Gerome the gnome highlights the Noling Beverage Collection

Bookplate from the Hurty-Peck Library

Bookplate from the Hurty-Peck Library

Did you know that we hold a collection of more than 5,000 books and pamphlets related to beverage making and bottling? Well, Gerome the gnome has chosen to tell you about the collection for this week’s highlight.

The A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Collection was received as a donation from the family of A.W. Noling, an Indiana businessman who built a successful beverage flavoring firm, the Hurty-Peck Company, which was subsequently taken over by Universal Foods Corporation. Strengths in the collection include brewing, winemaking and grape growing, liquors, cocktails,  soft drinks, cocoa and chocolate, cookery with beverages, drinking customs, coffee and tea, and flavorings.

A.W. Noling’s Beverage Literature: A Bibliography (Methuen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1971) is considered to be the most comprehensive bibliography on this subject to date, and was based in large part on this collection.

Stay tuned for next week’s highlight!

Gerome with the Noling CollectionGerome with the Noling Collection