Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Food & Drink History Resources @Virginia Tech (and Beyond): Notable Brands: Cookbooks and Pamphlets

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.

Introduction

Within Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), we have acquired many cookbooks, pamphlets, and manuscript collections from popular and notable brands over the years. In this guide, we have gathered our most popular brands together under one place to make research easier for those interested in the history of these brands.

Please note that this is not the entirety of these companies items as SCUA continues to collect and acquire for the collection.

Individual Brand: Betty Crocker

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002 - Box-Folder 6 folder: 16
  • World War II Sugar Rationing Pamphlets, 1941-1945, Ms2015-048 - Folder 1
Books and Publications
  • The Betty Crocker recipe card library. TX715 .C8766 1971
  • The Bisquick cookbook ; recipes from Betty Crocker in answer to your requests TX715 .C94 1964
  • So quick with new Bisquick : a Betty Crocker cookbook for breads, main dishes, desserts. TX715 .S677 1967
  • Betty Crocker's Microwave cooking TX832 .C76 1984
  • Betty Crocker's Bisquick cookbook : 157 recipes and ideas / from Betty Crocker. TX715 .C92139 1956
  • Betty Crocker's cookbook. TX715 .C9214 1969
  • Betty Crocker's step-by-step recipes. TX715 .C763 1975
  • Betty Crocker's Pie parade : from the famous Betty Crocker's Picture cook book. TX773 .C76 1957
  • Betty Crocker's Breads TX769 .C74 1974
  • Betty Crocker's Hostess cookbook TX728 .C87 1967
  • Betty Crocker's Cookie Book TX772.C7 1963
  • Betty Crocker's Starting out TX147. C917
  • Betty Crocker's parties for children GV1203 .F665 1964
  • Betty Crocker's cook book for boys and girls TX652.5 .C5 1957
  • Selections from Betty Crocker's Dinner for two.  TX715 .S44 1982
  • Betty Crocker's outdoor cook book / TX823 .C672 2009
  • Betty Crocker's Dinner for two TX652 .C76 1958
  • Betty Crocker's new boys' and girls' cookbook.  TX652.5 .C7 1990
  • Betty Crocker's "frankly fancy" foods recipe book. TX731 .B47 1959
  • Betty Crocker's cook book for boys and girls / TX652.5 .C56 1957
  • Betty Crocker's cooky book /TX772 .C72 1963
  • Betty Crocker's ultimate cookie book. TX772 .C73 1992
  • Betty Crocker's Working woman's cookbook. TX652 .C832 1982
  • Betty Crocker's Good and easy cookbook. TX715 .C9216 1954
  • Betty Crocker's New boys and girls cookbook TX652.5 .C7 1972
  • Betty Crocker's New outdoor cookbook / TX823 .C67 1967
  • Betty Crocker's creative recipes with Bisquick TX769 .C76 1980
  • How to have the most fun with cake mixes TX771 .C725 1955
  • Betty Crocker's Cooking with wine TX726 .C76 1974
  • Betty Crocker's $25,000 recipe set TX714 .B38 1933
  • Betty Crocker picture cooky book TX772 .B47 1948
  • Betty Crocker's kitchen gardens SB321 .C25 1971
  • Betty Crocker's new dinner for two cook book  TX737 .C6 1964
  • Dinner in a dish cook book TX840.O53 C762 1965
  • Betty Crocker's Bisquick cookbook TX715 .C92123 1971
  • Gold Medal jubilee select recipes, 1880-1955 / a treasury of favorite recipes modernized by Betty Crocker. TX765 .G65 1955
  • Betty Crocker's new good and easy cookbook  TX715 .C9217 1962
  • Let the stars show you how to take a trick a day with Bisquick / as told to Betty Crocker by screen stars, society stars, home stars and star homemaking editors. TX715 .L648
  • Your share : how to prepare appetizing, healthful meals with foods available today TX715 .C922 1943
  • Fast summer suppers TX652 .C77 1992
  • Cooking calendar TX728 .C88 1962
  • Betty Crocker's softasilk special occasion cakes TX771 .B47 1957

Individual Brand: Gold Medal Flour

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002 - Box-Folder 4 folder: 10
Books and Publications
  • Washburn-Crosby Co.'s new gold medal cookbook. TX715 .W35 1904
  • Gold Medal Flour cookbook. TX739 .G56 1970
  • Washburn-Crosby's Gold Medal cook book. TX715 .W35 1910
  • Washburn-Crosby's Gold Medal cook book. TX715 .W35 1917
  • Gold Medal jubilee select recipes, 1880-1955 / a treasury of favorite recipes modernized by Betty Crocker. TX765 .G65 1955
  • Alpha-Bakery children's cook book TX625.5 .A42 1987

Individual Brand: Jell-O

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-02 - Box-Folder 1 folder: 25
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-02 - Box-Folder 6 folder: 17
  • Bertha R. Wildasin Collection. Ms2011-091
Books and Publications
  • For Economy Use Jell-O TX814.5.G4 F67 1920
  • Jell-O brand fun and fabulous recipes : from Jell-O gelatins & puddings TX814.5.G4 J4481988
  • Joys of Jell-O gelatin dessert TX814.5.G4 J7 1963
  • Jack & Mary's Jell-O recipe book. TX814.5.G4 J33 1937
  • Try the new Jell-O : you make it without boiling water!TX814.5.G4 T79 1932
  • Jell-O, America's most famous dessert. TX814.5.G4 J43 1923
  • Hello Jell-O : the dainty dessert TX814.5.G4 H45 1909
  • Joys of Jell-O : gelatin dessert. TX814.5.G4 .J7
  • They wanted Jell-O TX814.5.G4 T38 1908
  • Easy homemade desserts : with Jell-O pudding TX773 .E26 1979
  • Jell-O brand kids' cooking fun. TX814.5.G4 J45 1991
  • Polly put the kettle on, we'll all make Jell-O : [recipes].  TX799 .P64
  • The magic of Jell-O : 100 new and favorite recipes celebrating 100 years of fun with Jell-O.TX814.5.G4 M34 2001
  • Today-- what salad-- what dessert? : Jell-O brings dozens of answers--.TX814.5.G4 T63 1928
  • The Jell-O pages / from Jell-O gelatins & puddings. TX814.5.G4 J456 1987
  • The greater Jell-O recipe book TX814.5.G4 G73 1931
  • Amazing magical Jell-O brand desserts.TX773 .A36 1977
  • What you can do with Jell-O. TX814.5.G4 W472 1933
  • The New joys of Jell-O brand gelatin : recipe book. TX814.5.G4 N49 1974
  • Jell-O rhymes : America's most famous dessert TX814.5.G4 J452 1923
  • Jell-O ice cream powder : makes ice cream, ices and puddings.  TX814.5.G4 J465 1925
  • Thrifty Jell-O recipes to brighten your menus TX814.5.G4 T4 1931
  • Jell-O and the Kewpies : America's most famous dessert. TX814.5.G4 J46 1915
  • Make someone happy, make someone Jell-O® brand gelatin. TX814.5.G4 M34 1972
  • New talks about Jell-O, America's most famous dessert. TX814.5.G4 N495 1918
  • Jell-O book of menus TX814.5.G4 J444
  • The new joys of Jell-O brand gelatin recipe book TX814.5.G4 N49 1973
  • What Mrs. Dewey did with the new Jell-O! : 48 fascinating new recipes. TX814.5.G4 W47 1933
  • Now Jell-o tastes twice as good : enjoy these tempting recipes. TX814.5.G4 N68 1934
  • This is the Do-it-yourself recipe book... TX715 .T395
  • Through the menu with Jello TX814.5.G4 T4 1927
  • This is the Do-it-yourself recipe book TX715 .T395 (booklet of various recipe pull outs)

Individual Brand: Pillsbury

Manuscript Collections
  • Ms2011-002 - Box-Folder 4 folder: 3
  • Bertha R. Wildasin Collection Ms.2011.091
Books and Publications
  • Desserts TX773 .P56 1992
  • The Pillsbury busy lady bake-off recipes, from the 17th annual bake-off.  TX765 .P52 1966
  • Bake-Off ... cooking & baking contest.  TX761 .B341
  • The Pillsbury cookbook  TX715 .P63 1914
  • The Complete book of baking TX763 .C626 1993
  • Grand national cookbook TX761 .G72
  • Cook light, eat right RM222.2 .P54 1994
  • 100 prize-winning recipes TX765 .O52 1954
  • 100 prize-winning recipes TX765 .O5 1953
  • Pillsbury's cook book TX715 .P63 1923
  • Best of the bake-off collection TX776 .P48 1959
  • Appetizers snacks & sweets TX740 .A68 1991
  • The nice 'n easy cook book TX833.5 .N53 1970z
  • Four seasons of pie baking TX773 .F67 1988
  • Balanced recipes  TX715 .B3 1933
  • Butter cookie cookbook TX772 .B87 1940z
  • Bake the no-knead way. TX761 B35 1946
  • Pillsbury's best 11th Grand National Bake-Off cookbook TX765 .P5 1959
  • Pillsbury's vegetable cook book TX801 .P642 1970

Individual Brand: Quaker Oats

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002 - Box-Folder 2 folder: 67
Books and Publications
  • The flavor of American tradition : corn meal & grits recipes TX809.M2 F53 1967
  • The Quaker Oats wholegrain cookbook TX809.O23 Q35 1979
  • The flavor of American tradition : corn meal & grits recipes. TX809.M2 F53 1967
  • The Quaker Oats wholegrain cookbook TX809.O23 Q35 1979

Major Company/Corporation: General Mills

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002 - Box-Folder 6 folder: 16
Books and Publications
  • The breakfast calculator TX733 .B74 1993
  • Food service cook book and menu planner TX820 .F67 1963
  • Baker's idea book TX773 B35
  • New party cakes for all occasions TX771 .N48 1933
  • The stars of Western cookery present a round-up of wartime recipes TX715.2.W47 S73 1944
  • Go with the grain for kids RJ206 .G6 2002

Major Company/Corporation: General Foods

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002 Box-Folder 1 folder: 25
Books and Publications
  • General Foods cook book TX715 .G346 1937
  • General Foods Kitchens frozen foods cookbook TX828 .G464 1961
  • General Foods cook book TX715 .G346 1932
  • The General Foods Kitchens cookbook TX715 .G346
  • General Foods cooking school of the air. TX667 .G46
  •  It's dessert time! TX773 .G4
  • The school lunch TX361.C5 S3 1928b
  • Latest cake secrets TX771 .L3 1934
  • All about home baking
  • All about home baking TX765 .G3 1964
  • A calendar of desserts TX773 .C2457 1940
  • Good things to eat from Wellville TX808 .P6 1916
  • This is the Do-it-yourself recipe book TX715 .T395 (booklet of various recipe pull outs)
  • Time for a party! : a hostess book of baking recipes TX771 .T55 1940
  • Baker's chocolate and coconut favoritesTX767.C5 B35 1962
  • With the greatest of ease TT985 .W57 1943
  • Baker's book of chocolate riches TX767.C5 B25 1983
  • The home meal planner : a key to better meals TX652.7 .H66 1956
  • Recipes for 50 : for canteen and other group food service TX820 .R43 1942
  • 10 steps to perfect baking TX765 .G4 1937
  • The Well-dressed dessert TX773 .W44
  • What makes jelly "jell"? TX814.5.J35 W43 1951
  • Baking powder in action TX409 .B35 1932
  • The proof of the pudding TX773 .P7 1975
  • Cut-up cake party book TX771 .C85 1973
  • The Swans Down cake manual : a handbook of cake making TX771 .S93x 1933
  • Casseroles and compliments with Minute rice TX809.R5 C37 1966
  • All about home baking TX761 A44 1933
  • Favorite recipes for country kitchens TX715 .F24 1945
  • Kate Smith's favorite recipes TX765 .K37 1940
  • Magical desserts with Whip'n Chill deluxe dessert mix : a magnificent collection of extraordinary desserts.
  • Mealtime magic / Minute Tapioca TX715 .M478 1980
  • Learn to bake... you'll love it! TX765 .L43 1947
  • The Calumet book of oven triumphs! TX765 .C36 1934

Major Company/Corporation: Kraft

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002 - Box-Folder 6 folder: 24
Books and Publications
  • The Kraft cookbook TX715 .K83 1977
  • Kraft heritage of African-American cookingTX715 .K73 1990
  • Good food ideas cheese cookbook from Kraft TX759 .K68 1977
  • Kraft official U.S. Olympic training table cookbook TX714 .K72 1992
  • All Star TV recipes ; treasury of good food ideas from the Kraft kitchens TX715 .K84
  • Bright ideas for the holidays from Kraft General Foods TX739 .B7 1989
  • The complete cheese cookbook TX759 .K7 1971
  • The last word in casserole cooking and serving / Klever Kraft Silver
  • Salads from beginning to endive TX740 .S3 1980
  • Sealtest cottage cheese & sour cream cookery TX759 .S43 1980
  • Cheese and ways to serve it. TX759.5.C48 C4 1931
     

Major Company/Corporation: Heinz

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Box-Folder 2 folder: 39
Books and Publications
  • Heinz exhibit : 1939 New York World's Fair HD9321.9.H4 H45 1939
  • Heinz recipe book : first course suggestions ... menus for every occasion. TX715 .H43
  • The Heinz book of quantity recipes and menus TX820 .H45 1940
  • The Heinz handbook of nutrition QP141 .H4 1959
  • The Heinz book of meat cookery TX749 .H44 1932
  • Demonstrators' manual of instructions and demonstration arrangementsHD9321.9.H4 D46 1930z
  • Science recommends "time off" for mothers RJ216 .S35 1941
  • The story of food preservation TX601 .S97 1943

Major Company/Corporation: Hershey

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Box-Folder 6 folder: 18
Books and Publications
  • The emperors of chocolate : inside the secret world of Hershey and Mars / Joël Glenn Brenner HD9200.U54 H473 2000
  • Hershey's 1934 cookbook TX767.C5 H47 1971
  • Hershey's classic recipes TX767.C5 H475 2004
  • Hershey's chocolate classics TX767.C5 H39 1988
  • A cookery expert's new recipes TX767.C5 K56 
  • Hershey's cocoa cookbook TX767.C5 H4 1979

Major Company/Corporation: Kellogg

Manuscript Collections
  • Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002 - Box-Folder 2 folder: 3
Books and Publications
  • Healthful living : an account of the Battle Creek diet system RM217.2 .K4 1908
  • Suggested service menus UC723 .S845 1941
  • Healthful cookery ; a collection of choice recipes for preparing foods, with special reference to health. TX837 .K45 1908
  • "Good eating" for health : 95 delicious recipes, 36 appetizing menus TX837 .G67
  • Cooking with Kellogg's new quantity recipes TX820 .C66 1970
  • The housewife's almanac : a book for homemakers AY81.H7 H69 1938
  • Kellogg's Rice Krispies advertisement TX395 .K455
  • A manual of cooking for Boy Scouts TX823 .M36
  • Kay Kellogg's creative cookery TX715 .K39 1971