Monthly Archives: May 2016

“They call for dates and quinces in the pastry”: A Shakespeare Luncheon

Apologies for the lack of a post last week, but even with the end of the spring semester and the lull before summer, things were quite hectic here in Special Collections. We were moving to a new software tool that should help us provide new and better access to collections and materials (yay!) and we’re […] Continue reading

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Revisiting the History of Food & Drink Collection

So, for a little while now, two of us in Special Collections have been mulling over a History of Food & Drink Collection-related idea (pun intended, of course). I’m rather excited that this idea has stuck and we’re creating a new subset of the overarching collection. Back to that in just a moment! (Today’s post isn’t […] Continue reading

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Who’s who in the cast

Over the past few months, I’ve been processing a collection of performing arts programs, advertisements, and clippings gathered by Virginia English teacher John Barnes (1905-1979). Barnes held both a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Master of Education and taught English at Lane High School in Charlottesville, VA from 1949-1958 when he became Guidance Director. Over […] Continue reading

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Charles Fellows: Menu Maker…and Menu Collector!

This week, we’re looking at a title that had been on my running list of things to share on the blog. I don’t remember how it got on the list or indeed, how I came across the title in the first place, but, with more than 4,700 titles in the History of Food & Drink […] Continue reading

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