Food for Thought: Building Research Collections for Food Studies
Food for Thought: Building Research Collections for Food Studies Marvin J. Taylor Director, Fales Library, New York University Between 2003 and 2011 the Food Studies collection at NYU's Fales Library has grown to be the largest collection about food in any research library in the U.S. Marvin J. Taylor, director of the Fales Library and founder of the food studies collection will discuss how the collection developed, how it differs from other collections of food materials, how it is being utilized, and what the status of food studies collections is across the country. Marvin Taylor has been in the field of rare book and manuscripts for more than 25 years. He has held positions at the Lilly Library, Indiana University; the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Health Sciences Library, Columbia University; and the Fales Library, NYU. In addition to the food studies collection, he has also built the Downtown New York Collection, which documents the downtown arts scenes from 1974-the present. He is the editor of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984 (Princeton UP, 2006) as well as articles on bibliography, gender, and queer theory. He is currently editing "The Cookbook Book: 101 Great American Cookbooks of the 20th Century" for Rizzoli (pub. date 2012). March 1 523 Butler Library 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please click here.