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 Collection
Identifier: NJ016

New Jersey Restaurant Menu Collection

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1873 - present, ( 1931-1986)

Abstract

The collection includes menus from a variety of New Jersey restaurants, hotels, and banquet dinners. Many menus date from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, while other portions of the collection date from the 1980s to the present.

Extent

1.2 cubic feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The items in the collection are arranged by restaurant location. When multiple menus originated from the same town or restaurant, they were placed together in individual folders. All other menus, including those from unidentified towns, have been placed in the miscellaneous series.

Many menus from the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel were bound together; these volumes are placed together in Box 2. The rest of the hotel’s unbound menus are located in Box 1.

Related Items

Garson Menu Collection, 1843-1962. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

New Jersey Ephemera Collection, NJ022, 1801-present. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Title
Inventory to the New Jersey Restaurant Menu Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Catherine Babikian
Date
April 2016
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Sponsor
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.