Joe Baum papers

Collection Data

Description
Joe Baum (1920-1998) was the celebrated restaurateur responsible for some of New York City's most well-known restaurants during the period of the 1950s-1990s. The collection spans Baum's career from his years with Restaurant Associates, through the creation of the varied dining facilities of the World Trade Center (including Windows on the World), and his revival of the historic Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center. Materials in the collection include business correspondence, memoranda, and reports; publicity materials, menus, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting the work of Baum and his associates in the creation and operation of his signature restaurants, as well as copies of Baum's speeches, appointment books, awards, and letters of thanks received from friends and members of the public.
Names
Baum, Joseph H. (Joseph Harold), 1920-1998 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1934 - 1998
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 6181
Topics
Restaurants -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Restaurateurs
Rainbow Room (New York, N.Y.)
Rockefeller Center
Windows on the World (New York, N.Y.)
Genres
Correspondence
memorandums
Menus
Photographs
Notes
Biographical/historical: Joe Baum (1920-1998) was the celebrated restaurateur responsible for some of New York City's most well-known restaurants during the period of the 1950s-1990s.
Physical Description
Extent: 62 linear feet (158 boxes)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18350749
MSS Unit ID: 6181
Archives collections id: archives_collections_6181
RLIN/OCLC: 607088780
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 33b709f0-0970-0133-1b5e-58d385a7b928
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