Guide to the History of Food & Drink Manuscript Collections
This page includes links for locating descriptions of the manuscript collections containing materials for historical food and drink research in Special Collections at Newman Library, Virginia Tech. Collections include handwritten "receipt" (recipe) and home remedy books, household account/household management ledgers, papers of Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty and professional chefs, culinary and cocktail ephemera, and pamphlets and promotional materials from food/food technology related companies.
The majority of History of Food & Drink Collection manuscripts are processed and have finding aids available online. You can view the list of collections and search within them on Virginia Heritage.
If you need help in locating book and manuscript resources relating to food and drink history, we encourage you to view our "Food & Drink History Resources @Virginia Tech (and Beyond)" LibGuide. You may also contact us directly.
Special Collections is located on the first floor of Newman Library at Virginia Tech. Please refer to the general information page for hours and directions. Researchers interested in obtaining more information about any of the collections described below are invited to inquire in person or to contact:
Telephone: (540) 231-6308
Special Collections, University Libraries
560 Drillfield Dr.
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061