We will participate in Preservation Week 2019 by hosting three preservation-themed webinars in the Special Collections and Archives reading room on the lower level of the ACU Brown Library from 1-2 pm on April 23, 25, and 26.
The one-hour webinars will focus on very practical strategies anyone can employ to preserve their family history. At each webinar we will feature three different recipes from the archives, primarily drawing on the 1974 Women of ACC Cookbook. If you’re in Abilene please come join us, and if you can’t make it in person we’ll share links so you can watch the webinars online. We will also share the recipes and some additional historical context about their authors. Below are the first three recipes we’re trying out– stay tuned for more!
Below are the recipes we’ll feature on Thursday, April 25. Join us from 1-2 pm to learn about caring for family keepsakes.
Miss Lillie's cheese chips From the kitchen of Mrs. Lefty (Blanche) Walker
Blanche Walker was a member of Ko Jo Kai during her time at Abilene Christian College. She married Lefty Walker, pictured below.
Pink Salad From the kitchen of Mrs. Leon (Sue) Barr
Donna Sue Barr (1938-2008) was born in Oplin, Texas, and married Leon Barr in 1959. She worked for West Texas Utilities for over a decade and was very active in University Church of Christ in Abilene, TX.
Coca Cola Punch From the kitchen of Mrs. W. L. (Elsie) Jones
Elise Jone’s husband, W. L. Jones, managed Gandy’s Creamery in Abilene from the late 1950s into the 1960s. Perhaps she used products from the creamery when developing her recipes.
Check back soon for more recipes and history!