History of Food and Drink
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Use this heading for collections that relate to the History of Food and Drink Collection, the Peacock-Harper Collection, the Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbook and Nutritional Literature Collection, the Cocktail History Collection, the Food Technology and Production Collection, and any materials related to social, economic, and domestic aspects of food and drink history.
Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Agricultural Ephemera Collection was established in 2015. The collection consists of materials in a variety of formats (advertisements, order forms and blanks, postcards, clippings, and more) that relate to agriculture, farming, livestock, and poultry & fowl, dating from the late 19th century to the present.
Abstract William Bradford Alwood was a professor of horticulture, entomology, and mycology at Virginia Tech (1891-1904) and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His collection includes research papers, theses, brochures, and notebooks on such subjects as cider, wine making, grapes, and pellagra.
Dates: 1854 - 1927
Abstract This collection contains a variety of American Egg Board publications, such as recipe cards and information brochures.
Dates: 1974 - 2004
Abstract The collection consists of an illustrated scrapbook, detailing the set up for a household, possibly compiled for a new bride or a school assignment.
Dates: 1863 - 2003
Abstract The collection contains a series of cabinet card advertisements for the Altas Flour Mills of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, probably from the early part of the 20th century.
Dates: likely early 20th century
Abstract The collection includes a string of cardboard cut-out advertisements for Ballard's Obelisk Flour and a booklet with recipes and cooking tips from the Ballard and Ballard Company. In addition, it has a small pocket mirror with an advertisement on the back.
Dates: c.1925, n.d.
Abstract This collection consists of a handwritten recipe book belonging to Cora Bolton McBryde, as well as three peraonal artifacts: an anniversary plate, a Tiffany & Co. silver spoon, and a metal mold. Most of the materials are undated, other than the plate (1913), but they likely date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Cora Bolton McBryde was the wife of John McLaren McBryde, president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College before and during the transition to Virginia...
Dates: c. 1860s-1910s
Abstract The Bartender's Cocktail Mixing Notebook [San Francisco, CA] contains typed cocktail recipes with directions for their creation in a small binder. Different sections include lesson plans for specific types of drinks, suggesting this was used in a bartending school or for bartending instruction.