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"National Diary" Recipe Book,

Identifier: Ms-2009-051

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a bound volume of recipes, handwritten or clipped from newspapers. The recipes are in no particular order and include main dishes, sides, and some breakfast items. The majority are dessert recipes. Some examples include "Grapenut pudding," "Deviled tomatoes," "Shepherd's Pie," and "Beer." It also includes some household tips.


  • [1914?]

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Historical Note

The volume was originally a 1914 daily diary and the pages prior to February 4th have been removed. The diary contains a single entry on Febraury 10th. The entry notes "take notice - we had an earthquake here today at 1:30...shocks felt all over the state so the paper says."

It is likely the recipe book was compiled, or at least begun, in 1914. One of the clipped recipes in the latter part of the book is dated Friday, Febraury 13th, a date which would have occured in 1914.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


The collection includes a daily diary containing handwritten and news-clipping recipes, possibly from 1914.


The collection is arranged by type of material.

Source of Acquisition

No acquisition information is available on the "National Diary" Recipe Book, [1914?].

Alternate Form Available

This item has been digitized and is available online.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the "National Diary" Recipe Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the "National Diary" Recipe Book, [1914?] commenced and was completed in March 2009.

A Guide to the "National Diary" Recipe Book, [1914?]
"National Diary" Recipe Book, [1914?]
Kira A. Dietz
2009 (CC0 1.0)
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-02: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US