Kander, Lizzie Black Papers

Title: Lizzie Black Kander Papers

Call Number: Mss-0629

Bulk: 000.3 cu. ft.

Inclusive Dates: 1874-2001

Location: LM, Sh. 092


This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Lizzie Black Kander. The collection contains print articles about Kander, correspondence, speeches and records regarding her cookbook, The Settlement Cookbook.

Historical Note:

Lizzie Black Kander was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 28, 1858 and in 1881 she married Simon Kander. She was deeply involved in the progressive reform movement that sought to Americanize immigrants. As head of the Milwaukee Jewish Mission, Kander led a multipurpose reform organization that aided Jewish immigrants and authored one of the most successful charity cookbooks in American history, The Way to a Man’s Heart: The Settlement Cookbook. Kander served on the Board of School Directors of Milwaukee from 1907 until 1919, where she helped to establish a high school for girls with a domestic arts curriculum. Kander died in Milwaukee in 1940[1].

Administrative Note:

This collection was processed by Allyson Kirking in March 2013.

Contents List:

Box Folder
Articles 1 1
Correspondence 1 2
Girls Trade and Technical High School 1 3
Personal Records 1 4
The Settlement 1 5
Speeches and Meeting Minutes 1 6

[1] “Lizzie Black Kander,” Wisconsin Historical Society, accessed March 20, 2013, https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/topics/kander/.