I’m very pleased to report that there is a new group of foodies getting underway in Iowa City. They are part of The University of Iowa’s Do It Yourself history project. This is a crowd sourcing project that puts high quality scans online and then asks people to transcribe the handwriting to make it searchable and more readable to others. Their first project was on Civil War Diaries, now they’ve added handwritten cookbooks from any time.
Join the face to face group: Tuesday, December 11 at 6PM in Iowa City or you still help transcribe even if you live on another continent. Find a recipe to start with here:
Or browse the collection: