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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:

Lynne Olver Collection

Identifier: Ms-2021-043

This collection contains pamphlets separated from the Lynne Olver Cookbook Collection, as well as some email correspondence related to scholarship by Olver and a personal objects. The pamphlets make up the majority of the collection, represent several hundred different companies, and date from about the 1890s-the early 2000s.

Dates: c.1890s-2015

Milton A. and Marion Osborn Manuscript Receipt Book and Household Library Catalog,

Identifier: Ms-2015-056

The collection consists of a hand-written receipt book and catalog of the household library, likely kept in the 1870s and 1880s. In addition, there are a few home remedies, some drawings and signatures (Willie Osborn), and what appear to be short journal entries.

Dates: c.1870s-1880s

Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Records

 Collection — Box 1-6
Identifier: Ms-2007-029
Scope and Contents

Collection contains records from meetings, ephemera, memorabilia, and artifacts relating to the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends. Unprocessed.

Dates: 1999-

Lt. Col. A. P. Porter Copybook,

Identifier: Ms-2001-001

The collection includes a copybook and letters written by Union Lieutenant Colonel A. P. Porter in 1862 and 1863 that document the transportation, inventory, and distribution of supply rations during the Civil War. The letters are written in chronological order within the copybook with about 22 outstanding letters that have been torn from the book, also arranged in chronological order.

Dates: 1862 - 1863

John S. Powers Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2015-047

The collection includes a letter from John S. Powers to Nellie E. Williams on November 23, 1862 and a sprig from a boxwood tree. Powers letter includes a personal description of conditions in Alexandria, local sites, and news.

Dates: 1862 - 1862

Quality Chemical Company Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2010-039

The collection contains a promotional letter, a special offer flyer, a catalog of chemicals, and an order blank and addressed envelope from the Quality Chemical Company of Detroit, Michigan.

Dates: c.1920

Recipe Scrapbook [School Project],

Identifier: Ms-2013-055

The collection includes clipped recipes, magazine images of food, household and kitchen tips. Though the collection is undated, an article about Franklin Delano Roosevelt suggests the scrapbook was composed no earlier than 1933.

Dates: after 1930

Recipe Scrapbook (Spiral Notebook),

Identifier: Ms-2013-053

The collection contains a spiral sketchbook converted into a recipe book. The volume includes clipped, printed, and handwritten recipes, as well clippings pictures of food and hand drawn sample table.

Dates: mid-20th century

"Record" Recipe Book,

Identifier: Ms-2009-052

This collection contains a record book with handwritten and news-clipping recipes.

Dates: n.d.

Alice Ross Culinary Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-008

The Alice Ross Ephemera Collection includes more than 2,000 pieces of ephemera related to food & culinary history, advertising/marketing, food production, agriculture, holidays and celebrations, and domestic culture, dating from the mid-19th to the mid/late 20th century.

Dates: c.1860s-1960s