The Retail Bakers of America (RBA), McLean, Va., will permanently loan its library collection to Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, R.I. The collection will be referenced as the Retail Bakers of America Special Collection at the Culinary Arts Museum, Johnson & Wales University. The collection consists of more than 500 books and almost 300 periodicals on the baking industry. Book publication dates range from 1909 through 1998, and periodical titles include Bakers Helper (1888-1962) and Bakers Weekly (1939-1969).
“The RBA Board of Directors has determined that it would be beneficial to make the collection available to the public,” said Lynn Schurman, RBA president and owner, Cold Spring Bakery, Minn. “By working with Johnson & Wales University, RBA is making access to the collection easier and ensuring the availability of important past works.”