The database contains 26,000 records describing individual menus. Menus
are available in the Rare Book Division.
||given as year/month/date/
|ADDITIONAL DATE INFORMATION:
||e.g. UNDATED, date range
||Type, e.g. Breakfast for Admiral Dewey.
||The sponsoring group or organization for the meal, e.g. City of New
York; the host location such as a restaurant or hotel.
||City and state, e.g. Claremont Hotel, New York, NY
|OCCASION (list of the abbreviations)
|| Complimentary/testimonial dinner, luncheon,
||(July 4, Presidential birthday, Memorial Day, etc.)
||(Thanksgiving, New Year's Day)
||(St. Patrick's Day)
||(Opening of Statue of Liberty)
||(wedding, funeral, birthday, etc.)
|VENUE (list of the abbreviations)
Lunchroom, coffee shop, café
|ORGANIZATION (list of the abbreviations)
Social (club or fraternal)
Greek letter (fraternity or sorority)
Educational institution (or alumni/ae)
Broadside—single sheet, printed
on one side only;
Broadsheet—single sheet, printed on both sides;
Illustrated ( illus);
Color ( col);
Size (expressed in inches, to the next ¼ inch,
with fractions indicated decimally, width x height, e.g. 5.5x8.)
Other notes may include the printer, material other than paper, nature of the
illustrations or decorations.
||Other noteworthy characteristics may include: a language other than
English; "Includes wine list"; "decorative border of
fruits and flowers," or information about the cover illustration
or its subject.
||Other search terms to retrieve menus by personal or corporate name,
the subject of cover illustrations and designs.