Columbia University Archives

Clara Schauffler Recipe Collection, 1902-1904

Summary Information


Clara Elizabeth Schauffler created a recipe book from the domestic science courses she took at Teachers College from September 1902 to June 1904.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0234
Bib ID 12847360 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schauffler, Clara Elizabeth, 1879-1972
Title Clara Schauffler Recipe Collection, 1902-1904
Physical Description .25 linear feet (1 halfsize document box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Material is organized in one series.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of one book with recipes from Schauffler's time as a student in domestic science at Teachers College from September 1902 to June 1904. As student pursuing the then-new two-year curriculum in domestic science, Schauffler took DS 10, Foods and DS 11, Foods, Advanced Course with Professor Helen Kinne and Mrs. Mary Forrest. Schauffler organized the class materials, the typed handouts with her corrections in pencil, and created a recipe book by pasting the recipes onto paper and placing them in a small, three-ring binder.

  • Series I. Recipe Book

    The recipe book is organized by topic and then alphabetically: Beverages; Bread; Cake; Desserts; Candy; Fruit; Jellies and Pickles; Cheese; Eggs; Fish (including shell fish); Meat (including Variety Meats and Chicken); Vegetables; Rice, Macaroni, Cereals; Soup; Sauces (including sweet sauces); Salad Dressings, and Invalid Dishes. After the table of contents, there is an alphabetical recipe title index, from Almond Hardbake to Yeast Breads.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Clara Schauffler Recipe Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


No additions are expected

Custodial History

The recipe book was donated by William B. Higinbotham, Schauffler's grandnephew, in June 2017.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jocelyn Wilk in Summer 2017. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in August 2017.

Revision Description

2017-09-13 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Cookbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Columbia University. Teachers College Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Teachers College -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Home economics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Home economics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Clara Elizabeth Schauffler was born on February 1, 1879 in New York. She graduated with a BA from Smith College in 1901 and she completed the two-year curriculum for the Bachelor's diploma in education for teaching domestic science from Teachers College in 1904. Schauffler became a domestic science or home economics teacher in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She taught for over 35 years in three different schools. In 1960 Schauffler was named ''Woman of the Year" by the Executive Council of Business Women's Clubs of Essex County for her service in many causes, including work with the Red Cross during two World Wars and two terms as president of the Montclair Business and Professional Women's Club. She died February 28, 1972, in Bloomfield, NJ.