Harold K. Baumgardner Menu Collection,[ca. 1949-1965].
Collection Number: 8404
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Harold K. Baumgardner menu collection, [ca. 1949-1965].
Baumgardner, Harold K.,
.8 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
227 restaurant menus, collected by Baumgardner, 1940s-1960s.
Collection material in English
227 restaurant menus, collected by Baumgardner, 1940s-1960s. This collection consists of menus from across the United States and includes restaurants such as the Cliff House, the Blue Fox, and Julius Castle in San Francisco; The Original Don the Beach Comber in Hawaii, the Stock Yarn Inn in Chicago; The Men's Bar at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. It also includes hotel, airline and train menus and international menus from several countries in the Caribbean as well as from Mexico. The collection also contains some photographs and post cards relating to the restaurants. Many of the menus are dated by Baumgarnter and exhibit mid-20th Century graphic design elements, particularly some interesting 1950s genre fonts and motifs. Some menus from the South contain African American and racial elements.
Baumgardner, Harold K.,
Dinners and dining.
Menus -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Menus -- Puerto Rico -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Canada -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Bahamas -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Jamaica -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Virgin Islands -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Mexico -- History -- 20th Century
Graphic Art -- 20th Century
Form and Genre Terms:
Harold K. Baumgardner menu collection, #8404. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
|Box 1||Folder 1||
US East: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey
|May 28, 1951-November 13, 1954|
|Box 1||Folder 2||
US East: New York
|March 8, 1950-October 28, 1957|
Mainly New York City
|Box 1||Folder 3||
US East: Pennsylvania, Vermont
|October 22, 1050-August 24, 1954|
|Box 1||Folder 4||
US South: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky
|February 27, 1951-March 6, 1955|
|Box 1||Folder 5||
US South: Louisiana, Mississippi
|March 3, 1952-November 28, 1954|
|Box 1||Folder 6||
US South: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
|October 21, 1950-August 7, 1965|
|Box 2||Folder 1||
US West: Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico and Texas.
|July 1949-April 4, 1956|
Includes US Airline and Train Menus
|Box 2||Folder 2||
US Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri
|August 6, 1949-July 15, 1964|
Menus from Illinois are mainly from Chicago
|Box 2||Folder 3||
US Midwest: Ohio, Oklahoma
|August 6, 1949-March 18, 1959|
|Box 3||Folder 1||
International: Bahamas, Canada, Germany, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
|March 5, 1951-March 14, 1955|
|Box 3||Folder 2||
|April 18, 1950-October 1957|
Includes menu in the shape of a steak