Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner with Pop Owens

In the days before World War II, the Annual Thanksgiving Day Military Classic was played in Roanoke between Virginia Polytechnic Institute (V.P.I.) and Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.) to determine the state football championship. In addition to the game, there were many festivities, parades, dances at the major Roanoke hotels, dinners, and parties in Roanoke followed […] Continue reading

Tagged | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Dinner with Pop Owens

Every Table has a Silver Lining!

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! With the holiday only two days away, you may have your mind on entertaining–food, guests, activities…But, are you really thinking about the correct things? Undoubtedly. If, however, you’d like to ponder the finer points table setting and silver serving pieces, How to be a Successful Hostess is here to help! Written by Sandra Bruce and […] Continue reading

Posted in Feature Items | Comments Off on Every Table has a Silver Lining!

New Pamphlet Round-Up #3!

It’s been more than 6 months since I did a pamphlet round-up and, as I once again have about 0.5 cubic feet of pamphlets in my office, it seems like a good time. These haven’t officially made their way into the Culinary Pamphlet Collection just yet (and I have one item below that’s going into […] Continue reading

Posted in Feature Items, Just for fun, pamphlets | Tagged | Comments Off on New Pamphlet Round-Up #3!

The NMAH and Gelatin!

The National Museum of American History has taken their culinary materials one step further–and made some 1930s gelatin dishes to share! Check out their blog post, “Tasting the 1930s: An experiment with congealed salads and other one-dish wonders.” I’ve had more than one person ask me about the possibility of doing a feature or two […] Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on The NMAH and Gelatin!

Special Collections is on Twitter!

Just a quick announcement: Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives has joined Twitter! If you tweet, follow, or just want to check out our page, you can find us @VT_SCUA or at https://twitter.com/VT_SCUA/. We’ll be tweeting photos, facts, exhibits, events, blog posts, and more. Of course we’ll be including things about and from the History of […] Continue reading

Posted in News, special collections | Tagged | Comments Off on Special Collections is on Twitter!

Breaking News: You can follow us on twitter, @VT_SCUA!

Recently, our graduate student Rebecca asked about our twitter account – the question being why aren’t we on twitter yet?! Thanks to her prompting, we now are – check us out at @VT_SCUA! Our first post you will notice is about the exhibit currently on display in our reading room windows about the history of […] Continue reading

Tagged | Comments Off on Breaking News: You can follow us on twitter, @VT_SCUA!

Samantha Winn presents in Spanish at the “Itinerant Archivists” Project in Ecuador

“Behind me is Quito’s historic center down Calle Garcia Moreno,” Sam writes, pictured above on the Quito city tour bus. “Far in the distance behind me is El Panecillo where the massive Virgen de Quito statue stands.” Sam is the second recipient of the University Libraries’ International Travel Supplementary Fund Sam was a participant of the pilot program for the […] Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Samantha Winn presents in Spanish at the “Itinerant Archivists” Project in Ecuador

Cooking with Ground Meat–It’s WAY More Than Hamburgers

As you may have noticed, we have quite a number of publications from the Culinary Arts Institute, an organization that was based in Chicago in the early and mid-20th century. It’s also no secret I love these publications! I’ve written on it before for previous posts about Ruth Berolzheimer and other publications in the series (There’s Something […] Continue reading

Posted in Feature Items | Comments Off on Cooking with Ground Meat–It’s WAY More Than Hamburgers

LANDSCAPES OF CHINA: VT in China 2016 travels across China to far-flung vineyards, studies business, language, and culture

University Libraries invites Dept. of Geography and Pamplin College of Business to team up to tackle the academic challenges at VT’s elite Chinese strategic partner of five years, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, for Education Abroad in Summer I, 2016   The next info sessions are this coming Wednesday, November 18, […] Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on LANDSCAPES OF CHINA: VT in China 2016 travels across China to far-flung vineyards, studies business, language, and culture

IFLA WORLD LIBRARY and INFORMATION CONGRESS 2015 in CAPE TOWN

  RAINBOW RIDERS PRESCHOOL IN BLACKSBURG, VA, DELIVERS 50 LBS OF BOOKS & TOYS TO SOUTH AFRICAN FRIENDS Monena and Nathan Hall, both fellow librarians at Virginia Tech, asked Paul if he might know of a way to get toys and learning materials donated by the children in a daycare in Virginia to a remote pre-school in […] Continue reading

Tagged | Comments Off on IFLA WORLD LIBRARY and INFORMATION CONGRESS 2015 in CAPE TOWN