Collection CHC5321 - Restaurant Ephemera collection

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Restaurant Ephemera collection



2 Boxes

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The Restaurant Ephemera collection contains food industry ephemera including restaurant, bakery and cafeteria menus, brochures, flyers, clippings and miscellaneous objects from eating establishments in Cuba and its diaspora.

The collection also contains souvenir items produced by restaurants in Cuba including group portraits from restaurants and nightclubs such as Rancho Luna and Sans Soucí, coasters from La Bodeguita del Medio and Tropicana napkins (reproduced in exile).

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The collection is organized alphabetically by the name of the eating establishment.

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The collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

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  • Spanish
  • English

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Initial items in this colletion were transferred from the CHC Vertical Files, June 2013. Collection name changed to Restaurant Collection, September 16, 2013, then to Restaurant Ephemera Collection, March 5, 2014.

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The materials in this collection have been acquired through numerous gifts and purchases over time.

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The repository continues to add materials to this collection.

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