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Total manuscripts: 11

Bohn-Bettoni Menu Collection
Date: Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century
Location: 13:1:1 - 13:1:5
This collection is comprised of 19th and early 20th century menus from across the United States and Europe. It was purchased from Mrs. Marion Bohn Knutson, the daughter of Henry J. Bohn, owner, publisher and editor of The Hotel World magazine in Chicago from 1879 until his death in 1930. Henry Bohn had purchased Henri Bettonis Recueil de Menus to add to his own personal collection. Henri Bettoni was a London restaurateur of the late 19th century, manager of a number of London restaurants including the Tracadero, Kuhns, Kissels Tivoli, the Globe, and the Savoy Hotel. He had also managed Haxells Hotel in Brighton. The Bohn-Bettoni Collection comprised approximately 1500 menus dating from 1874 to 1933. Bohns own collection derived principally from the American Midwest while the Bettoni collection was predominantly British and French with examples from German and other European cities. The Bettoni Collection was pasted in a large leather-bound volume. The bulk of Bohns collection were likewise pasted into scrapbooks, but a large number of menus remained loose.

Frank's Cafe
Coll #: Mss24
Date: n.d.
Extent: 1 folder (containing 1 item)
Location: 1:1:1
Consists of a discount ticket for Frank's Cafe, $2.50 for $2.25, 122 South First St., Las Vegas, Nev. sold to Jose A. Ramos, signed F. Rivero.

Harris, Basil Scrapbook
Coll #: 95-23
Date: ca. 1940s-1960s
Extent: 1.34 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)
Location: Roller Shelf 2:1:3
Collection consists of a scrapbook on the Las Vegas Strip from the 1940s-1960s consisting of cocktail napkins, show programs, menus, swizzle sticks, postcards from a number of different hotel/casinos including the Flamingo, the Sands, the El Rancho, and the Last Frontier.

Hart, Nat
Coll #: 2000-15
Date: 1950s-1990s
Extent: 16 linear feet (16 record storage boxes)
Location: 8:7:1-8:8:6 and Roller Shelf 2:2:7-2:3:1
Collection consists of the personal papers and photographs of noted Las Vegas chef and restaurateur, Nat Hart, who ran the Bacchanal Restaurant in Caesar's Palace. Material includes news clippings, scrapbooks, awards, architectural plans, recipes, and photographs.

Heffner, Van V.
Coll #: 93-34
Date: 1980s-1990s
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Location: 4:7:6
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.

IFSEA
Coll #: 89-32 & [accretion] A 1:6:1 A 1:6:3
Date: 1910-2005 (inclusive), 1967-1985 (bulk)
Extent: x
Location: LASR Roller Shelf 2.1.1
Collection is comprised of the organizational records of the International Food Service Executives Association. The records include meeting programs, minutes, menus, conference reports and proceedings, financial reports, newsletters, awards certificates, photographs, scrapbooks. Materials are from both national and regional branches of the organization. Club artifacts and trophies also form part of the collection. Yearly accretions added by IFSEA. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Lannegrasse, Vern
Coll #: MS-00295
Date: 1962-1988
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 3:10:3
The Vern Lannegrasse Collection of Culinary Ephemera (1962-1988) consists of menus, programs, and magazines from various restaurants and culinary events in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. Items were collected by food aficionado Vern Lannegrasse.
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Las Vegas Hotel Menus Collection
Date: ca. 1950s-1980s
Extent: 9 oversize flat boxes
Location: Oversize Shelves and Roller Shelf
This is an artificial collection comprised of a selection of menus from restaurants that were housed in various Las Vegas Strip hotels. It includes menus from restaurants in many prominent hotels, including Caesars Palace, Desert Inn, Dunes, Flamingo, Last Frontier, New Frontier, Holiday Inn,Landmark, MGM Grand, Riviera, Sahara, Sands, Stardust, and the Tropicana. Restaurants from other hotels off the Strip are included as well. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Olmstead, Vern
Coll #: MS8
Extent: 69 doc boxes, 6 record storage boxes
Location: LASR
Collection consists of Olmstead's materials on meat cutting, marketing, and production. There are a number of books in the collection. INVENTORY AVAILABLE NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARYS LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES.

Shaw, James C.
Coll #: 86-055
Date: 1986
Extent: 1 slim document box (.21 linear feet)
Location: 3:2:6
Menus and sales packages from various hotels in the U.S. and Canada.

Stevens, Muriel
Coll #: 86-067
Date: 1971 - 1981
Extent: 1 record storage box (1 linear foot)
Location: 3:3:4
Collection contains some of the records of television chef Muriel Stevens. Included are brochures and programs from the Restaurant Hotel Motel Expo and the National Fancy Food and Confection Show, recipes for cooking demonstrations, the chefs menu for the Boardwalk Regency Hotel and Casino, cooking certificates, city maps, and newspaper articles about a milk supplier controversy with allegations of kickbacks INVENTORY AVAILABLE