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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
Cookbook - Cooking Favorites of Elmira by the Mothers Club of Retarded Children, ca. 1960s.BookletA0101
Cookbook - Gem Chopper Cookbook, by G.A. Gridley & Son, 1902.BookletA0202
Cookbook - My Best Meat Recipes, Compliments of Wich's Market, 1945.BookletA0303
Cookbook - Metropolitan Cookbook, compliments of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, ca. 1930s.BookletA0404
Cookbook - Grand Union Prize Recipe Book, compliments of the Grand Union Company, 1931.BookletA0505
Cookbook - Our Charmstring of Recipes, by the Elmira Button Club, April 1959.BookletA0606
Cookbook - Household Digest and Cook Book, by the Ladies Aid Society, First Methodist Episcopal Church.BookletA0707
Cookbook - The Cornell Reading Course for the Farm Home, New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, Food Series, Lesson 113, June 1917.BookletA0808
Cookbook - The Experienced Cook.BookletA0909
Cookbook - Our Own Book of Every Day Wants, Contains portraits of the Two Great Parties for President and Vice-President, The Home Cook Book: A Manual for Farmers and their Wives, Merchants, Mechanics and their Children, The Family Physician & Young People's Guide, and Sullivan's Indian Campaign in 1779, 1888.BookletA1010
Cookbook - Washington Women's Cookbook: Votes for Women, Good Things to Eat, 1909.BookA1101
Recipes - Hardtack; Our National Cake; Soap; Pork & Rye; Norwood Salve; Calestial Punch; Barbe-Qu Beaver; Beef or Deer Jerky.RecipesA1201
Mrs. A.E. Clump's personal recipe book, ca. 1920s. NotebookA1202
Booklet - Golden Treasures, cookbook and wedding album, ca. 1930s, compliments of area merchants John P. & M. Sullivan; Altwater Bros.; George C. Harsloop; Gridley, Fruman & Martin Co.; C & K Laundry; Clyde Buckpitt; Gladke Jewelry Co.; Merchants National Bank; American Advertising Co.; Noe-Equl Hosiery Mill. BookletA1301
Program & Cookbook - Foods on Parade Cooking School at the Colonial Theatre, October 23-26, 1934. ProgramA1302
Booklet - What's Cooking? Twin Tiers Festival of Favorite Recipes, 1976. BookletA1303
Menu - Dixie Barbecue: A Barbecue of Distinction, Bulkhead, Elmira, N.Y., 1932-1950. (3 versions)MenuA1401
Menu - Johnny's Tavern, Route 17 (Old Corning Road) Near the Airport, 1960-1976. (2 versions)MenuA1501
Menu - O'Briens Consolidated Waverly Hill Diner and Cabin Diner, Waverly, NY, "Until Victory", ca. 1940s.MenuA1601
Booklet - O'Brien's: America's most scenic dining room midst Historic Surroundings, ca. 1950s.BookletA1602
Pamphlet - O'Brien's Inn: America's Most Scenic, ca. 1980s.PamphletA1603
Pamphlet - O'Brien's Inn: Visit the Top of the World, ca. 1980s.PamphletA1604
Placemat - O'Brien's Inn. (2 versions)PlacematA1605
Menu - Admira Bakery, Consumer Square Plaza, Big Flats, 2015.MenuA1701
Menu - Barn Stormers Restuarant, 1327 College Avenue, 1987.MenuA1702
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