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This collection includes twenty-four series of culinary ephemera, and they are organized by food and appliance. Items range throughout the twentieth century and into the early twenty-first century, with majority of items undated. Most items are pamphlets that include recipes, health and nutrition guides, short stories, and appliance instructions. Other items include catalogues, newspaper and magazine clippings, stickers, and food pyramid pins. Materials provide insight into consumer culture,...
1939 - 2004
Scope and Content
The collection contains publications on topics including, but not limited to: war-time food use and victory gardens, home planning and organization, food and cooking, home demonstration, and household management. Although the emphasis in on Virginia state and local agencies, materials may also originate from around the United States.