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American Hotel Menu Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3928
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of menus and other ephemera from the American Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan and dating from approximately 1882-1898. The emphemera, dated November 28, 1912 and includes: one sample letter of recommendation, one page of notes on grammar, one list of lessons and a short story, all written on stationery belonging to the American Hotel of Kalamazoo, Michigan, all dated 1882. The back of each page is a business directory and buyer's guide for Kalamazoo,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1882-1898, 1912-11-28

Berghoff Café Menu

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: RH-A-4267
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of a menu card for Easter Dinner at the Berghoff Café in Kalamazoo, MI. This menu is from the Berghoff Café’s special Easter Dinner on April 19, 1908.

A raised illustration of white lilies is on the cover with a sonnet on the inside cover by the poet laureate of the Berghoff Hotel.

Dates: April 19, 1908

Chicken Charlie’s Menu

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: RH-A-4395

The collection is composed of one menu for a restaurant called “Chicken Charlie’s” that was located at 3124 S. Westnedge in Kalamazoo around the 1940s to the 1980s.

Dates: approximately 1960

Club Hollywood Menu

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4265
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of a single menu printed approximately 1945 from Club Hollywood located at 329 Portage St. Kalamazoo Michigan.The outside of the menu includes the name of the restaurant as well as the words “Southern Michigan’s Smartest Dine and Dance Rendezvous” with menu and a small graphic underneath depicting a man and woman drinking and smoking. The cover is beige with black type and the top right and bottom left corners have the edges cut off deliberately....
Dates: approximately 1945

Esther Morris Rasmussen

Identifier: RH-A-1584
Scope and Contents Letters exchanged between Esther Morris Rasmussen (1914-1991), her immediate family, and friends, 1930-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Leo. Brown, Jr. to Esther, 1934-1939 and letters from Esther’s five brothers, Richard, Edward, Walter G., Robert S. and Harold during their service in the armed forces during World War II. Included are letters exchanged in early 1945 in regards to Robert’s untimely death in an airplane crash, as well as Harold’s abrupt marriage later in the...
Dates: 1930-1980

Fort Custer State Hospital Menu

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4318
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of one item: Menu for Thanksgiving Dinner from Station Hospital at Fort Custer in Augusta, MI. Item is dated to Thanksgiving 1943.

The menu lists several dishes including shrimp cocktail, sweet pickles, roast young tom turkey, cranberry sauce, and cigarettes.

Dates: November 25, 1943

House of David Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3689

This collection consists of .25 cubic feet and contains materials related to the House of David religious community, amusement park, and baseball team in Benton Harbor, Michigan. These items were purchased with funds from the Starring Endowment and were received by the Archives and Regional History Collection on March 15, 2014.

Dates: 2014

Kalamazoo House Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3641
Scope and Contents

Kalamazoo House, Kalamazoo, Michigan, R. P. Emerson, Proprietor, room book that served as a hotel register, March 27, 1867 to September 28, 1867. The room book lists names, room numbers, and extras such as length of stay. A menu from the Kalamazoo House, dating from approximately 1881-1884.

Dates: 1867-1884

Mae Dorsey Hicks Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3894
Scope and Contents Lillian Cobb Bechmann was born in Morenci, MI in 1883. She was married to John W. Bailey on July 14, 1910. She and Mae Dorsey Hicks were residents of Battle Creek, MI. In 1933 John W. Bailey was the mayor of Battle Creek. Hicks was married to James A. Hicks in Detroit on October 19, 1921. In January 1933 Hicks and Mrs. Bailey went on an 18-day cruise of the Caribbean aboard the S.S. Reliance. On their trip they took numerous photographs of what they encountered, and kept postcards, cruise...
Dates: 1933

Olympia Restaurant Papers

Identifier: RH-A-4309
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of two menus from the Olympia Candy Co. restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI. The first menu is circa 1920 and the second menu is from the 1938 season.

Dates: approximately 1920, 1938 seasons

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