Date of Degree


Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name



Liberal Studies


Matthew K. Gold

Subject Categories

American Studies | Cataloging and Metadata | Digital Humanities | Library and Information Science


food studies, cooking, cookbooks, metadata, text analysis, HathiTrust


The Early American Cookbooks project is a carefully curated online collection of 1450 cookbooks published in the United States between 1800 and 1920. The purposes of the project are to create a freely available, searchable online collection of early American cookbooks, to offer an overview of the scope and contents of the collection, and to use digital humanities tools to explore trends and patterns in the metadata and the full text of the collection. The project has two basic components: a collection of 1450 full-text titles on HathiTrust and a website site to present a guide to the collection and the results of the digital humanities analysis.

Early American Cookbooks collection


Early American Cookbooks website



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