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Total manuscripts: 18

Bohn-Bettoni Menu Collection
Coll #: MS-00793
Date: 1854-1939
Extent: 20 boxes, 1 flat file (12.68 cubic feet, 13.84 linear feet), 1 oversized folder (shared box)
The Bohn-Bettoni Menu Collection contains menus dating from 1854 to 1939 from restaurants around the world that were collected by Henry J. Bohn, including a large number of international menus gathered into a single scrapbook by Henri Bettoni, manager of the Globe Restaurant in London, England. The collection contains menus from hotel restaurants located primarily on the eastern coast of the United States, but also contains menus from Western states such as Montana, Colorado, Washington, and California. Stretching well in the first three decades of the 20th century, the menus in the Bohn-Bettoni collection showcase the evolving nature of American and European cuisine.
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Frank's Cafe Discount Ticket
Coll #: MS-00046
Date: undated
Extent: 1 folder (shared box); 0.01 cubic/linear feet
Frank's Cafe Discount Ticket (undated) consists of a coupon for Frank's Cafe, $2.50 for $2.25. The Cafe was located at 122 South First Street, Las Vegas, Nevada. The discount ticket was sold to Jose A. Ramos and signed by F. Rivero.
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Harris (Basil) Scrapbook
Coll #: MS-00353
Date: 1942-1969
Extent: 0.66 cubic feet (1 flat box)
The Basil N. Harris Scrapbook consists of a scrapbook of materials from the Las Vegas Strip from the 1942-1969 consisting of cocktail napkins, show programs, menus, swizzle sticks, and postcards from a number of different hotel/casinos including the Flamingo, the Sands, the El Rancho, and the Last Frontier.
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Hart (Nat) Professional Papers
Coll #: MS-00419
Date: 1930-2000 (bulk 1970-1995)
Extent: 36 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 8 frames, 5 flat files, 30 rolls (51.2 cubic feet, 97.56 linear feet)
The Nat Hart Professional Papers contain the business records, personal papers, and photographs of Las Vegas, Nevada chef and restaurateur Nat Hart, who served as the Corporate Vice-President of Food and Beverage for Caesars World in the 1970s and 1980s. Papers date from 1930 to 2000 and include restaurant training and service manuals, business proposals, architectural drawings, recipe cards, cookbooks, menu specifications, photographs, scrapbooks, awards, news releases, and correspondence.
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Hart, Steven
Coll #: MS-00839
Date: 1950s-1980s
Extent: 1 folder (shared box) (0.01 Cubic Feet, 0.01 Linear Feet)
Papers are comprised of photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence dating from the 1950s to the 1980s collected by Steven Hart, son of the Las Vegas, Nevada chef, Nat Hart. The papers include information about Steven Hart's childhood and his service in Vietnam. Also included in the collection are photos of Steven Hart's father, Nat Hart.
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Heffner, Van V.
Coll #: MS-00335
Date: 1980s-1990s
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Collection contains the convention programs for Nevada Lodgings (for the Nevada Hotel and Motel Association) annual meetings and the Chef of the Year convention, and the Food Executive Newsletter, Nevada Hospitality, Nevada Lodging, International Food Service Executive Association Magazine and other culinary and lodging/management publications.
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International Food Service Executives Association Records
Coll #: MS-00305
Date: 1916-2010
Extent: 158 boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 unboxed item (148.63 linear feet)
The International Food Service Executive Association (IFSEA) Records contain the organizational records from the IFSEA dating from 1916 to 2010. Included are meeting programs and minutes, menus, conference reports and proceedings, financial reports, newsletters, award certificates, scrapbooks, and stewards and caterers records focusing on the hospitality and food service industry. Materials are from both national and regional branches of the organization and include records from the United States military, with whom IFSEA has partnered with since the 1960s. Club artifacts and trophies are also contained in the collection.
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Lanegrasse (Vern) papers
Coll #: MS-00295
Date: 1961-2010
Extent: 7 boxes and 2 oversized boxes (5.29 cubic feet, 6.37 linear feet)
The Vern Lanegrasse Papers (1961-2010) consist of materials from the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine and the California Restaurant Writers Association as well as event programs, menus, and other materials related to food and wine.
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LaVoie (Johnny) Papers on the Culinary Workers Union Local 226
Coll #: MS-00895
Date: 1958-1993
Extent: 13 boxes (8.17 cubic feet, 7.49 linear feet)
The Johnny LaVoie Papers on the Culinary Workers Union 226 (1958-1993) contain photographs of Culinary Union meetings; Culinary Union strikes at the MGM Hotel, Frontier Hotel, and other Las Vegas, Nevada hotels; agreements; by-laws; and Culinary Union collective bargaining booklets. Also included are negatives that correspond to the photographs, audiovisual material, newsletters from the Culinary Union and Catering Industry Employees, pins, buttons, and postcards.
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Lundberg (Walter E.) Collection on Dining and Entertainment
Coll #: MS-00905
Date: 1939-2001
Extent: 2 boxes and 1 flat file (0.44 cubic feet, 2.21 linear feet)
The Walter E. Lundberg collection is comprised of menus from various United States and foreign locations from the 1960s to 2001. The collection also includes a scrapbook featuring holiday cards and matchbook covers from different business and restaurants across the United States from the 1930s and 1940s. The menus come from locations United States locations such as Las Vegas, Nevada, California, and New York, New York. The menus from foreign locations come from China and Denmark.
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Olmstead (C. Vern) Professional Papers
Coll #: MS-00008
Date: 1940-1975 (bulk 1961-1973)
Extent: 57 boxes (26.58 cubic feet, 24 linear feet)
The C. Vern Olmstead Professional Papers (1940-1975) contain materials related to Olmstead’s work as a prominent meat industry executive. The collection pertains to the preparation, cutting, storage, marketing, and distribution of meats including beef, pork, and poultry. Materials include reports, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographic prints and slides, and publications regarding topics relevant to the handling and sale of meat in the United States and Canada. AVAILABLE NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARY'S LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES.
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Ross (Jordan C.) Collection on the Food Service Industry
Coll #: MS-00778
Date: 1979-2003
Extent: 8 boxes (8.7 cubic feet, 7.71 linear feet)
The Jordan C. Ross Collection on the Food Service Industry dates from 1979 to 2003. The majority of the collection is composed of operations and training manuals used by restaurants and hotels in Southern California. The remainder of the the collection is composed of catalogs for glassware, flatware, restaurant supplies and equipment, clothes, and wine, as well as books and magazines about alcoholic beverages, food service, and hospitality. There is also a small number of menus, business plans, and franchise packets.
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Shaw, James C. Collection on Hotel Dining
Coll #: MS-00264
Date: 1980-1990
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
The James C. Shaw Collection on Hotel Dining consists of materials related to dining at hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada and in other North American cities during the 1980s. The collection features room service menus, hotel restaurant menus, and information regarding banquet services.
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Station Casinos Menu Collection
Coll #: MS-00837
Date: 2016
Extent: 6 digital files (0.0418 GB)
The Station Casinos Menu collection is comprised of digital food and beverage menus (approximately 2016) from hotel casino restaurants owned by the Station Casinos gaming company in Las Vegas, Nevada. Digital menus are from restaurants within Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino and a digitized Food Express Chinese Restaurant menu from Palace Station Hotel & Casino.
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Stevens, Muriel papers
Coll #: MS-00269
Date: 1969-2002
Extent: 35.7 Linear Feet (7 boxes, 1 shared box; videotapes shelved), 1 Digital File (0.0125 GB) PDF
The Muriel Stevens Papers (1969-2002) mainly consist of materials documenting Stevens' career as a television cooking show host and newspaper columnist in Las Vegas, Nevada. Newspaper articles, correspondence, ephemera, certificates, and photographs provide information about her career, and to a lesser extent, her personal life. The collection also includes publications and records documenting the Nevada State Dairy Commission and the Las Vegas hospitality industry. The Video Recordings series consists mainly of episodes of the Muriel Stevens Show.
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Tobias Mattstedt Menu Collection
Coll #: MS-00823
Date: 1990s-2000s
Extent: 5.70 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)
Collection is comprised of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, and international menus from the 1990s through the 2000s collected by Tobias Mattstedt during his career in the service industry. The collection includes information about menus from restaurants located inside Las Vegas casinos, most prominently, the MGM Grand, as well as other restaurants in the United States and abroad.
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UNLV University Libraries Menu Collection
Coll #: MS-00436
Date: 1852-2010
Extent: 104 boxes, 83 oversized boxes, 1 flat file (121.14 cubic feet, 172.62 linear feet)
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) University Libraries Menu Collection consists of menus from restaurants, events, and travel excursions dating from 1852 to 2010. It includes menus from throughout the United States, with the majority of menus coming from Las Vegas, Nevada and Southern California. It also contains materials from many countries as well as travel menus from passenger rail travel, cruise liners and ships, and airlines. The collection also includes dining ephemera consisting of dining guides, food service trade information, and other materials related to restaurants.
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William Lin Menu Collection
Coll #: MS-00798
Date: 1972-1987
Extent: 2 boxes (1.3 cubic feet, 2.67 linear feet)
The William Lin Menu Collection dates from 1972 to 1987 and consists of more than 120 restaurant menus, employee work rules, and customer-service guidelines. Most of the menus are from Chinese restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Other menus describe Chinese and American cuisines at restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Santa Barbara, California. The collection also includes Chinese restaurant menus from Hong Kong, a 1980 Lufthansa Airlines menu, and late 1970s menus from the Goodtime Charlie’s, Lam’s, Peking Chinese, and Silver Dragon restaurants in Las Vegas.
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