From the Crust to the Filling: More About Sandwiches

I don’t know why summer always has me thinking and blogging about sandwiches. Apparently, it’s also a time we acquire materials on sandwiches (we’ll have plenty more bread-and-filling-based publications to share down the road). Today, I found one from 1924, Mrs. Scott’s Sandwich Book: Selected Recipes for Pleasing Appetizing Meals and Light Summer Lunches. Fitting, right? …

Continue reading From the Crust to the Filling: More About Sandwiches

Posted in bread, cheese, Feature Items, meat, sandwiches, vegetables | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Notations in Passing: Fragments, studies, and artistic awareness

Architecture is a visual field that, much like other creative endeavors, invites both introspection and observation. It often exists conceptually in the space between technical precision and creative daring, while reflecting a thorough understanding and negotiation of actual spaces. Before getting to finished technical drawings, or even to initial concept sketches, however, many architects are … Continue reading Notations in Passing: Fragments, studies, and artistic awareness
Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Stop Link Rot: Use Perma.cc to Preserve Web References in Scholarship

As research becomes increasingly digital, it’s becoming more important to ensure a findable and unchanging scholarly record.  Researchers are probably familiar with the digital object identifier (DOI), which in URL form provides a persistent link to articles (and more), and … Continue reading
Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Peabodian, 1939

While looking through some recently acquired items, I came across a yearbook from 1939. Generally, an old yearbook is a good reference book for research about people or a school but they’re also relatively easy to find. This one, however, seemed special. The yearbook is The Peabodian from 1939. There are a few things that … Continue reading The Peabodian, 1939
Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dear Eleanor…Affectionately, James

I feel like, at some point, I should stop posting about Sherwood Anderson and his extended circle (this makes #3 for me and #4 total in the 18 months or so). On the other hand, over the last two years, we’ve been able to acquire some great new materials. This week, I’ve got a short … Continue reading Dear Eleanor…Affectionately, James
Posted in Feature Items | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Dear Eleanor…Affectionately, James

Cooking with/in French and German

Back in 2012, I wrote a post about some German cocktail manuals. In 2014, I shared Die Österreichisches Hausfrau: Ein Handbuch für Frauen und Mädchen aller Stände; Praktische Anleitung fur Führung der Hauswirtschaft,  a German-language household guide. And in 2015, I covered Les Gourmandises de Charlotte, a French-language children’s book where food has some strange consequences for …

Continue reading Cooking with/in French and German

Posted in Feature Items | Comments Off on Cooking with/in French and German

University seals and logos

The university has a lot of ways to identify itself quickly: a university shield and seal, a university logo and athletic logo, a motto (Ut Prosim, “That I May Serve”), a tagline (“Invent the Future”), and many other icons that signify who we are. But these have all changed over the years, along with the official … Continue reading University seals and logos
Posted in virginia tech | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on University seals and logos

New Pamphlet Round-Up #6!

It’s time again for another pamphlet round-up! (Side note: As with last time around, these are all brand new items. They haven’t been added to the Culinary Pamphlet Collection yet, but they will be soon! I’m actually getting some processing done this summer!) Presented in no particular order: This is only about 1/5 of the pamphlet …

Continue reading New Pamphlet Round-Up #6!

Posted in baking, bread, cooking, Feature Items, Just for fun, meat, world war II | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on New Pamphlet Round-Up #6!

More on the Mary Frances Series

Back in 2012, one of my early posts on a children’s cookbook was about the two copies of The Mary Frances Cook Book or Adventures Among the Kitchen People that we had in our collection. While that post was about the two different covers between editions of the same year, at the time, I didn’t do much …

Continue reading More on the Mary Frances Series

Posted in Feature Items, gardening | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on More on the Mary Frances Series