Back in the 1971, Betty Crocker released the Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library. It’s a plastic box with a hinged lid that measures approximately 8 1/2″ across by 6″ tall by 6″ wide. It came in several different colors including white, green, yellow, red and orange. Inside, there are 24 categories, with each category being made up of 27 different recipes. Also included in each category are a four blank index cards for you to jot down your own recipes.
The categories are labeled A through X and include:
A- Seasonal Favorites
B- American Classics
C- Budget Casseroles
D- Salads for Every Occasion
E- Men’s Favorites
F- Children’s Parties
G- Come for Coffee
H- Entertaining on a Shoestring
I- Dessert Spectaculars
J- International Favorites
K- Recipes for Calorie Counters
L- Gifts From Your Kitchen
M- Snacks Around the Clock
N- Favorite Family Desserts
P- Crowd-Sized Entertaining
Q- Convenient Oven Meals
R- Outdoor Entertaining
S- Hurry Up Main Dishes
T- Impromptu Party Fare
U- Family Breakfast Brighteners
V- Gala Menus
W- Foods That Go Places
X- Recipes Children Can Make
There is also a note on an index card from the publishers about how to care for and organize your Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library:
Until your library is completed, support your recipe cards with the enclosed cardboard wedge. Discard it when you no longer need it.
It is very simple to keep your Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library functioning efficiently. The secret is to file your recipe cards in their proper order.
Please note that each of your 24 Divider Cards contain a letter (from A to X) printed in its upper right-hand corner.
Place the first 12 Divider Cards (letters A to L) in the left-hand compartment of your file. Place the remaining 12 Divider Cards (letters M to X) in the right-hand compartment.
As each additional deck of recipes is added to your library, place it behind its proper Divider Card. All future references to your recipes will be simplified. Each deck bears a letter, each recipe a number, and both will always be found in the same place.
If you have any questions about your Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library, we will be delighted to assist your.
As far as I can tell, the Recipe Card Library was only produced between 1971 and 1975.