Culinary Exhibits Online

Originally prepared for the University of Pennsylvania Rare Books Library, this list identifies digital, publicly accessible exhibitions through which institutions such as libraries, museums and archives contribute to the study of food and society.

This list draws heavily on two resources, A Selective Guide to Culinary Library Collections in the United States, by the late Madge Griswold, and Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web, managed by Diane Shaw at the Smithsonian.
Please use the comments to let me know about exhibitions I’ve missed. Thank you.

     

 

Institution Exhibit

 

Alabama Public Library Service Nothing Found

 

American Antiquarian Society A Woman’s Work Is Never Done

 

Ann Arbor District Library Ann Arbor Cooks

 

Archives of Ontario St. Lawrence Starch Co.

 

Arkansas State Library Nothing Found

 

Atlanta History Center Library Nothing Found

 

Berkeley Native California Cultures

 

BNF Gastronomie Medievale

 

Boston Public Library Nothing Found

 

British Library Books for Cooks

 

Brown Of the Poison Brand : Two Centuries of Sources for the Study of Alcohol and Alcoholism

 

California Historical Society Big Orange: California Citrus Label Art

 

California State University at Fresno Nothing Found

 

Carnegie Free Library of Pittsburgh Nothing Found

 

Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center Nothing Found

 

City College of San Francisco, Alice Statler Library Alice Statler Menu Collection

 

Cleveland Public Library Nothing Found

 

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library Nothing Found

 

Columbia University Libraries Nothing Found
     

 

Cornell University Libraries Harvest of Freedom

 

Cornell University Libraries Apples In America

 

Cornell University Libraries Mycological Marvels

 

Cornell University Libraries Hearth

 

Cornell University Libraries Home Economists in WWI

 

Cornell University Libraries A Taste For Science

 

Cornell University Libraries Not By Bread Alone

 

Cornell University Libraries What Was Home Economics?

 

Cornell University Libraries Rare Menu Collection

 

Detroit Public Library, Main Library Nothing Found

 

Duke University, Perkins Library Ration Coupons on the Home Front

 

Gettysburg College The Musselman Heritage

 

Harvard Law Library Sundry Good and Needfull Ordinances : Food & Drink in the Library

 

Harvard University Gifting and Feasting in the Northwest Coast Potlatch

 

Harvard University, Houghton Library  

 

Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Schlesinger Library Women, Men and Food

 

Illinois Communal Cuisine : Community Cookbooks 1877-1960

 

Imperial War Museum Christmas at War: Experiences from the First

 

Indiana University Library, Bloomington Nothing Found

 

Iowa Szathmary Overview
     

 

Iowa State University Libraries Iowa Cook Book Collection

 

Iowa State University Libraries Today’s Seeds for Tomorrow’s Harvest

 

Johnson & Wales University, Providence Rhode Island, Culinary Library Diners : Still Cookin’ in the 21st Century

 

Johnson & Wales University, Providence Rhode Island, Culinary Library America the Bountiful

 

Kansas City Public Library Nothing Found

 

Kansas State Historical Society Carrie A Nation : The Famous and Original Bar Room Smasher

 

Kansas State University, Hale Library What’s Cookin’

 

Kansas State University, Hale Library The Cookery Exhibit

 

King’s College London Of Foods in General: An Exhibition of Books from the Foyle Special Collections

 

Library Company of Philadelphia Ardent Spirits

 

Los Angeles Public Library; Science, Technology and Patents Department Nothing Found

 

Maine Historical Society Canning: A Maine Industry

 

Maine Historical Society Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

 

Maine Historical Society How Sweet it Is

 

Michigan State University Main Library Special Collections, Cookery Collection Feeding America

 

Museum Victoria Future Harvest

 

Nantucket Historical Association Scallop Season: A Nantucket Chronicle

 

New York Academy of Medicine Library, Margaret Barclay Wilson Collection Nothing Found

 

New York State Library and Archives Nothing Found

 

New York University, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library Nothing Found
     

 

Ohio State University Main Library Nothing Found

 

Old Statehouse Museum (Arkansas) John Barleycorn Must Die! The War Against Drink in Arkansas.

 

Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library Nothing Found

 

Public Arcives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island Tea Parties and Picnics

 

San Diego Public Library Nothing Found

 

San Francisco Public Library More than Potatoes : Foods of Ireland

 

St. John’s University, Minnesota Nothing Found

 

St. Louis Public Library Nothing Found

 

Stanford University, Cecil H. Green Library Nothing Found

 

State Library of Southern Australia Wine Literature of the World

 

State Library of Western Australia Memories of Picnics

 

Texas Women’s University, Blagg-Huey Library About the Collection

 

The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Conrad N. Hilton Library 60th Anniversary

 

The Folger Library Fooles and Fricassees : Food in Shakespeare’s England

 

The Free Library of Philadelphia Nothing Found

 

The Getty The Edible Monument : The Art of Food for Festivals

 

The Huntington Library Nothing Found

 

The James Beard Foundation Library Nothing Found

 

The Morgan Library Nothing Found

 

The New York Historical Society Library Nothing Found
     

 

The New York Public Library, Research Libraries Dry Drunk: The Culture of Tobacco…

 

The New York Public Library, Research Libraries Buttolph Menu Collection

 

The New York Public Library, Research Libraries New York Eats Out (Press Release & Curator Interview)

 

The New York State Historical Association Research Library Nothing Found

 

The Newberry Library Lewis and Clark

 

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries What’s Cooking? Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian

 

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries Bon Appetite! Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian

 

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries Taking America to Lunch

 

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries Key Ingredients: America by Food

 

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries Doubtless as Good: Thomas Jefferson’s Dream for American Wines Fulfilled

 

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries Still Cookin’ by the Fireside: African Americans in Food Service

 

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries The Making of a Homemaker

 

The University of California at Berkeley, The University Libraries Nothing Found

 

The University of California at Davis, The University Library United Farm Workers Contracts

 

The University of California at San Diego, UCSD Libraries Nothing Found

 

The University of California at Santa Barbara, Davidson Library Nothing Found

 

The University of Chicago Libraries Nothing Found

 

The University of Iowa Libraries Curtis Botanical Images

 

The University of Iowa Libraries Evelyn Birkby Collection of Radio Homemaker Materials

 

The University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Library, Ester B. Aresty Collection Household Words : Women Write from and for the Kitchen
     

 

The University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Library, Ester B. Aresty Collection A Chef and His Library

 

UCLA (Biomedical Library) Spices: Exotic Flavors & Medicines

 

United States Government, Library of Congress Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in West Virginia

 

United States Government, Library of Congress American Treasures of the Library of Congress : A First American Cookbook

 

United States Government, Library of Congress Working in Paterson

 

United States Government, National Agricultural Library Popcorn : Ingrained in America’s History

 

United States Government, National Library of Medicine Blackwell’s Herbal

 

University of British Columbia Salmon Label Art

 

University of Colorado Wining, Dining and Dying in Ancient Greece

 

University of Delaware An American Feast : Food, Dining, and Entertainment in the United States from Simmons to Rombauer

 

University of Denver, Penrose Library Nothing Found

 

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Thomas Hale Hamilton Library Nothing Found

 

University of Manitoba Archives of the Agricultural Experience

 

University of Michigan, University Libraries Nothing Found

 

University of Washington Salmon Collection

 

University of Washington Tollman and Canaris Photographs

 

University of Washington Menus

 

Virginia Tech Culinary History Collection

 

Virginia Tech Peacock Harper Culinary Collection

 

Wine Institute Library Nothing Found
     

 

Wisconsin Historical Society Chip Chat: Red Dot and the Potato Chip

 

Wisconsin Historical Society Icon Wisconsin

 

Wisconsin Historical Society That’s Meat and Drink to Me

 

Yale University, Sterling Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Middle Eastern and Islamic Cuisine

 

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