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Finding Aid for the John Egerton Collection (MUM01722)

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Finding Aid for the John Egerton Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01722/
Title: John Egerton Collection
Dates: 1911-2005 (bulk 1982-1989)
Collector: Egerton, John
Physical Extent: 6 boxes (2.502 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01722
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Information and articles about southern food, saved by or written by John Egerton as well as notes and information about his book, Southern Food.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by John Egerton.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Iris Howorth, 2010. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 2010.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Egerton, John
Food writing
Critics
Restaurants
Food – Southern states
Cookery


Formats

research notes
recipes
correspondence
clippings (information artifacts)
menus
pamphlets
publications
reviews (document genre)


Biographical Note

John Egerton was born in Atlanta, GA on June 14, 1935. He earned a B.A. at the University of Kentucky in 1958 and an M.A. in 1960. Egerton worked with the Public Relations Department at the University of Kentucky and went on to become the Director of Public Information for the University of South Florida, where he wrote for both the Southern Education Report and Race Relations Reporter. In 1971, Egerton became a free-lance reporter and later became contributing editor for Saturday Review of Education, Race Relations Reporter, and Southern Voices. Egerton then became a writer for Atlanta’s Southern Regional Council and then served as journalist-in-residence at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Egerton has written or edited eleven non-fiction books and contributed over two-hundred articles to periodicals.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes recipes, articles focusing on southern food, and articles, menus, publications, and information about restaurants that serve southern food. It also includes articles written by and about John Egerton and basic information for his novel Southern Food.


User Information

Prefered Citation

John Egerton Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The John Egerton Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Separated Material

Images (primarily negatives) have been removed to Collection Photographs for preservation.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged in 4 series by subject matter.

Series I. Research Notes & Southern Food Materials
Series II. Resetaurant Information & Clippings
Series III. Recipes
Series IV. Miscellaneous & Correspondence

Container List

Series I. Research Notes & Southern Food Materials
1.1 Research Notes I – Southern Food
1.2 Research Notes I – Southern Food
1.3 Research Notes I – Southern Food
1.4 Research Notes I – Southern Food
1.5 Research Notes II – Southern Food
1.6 Research Notes II – Southern Food
1.7 Research Notes II – Southern Food
1.8 Research Notes II – Southern Food
1.9 Research Notes III – Southern Food
1.10 Research Notes III – Southern Food
1.11 Research Notes III – Southern Food
1.12 Duncan Hines, 1984-1988
Scope: Research and articles about Duncan Hines
6.1 Front Matter for Southern Food (8p.)
6.2 Marginalia for Southern Food, 1825-1986 (49p.)
6.3 Index (7p.)
6.4 Outline, 1982-1986
6.5 Permissions, 1981-1985 (10p.)
6.6 Mail Tips, 1984-1985 (24p.)
Scope: Correspondence regarding the production of Southern Food
6.7 Photography & Art Work, 1984-1986
6.8 Conclusion, 1985-1986 (34p.)
6.9 Bibliography, 1982-1985
6.10 Contacts, 1983-1985
Scope: Correspondence and contact information of people to talk to
Series II. Resetaurant Information & Clippings
2.1 Alabama, 1983-1984
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in AL
2.2 Arkansas, 1979-1984
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in AR
2.3 Florida, 1984
Scope: Information on restaurants in FL
2.4 Georgia, 1984-1986
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in GA
2.5 Louisiana, 1984-1985
Scope: Information on restaurants in LA
2.6 Mississippi, 1984-1985
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in MS
2.7 North Carolina, 1984-1985
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in NC
2.8 South Carolina, 1984-1985
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in SC
2.9 Kentucky, 1982-1985
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in KY
2.10 Tennessee, 1984-1985
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in TN
2.11 Virginia, 1984-1985
Scope: Information on tourism and restaurants in VA
2.12 Cajun Food Miscellaneous, 1971-1985
Scope: Publications and reviews about cajun food & restaurants
2.13 Georgia Sea Grant College Program, 1979-1985
Scope: Information on catfish and related foods
3.1 Restaurants, 1985
Scope: Information about restaurants serving southern food
3.2 Eating Out for Breakfast, 1983-1985
Scope: Menus and lists of southern breakfast restaurants
3.3 Eating Out for Lunch, 1977-1986
Scope: Menus, reviews, and lists of southern lunch restaurants
3.4 Eating Out for Dinner, 1942-1985
Scope: Menus, reviews, and lists of southern dinner restaurants
3.5 Eating Out Family Style, 1983-1985
Scope: Information on southern restaurants with family style dining
3.6 Eating Out – Barbecue, 1979-1985
Scope: Menus, reviews, and lists of southern restaurants specializing in barbecue
3.7 Eating Out All Over, 1984-1985
Scope: Information about restaurants serving southern food
4.1 Southern Food Reviews, 1988-1989
Scope: Reviews of southern food by John Egerton
4.2 True Grits, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1988-89
Scope: Information on “True Grits” columns for the Atlanta Constitution
4.3 Southern Food Columns, 1985-1999
Scope: Copies of southern food columns
4.4 Miscellaneous Clips, 1911-1985
Scope: Articles and columns pertaining to the south and southern food
4.5 Promotions (TV, radio, reviewers, spinoffs, etc), 1986
4.6 Miscellaneous Publications, 1966-1989
Scope: Pamphlets & reviews of southern restaurants
4.7 Southern Food – More Reviews & Promotions, 1987-1992
4.8 Southern Food – More Reviews & Promotions, 1987-1991
4.9 Southern Food – More Reviews & Promotions, 1984-1987
4.10 Southern Food – More Reviews & Promotions, 1987-1991
Series III. Recipes
5.1 Manuscripts, Recipes: Eating In (19p.)
5.2 Beverages, 1981-1989 (47p.)
5.3 Breads, 1885-1985 (46p.)
5.4 Taste Enhancers (sauces, gravies, pickles, spices, appetizers, jams, etc), 1979-1985 (49p.)
5.5 Side Dishes, 1982-1986 (61p.)
5.6 Main Dishes, 1967-1985
5.7 Sweets, 1984-1985
5.8 Miscellaneous Recipes, 1989-1991
5.9 Miscellaneous Recipes, 1941-1990
5.10 Miscellaneous Recipes, 1990-1993
Series IV. Miscellaneous & Correspondence
6.11 Miscellaneous Correspondence, short articles, notes, etc., 1987-1998
6.12 Whirlpool Correspondence, 2005 (2p.)
6.13 B.H. Wall Correspondence, 1934-1989 (13p.)
Scope: Contains a book review and information from the USDA
6.14 Letters on Southern Food Column, 1968-1989
Scope: Correspondence and responses regarding Egerton’s column
6.15 Letters on Southern Food Column, 1989-1990
Scope: Correspondence and responses regarding Egerton’s column

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