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Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection

Donations and Donors

Thanks to many generous donors who have supported the Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection, we are on our way to making it one of the best. Please consider lending your support by donating vintage cookbooks, and, of course, monetary donations are greatly appreciated.

Of particular interest are unique regional resources such as Virginia-related community cookbooks. If you are considering donating a book, refer to the Bibliography of Virginia-Related Cookbooks to see if your title is listed. If it is, or if you are interested in donating other materials, please contact Special Collections at specref@vt.edu, at 540-231-6308, or write to:

Special Collections, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Many people have contributed books, ephemera, money, and time to increase the number of culinary history resources. Others have given financial support to one or both of the scholarship funds honoring Janet Lowe Cameron and Jean Allen Phillips. Jan Bluestein Longone, an internationally known food historian living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has served as an unpaid consultant. In 2006 Ann Hertzler, who was instrumental in bringing the Peacock-Harper Collection to the library, initiated a $100,000 endowed fund to establish and support the "Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbook and Nutrition Literature Archive," the first historical children's cookbook collection that also emphasizes nutrition literature.

Of course, the first two major donations were the cookbook collections of Dean Laura Jane Haper and Dora Greenleaf Peacock, which formed the basis of the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Collection. Subsequently, Dr. Markham Peacock provided funds in his will to enable the purchase of additional rare volumes.

Donors to the Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection

a partial listing

Laura Jane Harper
Dora Greenlaw Peacock

Nancy Adams
Roberta Ainsley
Martha G. Akers
John M. (Jack) Allen, III
John M. Allen, IV
William C. Allen Jr.
Connie Anderson
Carolyn Barnhart
Elizabeth Bartlett
Jo Anne Barton
Charles and Frieda Bostian
Gayle Battaglia
Kathryn C. Beattie
Mary Ruth Bedford
Erna Mae Behrend
Shirley C. Belcher
Cynthia D. Bertelsen
Margaret P. Blair
Bob Blanton
Barbara Blauvelt
Joann Boles
Sandy Bosworth
Dorothy Bowman
Amelia Brown
Mary Margaret Brown
Ralph and Barbara Brown
Judy Burtner
Lucille Calhoun
Juliet Campbell
Dean and Rosina Carter
Edward Habot
Merle Chamberlain
Scott Chandler
Georgene Clark
Louise Clarke
Ellen Coale
Rosemary Cole
Madeline Cooper
Jeanette Corley
Jerry Couick
Georgia and Mike Crews
Suzanne Curtis
Margaret Dean
Karen DeBord
Robin DeBord
Barbara E. Densmore
Katie Denwiler
Elizabeth Donald
Marilyn R. Donato
Mary E. Dooley
Anne Dumper
Rebecca E. Ellis
Jane and Ed Ewing
Rudy. & JoAnn Emmel
Mary B. Fain
Joe Falkinham
Ann Frame Estate
Corinne Gabriel
Jayne C. Gardner
Caryl E. Gray
Johanna F. O. Hahn
Helen Hall
Patricia Halstead
Nancy Hannah
Martha Harder
Nancy Hargroves
Mary Harris
Mildred Henderson
Edmund & Gloria Henneke, II
Dorothy Herndon
Ann Hertzler
Mary Abbott Hess
Lois Hinkle
Marion Hinners
Phyllis Hockman
Gaynelle Hogan
Patricia Holcomb
Pauline Holloway
Polly Holloway
Iva Mary Hopkins
Linda Rucker Hubbard
Jane Hubert
Stephanie Hudy
Scott Hunter
Melvin and Karen Huston
Agnes Jacoby
Jane Jennings
Alice W. Johnson
Bob Johnson
Janet Johnson
Ann Jones
Ruby Jones
Beatrice Kalka
Charlotte Kidd
Mary K. Korslund
Kathryn K. La Bonte
Mary Larimer
Jean Lawhorn
Irene Leach
Mary Lee
Barbara R. Taylor Lehmann
Beverly Lineweaver
Sally Linkous
Katherine Arnold Ludolf
Gail McMillan
Carrie Jane Marks
Esther Martin
Shirleigh Marvin
Lelia Mayton
Gail McMillan/Mark Sanders
Christine L. Medlin
Carolyn Miles
Helen Miles
Ed Milhous
Roberta Minish
Dori Mitchell
Glen Mitchell
Barbara Morlang
Dianne R. Morrison
Nancy L. Munnikhuysen
Ray Murley
Pansie Murray
Glenna Mutchler
Joyce Nester
Rubinette Miller Niemann
Mary Ann Novascone
K. O'Brien
Anna Sue Osborne
Grayson and Martha Palmore
Wanda F. Parker
Elizabeth A. Payne
Mary Lou Payne
Virle and Al Payne
Joanne Pearson
Markham Peacock
Louise Pearson
Sanford Perry
Mary Frances Peterson
Anne S. Peyton
Jean Allen Phillips
Patsy H. Pittenger
Deloris J. Pourchot
William T. & Ida B. Powell
Elizabeth Lacy Purcell
Jean & Richard Quible
Dana Quillen
Billie Raper
Mary Rapoport
Douglas and Shirley Richards
S. J. and Elizabeth Ritchey
Jean Robbins
Frances Robeson
Inez Roop
Jean Ann Schott
Nancy Seamans
Carol Shaffer
Paul B. Siegel
Linda Singletary
Helen W. Smith
Patricia M. Sobrero
Mary Ellen Spencer
Carol Spengler
Mary Steinhardt
Shirley Strother
Serena Eason Suthers
Evangeline Swain
R. P. Swenson
Phyllis P. Talley
John Tamminen
Julia Thaxton
Ann Thompson
Patricia Carothers Thompson
Robin Thompson
Danielle Torisky
Enid Tozier
Frances Trent
Jennifer Anne Tu
Edward Tucker
Janet Turner
Jack and Helen Tyree
Carmine Valentino
Connie Vickery
Evelyn Victorine
Jimmie L. and Ellen Wade
Freida Walker
Margaret Walker
Jane Wentworth
Virginia Moore Wiley
Betty Owen Williamson
Janice Woodard

American Egg Board
Virginia Dietetics Association
American Dietetics Association
Lynchburg Daily Bread
Blacksburg Home Economists
American Home Economics Association
Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity
The Kroger Company
Favorite Recipe Press
Roanoke Valley Executive Chefs Association
Southwest Virginia Dietetic Association
Sur La Table
University Libraries
Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Science
YMCA at Virginia Tech

For more information on the Peacock-Harper Culinary Friends Committee, see their Facebook page.

Aaron Purcell, Director, Special Collections
Kira A. Dietz, Acquisitions and Processing Archivist

Send questions or comments to:

Special Collections,
University Libraries (0434)
Virginia Tech
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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