Monthly Archives: August 2014

Meal Prep, Service, and…Design?

A title like How to Prepare and Serve a Meal: Interior Decoration had to catch our attention. After all, it’s food history related. But, in case you didn’t know, we are also the home to the International Archive of Women in Architecture. This group of manuscript collections and publications helps to document a field that wasn’t […] Continue reading

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Leonard Currie and Six Moon Hill

The papers of architect and former Virginia Tech faculty member Leonard J. Currie (1913-1996) have become my great challenge. Not the papers themselves, per se. All things considered, they are in good condition. We have received Currie’s papers in four accessions over time, the last two arriving since I came to VT. There are more […] Continue reading

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Upcoming Event!

Just a quick second reminder about the upcoming event in Roanoke on September 5th! There’s still time to register  for “Bear Meat Picnics & Whistlepig Pie: Food and Tradition in Appalachia” (registration is due by September 1st). Hello all! If you’re in the Roanoke area, you’ll probably want to know about an upcoming event! On […] Continue reading

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New Pamphlet Round Up!

We’re revving up for the new school year here at Virginia Tech, so it seems like a good time for pamphlet round up this week. There are always lots of new items to share, but we haven’t had a large collection pamphlets lately. It makes selection a little easier, though not by much. So many […] Continue reading

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Upcoming Event in Bedford!

This week I received a note and a request to share the flyer below. The historic Avenel house in Bedford (http://www.historicavenel.com/Home.htm) will be hosting a dinner featuring recipes from Nancy Carter Crump’s Hearthside Cooking and a presentation about cooking in Virginia. The dinner is on September 6th, so you’ll want to act fast. Contact info and purchase […] Continue reading

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Of Triple Deckers, Hell Row, and Late-Night Dumps

The New Student Experience, 1872-1902 As with any college town, August brings to Blacksburg a sudden shift from near-dormancy to feverish activity. Streets clog. Parking spaces disappear. And piles of modern life’s necessities—from box fans to microwave ovens, from flat-screen TVs to mini-fridges—align sidewalks as families and volunteers move new students into their appointed dorm […] Continue reading

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The TechniCity MOOC: An Interview with Tom Sanchez

Last summer I wrote a brief post about access to scholarship in a MOOC co-taught by Tom Sanchez, Professor in Urban Affairs and Planning, shortly after the course’s initial offering. After TechniCity was offered again this past spring, I thought … Continue reading Continue reading

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