Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sat, 01/03/2009 - 23:30.
Where can I find community cookbooks (from churches, junior leagues, women's clubs, etc.) from across the US? I especially need some from the Midwest, North East, South, and West.
The catalog at the Alice Statler Library retrieved hundreds of cookbooks using the subject "American Cookery." Searching in that catalog, you can try other keyword searches (for example, "cookbook and junior" for junior league holdings). You can call the Alice Statler Library at (415) 239-3460 or e-mail Andrea Niosi (email@example.com). The librarians there will know the collection well and be able to direct you to cookbooks by state or community, and may be able to suggest some useful online sites as well.
Selected Reference Resources
Note: Browse the California History collection in the Lane Room.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sat, 01/03/2009 - 17:38.
I'm trying to find the pay amount for a private first class in Vietnam in 1968. I've found that the pay grade is "E-3," but I don't know how much people with that pay grade were paid.
First, search the database Historical Statistics of the United States using "military pay" as the search term. You'll find a "Table Ed82-119 - Selected characteristics of the armed forces personnel, draftees, medical care, and military pay, by war: 1861-1975." This lists military pay (and many other stats) by military conflict.
Another source is Lexis Nexis Statistical Insight, which lists the source for this data as: Annual report for fiscal year [date] including the reports of the Secretary of Defense,...1961-1968. It is in Green Library Fed Docs, call # D 1.1:963-965 and D 1.1:966-968. Later years are titled "Statement of Secretary of Defense before the House Armed Services Committee" and are housed here in Green Library Fed Docs under call # D 1.2:B 85/972-76.
Submitted by email@example.com on Sat, 01/03/2009 - 16:26.
Where can I find background information on the so-called Swastika shaped Navy building in Southern California?