Food Advertisement Collection

Food Advertisement Collection 1894-1962 Ms.2017.020


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2017.020
Title
Food Advertisement Collection1894-1962
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Language
English .
Abstract
The Food Advertisement Collection consists of single page advertisements for a variety of food products, largely pulled from magazines. Items dates from 1894 to 1962, with the majority from the 1910s-1940s.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Food Advertisement Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Food Advertisement Collection, Ms2017-020, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Food Advertisement Collection was purchased by Special Collections in June 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Food Advertisement Collection was completed in August 2017.


Scope and Content

The Food Advertisement Collection consists of single page advertisements for a variety of food products, largely pulled from magazines. Items dates from 1894 to 1962, with the majority from the 1910s-1940s. Ads included are for baby foods, dairy products, cooking/baking items, and peanuts/peanut butter.

While not intentionally part of the collection, the verso sides of many ads feature additional advertisements for food, home, and domestic products.

Arrangement

When this collection was purchased, advertisements were largely organized by product or product type. During processing, some of these categories were broken down further. The collection is arranged by product/product type and by company/brand within each product. Each company/brand has its own folder, the contents of which are in chronological order.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms


Container List

Baby Food
1894-1947
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Butter
1930-1935
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Cheese
1925-1952
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Cooking Oil
1913-1930
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Ice Cream
1935-1954
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Margarine
1920-1949
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Milk & Cream
1903-1949, n.d.
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Peanuts
1924-1958
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Peanut Butter
1917-1926
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Single Products
1919-1962, n.d.
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