Thanksgiving dinner menu, 1938. Menu is printed on separate sheet of paper affixed to inside of card-stock folder
By molivarez - November 13, 2014

Recently, I was invited to a Thanksgiving themed potluck by some former colleagues of mine over at the San Bernardino Public Library.  For those of you who don’t know, ten years prior to my arrival here at the Department of Archives and Special Collections, I was employed as Assistant to the Library Computer Lab Coordinator.  Quite an interesting job change when you think about it.  Regardless, I thought it would be exciting to prepare a delicious vegetarian dish for all my friends to enjoy.  I searched our catalogue, hoping to find a cookbook that provided easy-to-follow directions, but instead came across this Thanksgiving dinner menu from the Loma Linda Sanitarium c1938.  This got me thinking about all the interesting acquisitions we have available on our online digital archive.  I encourage all our friends out there to visit our digital archive today and see what you can discover!

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Michael Olivarez

Archives Assistant