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Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection

Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Extent:
2.15 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Print advertising
Tear sheets
Cookbooks
Videotapes
Date:
1933-1998
Scope and Contents:
Material documenting Pillsbury's Bake-Off from its inception in 1949 through its 50th anniversary in 1999. Papers include primarily cookbooks issued after Bake-Offs, biographies of contestants and VHS videos of five Bake-Offs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into fivce series.

Series 1: Historical Background Series 2: Cookbooks, 1933-1998

Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants, 1957-1998

Series 4: Videotapes of Bake-Offs, 1950, 1955, 1968, 1976, 1996

Series 5: Advertisements, 1949-1983
Historical:
The Pillsbury Company donated these materials to the Archives Center in 1999 as part of the company's celebration of its fiftieth anniversary of the Pillsbury Bake-Off. The inspiration for the contest was to acquire recipes using Pillsbury's Best Enriched Flour for placement inside bags of the flour. The first contest, held in New York City's Waldorf Astoria in 1949, was so successful that Pillsbury decided to hold the contest each year. In the mid-1970s, however, the Bake-Off began to be held every other year with the result that the 50th anniversary Bake-Off in 1998 was, in fact, the 38th contest. An indicator of the status of this on-going baking event, especially in its early years, was the attendance of Eleanor Roosevelt at the first contest, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the second, and Mamie Eisenhower in 1962.
Provenance:
Collection donated by The Pillsbury Company, through Ms. Jackie Peterson (letter from Craig Orr to her, April 5, 2001).
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Contests -- United States  Search this
Food  Search this
Housewives -- United States  Search this
Baking  Search this
Baked products  Search this
Cookery, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Tear sheets -- 1940-2000
Cookbooks
Videotapes
Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0690
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Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8de1356a4-28a8-42ea-ae72-60faf4ca28b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0690
Online Media:

"Best of" Cookbooks

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8462eec57-8ac1-4174-b253-b072a86d2860
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref583

"Best of" Cookbooks

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84ddaa4bc-a853-4226-a8f0-54c9fb9ccd61
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref584

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c9406b78-4e5d-4c43-95e3-2c9ab9a490f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref585

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1946, 1948
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a2dfad21-fc7a-48c3-b7d8-83a4e8932c5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref586

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952, 1968
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8794a84da-71de-4c95-900a-95244a17bb04
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref587

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fc0981d5-5291-4b0f-8904-4a5a21c13975
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref588

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81358fa57-b587-41fc-a00a-2d6465360d2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref589

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1917, 1987-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83078314b-cbce-4c88-832e-1030b219e38c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref590

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82152dbc6-bbc8-4931-b5ea-f72549529532
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref591

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e022ff5e-82e3-4978-b37c-97c5216306c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref592

Cookbooks, miscellaneous

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 2: Cookbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep881eeb216-285c-404f-b1ab-e936aa82f905
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref593

Bake-Off Contestants

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1998
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0690, Series 3
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89c27e06c-2919-40a4-b547-419a0cbd1a9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref594

Biographical Sketches, 9th Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8aa66233d-238b-42aa-82f7-691af6bb2ded
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref595

Biographical Sketches, 14th Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8def32a05-90c2-4e93-8f64-f23c8177874f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref596

Biographical Sketches, 17th Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8251f8671-b970-4672-83f1-b67d9a3259b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref597

"All About" Booklets, 20th - 22nd Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1971
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d2c217c6-56cf-4e70-9d83-1a9e63f780e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref598

"All About" Booklets, 23rd - 25th Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep800669584-2307-49af-b337-e515e1a1d0a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref599

"All About" Booklets, 26th - 29th Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1976, 1978, 1980
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep886d1af47-36e0-46db-81e6-00021ae9b795
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref600

"All About" Booklets, 30th - 32nd Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982, 1984, 1986
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pillsbury Bake-Off Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection / Series 3: Bake-Off Contestants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8609610a8-76c8-41a6-9fd6-6d9e1a3b6af8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref601

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