Schomburg menu collection

Collection Data

Description
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. 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.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1893 - 2000 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 895
Topics
Cotton Club
Savoy Ballroom (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Small's Paradise (Nightclub : Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Sylvia's Restaurant (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
African American cooking
African Americans -- Social life and customs
Airlines -- Food service -- Africa
Dinners and dining -- African Americans
Food habits -- African Americans
Invitation cards
Menus -- African Americans
Menus -- United States
Restaurants -- United States
Arizona -- Social life and customs
Ethiopia -- Social life and customs
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs
Liberia -- Social life and customs
New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs
Genres
Menus
Notes
Biographical/historical: 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.
Content: 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.
Physical Description
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: Sc MG 895
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20588304
MSS Unit ID: 23108
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23108
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 53683760-0a7a-0139-66b2-0242ac110004
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