Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
September 5, 2019
Food for Health and Wealth: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and Recipes
Join curator Christopher Ryland for a discussion of Vanderbilt Libraries’ new cookbook exhibit, “Food for Health and Wealth: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and Recipes,” drawn from Vanderbilt’s History of Medicine Collections. Using books and images from the exhibit, as well as other cookbooks from Vanderbilt’s collections, Chris will talk about the origin of these collections, their relationship to the history of medicine, and what cookbooks can tell us about ourselves.