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Collection Number: 05003-z

Collection Title: Mildred Council Papers (#5003-z) 1996

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Size About 200 items.
Abstract African American businesswomen and cook Mildred Council ("Dip") was born on a farm in rural Chatham County, N.C, in 1929. In 1957, Council became the manager of Bill's Barbecue, a restaurant owned by her father-in-law in Chapel Hill, N.C. She opened Mama Dip's Country Kitchen in Chapel Hill in 1976. In 1999, she published Mama Dip's Kitchen, which contains both recipes and reminiscences. The papers of Mildred Council consist of handwritten and typed drafts for Mama Dip's Kitchen. The drafts contain extensive descriptions of farm life in North Carolina during the Depression of the 1930s; notes on Mildred Council's family in Chatham County, N.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., and elsewhere; and information relating to ingredients and preparation of various southern-style recipes.
Creator Council, Mildred.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Mildred Council of Chapel Hill, N.C., in November 1999 (Acc. 98504).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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African American businesswoman and cook Mildred Council ("Dip") was born on a farm in rural Chatham County, N.C, in 1929. Her father, Ed Cotton, was a farmer, while her mother, Effie Edwards Cotton, taught school in Chatham County.

Council attended cosmetology school in Durham, N.C., graduating in 1947. She then married Joe Council, with whom she had eight children while holding down a variety of food preparation jobs. In 1957, Council became the manager of Bill's Barbecue, a restaurant owned by her father-in-law in Chapel Hill, N.C. She opened Mama Dip's Country Kitchen in Chapel Hill in 1976. Dip's has become a landmark for southern-style cooking in the region. In 1999, she published Mama Dip's Kitchen, which contains both recipes and reminiscences.

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The papers of African American businesswomen and cook Mildred Council consist of handwritten and typed drafts for Mama Dip's Kitchen (University of North Carolina Press, 1999). The drafts contain extensive descriptions of farm life in North Carolina during the Depression of the 1930s; notes on Mildred Council's family in Chatham County, N.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., and elsewhere; and information relating to ingredients and preparation of various southern-style recipes.

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About 200 items.

The papers of African American businesswomen and cook Mildred Council consist of handwritten and typed drafts for Mama Dip's Kitchen (University of North Carolina Press, 1999). The drafts contain extensive descriptions of farm life in North Carolina during the Depression of the 1930s; notes on Mildred Council's family in Chatham County, N.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., and elsewhere; and information relating to ingredients and preparation of various southern-style recipes.

Folder 1-5

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Cookbook drafts #05003-z, Series: "Papers, 1996. " Folder 1-5

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