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.

Overall Guide to Library Culinary Collections

International Association of Culinary Professionals
A Selective Guide to Culinary Library Collections in the United States
by Madge Griswold (81 pages, pdf file)

Our collection: You are here.

  • The Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection
    Hosted by the Virginia Tech library, Blacksburg, Virginia

  • Other Historical Culinary Arts Collections

  • University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library,
    Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive; thousands of items from the 16th to 20th centuries>

  • Culinary Archives & Museum,
    Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island

  • Core Historical Literature of Home Economics, Cornell University
    HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines.

  • University of Denver, Margaret Husted Culinary Collection

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  • University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections
    Szathmary Culinary Archives

  • Indiana University Lilly Library Food and Drink Collections
    Mrs. John T. Gernon's American cookbooks form the core of this collection.

  • Library of Congress
    Graphic art, papers, and cookbook collection of Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • Michigan State University Libraries'
    Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project

  • Michigan State University Libraries' Cookery Collection

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Household Words: An Exhibition from the Esther B. Aresty Collection of Rare Books in the Culinary Arts

  • Rutgers University Libraries
    Special Collections and University Archives
    Sinclair Jerseyana Cookbooks

  • Tulane University, Nadine Vorhoff Library
    Newcome College, Center for Research on Women
    The Culinary Collection

  • Kansas State University Cookery Collection

  • Campbell Library of the Academy of Food Marketing
    Specializes in works on the food industry. The collection consists of over 4,000 books and 275 serial publications.

  • Culinary Institute of America Conrad N. Hilton Library

  • Los Angeles Public Library, Materials on Food and Drink

  • New York Academy of Medicine Library, Historical Collections, Margaret Barclay Wilson Collection on Food and Cookery.
    Over 5,000 volumes and approximately the same number of pamphlets which document the history of cookery, gastronomy, nutrition and dietetics in the Western world. The materials appear in over 20 languages and range in date from A.D. 900 to the present.

  • New York Public Library Culinary History

  • University of Pennsylvania
    "Household Words: An Exhibition from the Esther B. Aresty Collection of Rare Books in the Culinary Arts"

  • Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe/Harvard: Culinary Collection

  • Tulane University, Nadine Vorhoff Library
    Newcome College, Center for Research on Women

  • Culinary History Groups

  • Culinary Historians, master list

  • Culinary Historians of Boston

  • Culinary Historians of Chicago
    Contains links to a large number of other culinary history associations.

  • Culinary Historians of New York

  • Culinary Historians of Washington, DC (CHoW)

  • Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin

  • Food History Links, General

  • Buckley's Food History Links