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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:

Bake-Off Cookbooks (19th - 21st Bake-Off)

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1970
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/ep842c85a3f-e05a-4df2-9a05-e7e6cc30cd5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref573

Bake-Off Cookbooks (34rd - 36th Bake-Off)

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990, 1992, 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/ep8890f8ba9-3a4c-4f4f-9c41-d3c8955ef296
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref578

"Best of" Cookbooks

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
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/ep8812d4611-6afe-4c04-908f-7e7adab9255a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref581

"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

50th Anniversary Promotional Packet

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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 1: Historical Background
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88b88fb27-321e-4723-86f6-ad6e9823690d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref564

Bake-Off Cookbooks (1st - 3rd Bake-Off)

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1951
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/ep895832f61-2906-465a-93d3-1711d1ae0f55
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref567

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

Bake-Off Cookbooks (22nd - 24th Bake-Off)

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1973
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/ep806d4e70e-0ba8-480a-a012-7cc20a053528
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref574

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

"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

2nd Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder RV 690.1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
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 4: Videotapes of Bake-Offs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep803c9f296-5c62-4676-b1dc-a230d2f357e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref605

Cookbooks

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1998
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 2
See more items in:
Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cf2a9372-3a44-498f-81c9-ebd409be49f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref566

Bake-Off Cookbooks (16th - 18th Bake-Off)

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, 1966-1967
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/ep81d6fb6b7-d84c-4f51-9007-4d17d51b0df0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref572

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

"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, 36th - 38th Bake-Off

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994, 1996, 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.
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/ep870e37cf3-4ead-4b75-a3e0-7398b5696528
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref603

[Mrs. Verna Phelan and her first-prize winning Swift Currant Cakes : reproductions of one black-and-white photograph and one color photograph]

Publisher:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9" x 12".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Cookbooks
Date:
1958
Scope and Contents:
Reproduced photographs from "Pillsbury's Best 10th Grand National Bake-Off Cookbook"; photographers unidentified.
Local Numbers:
00060903.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Baking  Search this
Contests -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Reproductions
Cookbooks -- 1950-1960
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 / Bake-Off Cookbooks (10th - 12th Bake-Off)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f067d5b3-013b-41c8-902f-8c2601f180b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref612

"A Company History"

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985
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 1: Historical Background
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e0dab842-0ea7-46f7-9bda-94d8f34b6417
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref563

Bake-Off Cookbooks (13th - 15th Bake-Off)

Collection Collector:
Pillsbury Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1963
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/ep8ca6941f0-747f-4670-ad33-14433bfe1975
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0690-ref571

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