Helmer Hansen Menu Collection,[ca. 1948-1970]

Collection Number: 8405

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Helmer Hansen menu collection, [ca. 1948-1970]
Collection Number:
8405
Creator:
Hansen, Helmer,
Quantity:
.4 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Printed material
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Menus from restaurants including the Stock Yard Inn in Chicago; Ernie's San Francisco; Jules Podell's Copacabana; The Plantations in Moline, Illinois; Hotel Emporio; Martinetti's; Trader Vic's in Oakland, CA; and La Cage in the British Colonial Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of menus from across the United States, Europe and several countries in the Caribbean. Menus from restaurants including the Stock Yard in Chicago; Ernie's San Francisco; Jules Podell's Copacabana; The Plantations in Moiline, Illinois; Hotel Emporio; Martinetti's; Trader Vic's in Oakland, CA; Top of the Tower in London; Chez Maxim's in Paris, France and La Cage in the British Colonial Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas. The collection also includes some newspaper and magazine clippings about a few of the restaurants. Many of the menus exhibit mid-20th Century graphic design elements.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Hansen, Helmer,

Subjects:
Gastronomy.
Dinners and dining.
Restaurants.
Menus -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Menus -- Bahamas -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Canada -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Puerto Rico -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Virgin Islands -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Mexico -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Guadalupe -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Martinique -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Curacao -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Denmark -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- France -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Germany -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Ireland -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Italy -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Sweden -- History -- 20th Century
Menus -- Switzerland -- History -- 20th Century
Graphic Art -- 20th Century

Form and Genre Terms:
Menus.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Helmer Hansen menu collection, #8405. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
United States: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida and Georgia
Box 1 Folder 2
United States: Illinois, Indiana and Iowa
Box 1 Folder 3
United States: Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Massachusetts, New York and Wisconsin
Includes articles about the restaurants.
Also includes menus with unknown locations.
Box 1 Folder 4
International
Bahamas, Curacao, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guadalupe, Ireland, Italy, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland