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.

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

Culinary Collection Contributors

Many people have contributed books, ephemera, money, and time to building the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Collection; others gave money to one or both of the scholarship funds honoring Janet Lowe Cameron and Jean Allen Phillips. Certainly at the top of the list of contributors are Laura Jane Harper and Dora Greenlaw Peacock whose gifts of books provided the impetus for starting the Collection. Dr. Markham Peacock remembered the Collection in his will providing money to purchase rare volumes. Jan Bluestein Longone, an internationally known food historian living in Ann Arbor, MI, has been kind enough to serve as an unpaid consultant.

The following list recognizes all who have contributed to the Collection or to the Scholarship Funds.

Laura Jane Harper
Dora Greenlaw Peacock
Jan Bluestein Longone

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
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
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
Dorothy Herndon
Ann Hertzler
Mary Abbott Hess
Lois Hinkle
Marion Hinners
Phyllis Hockman
Gaynelle Hogan
Patricia Holcomb
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
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
Louise Pearson
Jo Sanford Perry
Mary Frances Peterson
Anne S. Peyton
Jean Allen Phillips
Patsy H. Pittenger
Deloris J. Pourchot
Ida B. Powell
Elizabeth Lacy Purcell
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
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
Edward Tucker
Janet Turner
Jack and Helen Tyree
Carmine Valentino
Connie Vickery
Evelyn Victorine
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 Recipes Press
YMCA at Virginia Tech