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Food & Drink History Resources @Virginia Tech (and Beyond): Local Foods/Local Food History

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.

An Introductory Note

"Local" can mean something different for everyone. For us, in this particular case, we are using "local" to mean the town of Blacksburg and Montgomery County, Virginia, as well as several nearby counties including: Botetourt, Bland, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Pulaski, Roanoke, and Wythe. 

Also,  check out the "Virginia Tech Food History & Virginia Cooperative Extension" section.

Suggested Manuscript Collections

Local Cookbooks

  • 15th Year Anniversary Cookbook / Blacksburg Christian School TX715 .B433 1996 Spec Large
  • Cookbook, Blacksburg Baptist Church, [recipes compiled by High School Youth Group, Blacksburg Baptist Church] TX715 .C665 1996 Spec Large
  • Favorite Recipes from Northside Presbyterian Church TX715 .F374 1999 Spec Large
  • Gilbert Linkous Elementary Safety Patrol: Family Favorites Cookbook by the Gilbert Linkous Elementary TX715 .G5524 1999 Spec Large
  • Green Star Farm Cookbook: Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Food that We Like to Make and Eat by Lauren Cooper TX837 .C63 1991x Spec Large
  • The Greenstar Farm Family Cookbook. Vol. 2, More Recipes from Us-- For You TX837 .G74 2000z Spec Large
  • Prices Fork Elementary Cookbook TX715 .P749 1980 Spec Large