Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook

A Guide to the Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook, late 19th-early 20th century Ms.2012.019


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
specref@vt.edu
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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2012.019
Title
Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook,late 19th-early 20th century
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01069.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of a book, repurposed as a combination scrapbook and recipe book, probably created in the late 19th or early 20th century. There are newspaper clipped recipes, handwritten recipes, trade cards, calling cards, and index cards laid in throughout the book.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook, Ms2012-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook was purchased by Special Collections in 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook was completed in September 2012.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of a book, repurposed as a combination scrapbook and recipe book, probably created in the late 19th or early 20th century. There are newspaper clipped recipes, handwritten recipes, trade cards, calling cards, and index cards laid in throughout the book. Recipes include desserts, candies, pastas, breads, cakes, and others.

The published volume used as the basis of the scrapbook appears to be superintendent reports for the state of Maine, sometime after 1879. While the creator/compiler of the scrapbook is not identified, laid in cards and clippings from Massachusetts and Rhode Island suggest it was created in New England.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • History of Food and Drink

Container List

folder 1
Scrapbook