The Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection is a collection of cookbooks and related items housed in the Virginia Tech Libary

The latest updates about the collection.

 Culinary Thymes:
Our newsletter provides interesting articles and updates.

 About the Collection:
Learn about the Culinary History Collection and the Peacock Harper Culinary Collection.

 Contact Us:
E-mail, call or write the people responsible for the collection.

Contribute time, money, or books to the collection now or as part of your legacy to Virginia Tech.

 Search for Books:
The online card catalog can be used to search for books in the collection.

 Image Base:
The collection contains hundreds of images relating to the books in the collections and the organization.

 Donor List:
View a recent list of donors.

 Culinary Research:
The collection has been fertile ground for research.

 Culinary Collections:
Other similar collections on the web.

Apply for our two scholarships for VT grad students.

 Hosting and Sponsorship:
The collection is hosted by Special Collections and the Digital Library and Archives at Virginia Tech.

About the Culinary Collection:
The culinary history collection is also known as the Peacock Harper Culinary Collection. The same people and same systems support both but we've carefully labeled all the original Peacock and Harper donations so you can tell them apart.

A committee governs and guides the collections. The participants promote, guide, and preserve the collection to maintain our rich heritage of recipe books and many other aspects of culinary history. The VT Image Base contains over 700 images pertaining to culinary history and the collection.

We also offer a newsletter of interesting and timely events. This is called the Virginia Culinary Thymes.

There are a lot of sites that provide recipes and food information. That's great and we encourage you to visit them, but our goal is different: we support preserve of a rich culinary history for scholars and reference. With over 1900 books cataloged and archived, we have already achieved much. Please consider donating your books or making another form of support to help us fulfill our vision.