Child, Julia. Audio collection of Julia Child, 1961-1995: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: T-139; Phon-15
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Julia Child
Title: Audio collection of Julia Child, 1961-1995
Quantity: 19 audiotapes
Quantity: 1 phonograph records
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Collection includes radio interviews with Julia Child and Simone Beck, public speaking
engagements, musical performances in Child's honor, and Public Service Announcements.
Accession numbers: 77-M35, 79-M223, 83-M32, 83-M139, 84-M51, 93-M10, 93-M89, 93-M97, 93-M136, 95-M68,
The audio materials of Julia Child were given to the Schlesinger Library by Julia Child between 1977 and 1995.
Processed: June 2011
By: Melissa Dollman
Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the audio materials created by Julia Child is retained by
the Julia Child Foundation, while copyright in other audio materials in the collection
may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Julia Child Audio collection, 1961-1995; item description, dates. T-139 or Phon-15,
reel or disc #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge,
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Julia Child Papers, 1925-1993
), Julia Child Additional papers, 1890-2004 (MC 660
), and Julia Child Videotape collection, 1979-1997 (Vt-23
Julia Carolyn McWilliams Child (1912-2004), author of French cookbooks, teacher, and
television personality, was born in California and graduated from Smith College. She
served with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, married Paul Cushing
Child in 1946, and studied at the Cordon Bleu while he was in Paris with the U.S.
Information Agency. Her television series, The French Chef, first aired in 1963, launched a revolution in cooking and eating in the United States,
and was followed by later programs, including Julia Child & Company, Julia Child & More Company, and Dinner with Julia. Her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking (written with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle), and many subsequent cookbooks
and articles demonstrated methods and recipes of classic French cooking.
Materials are audiocassettes, unless otherwise noted, and are arranged chronologically.
- Phon-15.1. Evening at Pops. Public Broadcasting System and Polydor Incorporated. 1972.
Scope and Contents: During a performance by the Boston Pops featuring, among other songs, The French Chef and Sesame Street themes, Child narrates "Tubby the Tuba." Phonograph record. 33 1/3 rpm. 35 minutes.
REQUEST AS Phon-15, disc 1.
- 4. Evening Call. WREC. Memphis, Tennessee. February 1974.
Scope and Contents: Interview with Child regarding her career, her show The French Chef, teaching people to cook, food writing, and other topics. Questions from callers
throughout. 70 minutes.
- 14. "Panel: Will It Be Big Mac or Bistros? Take Out or Trattorias? The Future of Restaurants
by: Child, [Susy] Davidson, [Paula] Lambert and [Pat] Wells." Cannes, France. June
Scope and Contents: Panelists discuss restaurant and dining traditions, both for proprietors and patrons,
in France, Italy, and the United States. Questions from the audience follow. 102 minutes.
- 15. "The Future of Food Writing and Publishing." Workshop for Professional Food Writers
at The Greenbrier. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. March 1-6, 1994.
Scope and Contents: Panel discussion includes Child, Nion McEvoy, Mary Ord, and Anne Willam. Discussion
includes changes in forms of delivery such as CD-ROM, electronic, and other new media;
and Child gives a survey of cooking publications, etc. Questions from audience members
follow. 115 minutes.
For related materials, see MC 660, #72.16-72.17 and SD.1.
- 16. The Jim Bohannon Show. Mutual Broadcasting System. Arlington, Virginia. April 27, 1995.
Scope and Contents: Child discusses her career and introduction to cooking, French cuisine, her up-coming
series, In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs, the culinary arts, cooking schools, and other topics. Questions from callers throughout.
Cooking--Study and teaching
Radio public service announcements
Television cooking shows
Women cooks--United States
Women in television broadcasting--United States
Beck, Simone, 1904-1991, interviewee
Bohannon, Jim, interviewer
Child, Julia. In Julia's kitchen with master chefs
Child, Julia. Julia Child & company
Child, Julia. Mastering the art of French cooking
Deane, Martha, interviewer
Rehm, Diane, interviewer
Stapleton, Katie, interviewer