Ice House and Ice Industry Bibliography

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Compiled By Megan E. Springate
This Version: April 4, 2002


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Many thanks to all those who have contributed sources to this bibliography, including: Richard Kimmel, Lee Cranmer, and M S Cassell.


American Agriculturalist for the Farm, Garden and Household (1870)
Ice-house and Summer Dairy Combined. American Agriculturalist for the Farm, Garden, and Household XXIX(10):100. New York, New York

Anderson, Oscar Edward, Jr. (1953)
Refrigeration in America: A History of a New Technology and Its Impact. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Allen, Lewis F. (1952)
Rural Architecture. C.M. Saxton, New York.

Allen, Lewis F. (1885)
New American Farm Book. Revised edition of 1869 original by R. L. Allen. Orange Judd Co., New York.

Brockett, L.S. (1871)
ICE: its formation, peculiarities, and uses - its commercial value and importance - the ice-harvest, how gathered and marketed. Appletons' Journal, 5(100):228-232, February 25, 1871.

Carnes, Linda F. (1983)
Archaeological and Historical Investigations of the River View Towers Site (formerly the C&C Plaza Site), Knoxville, Tennessee. Report prepared by Midsouth Anthropological Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Submitted to Johnson and Galyon, Inc., and Lawler-Wood, Inc., Knoxville.

Carnes-McNaughton, Linda F. and Dan Freas (1993)
Recent Study of Farmstead Yields Valuable Information. Carolina Comments XLI(2):37-40.

Cummings, Richard O. (1949)
The American Ice Harvests: A Historical Study in Technology, 1800- 1918. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Dyal, D. (1982)
An International Bibliography of the Architecture of Agriculture. Monticello, Illinois: Vance Bibliographies.

Elie, M. (1990)
Among the Outbuildings of the Chateau, An Icehouse. In P. Beaudet (Eds.), Under the Boardwalk in Quebec City: Archaeology in the Courtyard and Gardens of the Chateau Saint-Louis. (pp. 33-63). Montreal: Guernica.

Elie, M., & Renaud, R. (1988)
Quebec City's Fort Saint-Louis and its Outbuildings (1692-1854): 1986 Archaeological Research. Ottawa: Parks Canada, Department of the Environment.

Everson, Jennie G. (1970)
Tidewater Ice of the Kennebec River Number one. Maine Heritage Series, Maine State Museum. The Bond Wheelwright Co., Freeport, Maine.

Foster, W.A. and Deane G. Carter (1922)
Farm Buildings. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York.

Glassie, H. (1964)
The Smaller Outbuildings of the Southern Mountains. Mountain Life and Work Spring:21-25.

Greeley, H. et al. (1872)
The Ice Trade. IN The Great Industries of the United States: Being an Historical Summary of the Origin, Growth, and Perfection of the Chief Industrial Arts of This Counry (pp.132-134). Hartford: J.B. Burr & Hyde.

Grow, L. (1990)
Country Architecture: Old Fashioned Designs for Gazebos, Summerhouses, Springhouses, Smokehouses, Stables, Greenhouses, Carriage Houses, Outhouses, Icehouses, Barns, Doghouses, Sheds and Other Outbuildings. Sterling Publishing, New York.

Halsted, B. D. (1881)
Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Illustrations. Orange Judd Co., New York.

Harney, G. (1870)
Stables, Outbuildings and Fences: Illustrated With a Series of 120 Original Designs and Plans, With Descriptive Matter. Geo. E. Woodward, New York.

Harris, W.E. and A. Pickman (2000)
"Towards an Archaeology of the Hudson River Ice Industry" Northeast Historical Archaeology 29: 49-82

Jolley, Robert L. (1984)
An Archaeological Assessment of the Clifton Place Icehouse. Ms. on file, Cultural Resource Consultants, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee.

Jones, J. C. (1984)
America's Icemen: An Illustrative History of the United States Natural Ice Industry 1665-1925. Jobeco Books, Humble, Texas.

Kimmel, Richard H. (1998)
"Climate Change and Historical Archaeology: 19th-Century Ice Production in the VA-NC Piedmont". Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Atlanta.

(1993) "The Ecology and Symbolism of Plantation and Farmstead Ice Production in the Virginia- North Carolina Piedmont". Paper presented at the Southeastern Archaeology Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Mayer, R. (1995)
Some Research Notes on Root Cellars, Ice Houses and Coolers. Arch Notes 95(6):10-17.

McCabe, C. (1994)
On Ice. Early American Life 25(6):40-44.

Moore, T. (1803)
An Essay on the Most Eligible Construction of Ice-Houses. Also, A Description of the Newly Invented Machine Called the Refrigerator. Bonsal and Niles, Baltimore.

n.a. (1855a)
Chinese Ice-Houses. Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, L, 242-243.

n.a. (1855b)
Ice Houses. Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, LI, 138.

Noel Hume, Ivor (1969)
Historical Archaeology. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

Perdue, Charles L.Jr., Thomas E. Barden, and Robert K. Phillips (1992)
Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves. Reprint of 1976 edition. University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Polk II, Harding (1991)
"Archaeological Investigations at the Dairy at Sully Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia". Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology, Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Richmond, Virginia.

Scientific American (1877)
Cheap Ice-Houses. Scientific American Supplement No. 99:1570.

Seagrave, John R. (1981)
Icehouses: The Delights of Summer Ice. Period Home 2(2)9-11.

Seymour, John (1987)
The Forgotten Household Crafts. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

Springate, M. (1997)
Keeping it Cool: Investigations Around the Benares Icehouse, Missauga, Ontario Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Tomasak, P. (2001)
The White Gold of Mountain Springs North Mountain Publishing Co., Luzerne, PA

Trowbridge, J.T. (1871)
Lawrence's Adventures among the Ice-Cutters, Glass-Makers, Coal-Miners, Iron-Men, and Ship-Builders. (Ch. 2: "Among the Ice-Cutters", pp. 14-26). Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co.

Waring, George E., Jr. (1869)
The Farmers' and Mechanics' Manual. E. B. Treat, New York

White, A. (1990)
Canadian Architecture, Ontario Province / Ottawa Northward: A Selected Bibliography. Monticello, Ill: Vance Bibliographies.

Whittemore, E. C. (1994)
19th Century Ice Harvesting. Antiques Magazine 29(7):32-34.

Woodward, George E. (1978)
Woodward's Victorian Architecture and Rural Art. Reprint of 1867 edition titled Woodward's Architecture and Rural Art, No. 1, American Life Foundation, Watkins-Glen, New York.

Vlach, John Michael (1993)
Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.



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