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Willan (Anne) Papers
Series II. École de cuisine La Varenne records, 1935-2018 (bulk 1975-2018) 32.21 linear feet (52 boxes. Computer media: 5.22 GB [2,138 files])
The École de cuisine La Varenne was founded in Paris in 1975 and was named after François-Pierre de la Varenne (1618-1678), the author of Le cuisinier françois, one of the founding texts of modern French cuisine. The school's records consist of administrative files, promotional materials, photographs, newsletters and other publications produced by the school, electronic records, as well as files of recipes and menus. The records document the school's programs at its different locations most notably in France and the United States. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.
Arrangement
Series II is arranged in five subseries: Series II.A. Records relating to La Varenne in Paris; Series II.B. Records relating to La Varenne at the Château du Feÿ; Series II.C. Records relating to La Varenne at The Greenbrier; Series II.D. Records relating to La Varenne in Santa Monica; Series II.E. Recipes and menus.
Series II.A. Records relating to La Varenne in Paris, 1973-1990 4.97 linear feet (4 boxes)
La Varenne was first located in Paris in the rue Saint-Dominique in the 7th arrondissement near the Hôtel des Invalides beginning in 1975 and until 1990, a period during which it was accredited to deliver professional culinary degrees. After 1990 when the Paris location closed, the school's programs primarily continued in Burgundy and in the United States. The records of La Varenne in Paris consist of accounting and administrative files relating to the school's foundation, films and photographs documenting the school's premises and its staff, and newsletters. For press coverage relating to La Varenne, see Series I.D.
Arrangement
Series II.A. is arranged in four groupings: Accounting and administrative files; Films; Photographs; La Varenne newsletters.
Accounting and administrative files, 1973-1989
Box Folder
35 1 Confidential memorandum concerning a new cooking school, 1973 May
35 2 Confidential proposal for establishment of a cooking school in Paris, 1974 October 31
Includes other documents, letter and brief from 1974.
35 3 Note on share offering by La Varenne, 1975
35 4 Cherwill newsletters, 1975-1979
35 5 Settlement agreement between William P. Kosmas and the CEFC (Centre d'éducation et de formation culinaire), 1977
35 6 Performance and prospects, 1977
35 7 Liquidation of Cherwill and reorganization of the CEFC, [1979?]
35 8 Internal memorandum on publishing agreement, La Varenne French cookery class, 1980
35 9 Correspondence relating to La Varenne with W. H. Willan, solicitor, 1980
35 10 Monthly summary of accounts, 1980
35 11 La Varenne USA Inc. share placements, 1980-1981
35 12 Bilan, 1981
35 13 Newsletter to La Varenne shareholders, [1983?]
35 14 Compte de résultat, 1984-1985
35 15 La Varenne : Private Placement: Executive summary, 1989
35 16 Newspaper clippings filed with financial records, 1970s-1980s
35 17 Photographs and promotional literature, 1975 and undated
35 18 Envelope, undated
35 19 AIWF Simon-Lowenstein Collection, 1989-1990
Films
Reel
1 1976 October
With label: Sam Arnold. La Varenne Cooking School, October 1976. Also included is: 1 videocassette (Mini DV) labeled "Master."
Reel
2 undated
With label: Quad Productions, Inc., Lakewood, Colorado.
Photographs, 1970s-1980s
Box
36 Binder, 1970s-1980s
Included are photographs of the building of the school, the rue Saint-Dominique, Chefs Fernand Chambrette, Maurice Ferré, Albert Jorant, Claude Vauguet, Anne Willan, and Léon Zelechowski.
Box Folder
37* 1 Chef Fernand Chambrette and Anne Willan at La Varenne, Paris, circa 1977
1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
37* 2 Julia Child and Chef Fernand Chambrette, 1970s
1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
37* 3 Chef Claude Vauguet at La Varenne, Paris, 1970s
1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
37* 4 Chef Albert Jorant, Anne Willan, Chef Claude Vauguet, Simone Beck, Chef Maurice Ferré, La Varenne, Paris, 1970s
1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board ; 24 x 16 inches.
Box Folder
38* 1 Anne Willan at La Varenne, Paris, 1970s
1 poster ; photomechanical on foam backing board, color ; 24 x 16 inches.
La Varenne newsletters, 1978-1990
Box Folder
35 20 1978
35 21 1979
35 22 1980
35 23 1981
35 24 1982
35 25 1983
35 26 1984
35 27 1985
35 28 1986
35 29 1987
35 30 1988
35 31 1989
35 32 1990
Series II.B. Records relating to La Varenne at the Château du Feÿ, 1988-2007 1.88 linear feet (5 boxes. Computer media: 5.142 GB [2,134 files])
In 1982, Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky purchased the Château du Feÿ near Villecien in Burgundy as a family retreat. A large château dating primarily from the 17th century, it became the site of La Varenne's educational programs beginning in 1988. The school expanded its programs there furthermore after it closed its Paris location in 1990. The school's records at Le Feÿ consist of administrative files, a guestbook, promotional materials, bulletins, photographs documenting the school's premises and its staff, and electronic records. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.
Arrangement
Series II.B. is arranged by chronological order and by type of record.
Box
39 Intensive professional program, 1991
Bulletins, 1994-2003
Box Folder
40 1 1994
40 1 1995
40 1 1996
40 1 1997
40 1 1998
40 1 1999
40 2 2000
40 2 2001
40 2 2002
40 2 2003
40 3 Guestbook, 1988-2001
Promotional materials, 1992-1999, undated
Box Folder
40 4 undated
40 5 1992
40 6 1994
40 7 1995
40 8 1996
40 9 1997
40 10 1999
Photographs, 1991-2005 and undated
Box
36 Binder, 1991 and undated
Included are photographs of the building, of the kitchen interiors, and of Chefs Bouvier, Fernand Chambrette, Delory, Frédéric Gauvin, Claude Godard, Yannick Lefort, and Thierry Padovany. Are also featured in these photographs Mark Cherniavsky, Julia Child, Anne Willan, and students of La Varenne. Photographers credited include: Scobey, Scarsdale and Odile, Joigny.
Box Folder
38* 2 Anne Willan and Julia Child at Le Château du Feÿ, undated
1 photograph, color. Credit: Odile portraitiste.
Box Item
66 CM18 Born-digital photographs, 2003-2005 0.96 GB (331 files)
Included are photographs labeled "Cori-Pictures, 2004." 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM18 contains: 4 JPEG File Interchange Format files version 1.02 (.jpg); 12 JPEG File Interchange Format files version 1.01 (.jpg); 41 MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 (.mp3) files; 1 Text Configuration file (.ini); 135 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2 (.jpg); 116 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 13 .info files and 3 unidentified format files. There are duplicate files within CM18 and duplicate files with CM55. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
66 DVD1 Laura Calder, 2002
1 computer disc (DVD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Travels, 2000-2007
Box Folder
41 1-14 Australia, 2000-2003
41 15 Los Angeles, 2004
41 16 Chicago, 2007
41 17-18 CBC TV show, 2007
Box
42 Administrative booklet, 2004
Box
43 Classes, 2005-2007
The student records are sealed for privacy concerns until 2082.
Box Folder
40 11-13 Brochures and press kit, 2004-2007
40 14 Rental book, 2006
Electronic-word processing files, 1999-2005
Master Class (2003), 2003
See CM37.
Master Class I (June 21-25, 2004), 2004
See CM33 for two photographs dated June 25 and 57 photographs labeled "Sens, June 21, 2004" and CM35 for other photographs.
Master Class II (July 2-8, 2004), 2004
Box Item
66 CM2 2004 July 8 0.1 GB (40 files)
Final brochure and photographs. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM2 contains: 5 Plain Text files (.txt); 26 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 (.jpg); 2 Text configuration file (.ini); 1 Thumbs DB file (.db). There is some duplication among the files and jpgs. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
66 CM33 2004 July 5-2004 July 9 0.67 GB (274 files)
Photographs of the Master Class II, including photographs labeled "Provence." and "Cathy" [i.e. Cathy Cochran-Lewis?]. 1 computer disc (CD-RW): digital; 4 3/4 in. CM33 contains: 27 Exchangeable Image File Format version 2.2 (Compressed) (.jpg) and 243 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 (.jpg). The 243 jpgs partially duplicate files on CM2 and CM35-CM36. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
66 CM35-CM36 2004 July 5-2004 July 9 1.85 GB (463 files)
2 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM35 (240 files) contains 222 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 files (.jpg). ca. 116 files duplicate files in CM33. CM36 (223 files) contains 216 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) version 2.2.1 files (.jpg); ca. 114 files duplicate files in CM33. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
66 CM22 Three-day programs, 2005 0.08 GB (193 files)
1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM22 contains: 117 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files; ten Rich Text Format versions 1.5-1-6 and 1.8 (.doc) files; two Rich Text Format version 1.8 (.rtf) files; four Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook (.xls) files; Acrobat PDF 1.3 - Portable Document Format files (.pdf); one Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook May 95 (.xls) files; one Adobe Illustrator version 11 (.pdf) file; one Microsoft Office Owner File (.doc); three Windows Portable Executable 32 bit (.exe) files; one Windows New Executable (.exe) file; 19 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) 2.2.1 (.jpg) files; eight Microsoft Word Document 6.0/95 (.doc) files; six Microsoft Word (Generic) 6.0-2003 files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Lectures, 2005
Box Item
66 CM15 Lectures at Culinary history symposium, Ann Arbor, 2005 0.05 GB (21 files)
Included are Mark Cherniavsky's text for his speech, Willan's powerpoint presentation, and note files. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM14 contains: 15 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files; 2 Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation 97-2003 files (.ppt). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
66 CM16-CM17 Diverse, 2005 0.63 GB (65 files)
2 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM16 contains: 46 Exchangeable Image File Format files (Compressed) (.jpg). CM17 contains 9 JPEG File Interchange Format 1.02 version file (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
66 CM7 Master Class (2006): Photographs of Chef Gautier, 2006 0.05 GB (17 files)
Includes photographs of food preparation, such as tartelettes, gougères, pasta, tarte tatin, and paillard. Photographs labeled "E. Carr." 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM7 contains: 14 Exchangeable Image File Format files version 2.2.1 (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Administrative files, 1999-2005
Box Item
66 CM37 1999-2004 0.26 GB (416 files)
Includes administrative files; biographies; master class documentation; files relating to Country Cooking . 1 computer disc (CD-R): digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM37 contains: 267 Microsoft Word Document version 97-2003 (.doc); 57 Microsoft Word Document version 6.0/95 (.doc); 8 JPEG File Interchange Format version 1.02 files (.jpg); 6 Rich Text Format versions 1.5-1.6 and 1.0-1.4 (.rtf); one Text Configuration file (.ini); one OLE2 Compound Document Format (.db); one Windows Bitmap version 3 (.bmp); one Windows Media Audio (.ast); one unidentified format file (.asx).
Box Item
67 CM42 2004 0.002 GB (62 files)
Includes inventories at Le Feÿ; schedules; forms. 1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM42 contains: 42 Microsoft Word Document 6.0/95 (.doc) files; 11 Microsoft Word Document 97-2003 (.doc) files; 4 Rich Text Format versions 1.5-1-6 (.doc) files; 1 Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 May-95 Workbook (.xls) files. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Item
66 CM22 2005 0.08 GB (192 files)
Includes documentation on phone directory, inventory of materials, books, merchandise, and wine. CM22 contains: 12 Microsoft Word Documents version 97-2003. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact repository regarding access.
Series II.C. Records relating to La Varenne at The Greenbrier, 1990-2004 3.76 linear feet (15 boxes)
Willan directed the culinary program at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia beginning in 1991. It consisted of a spring program of cooking classes that featured demonstrations by chefs and hands-on participation classes. The records that document this program consist of accounting and administrative files, brochures, masterbooks, photographs and research files.
Arrangement
Series II.C. is arranged by chronological order and by type of document.
Box Folder
44 1 Agreement between The Greenbrier and Anne Willan, Inc., 1990 September 18
Includes amendment of agreement, 1992.
Brochures, 1992-1997, undated
Box Folder
44 2 undated
44 3 1992
44 3 1995
44 4 1996
44 4 1997
Included in the file is a brochure for La Varenne at Turnberry Cooking School, 1999.
Box Folder
38* 3-4 Anne Willan and Julia Child at The Greenbrier, 1990s
1 photograph, color; 1 photomechanical, color
Demonstration recipe index, 1991-2004
Box Folder
44 5 1991-1995
44 6 1996-1997
44 7 1999-2001
44 8 2002-2004
Masterbooks, 1994-2000
Box
45 1994
Box
46-47 1995
Box
48-50 1996
Box
51-53 1997
Box
54 1998
Box
55 1999
Box
56 2000
Programs, 2001-2003
Box Folder
44 9-10 2001
44 11 2002
44 12 2003
Research files, 2001-2004
Box Folder
57 1 2001
57 2 2002
57 3-4 2003
57 5-6 2004
Series II.D. Records relating to La Varenne in Santa Monica, 2005-2017 4.59 linear feet (11 boxes. Computer media: 0.08 GB [4 files])
Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky moved to Santa Monica in 2007, the year they put up for sale the Château du Feÿ in Burgundy. Willan organized gastronomic classes there in addition to participating in conferences and lectures throughout the United States, and actively pursuing writing. The records consist of administrative files, files relating to conferences and courses, as well as participation in the programs of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). For further documentation on the professional activities of Willan during these years, see Series III. Writings and TV programs. The series comprises CDs and DVDs containing image files. Software formats were identified using a DROID (Digital Record Object IDentification) report from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. All dates refer to last modified dates of files.
Arrangement
Series II.D. is arranged into six groupings: Strategy and branding; Conferences/presentations/projects; Classes; IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals); Photographs; CDs and DVDs.
Box Folder
59 1 Strategy and branding, 2005-2008
Conferences/presentations/projects, 2006-2015
Box Folder
57 7 2005
Includes tribute to Julia Child at The Symposium for Professional Food Writers.
Box Item
66 CM5 2006 0.08 GB (4 files)
1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM5 contains: 1 Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
The date (2006) is from the Droid Report. "Old Recipes in the Kitchen." Recorded on May 8, 2010 at Los Angeles Public Library. Presenter: Anne Willan. In series: Culinary Historians of Southern California.
Box Folder
57 8 2007
Box Folder
59 2-10 2008
Included are: James Beard Foundation, Charleston, Napa.
Box Folder
58 1-4 2008-2010
Includes file for The Symposium for Professional Food Writers.
Box Folder
60 1-11 2009
Included are: Getty, Meadowood.
60 12-16 2010 and undated
Included are: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (Celebration of wine and food).
Box Folder
61 1-8 2011
Included are: Laura Calder, Culinary Historians of Southern California, Alliance française.
61 9-11 2012
61 12-14 2013
61 15 2014
A Feast for the Eyes.
61 16 2015
Julia Child award.
Box Folder
58 5-6 undated
Album with color photographs for The Symposium for Professional Food Writers.
Box
62-63 Classes, 2010-2017
Contracts and student enrollment forms. Sealed until 2092.
IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), 2003-2012
The files include programs, presentation notes, speech preparations.
Box Folder
64 1 2003
64 1 2005
64 2-4 2007
64 5 2008
64 6-9 2009
Box Folder
65 1-4 2010
65 5-7 2011
65 8-11 2012
box item
66 CM6 Photographs 2010 0.3 GB (54 files)
Included are photographs labeled "Alain pictures (10/25/2010)." 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM6 contains: 51 Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed) (jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting
Box
66 CDs and DVDs: CM1-CM41, DVD1-DVD2, undated
Box
67 CDs: CM42-CM63, undated
Box
68 CDs, undated
Box
69 DVDs, undated
box item
66 CM3- CM4 Miscellaneous, 2009 0.11 GB (6 files)
2 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM3 contains: 2 Tagged Image File Format files (.tif); 1 Plain Text file (.txt). CM4 contains: 1 JPEG File Interchange Format file (.jpg). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting. CM3 includes a map of French regional cooking, La Varenne. CM4 includes a map of Colorado. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Series II.E. Recipes and menus, 1935-2018 17.01 linear feet (17 boxes)
Series II.E. consists of recipes and menus that were written and prepared by Willan and La Varenne staff, menus gathered in restaurants, as well as recipes and menus gathered as reference sources and used in the context of the educational programs of La Varenne. For menus designed by artists or historical menus dating from the 18th-19th centuries, see Series IV. Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky gastronomy collection.
Arrangement
Series II.E. is arranged into two subseries: Series II.E.1. Recipes; Series II.E.2. Menus.
Series II.E.1. Recipes, 1935-2008 4.92 linear feet (7 boxes)
Series II.E.1 consists of recipes written and prepared by Anne Willan and La Varenne staff. They appear in the form of brochures, binders with a reference index, and books. One file labeled "On the Road Index" provides an index of recipes used by event. Included are a recipe book from Willan's mother dating from 1935 and recipes written by Craig Claiborne.
Arrangement
The subseries is arranged by type of document.
Box
70-71 "On the Road Index," 1990-2008
A document labeled "On the road index" lists an index of recipes by events where they were presented from 1990 to 2008. Events include De Gustibus, Copia, Publix, Draeger's. For events from 1995-1999, see Greenbrier Masterbooks, Box 46-Box 56.
La Varenne recipes, 1995-1997
Box
72 BB-CPP
72 CRD-ICE
Box
73 LAM-SHF
73 SVD-YED
Box Folder
74 1 CRD-FSS
Box Folder
75 1 PEF-SUP
75 2-4 Indice, 1997
75 5 La Varenne: Glossary of French Garnishes, 1978
75 5 La Varenne: White Flour: A Tale in Cereal Form, 1978
75 5 La Varenne: Glossary of French Cooking Terms, 1979
Box Folder
74 3 Levy, Faye. La Varenne, 1979
Box Folder
75 5 La Varenne basic recipes, undated
75 5 Willan, Anne. On the Culinary Road, 1999
Reference files, 1935-1984
Box Folder
75 6 Mrs. Willan's cookbook, 1935
Box
76 The Craig Claiborne Journal, 1972-1973
Recipes, menus, wines, restaurants.
Box Folder
75 6 The Garland Recipe Index / Kathryn W. Torgeon and Sylvia J. Weinstein, 1984
Box Folder
74 2 Miscellaneous, undated
Series II.E.2. Menus, 1992-2018 and undated 12.09 linear feet (10 boxes)
Series II.E.2 consists of restaurant menus that were gathered by Willan from about 1992 to 2018. While the menus are from restaurants throughout the world, there is a focus on those from France, Great Britain and the United States.
Arrangement
Series II.E.2. follows Willan's filing of menus which is primarily by geographic location: America; France; Great Britain; Rest of the World; Cutting-edge menus; Other menus.
America, 1997-2004 and undated
Box Folder
77 1 Indice, circa 2005
Index: Menus, sorted by location; Index: Menus, sorted by restaurant name.
Menus, 1997-2004 and undated
Box Folder
77 2-18 1997-2004 and undated
Box Folder
81* 1 undated
France, 1997-2005 and undated
Box Folder
78 1 Indice, circa 2005
Index: Menus, sorted by location; Index: Menus, sorted by restaurant name.
78 2 Notes on restaurant menus, undated
Menus, circa 1997-2005 and undated
Box
78-79 circa 1997-2005
Box 78, Folder 3-18; Box 79, Folder 1-12.
Box
81*-85* undated
Great Britain, 1992-2005 and undated
Box Folder
79 13 Index, circa 2005?
Menus, 1992-1999 and undated
Box Folder
79 14-17 1992-1999 and undated
Box Folder
81* 3 undated
Rest of the world, circa 1998-circa 2005?, undated
Box Folder
80 1 Index, circa 2005?
Index by location with dates: Australia; Italy and Spain.
Australia: Menus, 1992-2003 and undated
Box Folder
80 2-10 1992-2003
Box Folder
81* 2 undated
Box Folder
80 11 Italy and Spain: Menus, circa 1998-2003
80 12 Canada: Menus, undated
80 13 South Africa: Menus, undated
80 14 Unidentified, undated
80 15 Cutting edge menus, 1994
80 16-20 Other menus, circa 2008-2018
Menus possibly gathered after the index dated 2005. One file labeled "Menus, 2008-"
Box
86 Miscellaneous, undated
Maps and postcards with French regional recipes.


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