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The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, and specifically the David Walker Lupton African-American Cookbook Collection is featured in the Association of Research Libraries' book and website, Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries.
The book and Web site profiles selected rare and special collections available for use in the major research libraries of North America, compiled to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Association of Research Libraries.
The collection profile for the David Walker Lupton Collection is available on the site athttp://www.celebratingresearch.org/libraries/alabama/cookbooks.shtml and the profile for the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library is available at http://www.celebratingresearch.org/libraries/alabama/index.shtml.
The David Walker Lupton African American Cookbook Collection consists of over 450 volumes covering the period from 1827, when the first book with recipes by an African American was published, through the year 2000. To read more about the Lupton collection and to view a hand list of the volumes in the collection, visithttp://www.lib.ua.edu/lupton/lupton.htm. The collection and the book was also recently featured on Join us at the Table, a weekly radio show in Miami. The show's website is here: http://juatt.com/ and to listen to Jessica Lacher-Feldman's interview about the Lupton Collection visit http://cdn3.libsyn.com/nanrob/juatt020208.mp3. The interview is towards the middle of the show. You can also read about Celebrating Research on the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library's blog, What's Cool at Hoole athttp://coolathoole.blogspot.com/2008/03/hoole-library-featured-in-arl-book-and.html.