Collection # DRT-280.0-001
Woodward Academy Cookbooks, 1978,
Main Entry: Development Office
Volume: 3 Volumes, 1 Photo Print
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:
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.”
Capt. William Brewster, Jr. 30.3