Comfort Foods collection Edit


MSS 4 large


  • 2011-2012 (Creation)


  • .5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite. Please request materials 3 days ahead of your visit.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Comfort Foods collection, MSS 4, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Rob Roznowski in November 2012.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Leslie M. Behm in November 2012.

  • Biographical / Historical

    As part of a Big Ten Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) initiative to create unique theatrical performances showcasing the special collections from their respective libraries, Professor Rob Roznowski created a play, Comfort Foods, to highlight the Special Collections at Michigan State University Libraries. After spending time in the Special Collections of MSU Libraries, Professor Roznowski decided to focus on American Cookbooks and their relation to American Society. The play is based on cookbooks from the 1790s to 2010s.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Comfort Foods Collection contains an invitation, the program, a list of actors, the grant, a copy of the play script, and pages from the cookbooks; all relating to the production of Comfort Foods, as performed at the MSU Libraries on October 30, 2012.