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Food & Drink History Resources @Virginia Tech (and Beyond): Food + Drink (History) Allowed: Collecting, Researching, + Collaborating in the Archives (October 29, 2021)

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.


This page includes resources related to "Food + Drink (History) Allowed:  Collecting, Researching, + Collaborating in the Archives," a public talk given on October 29, 2021. The Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends and the Food Studies program at Virginia Tech co-sponsored this talk by Kira Dietz, Assistant Director, Special Collections and University Archives at Virginia Tech. The archives is home to a scholarly collection of more than 7,500 volumes and 125 manuscript collections related to food and drink history, with an emphasis on several topics/areas. In late 2020, we also took over management of The Food Timeline. This talk will introduce our collecting area and its history, highlight some areas of focus (including food technology + production, culinary education, and cocktail history in America) + favorite items, and share some future directions for our current work + collaborations.

This page includes the video (and a link to the video in an external video player) and the slideshow. The one-page resource sheet referenced in the video and the slides is also available online. 

Presentation Video

You can also view the video directly in a larger window or full screen online:

Presentation Slideshow

Assistant Director, Special Collections and University Archives

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Kira Dietz
Assistant Director
Special Collections and University Archives
University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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