Iowa s First Lady Donates Book to Special Collections

Iowa’s First Lady Mari Culver recently donated a signed copy of Entertaining at Terrace Hill to the Louis Szathmary II Culinary Arts Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries. 

Culver made the donation on a visit to Iowa City in April for a Prairie Lights book-signing event. The cookbook features over 200 recipes from around the state and displays of food photographed at Terrace Hill. The latest in the series of Iowa First Lady cookbooks, it includes recollections by F.M. Hubbell family descendents who were part of the Terrace Hill legacy for many years before the home was presented to the state. For more information, visit

This book joins one of the most wide-ranging culinary collections in the world, with some 12,000 volumes dating from 1499 to 2009, says David E. Schoonover, curator of rare books at the UI. See for more on the archives.