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Schomburg Menu Collection

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Collection Data

Included in the collection are menus from Harlem and New York restaurants, such as Sylvia's restaurant and Home Sweet Harlem Café, and nightclubs such as, Club Baby Grand, The Cotton Club, Savoy Ballroom and Smalls Paradise. There are also items from the African Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, Ethiopian Airlines, Fort Huachaca, home of the Buffalo Soldiers, Motown Café, Royal Air Maroc, and the foreign minister's residence in Liberia. The Schomburg Menu Collection consists of 84 menus and related ephemera such as banquet and private dinner menus, wine lists, floor plans, invitations and photo covers, dated from 1893 through ca. 2000.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1893 - 2000
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 895
Sylvias Soul Food (Restaurant)s Soul Food (Restaurant)
Cotton Club
Small's Paradise (Nightclub : Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Savoy Ballroom (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
African American cooking
African Americans -- Social life and customs
Dinners and dining
Food habits
Airlines -- Food service
Invitation cards
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
New Orleans (La.)
Monrovia (Liberia)
Type of Resource
MSS Unit ID: 23108
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20588304
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9ac450b0-2ca5-0132-cae2-58d385a7bbd0
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