Food Studies Online, Now Available

May 28, 2020

Food Studies Online makes available, through one, searchable platform, primary archival materials from the United States and the United Kingdom, imagery, documentary video, pamphlet ephemera and selected, digitized monographs and trade publications that speak to a breadth of scholarly interest in food studies and food systems.

Among the primary source materials are US federal records and educational pamphlets pertaining to the National School Lunch Program and a collection of World War food campaign publications from the UK (food conservation, production and preservation). Additional historical ephemera include advertisements, cookbooks, correspondence, menus, miscellaneous art, essays and poetry, photographs and posters.

One publication that has been digitized and made available through this product is The Cheese Reporter, a Wisconsin trade publication that has reported on national trends in food policy and dairy production since the late 1920s. While an archive (microfilm and print) of this publication has been available in collections held by the Wisconsin Historical Society, its searchable access, online, through Food Studies Online, may appeal to researchers within our agribusiness, dairy and cheese production community.