The first glass-bottled milk was delivered on this day in 1871. For more dairy-related items, take a look at the exhibit on the American Dairy Industry.
Popcorn can be a healthy treat, so it’s completely appropriate that we celebrate National Popcorn Day during Weight Loss Month. Popcorn is taken very seriously in Special Collections; in fact, we centered an entire exhibit around it.
Seed Swap Day
To mark the beginning of the growing season, gardeners around the country hold local swap meets to trade excess seeds with one another. We have thousands of seed catalogs in the Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection, a small sampling of which is posted below. Many more catalogs are availble via the collection's page at Internet Archive
|Collection Name||Number||Finding Aid?|
|Agricultural Engineering Collection||256||No|
|Charles E. North Papers||119||Yes|
|Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection||120||Yes|
|Historic Poster Collection||47||No|
|Report on Trials of Plows||321||No|
|USDA Animal Industry Photos||178||No|
|USDA Division of Cereal Crops and Diseases Photograph Collection||245||No|
January 2015 calendar page (28mb PDF). 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17.