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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

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.

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
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
Placemat - The Huck Finn Room at the Mark Twain Hotel. (3 copies)PlacematB0901
Placemat - Mark Twain Hotel. (5 copies)PlacematB0902
Ledger - New Park Hotel, 418 East Market St., guest register book, January to March 1920.LedgerB1001
Trade Card - The Alice Frances Hotel, 205 West Water St., 1918.Trade CardB1101
Handbill - Best Western Marshall Manor, Route 14, Horseheads, ca. 1990. HandbillB1102
Trade Card - Buckbee House, 429 East Water St., ca. 1880.Trade CardB1103
Pamphlet - Elizabeth Inn, Horsehead-Ithaca Road, ca. 1930.PamphletB1104
Trade Card - Francis Hall House, 526 W. Church Street, Elmira, 2009.Trade CardB1105
Pamphlet - Grey Whale Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1101 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY, ca. 1990.PamphletB1106
Handbill - Elmira-Horseheads Hampton Inn, 51 Arnot Road, Horseheads, 2012.HandbillB1107
Menu - Hathaway House, corner of Lake & East Market Sts., Friday, January 16, 1874.MenuB1108
Handbill - Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Arnot Road, Horseheads, 2012. HandbillB1109
Trade Card - Homestead Hotel, 425 and 427 East Water Street, Elmira, N.Y., ca. 1880.Trade CardB1110
Handbill - Lindenwald Haus Bed & Breakfast, 1526 Grand Central Ave., Elmira, ca. 2000. HandbillB1111
Trade Card - National Hotel, corner of Baldwin & Cross Sts., ca. 1880s. Trade CardB1112
Handbill - Painted Lady Bed & Breakfast, W. Water St., Elmira, 2012.HandbillB1113
Handbill - Rufus Tanner House, 60 Sagetown Road, Pine City, ca. 2000.HandbillB1114
Pamphlet - Strathmont Bed & Breakfast, 740 Fassett Road, 1991. PamphletB1115
Pamphlet - Tom Sawyer Motor Inn Restaurant and Lounge, 1996 Lake St., ca. 1950s.PamphletB1116
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