The Columbian Club was organized October 12, 1892 to assist the State of Iowa in making "a credible display" for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Charter members of the Columbian Club:
|Mrs. Charles Van Gorder||Agnes R. Stotts|
|Mrs. Charles Stuart||Mrs. Jim Consigny|
|Mrs. J. A. Nash||Mrs. Belle Smith|
|Mrs. Frank Gleason||Mrs. A. F. Armstrong|
|Mrs. S. D. Thayer||Mrs. R. A. Smith|
|Mrs. Byron S. Phelps||Mrs. Frank Watts|
|Mrs. F. B. Bradley||Mrs. J. A. Overholtzer|
|Mrs. I. James||Mrs. James Chandler|
|Mrs. G. B. Russell||Mrs. H. U. Funk|
|Mrs. W. R. Green||Mrs. Theo. Myers|
|Mrs. Dr. Clark||Mrs. Dr. A. L. Brooks|
|Mrs. Dr. C. W. De Motte||Miss Ella Stearns|
|Mrs. D. E. Soar||Miss Lydia Turner|
|Mrs. Ed Vandenburg||Miss Sara Green|
|Mrs. S. J. VanScoy||Miss Farmer|
Transcribed by Cheryl Siebrass, April, 2016 from Recipes & Reflections: A Celebration of 100 Years of Good Cooking
, Audubon, Iowa, 1991, pg. 399. This cookbook was published in support of the Audubon Public Library, and it contains a complete reprint of the 1898 Columbian Club Cookbook
. Page 397 is a reprint of the original cover of the 1898 cookbook, followed by a full-page advertisement for The Commercial Bank of Leet & Co. and a 2 page history of the Columbian Club, and then a complete reprint of the 1898 cookbook.
The Columbian Club Cookbook
was published in Audubon, Iowa in 1898, compiled and edited by Mrs. R. M. Carpenter and Mrs. B. S. Phelps. A complete name index from the 1898 cookbook will be added in the future.