From Knox Gelatine: Desserts, Salads, Candies and Frozen Dishes, c.1936
New Theatre (the Lyric) and Store Building for the Blacksburg Realty Company
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Finding aids are guides created by Special Collections staff to provide information about the contents of a manuscript collection, as well as give some context to papers/records and their creators. They usually contain administrative information about the collection, biographical information about creators and subjects (when available), a textual description of the collection, and a contents list of materials. Our finding aids are available through a state-wide portal, Virginia Heritage. Using Virginia Heritage, you can browse our collections by subject heading or search them by keyword by limiting the repository to "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University." You can also browse and search through the full list of manuscript collections relating to the History of Food & Drink online.
We've listed some collections below that might be of particular interest to researchers working with aspects of feeding, care, and nutrition for infants, children, and families, but we encourage you to do some searching, too. You never know where you might find an unexpected connection to your research topic!
Manuscript collections can only be used in the Special Collections reading room!
There are a small number of manuscript collections that deal directly with the care and feeding of children and families, but we will continue to acquire more in the future. The current collections include:
Special Collections has more than 70 manuscript collections relating to aspects of food and drink history. While they may not all relate directly to the feeding, care, and nutrition of children and families, there are some collections that may be of particular interest. These include: