Professor Helen Veit receives prestigious grant from NEH

Professor Helen Veit has received as project director a large and prestigious grant from the NEH for “What America Ate: U.S. Foodways of the Great Depression.” The project involves the digitization of primary sources about the history of food in the United States from 1930 to 1942, including surviving materials created by the Works Progress Administration, 200 community cookbooks, and a selection of commercial food advertising and packaging. These written materials, photographs, and recipes will be made openly accessible through “What America Ate,” a digital archive on American eating and foodways during the Great Depression.

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