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Food & Drink History Resources @Virginia Tech (and Beyond): Virginia Tech Food History & Cooperative Extension

Special Collections in the University Libraries can help with your food & drink history research, including books, manuscript collections, ephemera & digital items. This LibGuide also includes resources you can find at other institutions.

See also the "Local Foods/Local Food History" section.

Suggested Manuscript Collections & Record Groups

Suggested Books & Publications

Currently known as Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), in the past, VCE has had a variety of official names. The library's catalog can be searched for specific VCE (and predecessors) titles and specific authors (extension agents and faculty). In addition, you can view/browse publications by the name of the agency at the time:

  • Centennial Cookbook, Virginia Tech Faculty Women's Club LD5655 .V75 Spec VPI
  • College of the Fields: Some Highlights of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, 1914-1980, prepared and published in cooperation with Alpha Gamma Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Phi LD5655 .E62 1987 Spec VPI
  • The First 100 Years; A History of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Duncan Kinnear LD5655 .K5 Spec VPI
  • Food for Thought: a Collection of Recipes from the Virginia Tech Faculty Women's Club LD5655 .F66 1993 Spec VPI
  • From VPI to State University: President T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. and the Transformation of Virginia Tech, 1962-1974 by Warren H. Strother and Peter Wallenstein T171.V89 S77 2004 Spec VPI
  • The Grove: Recipes and History of Virginia Tech's Presidential Residence by Clara B. Cox LD5655 .A4 2012 Spec VPI
  • Home Sweet Home: ... Annual Recipe Contest, Virginia Tech Dining Services LD5655.A781 R4 H66 Spec VPI
  • Tech Tailgates: Good Food to Gobble Up on Game Day, Kirsten Titland, Melissa Moncrief Cobbler TX823 .T58 2004 Spec VPI