Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Antonio M. Ulrich prisoner of war recipe book

Abstract

The Antonio M. Ulrich prisoner of war recipe book collection (dated 1944-1945; 0.044 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one book of recipes compiled by Antonio Ulrich and other prisoners at the Zentsuji prisoner of war camp during World War II.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Antonio M. Ulrich prisoner of war recipe book
Creator
Ulrich, Antonio M., 1918-1982
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942
Cookbooks.
Recipes.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1939-1945.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete series based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0238: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Antonio M. Ulrich prisoner of war recipe book, 1944-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Antonio Munroe Ulrich (1918-1982) was born in Chester Del, Pennsylvania to Samuel Ulrich and Katharine Warner (1870-1936). In 1940, Ulrich married Joanne Clark (1922-1980). Ulrich enlisted in the US Army in 1941, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant during World War II. He was a part of the Luzon Force, and was captured by the Japanese in April or May 1942. Ulrich would spend the remainder of the war in at least three Japanese prisoner of war [POW] camps, Osaka (Chikko), Zentsuji, and Rokuroski; finally being released around October 1945. It is unknown if Ulrich was a survivor of the Bataan Death March.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Antonio M. Ulrich prisoner of war recipe book (dated 1944-1945; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one book of recipes compiled by Antonio Ulrich and other prisoners at the Zentsuji POW Camp during World War II. The recipes in the book include breads, chili, corn pone, and a variety of sweets and desserts. There is also a list of one days meals at home, special dinners for celebrations, a Maine shore dinner, foods to try, sandwich spreads, where specific food can be purchased, and a list of places to eat across the United States. There is also a loose-leaf set of recipes, mainly cookies, cakes, and sweet breads, and a pictorial from Newsweek detailing how Zentsuji was used as a propaganda camp.
The Antonio M. Ulrich prisoner of war recipe book is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Antonio M. Ulrich Prisoner of war recipe book, 1944-1945

  • Box 267, folder 5
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