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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 118 Collections and/or Records:

Bertha R. Wildasin Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2011-091

The Bertha R. Wildasin Collection contains two series--Culinary Papers and Ephemera--whose materials range from 1946 to 1987. Some material is undated. Ephemera includes genealogy notes, newspaper clippings about famous people, and sewing/home craft information.

Dates: 1946-1987, n.d.

Sallie Wilson Recipe Book

Identifier: Ms-2009-002

The Sallie Wilson Recipe book is a collection of recipes compiled by a woman in Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia.

Dates: n.d.

Marion Windle Recipe Book,

Identifier: Ms-2012-069

The collection includes a compiled recipe book with recipes dated from 1918 to 1974. The recipes were most likely collected by Marion Windle, whose name is found on the cover.

Dates: 1918 - 1974

Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Virginia Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-055

The collection contains three flyers for the national and Virginia branches Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), dating from about 1929.

Dates: c.1929

Junius Woodward Letter

Identifier: Ms-2018-033

The Junius Woodward Letter consists of a letter from Woodward to "dear friend" (also identified in the letter as "Miss Jennie"). Written at Petersburg, Virginia, on November 29, 1863, Woodward describes his free time activities, experiences with local farmers, and foraging for fruits.

Dates: 1863

World War I Baker Recruitment Poster

Identifier: Ms-2021-029

This collection contains a poster from World War I recruiting bakers and cooks. It likely dates from around 1917 from New York City.

Dates: c.1917

World War II Civilian Ration Books

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1990-077
Scope and Contents

Packet of ration books used by the Porterfield family of Newport, Virginia, during World War II. 

Dates: 1945

World War II Sugar Rationing Pamphlets,

Identifier: Ms-2015-048

The World War II Sugar Rationing Pamphlets include four pamphlets published during the height of food rationing in the United States during the Second World War. The pamphlets promote rationing of sugar at the homefront and provide recipes that can be made using a substitute for sugar.

Dates: 1941 - 1945