5.142 GB [2,134 files])

Scope and Content Note

In 1982, Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky purchased the Château du Feÿ near Villecien in Burgundy as a family retreat. A large château dating primarily from the 17th century, it became the site of La Varenne's educational programs beginning in 1988. The school expanded its programs there furthermore after it closed its Paris location in 1990. The school's records at Le Feÿ consist of administrative files, a guestbook, promotional materials, bulletins, photographs documenting the school's premises and its staff, and electronic records. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.

Arrangement

Series II.B. is arranged by chronological order and by type of record.
Box 39

Intensive professional program, 1991

 

Bulletins, 1994-2003

Box 40, Folder 1

1994

Box 40, Folder 1

1995

Box 40, Folder 1

1996

Box 40, Folder 1

1997

Box 40, Folder 1

1998

Box 40, Folder 1

1999

Box 40, Folder 2

2000

Box 40, Folder 2

2001

Box 40, Folder 2

2002

Box 40, Folder 2

2003

Box 40, Folder 3

Guestbook, 1988-2001

 

Promotional materials, 1992-1999, undated

Box 40, Folder 4

undated

Box 40, Folder 5

1992

Box 40, Folder 6

1994

Box 40, Folder 7

1995

Box 40, Folder 8

1996

Box 40, Folder 9

1997

Box 40, Folder 10

1999

 

Photographs, 1991-2005 and undated

Box 36

Binder, 1991 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Included are photographs of the building, of the kitchen interiors, and of Chefs Bouvier, Fernand Chambrette, Delory, Frédéric Gauvin, Claude Godard, Yannick Lefort, and Thierry Padovany. Are also featured in these photographs Mark Cherniavsky, Julia Child, Anne Willan, and students of La Varenne. Photographers credited include: Scobey, Scarsdale and Odile, Joigny.
Box 38*, Folder 2

Anne Willan and Julia Child at Le Château du Feÿ, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph, color. Credit: Odile portraitiste.
Box 66, Item CM18

Born-digital photographs, 2003-2005

Physical Description: 0.96 GB (331 files)

Scope and Content Note

Included are photographs labeled "Cori-Pictures, 2004." 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM18 contains: 4 JPEG File Interchange Format files version 1.02 (.jpg); 12 JPEG File Interchange Format files version 1.01 (.jpg); 41 MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 (.mp3) files; 1 Text Configuration file (.ini); 135 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2 (.jpg); 116 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 13 .info files and 3 unidentified format files. There are duplicate files within CM18 and duplicate files with CM55. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item DVD1

Laura Calder, 2002

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (DVD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Travels, 2000-2007

Box 41, Folder 1-14

Australia, 2000-2003

Box 41, Folder 15

Los Angeles, 2004

Box 41, Folder 16

Chicago, 2007

Box 41, Folder 17-18

CBC TV show, 2007

Box 42

Administrative booklet, 2004

Box 43

Classes, 2005-2007

Scope and Content Note

The student records are sealed for privacy concerns until 2082.
Box 40, Folder 11-13

Brochures and press kit, 2004-2007

Box 40, Folder 14

Rental book, 2006

 

Electronic-word processing files, 1999-2005

 

Master Class (2003), 2003

Scope and Content Note

See CM37.
 

Master Class I (June 21-25, 2004), 2004

Scope and Content Note

See CM33 for two photographs dated June 25 and 57 photographs labeled "Sens, June 21, 2004" and CM35 for other photographs.
 

Master Class II (July 2-8, 2004), 2004

Box 66, Item CM2

2004 July 8

Physical Description: 0.1 GB (40 files)

Scope and Content Note

Final brochure and photographs. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM2 contains: 5 Plain Text files (.txt); 26 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 2 Text configuration file (.ini); 1 Thumbs DB file (.db). There is some duplication among the files and jpgs. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM33

2004 July 5-2004 July 9

Physical Description: 0.67 GB (274 files)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Master Class II, including photographs labeled "Provence." and "Cathy" [i.e. Cathy Cochran-Lewis?]. 1 computer disc (CD-RW): digital; 4 3/4 in. CM33 contains: 27 Exchangeable Image File Format version 2.2 (Compressed) (.jpg) and 243 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 (.jpg). The 243 jpgs partially duplicate files on CM2 and CM35-CM36. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM35-CM36

2004 July 5-2004 July 9

Physical Description: 1.85 GB (463 files)

Scope and Content Note

2 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM35 (240 files) contains 222 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 files (.jpg). ca. 116 files duplicate files in CM33. CM36 (223 files) contains 216 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 files (.jpg); ca. 114 files duplicate files in CM33. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM22

Three-day programs, 2005

Physical Description: 0.08 GB (193 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM22 contains: 117 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files; ten Rich Text Format versions 1.5-1-6 and 1.8 (.doc) files; two Rich Text Format version 1.8 (.rtf) files; four Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook (.xls) files; Acrobat PDF 1.3 - Portable Document Format files (.pdf); one Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook May 95 (.xls) files; one Adobe Illustrator version 11 (.pdf) file; one Microsoft Office Owner File (.doc); three Windows Portable Executable 32 bit (.exe) files; one Windows New Executable (.exe) file; 19 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) 2.2.1 (.jpg) files; eight Microsoft Word Document 6.0/95 (.doc) files; six Microsoft Word (Generic) 6.0-2003 files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Lectures, 2005

Box 66, Item CM15

Lectures at Culinary history symposium, Ann Arbor, 2005

Physical Description: 0.05 GB (21 files)

Scope and Content Note

Included are Mark Cherniavsky's text for his speech, Willan's powerpoint presentation, and note files. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM14 contains: 15 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files; 2 Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation 97-2003 files (.ppt). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM16-CM17

Diverse, 2005

Physical Description: 0.63 GB (65 files)

Scope and Content Note

2 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM16 contains: 46 Exchangeable Image File Format files (Compressed) (.jpg). CM17 contains 9 JPEG File Interchange Format 1.02 version file (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM7

Master Class (2006): Photographs of Chef Gautier, 2006

Physical Description: 0.05 GB (17 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of food preparation, such as tartelettes, gougères, pasta, tarte tatin, and paillard. Photographs labeled "E. Carr." 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM7 contains: 14 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Administrative files, 1999-2005

Box 66, Item CM37

1999-2004

Physical Description: 0.26 GB (416 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes administrative files; biographies; master class documentation; files relating to Country Cooking . 1 computer disc (CD-R): digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM37 contains: 267 Microsoft Word Document version 97-2003 (.doc); 57 Microsoft Word Document version 6.0/95 (.doc); 8 JPEG File Interchange Format version 1.02 files (.jpg); 6 Rich Text Format versions 1.5-1.6 and 1.0-1.4 (.rtf); one Text Configuration file (.ini); one OLE2 Compound Document Format (.db); one Windows Bitmap version 3 (.bmp); one Windows Media Audio (.ast); one unidentified format file (.asx).
Box 67, Item CM42

2004

Physical Description: 0.002 GB (62 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes inventories at Le Feÿ; schedules; forms. 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM42 contains: 42 Microsoft Word Document 6.0/95 (.doc) files; 11 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files; 4 Rich Text Format versions 1.5-1-6 (.doc) files; 1 Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 May-95 Workbook (.xls) files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM22

2005

Physical Description: 0.08 GB (192 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes documentation on phone directory, inventory of materials, books, merchandise, and wine. CM22 contains: 12 Microsoft Word Documents version 97-2003. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact repository regarding access.
 

Series II.C. Records relating to La Varenne at The Greenbrier , 1990-2004

Physical Description: 3.76 linear feet (15 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Willan directed the culinary program at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia beginning in 1991. It consisted of a spring program of cooking classes that featured demonstrations by chefs and hands-on participation classes. The records that document this program consist of accounting and administrative files, brochures, masterbooks, photographs and research files.

Arrangement

Series II.C. is arranged by chronological order and by type of document.
Box 44, Folder 1

Agreement between The Greenbrier and Anne Willan, Inc., 1990 September 18

Scope and Content Note

Includes amendment of agreement, 1992.
 

Brochures, 1992-1997, undated

Box 44, Folder 2

undated

Box 44, Folder 3

1992

Box 44, Folder 3

1995

Box 44, Folder 4

1996

Box 44, Folder 4

1997

Scope and Content Note

Included in the file is a brochure for La Varenne at Turnberry Cooking School, 1999.
Box 38*, Folder 3-4

Anne Willan and Julia Child at The Greenbrier , 1990s

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph, color; 1 photomechanical, color
 

Demonstration recipe index, 1991-2004

Box 44, Folder 5

1991-1995

Box 44, Folder 6

1996-1997

Box 44, Folder 7

1999-2001

Box 44, Folder 8

2002-2004

 

Masterbooks, 1994-2000

Box 45

1994

Box 46-47

1995

Box 48-50

1996

Box 51-53

1997

Box 54

1998

Box 55

1999

Box 56

2000

 

Programs, 2001-2003

Box 44, Folder 9-10

2001

Box 44, Folder 11

2002

Box 44, Folder 12

2003

 

Research files, 2001-2004

Box 57, Folder 1

2001

Box 57, Folder 2

2002

Box 57, Folder 3-4

2003

Box 57, Folder 5-6

2004

 

Series II.D. Records relating to La Varenne in Santa Monica, 2005-2017

Physical Description: 4.59 linear feet (11 boxes. Computer media: 0.08 GB [4 files])

Scope and Content Note

Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky moved to Santa Monica in 2007, the year they put up for sale the Château du Feÿ in Burgundy. Willan organized gastronomic classes there in addition to participating in conferences and lectures throughout the United States, and actively pursuing writing. The records consist of administrative files, files relating to conferences and courses, as well as participation in the programs of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). For further documentation on the professional activities of Willan during these years, see Series III. Writings and TV programs. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.

Arrangement

Series II.D. is arranged into six groupings: Strategy and branding; Conferences/presentations/projects; Classes; IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals); Photographs; CDs and DVDs.
Box 59, Folder 1

Strategy and branding, 2005-2008

 

Conferences/presentations/projects, 2006-2015

Box 57, Folder 7

2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes tribute to Julia Child at The Symposium for Professional Food Writers.
Box 66, Item CM5

2006

Physical Description: 0.08 GB (4 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM5 contains: 1 Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
The date (2006) is from the Droid Report. "Old Recipes in the Kitchen." Recorded on May 8, 2010 at Los Angeles Public Library. Presenter: Anne Willan. In series: Culinary Historians of Southern California.
Box 57, Folder 8

2007

Box 59, Folder 2-10

2008

Scope and Content Note

Included are: James Beard Foundation, Charleston, Napa.
Box 58, Folder 1-4

2008-2010

Scope and Content Note

Includes file for The Symposium for Professional Food Writers.
Box 60, Folder 1-11

2009

Scope and Content Note

Included are: Getty, Meadowood.
Box 60, Folder 12-16

2010 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Included are: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (Celebration of wine and food).
Box 61, Folder 1-8

2011

Scope and Content Note

Included are: Laura Calder, Culinary Historians of Southern California, Alliance française.
Box 61, Folder 9-11

2012

Box 61, Folder 12-14

2013

Box 61, Folder 15

2014

Scope and Content Note

A Feast for the Eyes.
Box 61, Folder 16

2015

Scope and Content Note

Julia Child award.
Box 58, Folder 5-6

undated

Scope and Content Note

Album with color photographs for The Symposium for Professional Food Writers.
Box 62-63

Classes, 2010-2017

Scope and Content Note

Contracts and student enrollment forms. Sealed until 2092.
 

IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), 2003-2012

Scope and Content Note

The files include programs, presentation notes, speech preparations.
Box 64, Folder 1

2003

Box 64, Folder 1

2005

Box 64, Folder 2-4

2007

Box 64, Folder 5

2008

Box 64, Folder 6-9

2009

Box 65, Folder 1-4

2010

Box 65, Folder 5-7

2011

Box 65, Folder 8-11

2012

box 66, item CM6

Photographs 2010

Physical Description: 0.3 GB (54 files)

Scope and Content Note

Included are photographs labeled "Alain pictures (10/25/2010)." 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM6 contains: 51 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) (jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting
Box 66

CDs and DVDs: CM1-CM41, DVD1-DVD2, undated

Box 67

CDs: CM42-CM63, undated

Box 68

CDs, undated

Box 69

DVDs, undated

box 66, item CM3- CM4

Miscellaneous, 2009

Physical Description: 0.11 GB (6 files)

Scope and Content Note

2 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM3 contains: 2 Tagged Image File Format files (.tif); 1 Plain Text file (.txt). CM4 contains: 1 JPEG File Interchange Format file (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting. CM3 includes a map of French regional cooking, La Varenne. CM4 includes a map of Colorado. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Series II.E. Recipes and menus, 1935-2018

Physical Description: 17.01 linear feet (17 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series II.E. consists of recipes and menus that were written and prepared by Willan and La Varenne staff, menus gathered in restaurants, a recipe book from Willan's mother, and other recipes and menus that served as reference sources in the context of the educational programs of La Varenne. For menus designed by artists or historical menus dating from the 18th-19th centuries, see Series IV. Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky gastronomy collection.

Arrangement

Series II.E. is arranged into two subseries: Series II.E.1. Recipes; Series II.E.2. Menus.
 

Series II.E.1. Recipes, 1935-2008

Physical Description: 4.92 linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series II.E.1 consists of recipes written and prepared by Anne Willan and La Varenne staff. They appear in the form of brochures, binders with a reference index, and books. One file labeled "On the Road Index" provides an index of recipes used by event. Included are a recipe book from Willan's mother dating from 1935 and recipes written by Craig Claiborne.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged by type of document.
Box 70-71

"On the Road Index," 1990-2008

Scope and Content Note

A document labeled "On the road index" lists an index of recipes by events where they were presented from 1990 to 2008. Events include De Gustibus, Copia, Publix, Draeger's. For events from 1995-1999, see Greenbrier Masterbooks, Box 46-Box 56.
 

La Varenne recipes, 1995-1997

Box 72

BB-CPP

Box 72

CRD-ICE

Box 73

LAM-SHF

Box 73

SVD-YED

Box 74, Folder 1

CRD-FSS

Box 75, Folder 1

PEF-SUP

Box 75, Folder 2-4

Indice, 1997

Box 75, Folder 5

La Varenne: Glossary of French Garnishes , 1978

Box 75, Folder 5

La Varenne: White Flour: A Tale in Cereal Form, 1978

Box 75, Folder 5

La Varenne: Glossary of French Cooking Terms , 1979

Box 74, Folder 3

Levy, Faye. La Varenne, 1979

Box 75, Folder 5

La Varenne basic recipes, undated

Box 75, Folder 5

Willan, Anne. On the Culinary Road, 1999

 

Reference files, 1935-1984

Box 75, Folder 6

Mrs. Willan's cookbook, 1935

Box 76

The Craig Claiborne Journal, 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Recipes, menus, wines, restaurants.
Box 75, Folder 7

A Baghdad Cookery Book, (1939) 1984

Box 74, Folder 2

Miscellaneous, undated

 

Series II.E.2. Menus, 1992-2018 and undated

Physical Description: 12.09 linear feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series II.E.2 consists of restaurant menus that were gathered by Willan from about 1992 to 2018. While the menus are from restaurants throughout the world, there is a focus on those from France, Great Britain and the United States.

Arrangement

Series II.E.2. follows Willan's filing of menus which is primarily by geographic location: America; France; Great Britain; Rest of the World; Cutting-edge menus; Other menus.
 

America, 1997-2004 and undated

Box 77, Folder 1

Indice, circa 2005

Scope and Content Note

Index: Menus, sorted by location; Index: Menus, sorted by restaurant name.
 

Menus, 1997-2004 and undated

Box 77, Folder 2-18

1997-2004 and undated

Box 81*, Folder 1

undated

 

France, 1997-2005 and undated

Box 78, Folder 1

Indice, circa 2005

Scope and Content Note

Index: Menus, sorted by location; Index: Menus, sorted by restaurant name.
Box 78, Folder 2

Notes on restaurant menus, undated

 

Menus, circa 1997-2005 and undated

Box 78-79

circa 1997-2005

Scope and Content Note

Box 78, Folder 3-18; Box 79, Folder 1-12.
Box 81*-85*

undated

 

Great Britain, 1992-2005 and undated

Box 79, Folder 13

Index, circa 2005?

 

Menus, 1992-1999 and undated

Box 79, Folder 14-17

1992-1999 and undated

Box 81*, Folder 3

undated

 

Rest of the world, circa 1998-circa 2005?, undated

Box 80, Folder 1

Index, circa 2005?

Scope and Content Note

Index by location with dates: Australia; Italy and Spain.
 

Australia: Menus, 1992-2003 and undated

Box 80, Folder 2-10

1992-2003

Box 81*, Folder 2

undated

Box 80, Folder 11

Italy and Spain: Menus, circa 1998-2003

Box 80, Folder 12

Canada: Menus, undated

Box 80, Folder 13

South Africa: Menus, undated

Box 80, Folder 14

Unidentified, undated

Box 80, Folder 15

Cutting edge menus, 1994

Box 80, Folder 16-20

Other menus, circa 2008-2018

Scope and Content Note

Menus possibly gathered after the index dated 2005. One file labeled "Menus, 2008-"
Box 86

Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Content Note

Maps and postcards with French regional recipes.
 

Series III. Writings and TV programs, 1961-2015

Physical Description: 53.21 linear feet (82 boxes. Computer media: 7.04 GB [29,895 files])

Scope and Content Note

Early in her career, Willan served as food editor for The Washington Star ; the newspaper columns written by Willan are represented as drafts and typescripts in the archive. Later, Willan wrote over twenty-five cookbooks and books about gastronomy that have been translated into numerous languages. Her publications include La Varenne pratique, The Cookbook Library, a comprehensive survey on the history of gastronomy, the 17-volume Look and Cook series, and works that have a biographical component such as From My Château Kitchen and One Soufflé at a Time.
Included in the archive are drafts, typescripts, galleys, page proofs for Anne Willan's articles and cookbooks, electronic files, and annotated copies of the publications. For further documentation on recipe writing and booklets issued by La Varenne and on Willan's audiovisual programs, see Series II. For press coverage on Willan's writings and TV programs, also see Series I.D.

Arrangement

Series III is arranged in three subseries: Series III.A. Articles; Series III.B. Books; Series III.C. TV Programs.
 

Series III.A. Articles, 1971-2013

Physical Description: 5.84 linear feet (14 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Willan served as food editor for The Washington Star, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times , Tribune Media Services and contributed articles to numerous other newspapers. The newspaper columns and other articles written by Willan are represented as drafts, typescripts and clippings in the archive. Newspaper articles written by Willan also appear in Series I.D.

Arrangement

Series III.A. is primarily arranged by chronological order.
Box 91, Folder 1

1971

Scope and Content Note

"A Guide to Collecting Cookbooks"
Box 91, Folder 2-3

1980

Box 91, Folder 4-5

1982

Box 91, Folder 6-7

1984

 

1984-1987: Washington Post

Box 87

1984

Box 88

1985

Box 89

1986

Box 90

1987

Box 91, Folder 8-9

1985

Box 91, Folder 11

1986

Box 91, Folder 12-16

1980s

Scope and Content Note

Undated and unfiled articles.
Box 92, Folder 1-2

1994

Box 92, Folder 3-4

1995

Box 92, Folder 5

1996

Box 92, Folder 6

1996-1999

Scope and Content Note

Contract with Los Angeles Times Syndicate: copy of 1996-1997 contract; signed copies of 1998 and 1999 contracts. Los Angeles Times Index 1994 - May 2001.
Box 92, Folder 7

circa 1998

Box 92, Folder 8-9

1990s

Scope and Content Note

Undated, unfiled articles.
Box 93-94

2000-2005: BBC Good Food

Box 92, Folder 10-11

2000

Box 92, Folder 12-14

2001

Box 95

2003

Box 92, 96

2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes contract with Tribune Media Services relating to the writing of one column per month (Box 92, Folder 15).
Box 92, Folder 16

2005-2009

Scope and Content Note

Folder labeled "LAT Ideas."
Box 96, Folder 5-10

2005

Box 97

2006

Box 98, Folder 1-2

2007

Box 98, Folder 3-11

2008

Box 99-100

2009

Box 100, Folder 3

2010

Box 100, Folder 4-7

2011

Scope and Content Note

On Chef Ferran Adrià.
Box 100, Folder 8

2012

Box 100, Folder 9

2013

 

Series III.B. Books, 1989-2015

Physical Description: 45.28 linear feet (63 boxes. Computer media: 7.04 GB [29,895 files])

Scope and Content Note

Willan wrote over twenty-five cookbooks and books about gastronomy, including La Varenne pratique, The Cookbook Library , a large survey on the history of gastronomy, the 17-volume Look and Cook series, and works that have a biographical component such as From My Château Kitchen and One Soufflé at a Time. Included in the archive are drafts, typescripts, galleys, page proofs, electronic files, and annotated copies of the publications. Included are also files relating to the press coverage received by Willan for these publications, which complement the clippings in Series I.D. For further documentation on recipe writing and booklets prepared by Willan and La Varenne, see Series II.E. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.

Arrangement

Series III.B. is arranged by chronological order.
Box 101, Folder 1-2

La Varenne pratique (1989), 1989-1990

Box 101, Folder 3-5

La France gastronomique (1991), 1991

Box 66, Item CM41

Château Cuisine (UK, 1992, US, 1993), 2004

Physical Description: 0.009 GB (96 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Date (2004) is from DROID report. CM41 contains: 84 Microsoft Word Document 6.0/95 files (.doc); 2 Rich Text Format 1.5-1.6 files (.doc); 1 Microsoft Word for Macintosh Document file (.doc); 2 OLE 2 Compound Document Format files (.doc). Also see CM34. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 101, Folder 6

Book proposal: Chefs at the Cutting Edge (1993), 1993

Box 101, Folder 7

Book proposal: The Culinary Melting Pot of America (1993), 1993

Box 102

Look & Cook (1992-1995), circa 1992-1997 and undated

Box 101, Folder 8

Book proposal: World Encyclopedia of Breads (1995), 1995

 

In & Out of the Kitchen in 15 Minutes (1995), 2004

Scope and Content Note

See CM34 (Box 66). Date (2004) is from DROID report. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM40

Bistro Cooking (1997), 2007

Physical Description: 0.001 GB (28 files)

Scope and Content Note

Labeled Virginia copy and final version. 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM40 includes 23 Microsoft Word Document 6.0/95 files (.doc) and 2 Microsoft Word Document 6.0-2003 files (.doc). Date (2007) is from DROID report. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 101, Folder 9-11

Cook it Right (1998), 1998

Box 101, Folder 12

Book proposals, [1990s?]

Scope and Content Note

Undated
 

Cooked to Perfection (2000), 1995-2004

Scope and Content Note

Cooked to Perfection was also published under the title Cook It Right in the US (1998).
Box 103, item CM64-CM73

1995-1997

Physical Description: 0.002 linear feet (90 files)

Scope and Content Note

10 computer discs (floppy disks) : 3 1/2 in. CM67-CM73 contains 69 WordPerfect for MS-DOS/Windows Document files (.doc); 5 Plain Text files (.txt). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 67, Item CM48

2004

Physical Description: 0.002 GB (90 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Cooking with Wine (2001), 2000-2004

Box 103, Folder 2-3

Slides, 2000-2001

Scope and Content Note

Slides. Cold Storage.
 

Electronic word-processing files, 2004

Scope and Content Note

See CM34 (Box 66). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Good Food No Fuss (2003), 2003-2004

Scope and Content Note

See CM34 (Box 66). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 103, Folder 4-6

The Good Cook (2004), circa 2004

Scope and Content Note

Press reviews.
 

The Country Cooking of France (2007), 2005-2009 and undated

Box 104-105

Notes, 2006-2009

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, correspondence, proofs, reviews.
 

Electronic word-processing files, 2005-2006

Box 66-67, Item CM38, CM45-CM46

2005

Physical Description: 4.23 GB (27,294 files)

Scope and Content Note

CM38: 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM38 includes: 1081 Microsoft Word Document version 97-2003 files (.doc); 102 Microsoft Owner File files (.doc); 12 Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook version 8 files (.xls). There are duplicate files between CM38 and CM55. CM45-CM46: 2 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM45 contains 27,225 unavailable files. CM46 (0.04 GB) contains 69 files: 3 DS_store file (MAC) files; 63 Microsoft Word Document version 97-2003 files (.doc); 3 unidentified format files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM39

2006

Physical Description: 0.003 GB (18 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes acknowledgments, index, glossary. 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM39 includes 13 Microsoft Word Document version 97-2003 files (.doc); 1 Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook file (.xls). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 106

Book proposal: California Flair (2011), circa 2009-2011

 

The Cookbook Library (2012)

Box 107, Folder 1-2

Title pages: Scans: rare cookbook collection, 1998

Box 107, Folder 1

1535-1799

Box 107, Folder 2

1801-1902

Box 107, Folder 3-8

Correspondence, notes, research, 2007-2011

Box 108-111, 113, 129

Drafts, 2007-2009

 

Research, 2004-2009 and undated

box 111

15th century

Box 111, 117

16th century

Box 112, 117

17th century

Box 112

18th century

Box 112

Miscellaneous

Box 113

Reference material

Box 113-114

Notes of Kyri Claflin, undated

Box 115

Notes of Angelica, undated

Box 116-117

Research: Germany, undated

 

Recipes, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes recipe indexes and testing sheets.
Box 118

Medieval backdrop

Box 118

16th century

Box 119-120

17th century

Box 121

18th century

Box 122

long 18th-century-19th century

Box 123-124

Galleys, figure captions, proofs, layouts, 2011 and undated

Box 125

Permissions documentation, 2011

Scope and Content Note

Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 126-128

Promotions/Press/Events, 2011-2013

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Saveur (2011), De Gustibus (2012), IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) (2013).
 

Keith Cranmer, Tree of Life, ca. 2013

Box 136*, Folder 1

Watercolors

Scope and Content Note

4 sheets : watercolor and ink on Arches paper ; sheets 32.5 x 50.5 cm.
Box 136*, Folder 2

Prints

Scope and Content Note

The Cookbook Tree of Life. Copyright © Anne Willan, Inc. 2013. Design and letterpress: Norman Clayton. Illustration: Keith Cranmer. " The Cookbook Tree of Life, 1474-1861. His Tree of Life shows the development of cookbooks, branching out from key early manuscripts and the first four printed cookbooks of the 15th century. Emphasis is on Italian, French, German, English and early American books. Cookbooks shown are key texts of the genre; in later centuries, many more books of each type were published."
Box 136*, Folder 3-4

Proofs

Box 136*, Folder 5

Copy

Scope and Content Note

Laminated copy with reproduced signature in pencil: "Bon appétit / Anne Willan!"
Box 137*, Folder 1

Illustration of banquet, ca. 2013

Scope and Content Note

1 sheet ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 20 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Reproduces woodcut in …[?].
 

Photocopies of rare books, undated

Box 138

Lo scalco prattico / di Vittorio Lancellotti da Camerino. In Roma, 1577.

Box 138

Pratica escalcaria / d'Antonio Frugoli lucchese. In Roma, 1638.

Box 138

L'arte di ben cucinare, et instruire … / di Bartolomeo Stefani. In Mantoua, 1662.

Box 139

The Whole Duty of a Woman … London : Printed for T. Reed …., 1737.

Box 139

The Lady's Complete Guide … / by Mrs. Mary Cole. London.

Box 156-162

Facsimile of leaves from Tacuinum Sanitatis , 1930s

 

Electronic word-processing files, 2002-2011

 

Illustrations, 2006-2011

Box 66, Item CM8

2006-2009

Physical Description: 1.04 GB (227 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM8 contains: 218 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 4 Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook files version 8 (xls); 1 Graphics Interchange Format version 89a file (gif). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM9

2011

Physical Description: 0.06 GB (141 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM9 contains: 140 Exchangeable Image File Format version 2.2 files (.jpg), 1 Exchangeable Image File Format version 2.2.1 files (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM10

2011

Physical Description: 0.07 GB (2 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM10 contains: 1 Tagged Image File Format file (.tif), 1 Hypertext Markup Language file version 4.01 (.HTML). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM11-CM14

2007-2008

Physical Description: 1.16 GB (476 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes illustration for chapters 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, listed under the title Eating their Words. 4 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM11 contains: 85 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 7 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 1 JPEG File Interchange Format 1.01 version file (.jpg). CM12 contains: 41 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg). CM13 contains: 85 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg). CM14 contains: 6 Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook version 8 files (.xls); 219 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 13 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2 (.jpg); 3 JPEG File Interchange Format 1.01 version file (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM29

2007-2008

Physical Description: 0.2 GB (76 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM29 contains: 72 Exchangeable Image File Format version 2.2.1 files (.jpg). 47 jpgs are duplicates of files in CM11-CM13. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM30-CM32

2007-2008

Physical Description: 0.15 GB (316 files)

Scope and Content Note

3 computer discs (CD-R): digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM30 contains: 225 JPEG File Interchange Format version 1.01 files (.jpg); one Text Configuration file (.ini). CM31 contains: 65 JPEG File Interchange Format version 1.01 files (.jpg); one Text Configuration file (.ini). CM32 contains: one Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook version 8 (.xls); one Microsoft Word Document version 97-2003 (.doc); 8 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) versions 2.2.1 and 1.01 (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 67, Item CM47

Drafts, 2002-2004

Physical Description: 0.01 GB (534 files)

Scope and Content Note

Included are: proposals to editor Darra Goldstein; recipes; rejected files and recipes; 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM47 contains: 523 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003; 1 Acrobat PDF 1.3-Portable Document Format version 1.3 file (.pdf); 3 Microsoft Office owner files; 1 Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook version 8 (.xls) file. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM1

Final draft, 2012

Physical Description: 0.04 GB (4 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM1 contains: 1 Acrobat 1.6 - Portable Document Format (.pdf). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Files from Kyri W. Claflin, 2006-2007

Box 66, Item CM19

Chapter: 17th century, 2006-2007

Physical Description: 0.01 GB (182 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts, revisions, notes to editor Darra Goldstein, and additions to chapter. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM19 contains 177 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM20

General files, 2006-2007

Physical Description: 0.01 GB (128 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, drafts, outline revisions, meeting notes with Kyri W. Claflin, and notes unrelated to publication, such as Le Feÿ agenda. Included are 7 duplicate Word files of recipes for 17th-century chapter in CM19. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM20 contains 112 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files; 1 Text Configuration file (.ini); 14 Raw JPEG Stream files (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 66, Item CM21

Chapter: 18th century, 2006-2007

Physical Description: 0.005 GB (109 files)

Scope and Content Note

Includes reading notes, drafts, revisions and additions to chapter. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM21 contains 106 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

La Varenne pratique (e-book, 2013), 2009-2013

Box 130, 131*

2009-2013

 

One Soufflé at a Time (2013), undated

Box 132-133

Notes, drafts, proofs, circa 2009-2013 and undated

Box 134

Recipes, undated

Box 135

Promotions/Press/Events, 2013

 

Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen (2015), circa 2013

Box 137*, Folder 2

circa 2013

Scope and Content Note

1 sheet ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
Box 140, Folder 1-6

circa 2013

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
 

The Edible Monument (2015)

Box 140

General articles

 

Photocopies of rare books

Box 141

Ratta

Box 141

Castlemaine

Box 141

Versailles

Box 66, Item CM34

Miscellaneous, 2004 July

Physical Description: 0.04 GB (174 files)

Scope and Content Note

Included are files relating to Bistro Cooking. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM34 includes 159 Microsoft Word Document version 6.0/95 files (.doc); 4 Microsoft Word Document version 1.5-1.6 files (.doc); 3 Microsoft Word Document version 6.0-2003 files (.doc); 4 Microsoft Word Document version 97-2003 files (.doc). Files in CM34 duplicate files in CM50, CM54, CM55 and CM56, CM58. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Annotated copies of journals and books, 1961-2015

Scope and Content Note

Included are copies labeled "School office copies."
 

Gourmet Magazine, 1961-1972

Box 142

1961-1964

Box 143

1965-1968

Box 144

1969-1972

 

Books, 1974-2014

Box 145

1974

Box 145

1977

Box 146

1980

Box 146

1981

Box 148

1992

Box 147

1982

Box 147

1985

Box 147

1987

Box 147

1988

Box 147

1989

Box 148

1991

Box 149-151

1992-1995

Scope and Content Note

Look & Cook.
Box 148

1995

Box 148

1995

Box 152

1996

Box 152

1997

Box 152

1998

Box 152-153

2000

Box 153

2001

Box 153

2003

Box 154

2004

Box 154

2005

Box 154

2014

Box 155

Others, 2000s

 

Series III.C. TV Programs, 1979-2009

Physical Description: 2.09 linear feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Following in the footsteps of Julia Child, Willan also demonstrated her culinary expertise on television. Willan appeared on the 26-part PBS series, Look and Cook, which aired in 1992-1995. The archive includes a full run of the VHS of the PBS show as well as of other shows. For further documentation on Willan's broadcast programs, see Series II.

Arrangement

Series III.C. is arranged by chronological order.
Box 163, Item V1

Ann's Pilot, 1979 March 14

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) : 3/4 in. Director: Russ Fortier; Producer: Russ Morash. Property: Aida Moreno. Edited version. Match No. TSCG. Program Title: Lemons. Series Title: Ann's Pilot. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V2

Anne Willan & Julia Child "Good Morning America," 1984 June 18

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) : 3/4 in., color. SECAM. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V3

Show, 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V4

Anne Willan: La Varenne, ABC "Home Show," 1992 February 24

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) (8 min.) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V5

Home Show, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) (11 min.) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V6

Today Show: Restaurant Judge, 1993 September 19

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V7

CBS: The Early Show, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V8

Anne Willan, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette : 1/2 in. Part 1: Good Day; Part 2: Cleveland; Part 3: Julia Child. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 163, Item V9

Anne Willan, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (PAL) : 1/2 in. Ogilvy & Mather Advertising. San Francisco. Duplicated by IAVC (International Audio-Visual Communication, Inc.), Brisbane, CA. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 164-165, Item V10-V31

Look and Cook, [1992-1995]

Scope and Content Note

22 videocassettes (VHS, PAL) : 1/2 in. Includes Episodes 101-119, 121-122, and 1 unnumbered VHS. Broadcast Standards. Marjorie Poore Productions. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 166, Item V32

Anne Willan culinary superstar, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) (6 min. 30 sec.) : 1/2 in. Neal Marshad Productions, New York. Includes 5 parts: 1. Masterchef; 2. GMA; 3. TVfood Network; 4. Mike & Maty; Look & Cook. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 166, Item V33

Anne Willan: Selected television appearances, 1994-1996

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 166, Item V34

GMA, 1995 May 10

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 166, Item V35

La Varenne on CNN, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette : 1/2 in. "La Varenne on CNN, 4196." Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

The Martha Stewart Living Show, 2000-2009

Box 166, Item V36-V42

2000-2002

Scope and Content Note

7 videocassettes (VHS) : 1/2 in. Includes: Show 8081 (12/18/00); Show 8164 (3/26/01); Compilatin reel (2001); Show 9103 (11/17/01); Show 9161; Show 9373 (5/30/02); Looped version (undated). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 167, Folder 1

2001-2009

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, notes.
Box 167, Folder 2

Mark Gordon Company, 2009

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes.
 

Series IV. Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky gastronomy collection, 1570-2015

Physical Description: 64.61 linear feet (57 boxes, 14 flat file folders. Computer media: 0.08 GB [119 files])

Scope and Content Note

The Anne Willan Papers complement the Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection  , which includes an extensive collection of early printed gastronomy books. The collection also includes drawings, ephemera, prints and manuscripts dating from the 16th to the late 20th century. Rare books and other selected works in the collection have been cataloged in the Library Catalog  and can be searched by the name of the author or artist, by the title, or the topic.

Arrangement

Series IV is arranged in five subseries: Series IV.A. Documentation; Series IV.B. Drawings; Series IV.C. Ephemera; Series IV.D. Prints; Series IV.E. Manuscripts.
 

Series IV.A. Documentation, 1979-2015

Physical Description: 9.25 linear feet (15 boxes. Computer media: 0.08 GB [119 files])

Scope and Content Note

Series IV.A. Documentation includes inventories of the Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky gastronomy collection and auction catalogs gathered by Willan and Cherniavsky for the building of the collection. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.
Box 168

Library catalogs, 2009-2012

Scope and Content Note

Included in the archive are several versions of the list of rare books in the Willan-Cherniavsky collection.
 

Electronic word-processing files, 2004-2007

Box 67, Item CM43

2004

Physical Description: 0.0001 GB (7 files)

Scope and Content Note

List of indexes including an index of books. 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM43 contains: 3 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 files (.doc). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 67, Item CM44

2007

Physical Description: 0.08 GB (112 files)

Scope and Content Note

Disc labeled "Dossier expertise : Livres : Photographs." CM44 contains: 107 JPG File Interchange Format Version 1.02 files (.jpg); 2 unidentified format files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box 169-182

Auction catalogs, 1971-2015

Box 169, Folder 1

List, 2015

Box 169, Folder 2-5

Ben Kinmont, 1999-2014

Box 169, Folder 6

Book Club of California, 2013

Box 169, Folder 7

The Zamorano Club, 2013

Box 170-171

Bibliotheca Gastronomica, 2010-2015

Box 172, Folder 1

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books, 2009-2012

Box 172, Folder 2

Rabelais Fine Books, 2016-2018

Box 172, Folder 3

Bloomsbury Auctions, 2011

Box 172, Folder 4-10

Alain Huchet, undated

Box 173, Folder 1

Poulain & Le Fur, 2001

Box 173, Folder 2

Articurial, 2002

Box 173, Folder 3-4

Janet Clarke, undated

Box 173, Folder 5-6

Marian L. Gore, 1979-1997

Box 173, Folder 7

Philo Biblon, undated

Box 174, Folder 1-6

Rémi Flachard, undated

Box 177, Folder 1-2

Librairie Philippe Sérignan, 2008-2016

Box 175-176

Cooks Books, 1988-1995 and undated

Box 177, Folder 3

Philip K. Reynolds, 2008-2009

Box 177, Folder 4-5

Francis Edwards, undated

Box 177-178

Liz Seeber, undated

Box 179, Folder 1

Gastéréa, undated

Box 179, Folder 2-3

Michel Bouvier, undated

Box 180-182

Others, 1971-2005

 

Series IV.B. Drawings, 1810-1862, undated

Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 flatfiles)

Scope and Content Note

The Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky gastronomy collection includes drawings by American (1), English (2), French (5), and Scottish (1) artists: Félix Brard, André Dunoyer de Segonzac (1884-1974), William Heath (1795-1840), Charles Keene (1823-1891), Charles Sharpe (1781?–1851), and Herman Armour Webster (1878-1970). The drawings are: Félix Brard, Les saisons (4 drawings), 1861-1862; André Dunoyer de Segonzac, La fromagère; William Heath, Frugality without Meanness (1834); Charles Keene, None but the Brave Deserve the Fare; Charles Sharpe, Louis XIV and Madame de la Valière (1810), and Herman Armour Webster, Market Scene. Frugality without Meanness and None but the Brave Deserve the Fare were both acquired from the Langton Gallery in London.

Arrangement

Series IV.B. is arranged by country/culture.
 

England, Scotland

box 183*

Heath, William

box 183*

Keene, Charles

box 183*

Sharpe, Charles

 

France

box 184*

Brard, Félix

box 184*

Dunoyer de Segonzac, André

box 183*

United States: Webster, Herman Armour

box 183*

Unknown

Flatfile 1*-2*

Frames

Scope and Content Note

Also see Box 224*. Restricted. Contact repository for information regarding access.
 

Series IV.C. Ephemera, 1772-1970

Physical Description: 3.76 linear feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky gastronomy collection includes ephemera such as menus, advertising cards, broadsides, cuttings from scientific publications and newspaper advertisements and tearsheets. There are cards advertising products of the Liebig Company and lithographs by Paul Iribe that promote the wine distributed by the Établissements Nicolas. Included are menus and recipes designed by the artists Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Léon Lebègue (1863-1944), and David L. Goines (born 1945).

Arrangement

Series IV.C. is arranged by the country in which the works were published or produced and within each country by century.
Box 189*, folder 1

Argentina: Menu

 

Belgium: Liebig Company

Scope and Content Note

The Liebig Company, which was named after the German chemist Baron Justus von Liebig and created by a German engineer George Christian Giebert, was established in London and had factories in Latin America and Africa. The place of publication that appears on the advertising cards in the collection is listed as Antwerp in Belgium.
The four suites of six cards each advertise the products of the Liebig Company, including the "Véritable extrait de viande Liebig," a beef extract that is presented in one suite as the source of the success for a restaurant. Three suites describe products that have benefited from the beef extract, including salt ("Das Saltz"), chocolate ("Le chocolat"), and more generally dishes ("Mets") such as "Mets-Gibier." The company's factories in Latin America (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay), in particular that of Fray-Bentos, and in South West Africa, are also advertised. Each card has the name of Baron Justus von Liebig in blue on the verso: "J. Liebig." Two suites were published in Antwerp. The place of publication is not indicated in the other two suites.
Box 185*, folder 1

Véritable extrait de viande Liebig

Box 185*, folder 2

Das Saltz

Box 185*, folder 3

Mets

Box 185*, folder 4

Le chocolat

 

England

Scope and Content Note

Included are cuttings from scientific publications illustrating the grinding mechanisms of flour stones and utensils for food preparation, the interior of a kitchen, as well as newspaper advertisements related to food festivities in France.
Box 186*, folder 1

Flour Mills, [ca. 1815-1822]

Scope and Content Note

1 print ; sheet 20.8 x 26.5 cm
Plate LVIII illustrating entry "Flour-mills" on page 746 of A dictionary of arts and sciences (Volume 2), Gregory, G. (George), 1754-1808; Peirce, Isaac, publisher.
Figures 1 through 6 illustrate the grinding mechanisms of flour stones, such as spindles, the grinding surfaces with grooves of the stones, wire bolting machines, bolting-cloths and reels.
Box 191*, folder 1

Newspaper advertisements and sheets, 1868-1874

Scope and Content Note

Included are newspaper advertisements and sheets from the Illustrated Times (1868); The Graphic (1872) and The Illustrated London News (1874). These illustrate festivities in Saint-Germain-en-Laye outside of Paris and food specialities in Strasbourg (Strasburg).
Box 186*, folder 2

For Dainty Dishes Use the Rex Chopping Machine , 1891

Scope and Content Note

1 sheet : letterpress, hand colored ; sheet 24.2 x 17.8 cm
September 26th, 1891. Supplement to the Ironmonger. See similar advertisement sheet for meat chopper in The book of household management ... Entirely new. Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co.: London, 1892.
Box 186*, folder 3

An 18th Century Kitchen, 1800s

Scope and Content Note

1 print ; sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
 

France

Box 191*, Folder 2

18th century: Encyclopédie

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes leaves of texts and illustrations from the Encyclopédie for the entries "Patissier" and "Confiseur." The Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751-1772) initiated by Diderot and d'Alembert documented trades and mechanical arts, including the tools and processes used by pastry chefs and confectioners.
 

19th century

Scope and Content Note

Included are newspaper advertisements and sheets from the Monde illustré related to food preparation in France, a lithograph issued in the Journal des ridicules (1840), and a broadside related to food shortages during the Franco-Prussian War.
Box 187*, folder 1

Le patronnet, 1840

Scope and Content Note

1 print : lithograph ; sheet 31.8 x 23.6 cm.
Fontallard, Henri-Gérard, 1798- draftsman, lithographer Imprimerie Lemercier, printer Martinet, print seller Bréauté, print seller Fournier, print seller
The lithograph was issued in the Journal des ridicules (1840). From the series: Bulletin des modes ridicules. (IFF 13).
Box 191*, folder 3

Les spéculateurs conjurés, 1871

Scope and Content Note

1 sheet : letterpress ; sheet 50 x 32.8 cm.
[Paris] (10 rue du Croissant) : Dépôt général chez M. Saillant ([Paris] (29 rue N. D. de Nazareth ) : Édouard Vert, imp.)
The broadside denounces speculators who raised food prices while there were shortages due to the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
Box 191*, folder 4

Le monde illustré, [1860s-1870s]

Scope and Content Note

Included are newspaper advertisements and sheets from Le monde illustré related to food preparation in France. Wood engravings by Charles Barbant (1817-1887), Frédéric-Théodore Lix (1830-1897) and Charles Maurand (1824-1904) from designs by M. Moullin and Jacques Desroches-Valnay illustrate the kitchens in the Tuileries, the newly restored kitchens at the pavillon de Flore, preparation of the food such as ice cream at the Tuileries, and the restoration of kitchens in restaurants such as the Café Riche. There are also sheets related to "Les mois gastronomiques."
Box 195*, Folder 5

Cuisine : Vue générale, 1873

Scope and Content Note

1 print ; sheet 34.1 x 26.8 cm.
Parent, Henri, 1819-1895, architect. Digeon, printmaker. Salmon, A., publisher. Imprint: Imp. A. Salmon r. Vieille Esplanade, 15, Paris.
The view illustrates the kitchen at the hotel particulier of the chocolate producer, Émile-Justin Menier (1826-1881). Below the view of the kitchen is a plan keyed A to N with rooms, such as the "Garde-manger" and "Cave." Labeled: Hôtel de Mr. Menier, au Parc Monceaux, à Paris.
Plate no. 25, vol. XXX, from "Revue générale de l'architecture et des travaux publics," 1873.
Box 187*, folder 2

La grande cuisine alimentaire, 1884

Scope and Content Note

1 sheet ; sheet 19.4 x 28.8 cm
 

20th century: Établissements Nicolas

Scope and Content Note

Two suites of lithographs by Paul Iribe, Blanc et rouge and Rose et noir, were commissioned to promote the wine produced by the Établissements Nicolas.
Box 188*
Box 192*

Rose et noir

 

19th-20th centuries: Menus

Scope and Content Note

The Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection features historic menus dating from the late 18th century until the early 20th century. Two menus on fabric were commissioned for banquets held in Saint-Étienne, France in the early 20th century. One dated from 1905 was designed by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). There are also menus that were designed by Léon Lébègue for dinners held by the society of authors named Le moulin à sel, which took place in Paris. For a menu that was engraved by Jean-Émile Laboureur and that is dated from 1936, see Series IV.D (Box 209*). For a menu dating from the reign of King George III, see Series IV.E. (Box 213*). For menus gathered from restaurants, see Series II.E.
Box 189*, folder 2

Menus, 1885-1893, undated

Box 191*, folder 6

Menu, 1887

Box 193*

Menus, 1893-1910

Physical Description: 1 album(s)

Scope and Content Note

In red morrocco binding with gilt lettering "Menus" on cover and on spine: "Collections Menus. Lessertisseux. Paris." In the album are displayed menus, primarily from 1893 and 1894 attached by red ribbons. Restricted due to fragility. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
Box 189*, folder 3

Menu,, 1896

box 194*
box 189*, Folder 4
Box 189*, folder 5

Menu du banquet offert par la Chambre de Commerce de St.-Étienne aux Chambres de Commerce du Sud-Est, 1911 May 29

Scope and Content Note

1 object : embroidery on silk ; 27 x 9.1 cm, with fringes 28.2 x 9.1 cm. The menu was for a banquet dated "29 mai 1911" and held at the restaurant Santoni-Gaillard in Saint-Étienne, France.
Box 189*, folder 6

Menu, 1900-1938, undated

box 189*, Folder 7

Germany: Menu

 

United States

 

19th century

Box 190*, Folder 1

The Chowder Party, 1849

Scope and Content Note

1 print ; sheet 13.1 x 18.8 cm
Box 190*, Folder 2

Sugaring Off, 1849

Scope and Content Note

1 print ; sheet 18.1 x 24.3 cm
Engraving by S. A. Schoff, after Tompkins H. Matteson, Sugaring Off, 1845. Printed in The Gem of the Season for 1849, With Twenty Splendid Engravings (New York: Leavitt, Trow and Co., 1849), p. 85.
Box 195*

20th century: Alice L. Waters 

Scope and Content Note

The recipes were compiled by Alice Louise Waters, a chef who opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley and they were illustrated by David L. Goines, who has designed posters for the restaurant.
 

Series IV.D. Prints, ca. 1578-ca. 1950

Physical Description: 28.6 linear feet (20 boxes, 12 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

The Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection   includes prints by American, Dutch, English, Flemish, French, German and Italian artists. Individual works are currently being cataloged in the Library Catalog  . Those that have been cataloged may be searched by the name of the artist or printmaker, by the title or the topic.

Arrangement

Series IV.C. is arranged by country/culture and within each country by century.
Box 201*

Austria

 

England

 

18th century

box 202*, folder 1-5
box 203*, folder 1
box 202*, folder 6-7

Hogarth, William

 

19th century

box 196*, folder 1

Allom, Thomas

box 196*, folder 2

Brown, Thomas

box 196*, folder 3

Busby, Thomas Lord

Flatfile 7**

Cruikshank, George

Box 204*

Dubourg, Matthew

box 196*, folder 4

Hullmandel, Charles

box 196*, folder 5

Lightfoot, P.

box 203*, folder 2-3

Rowlandson, Thomas

box 202*, folder 10

Unknown

 

France

 

17th century

Box 205*-206*

Bosse, Abraham

 

18th century

Box 207*

Bouchardon, Edme

Box 208*

Duplessi-Bertaux, Jean

Flatfile 8**

Guérard, Nicolas fils

box 202*, folder 8-9

Michel, Jean-Baptiste

Box 208*

Unknown

 

19th century

box 197*, folder 1

Charon, Louis-François

box 197*, folder 2

Varin, Amédée

 

20th century

box 209*

Laboureur, Jean-Émile 

Scope and Content Note

The collection features five prints by Jean-Émile Laboureur: Une marmite ; La jolie marchande; L'écaillère; La boutique du crémier and Dîner de la puce.
Box 207*

Ribot, Théodule-Augustin

Box 198*
 

Italy

box 211*, folder 1
box 211*, folder 2
 

Low Countries (Dutch/Flemish)

 

16th century

box 212*, folder 1-2
box 199*, folder 1
 

17th century

box 199*, folder 2
box 199*, folder 3
box 212*, folder 3
 

Unknown

box 199*, Folder 4
box 212*

Other

Box 200*

United States: Chamberlain, Samuel

Scope and Content Note

The print Allen's by Samuel Chamberlain is dedicated to Anne Willan: "To Anne Willan, with best wishes, Samuel Chamberlain."
flatfile 3**-6**

Frames

Scope and Content Note

Also see: Box 223*.
 

Series IV.E. Manuscripts, 1570-1852

Physical Description: 4 linear feet (9 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection   includes an inventory of food supplies dating from the reign of Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589), four handwritten cookbooks by English authors dating from 1672 to 1775, an 18th-century handwritten cookbook by an unknown French author, a letter by the French gastronomist Alexandre Grimod de La Reynière (1758-1837), and manuscripts dating from 1570 to 1851 that document food supplies and prices in France. The manuscripts have been cataloged in the Library Catalog . They can be searched by the name of the author, by the title, or the topic.

Arrangement

Arrangement of Series IV.E. is in two groupings: England; France.
 

England, 1672-1775

Scope and Content Note

Included are a menu dating from the reign of King George III (1738-1820) (Box 213*) and four handwritten cookbooks by English authors dating from 1672 to 1775. The manuscripts have been cataloged in the Library Catalog  . They can be searched by the name of the author, by the title, or the topic.
Box 213*, folder 1
Box 215
Box 217
 

France, 1570-1852

Scope and Content Note

Included are an inventory of food supplies dating from the reign of Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589), a letter written by the gastronomist Alexandre Grimod de La Reynière (1758-1837), a handwritten cookbook by an unknown author dating from circa 1775, and four handwritten household expense accounts dating from 1826 to 1851. The manuscripts have been cataloged in the Library Catalog  . They can be searched by the name of the author, by the title, or the topic.