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Guide to the Cafe´ Nicholson Archive
1948-2005
 MSS 165 MSS.165

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Container List

Series I: Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

Various printed materials, photographs, and visual materials relating to Cafe´ Nicholson. The scrapbooks were compiled by Johnny Nicholson.

Subseries A: Scrapbook I

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials from Scrapbook I, dating from June 1948-July 1952 when Cafe´ Nicholson was located at 212 East 58th Street, New York, NY.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Typescript, "Mr. Nicholson's Magical, Moveable Feast." By Michael Batterbury
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Two photocopies of black and photographs
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 One 8"x10" black and white photograph by Gerry Mandell
1949
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Two 8"x10" black and white photographs by Gerry Mandell
1949
Box: 1 Folder : 5 One 9"x11.5" watercolor by Richard De Menocal
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 One 10"x7", one 8"x11" and three 4"x5" black and white photographs of Jenny Tourel by Karl Bissinger
ca. 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Printed materials of fashion photographs from unknown magazines
1950
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Photocopy of 8"x10" black and white photograph taken by Karl Bissenger of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Donald Windham, Buffie Johnson, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal and Edna Lewis.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 One 8"x11" black and white photograph of Charles Russell Bennett by Karl Bissinger
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 One 9"x 11.5" black and white photograph of Hoagy Carmichael by Karl Bissinger
ca. 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 12 One 7.5"x 8.5" black and white photograph of Gower and Marge Champion by Karl Bissinger
ca. 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Magazine clipping of Karl Bissinger photograph of Jean Renoir
ca. 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Mixed media painting by Tom Prentiss
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 NY Herald Tribune clipping, "New Discovery in Restaurants", by Clementine Paddleford
1951

Subseries B:Scrapbook II

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials from Scrapbook II, dating from 1952-1954, when Cafe´ Nicholson was at 323 East 58th Street and Cafe´ New Johnny was at 146 East 57th Street

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Clipping from Town and Country, "New Years' Newest"
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Clippings from unknown publications including review by Herb Caan
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Clipping from unknown publication, "New Johnny's Cafe´ a Decorator's Dream," by Clementine Paddleford
1955

Subseries C: Scrapbook III

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials from Scrapbook III, dating from 1954-1967, when Cafe´ Nicholson was at 147 East 57th Street

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Cover of The Continental Magazine
1962
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Full page layout in unknown publication
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 One 9"x11.5" black and white photograph of restaurant facade
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24 New York Times clipping, "Restaurant on Review," by Craig Claiborne
ca. 1964
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Clippings from unknown publications
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Town and Country and DeCor Furs advertisement
1959
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Clippings from unknown publications including Saks Fifth Ave advertisement
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 One 8"x10" black and white photograph of Paul Bowles by Karl Bissinger for Millicent Dillon's "A Little Original Sin"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Advertisement from unknown publication
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Two 8"x10" black and white photographs, photographer unknown.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Old Charter Bourbon advertisement
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Two "with compliments" cards, and one copy of photograph from unknown publication
undated

Subseries D: Scrapbook IV

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials from Scrapbook IV, dating from 1967-1999, when Cafe´ Nicholson was at 320 East 57th Street

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Fourteen page feature article in Mademoiselle magazine, photographs by David McCabe
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 42 One 4"x6" color photograph, printed invitation, and 4"x6' mounted print of a pastel drawing by Jared Barn
ca. 1988
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Three 4"x6" color photographs, and two 3.5"x4.5" color photographs
1981, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Photocopy from New York Cookbook, by Molly O'Neil
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Misc. printed materials and copy of color photograph from closing night at Cafe´ Nicholson
1967, 1995 and undated

Subseries E: Scrapbook V

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials from Scrapbook V, dating from 1967-1999, when Cafe´ Nicholson was at 323 East 58th Street

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Four 8"x10" color photographs of the restaurant interior
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Two 8"x10" color stills taken from the Woody Allen film "Bullets Over Broadway"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Two 8"x10" black and white photographs of the restaurant interior
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Clipping from On the Town in New York City by Michael and Araine Batterberry
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Misc. printed materials from Forbes Magazine
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 58 Printed materials, unknown publication, photograph of Edna Lewis
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 60 Printed materials, unknown publication, Benson and Hedges 100s advertisement
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Seven 8"x10" black and white photographs by Bill Cummingham
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 66 Misc. enclosures and color copy of "staff" photograph
1952-71
Box: 1 Folder : 67 Misc. enclosures, Forbes correspondence
1994, 1997
Box: 1 Folder : 68 Misc. enclosures from the end of scrapbook

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