A Guide to the Obenshain Culinary Collection, c.1930s-1980s Obenshain Culinary Collection Ms2011-089

Obenshain Culinary Collection, c.1930s-1980s

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-089


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Processed by: Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-089
Title
Obenshain Culinary Collection, c.1930s-1980s
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu. ft. 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The Obenshain Culinary Collection contains a variety of recipes, cooking guides, and nutritional information from the 1930s-1980s. All items reside within two series: Notecards and Clippings and Publications.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Obenshain Culinary Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Obenshain Culinary Collection, Ms2011-089, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections, Virginia Tech acquired the Obenshain Culinary Collection in September 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Obenshain Culinary Collection was completed in October 2011.


Scope and Content note

The collection consists of two series: Notecards and Clippings and Publications. Most of the material in the collection is undated.

The Notecards and Clipping series includes recipes that are both handwritten and clipped from magazines, boxes, and newspapers. Alongside recipes for dishes like preacher cookies, chicken and rice, and lemon sauce, the series also contains small guides on diet and cooking methods. A majority of the series resides within a metal recipe box.

The Publication series contains a variety of pamphlets. Like the prior series, this one houses recipes and nutritional guides. Instead of being typed, written, or clipped, the information has been published in pamphlet form. Sources include The Roanoke Times and the Home Economics Department of the Kellogg Company.

Arrangement

The Obenshain Culinary Collection is arranged in two series: Notecards and Clippings and Publications. Most of the notecards are in their original order in a recipe card box. Loose notecards and clippings are in a small folder. Publications are in alphabetical order by title.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

Notecards and Clippings.
Box-folder: 1-1
Box: Card File 1
Publications.
Box-folder: 1-2
Bibliography
All About Cooking Peanuts. Rocky Mount: Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions, Print.
Foods on Parade. Roanoke: The Roanoke Times and The Roanoke World-News, 1935. Print.
Food Selection Chart. Battle Creek: Kellog Company Home Economic Department, Print.
Manual Number 1: Frying Facts. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 4: Quick Breads Quickly Made. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 6 Soups and Sauces. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 17: Candies and Confections. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 8: Cheese and Eggs. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 9: Yeast Breads. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 10: School Lunches. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 11: Fish and Meat Dishes. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 12: Vegetable Cookery. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Manual Number 13: Table Service and Accessories. Cincinnati: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1935. Print.
Sunkist Bulletin. Los Angeles: Sunkist Educational Department, Print.