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Mary Laird Hamady Collection

Type of Material: Recipes, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and drawings, contracts, and publicity materials relating to the publication of the book Lebanese Mountain Cookery.
Personal Name: Mary Laird Hamady
Collection ID: Collection 312
Creator: Mary Laird Hamady
Extent: 2 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1970-1988

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Title
Mary Laird Hamady Collection
Collection 312

Description

Papers, 1970-1988.
2 cubic ft.
Organization: Arranged in chronological order within series.
Author, poet. Former co-proprietor of The Perishable Press Ltd.
Recipes, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and drawings, contracts, and publicity materials relating to the publication of the book Lebanese Mountain Cookery (Boston: Godine, 1987).

Series Description

Series 1: Manuscript Materials
Includes unused recipes, drafts of the cookbook and recipe books from the Hamady family used in the development of Lebanese Mountain Cookery.

Series 2: Correspondence
Includes correspondence about Lebanese Mountain Cookery. Letters are both to and from Mary Laird Hamady. Correspondents include family and friends who contributed recipes, David Godine Publishers and others involved in the editing of Lebanese Mountain Cookery.

Series 3: Other Related Materials
Includes publicity materials, clipping and reviews, the contract from Godine Publishing, photographs and drawings, materials used in editing Lebanese Mountain Cookery and the list of bookstores carrying the book. Also includes a tape with the interview between Mary Laird Hamady and Jean Feraca of Wisconsin Public Radio, 12 November 1987.

Rights and Permissions 

Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Lebanese Mountain Cookery
First Draft, TMs corrected with AN notes
Recipes, TMs corrected
Green book of recipes, AN
Additional recipes, TMs and AN notes
Situ Yumna's cookbook, TMs original draft and TMsc

Box 2

Lebanese Mountain Cookery
TMs early draft
TMs early draft, corrected

Box 3

Lebanese Mountain Cookery
TMs, corrected
TMsc, corrected

Box 4

Lebanese Mountain Cookery
TMs, corrected
Corrections and edits
Corrections and revisions
Incoming correspondence
Outgoing correspondence
Assorted correspondence

Box 5

Lebanese Mountain Cookery
TMs corrected, TMsc, AN notes and corrections
TMs, TMsc corrected, AN notes, revisions and corrections
TMs and TMsc, corrected
TMs, TMsc corrected, revisions, corrections and comments
Publicity materials
Photographs and negatives
Drawings by Jack Beal 
Publishing contract, copy


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