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Collection TitleMC 14 Restaurants/ Hotels/ Taverns/ CookbooksCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLee Kiesling, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Fall 2006
Date Updated:Winter 2008
Provenance:

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Cookery; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.
Historical:

Hotels-Alice Frances Hotel, 1900-1933; Buckbee House, 1850s-1918; Delavan House, 1854-1919; Elizabeth Inn, 1990s; Francis Hall House, 2009; Grey Whale Inn, 1990s; Hathaway House, 1850-1874; Holiday Inn, Elmira, 1974-present; Holiday Inn, Horseheads, 1968-present; Homestead Hotel, 1878-1913; Hotel Imperial, 1918-1932; Hotel Langwell, 1896-1958; Hotel Rathbun, 1899-1941; Mark Twain Hotel, 1929-1972; (New) Park Hotel, 1915-1959; Rathbun House, 1860-1898; Strathmont Bed & Breakfast (1991); Tom Sawyer Motor Inn, 1943-1990s; Wyckoff House, 1878-1892.

Restaurants-Barn Stormers Restuarant, 1987; Barb's Soup's On Cafe, 2000s; Beijing Gardens, 1980s-present; Bistro 223, 2010-present; Brennan's Fabulous Foods, 1990s; Buddies, 1949-1956; Charlie's Cafe, 2000s; CFJP Bistro, 2000s; Dixie Barbecue, 1932-1990s; Fox's Pizza Den, ca. 2005-present; Global Gourmet, 2010; Happy Family Chinese Restaurant & Sushi, 2009-present; Hill Top Inn, 2000s; Johnny's Tavern, 1960-1976; Katie's Cafe, 2008-present; Liberatore's Restaurant, 1938-1949; Log Cabin Inn, 1935-1958; Los Panchos, 2000s; Mustico's, 1930-1992; New England Kitchen, 1892-1959; Newton's; O'Brien's, 1911-present; Pierce's 1894, 1894-2008; Pitt's Goody Shop, 1934-1965; Pudgie's Pizza, 1967-present; Rustic Gardens, 1941; Simon's, 2000s; Sykes, 1939-1968; Tap House, 1933-1966. 

Scope:The Restaurants/ Taverns/ Hotels/ Cookbooks Collection includes cookbooks ranging in date from 1888 to 1963; assorted recipes; trade cards, menus, guest registers and promotional literature from Chemung County Hotels dating from 1874 to the 1970s; and menus, trade cards and placemats from local restaurants dating from the 1920s to the present.
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1874-2010
AbstractThis collection contains items relating to cooking and the service industry including recipes, cookbooks and various documents relating to local restaurants and hotels. 


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - Your Wedding Day at the Mark Twain Hotel, ca. 1950s. BookletB0616
Trade Card - Mark Twain Hotel, ca. 1940s. Trade CardB0617
Letterhead - Mark Twain Hotel, ca. 1940s. (3 pieces)LetterheadB0618
Letter from W.C. Emerson, manager of the Mark Twain Hotel, to Frances Kowulich regarding an event at the hotel, October 16, 1957.LetterB0619
Table tent from the Mark Twain Hotel Coffee Shop, ca. 1950s.DocumentB0620
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, dinner, Sunday March 27, 1938.MenuB0701
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, dinner, Saturday, July 19, 1941. (2 copies)MenuB0702
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, dinner, Sunday, July 20, 1941.MenuB0703
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, luncheon, Monday, July 21, 1941.MenuB0704
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, luncheon, Tuesday, July 22, 1941.MenuB0705
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, luncheon, Wednesday, July 23, 1941.MenuB0706
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, luncheon, Saturday, July 26, 1941.MenuB0707
Menu - Mark Twain Hotel, dinner, Sunday, July 27, 1941.MenuB0708
Menu - New Orleans Room at The Mark Twain Hotel, Saturday, February 21, 1953.MenuB0709
Menu - New Orleans Room at The Mark Twain Hotel, Saturday, March 14, 1953.MenuB0710
Menu - Chemung Tavern at The Mark Twain Hotel, dinner, Monday, July 21, 1969.MenuB0711
Menu - Chemung Tavern at The Mark Twain Hotel, Luncheon, Thursday, August 28, 1969.MenuB0712
Menu - Chemung Tavern at The Mark Twain Hotel, dinner, Sunday, September 7, 1969.MenuB0713
Menu - New Orleans Room at the Mark Twain Hotel, Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 25, 1971.MenuB0714
Program - Conference on International Relations at the Mark Twain Hotel, April 15-17, 1929. ProgramB0801
Program - First Annual Minute Men's Frolic at the Mark Twain Hotel, program and menu, March 3, 1930.ProgramB0802
Program & Menu - Second Frolic of Minute Men at the Mark Twain Hotel, February 17, 1950.ProgramB0803
Menu & Song Sheet - Breakfast with Bill on WENY radio broadcast from the Mark Twain Ballroom, ca. 1940s. MenuB0804
Menu - Dinner in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lewish at the Mark Twain Hotel, July 29, 1950. MenuB0805
Program - Elmira Antique Show and Sale presented by the Elmira Antiques Dealers Association at the Mark Twain Hotel, September 30-October 2, 1958.ProgramB0806
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