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History of Food and Drink

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope 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 165 Collections and/or Records:

Minor/Harland Manuscript Recipe Book,

Identifier: Ms-2013-044

The collection, a manuscript cookbook, dates to the late 19th century and only some of the recipes are attributed. Attributees include Mrs. E. J. Minor, Marion Harland (cookbook/household management author), Dr. Louis W. Minor, "mother's recipe book"/my mother, Mrs. Venable, Mrs. Gen(?) Maury, and others.

Dates: c.1895

Myers Bros. & Co. Trade Card,

Identifier: Ms-2012-046

The Myers Bros. and Co. Trade Card shows a Confederate soldier swapping tobacco with a Union soldier in exchange for a bag of coffee.

Dates: late 1860s-early 1900s (likely c. early 1870s)

Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Recipe Book,

Identifier: Ms-2016-001

The collection includes a book of recipes compiled from the Myrtle Creek, Oregon area sometime in the late 19th Century or early 20th Century.

Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

National Agricultural Publications,

Identifier: Ms-2011-022

The collection contains United States Department of Agriculture, War Food Administration, and other national agency publications from the early 20th century to the present day.

Dates: 1917-present

National Biscuit Company Package Catalog

Identifier: Ms-2017-019

The collection contains a single package catalog for the National Biscuit Company. Although the catalog is not dated, one item is from June 1931, suggesting the catalog is from about that time. It includes labels for more than forty crackers, cookies, and other snack items, and the back pages include sample display racks for stores.

Dates: c.1930s

National Biscuit Company Photograph

Identifier: Ms-2017-018

The collection consists of a single black and white photograph of a group of National Biscuit Company salesman and delivery drivers posed outside of a factory. Most of the men are carrying cracker display units and the trucks in the background are advertising Uneeda Biscuits. The photograph is not dated.

Dates: n.d.

National Biscuit Company Salesman's Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-017

The National Biscuit Company Salesman's Collection consists of materials for the use of National Biscuit Company salesman, including blank order forms, a student’s training guide, and a package catalog. Although none of the materials are dated, they may date from about the 1930s, possibly earlier. The order forms and student record book are empty, but a pasted in newspaper at the back of the packaging catalog suggests this may have been used by a salesman in Maine.

Dates: c.1930s?, n.d.

"National Diary" Recipe Book

Identifier: Ms-2009-051

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

Dates: [1914?]

Norfolk & Western Railway Menus

Identifier: Ms-2013-080

The collection contains breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and beverage menus from the Norfolk & Western Railway, as well as two unused carbon copy checks for Norfolk & Western Railway's Dining Car Service.

Dates: ca. late 1940s-1960s

William H. Noyes Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2015-049

The William H. Noyes Letter includes a description of the climate, food price and availability, the camp set up, and a hand drawn map in correspondence to his family.

Dates: 1861 - 1861