Handwritten Text Recognition 

The collection is enhanced with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology to enable full-text searching of the manuscript cookbook material.

Food and Drink in History includes more than 12,000 manuscript cookbook images from the archives of the University of California, San Diego and Michigan State University, which are now fully text searchable thanks to Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology. More information on the manuscript cookbook collection can be found here.

HTR searchable documents are indicated with the following icon: Browse to a specific item, or find a specific term using site-wide keyword searching and Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology.

Learn more about Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology here.

 HTR results in a manuscript document


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