Woodward Academy Crest 




Collection # DRT-280.0-001   

Woodward Academy Cookbooks, 1978, 1985, 1996

 Main Entry: Development Office            Volume: 3 Volumes, 1 Photo Print 

Biographical/Historical Note: 
          In the 1970s the Woodward Academy parents organized a Booster Club to promote the academic and athletic interests of the school.  As the school grew and evolved in the 1980s, the narrowly conceived Booster Club was broadened into a Parents Club, a more active group of parents from all four schools who supported academic, athletic, and artistic endeavors.  The Club worked to inform parents of student progress, activities, and policies.  In the 1990s the Parents Club became larger and increasingly involved in projects such as the annual Centennial Ball which raised significant funds for the school. 

Scope and Content: 
          This collection includes three spiral-bound cookbooks and one black-and-white photo print.  Published by the Woodward Academy Booster Club in 1978, the first cookbook was edited by Mrs. John C. McElhannon and was dedicated to Capt. Bill Brewster.  It included a section entitled, “Men Only.”  The 1985 cookbook, Cooking With Tradition, was edited by Jan Wood and Sue Adams and was dedicated “To all those who have passed through the Front Gate and have strengthened the Academy by their presence.”  This book included a forty-page section of microwave recipes.  The third cookbook, The World At Our Table, edited by Liza Nelson Brown, was published by the Parents Club in 1996.  Reflecting a new international city hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics and a rapidly growing and diverse school, the recipes echoed the varied heritage of the students that made Woodward unique.  As the preface noted, the recipes included “time-honored Southern classics, New South innovations, and a host of family favorites reflecting our students’ many culinary and cultural roots around the globe.” 

Subject Headings: 
          Presidents- Capt. William Brewster, Jr.  30.3 

All pages Copyright © 2002 Woodward Academy.