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)
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.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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbooks and Nutrition Literature Collection
  • Children -- Nutrition
  • Food Technology and Production
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Nutrition

Container List

Baby Food
1894-1947
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Campbell's
    1947
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Clapp's
    1944
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Gerber's
    1934, 1942, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Heinz
    1936
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Imperial Granum
    c.1903
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Mellin's
    1894-1925, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Merrell-Soule Co.
    1925
Butter
1930-1935
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Land O' Lakes
    1934
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Meadow Gold
    1931, 1933-1934
  • box-folder 1 folder: 10
    Swift's
    1930, 1934-1935
Cheese
1925-1952
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11
    Kraft
    1925-1952
  • box-folder 1 folder: 12
    Pabst-ett
    1927
Cooking Oil
1913-1930
  • box-folder 1 folder: 13
    Crisco
    1913-1938
  • box-folder 1 folder: 14
    Mazola
    1920, 1924, 1927
  • box-folder 1 folder: 15
    Snowdrift
    1926, 1928, 1930
  • box-folder 1 folder: 16
    Wesson
    1919-1930
Ice Cream
1935-1954
  • box-folder 1 folder: 17
    Borden
    1942, 1948
  • box-folder 1 folder: 18
    Sealtest
    1935-1954
Margarine
1920-1949
  • box-folder 1 folder: 19
    Delrich
    1948-1949
  • box-folder 1 folder: 20
    Good Luck
    1931
  • box-folder 1 folder: 21
    Morris
    1920
  • box-folder 1 folder: 22
    Nucoa
    1938-1939
  • box-folder 1 folder: 23
    Parkay
    1941, 1944
Milk & Cream
1903-1949, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 24
    Borden's
    1911-1949
  • box-folder 1 folder: 25
    Carnation
    1916-1947
  • box-folder 1 folder: 26
    Highland Brand Evaporated Cream
    1903
  • box-folder 1 folder: 27
    Hipolyte Company
    1921
  • box-folder 1 folder: 28
    Horlick's
    1928, 1930, 1939
  • box-folder 1 folder: 29
    Libby's Evaporated Milk
    1924
  • box-folder 1 folder: 30
    Pet Evaporated Milk
    1921-1930, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 31
    Reddi-Wip
    n.d.
Peanuts
1924-1958
  • box-folder 1 folder: 32
    Curtiss
    1948
  • box-folder 1 folder: 33
    Planter's
    1924-1958
Peanut Butter
1917-1926
  • box-folder 1 folder: 34
    Beech-Nut
    1917-1921
  • box-folder 1 folder: 35
    Heinz
    1926
Single Products
1919-1962, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 36
    Diamond Walnuts
    1926, 1930
  • box-folder 1 folder: 37
    Dairy-General
    1947
  • box-folder 1 folder: 38
    Dixie Cups
    1919-1962, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 39
    McLaren Real Cake Cones
    1926
  • box-folder 1 folder: 40
    National Association of Ice Industries
    1929
  • box-folder 1 folder: 41
    Royal Baking Powder
    1920