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Guide to the Café Nicholson Archive MSS.165

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 Edited by Abbie Auster for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description.  , September 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nicholson, John, 1916-2016
Source - dnr: Nicholson, John, 1916-2016
Title: Café Nicholson Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1948-2005
Abstract: Café Nicholson was opened in 1949 by Johnny Nicholson and closed over 50 years later in 2000. The restaurant was famous for its exploration of food innovation prior to this trend becoming popular. The luxurious interior decor of the restaurant in combination with its unique menu made Café Nicholson a hotspot for celebrities and other individuals in the upper echechelons of New York City society. This collection of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, and Café Nicholson memorabilia all give a distinct sense of the character and culture of the restaurant and its significance to New York City social, cultural and culinary history. Materials in this collection date from 1948 to 2005.
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet in 1 record carton, 1 manuscript box, and 1 oversize flat box
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.165