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Guide to the Four Seasons Restaurant Collection
1959-2019
 MS 3151

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 24, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II. Ephemera, 1962-2019, undated

Scope and Contents

A mix of printed items and smaller-sized objects produced by or for the restaurant.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by topic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Bar Room Savories menu
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Cooking Class
2019 March 2
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Cooking Class
2019 May 11
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Employee Handbook
[2018-2019]
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Employment Manual
1992 July
Box: 4 Folder : 17-18 JFK 45th birthday (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

The Four Seasons hosted a dinner for John F. Kennedy following the Democratic Party's fundraising gala in his honor at Madison Square Garden, where Marilyn Monroe famously sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." Includes layout and table set-up instructions, staff assignments for the evening, and a framed menu.

1962 May 19
Box: 5 Folder : 1 "Lunch Money"

Scope and Contents

Small black, canvas, zippered change purse with caricatures of Four Seasons owners Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini, containing a gold-toned token with the same images and stamped "LUNCH FOR TWO AT THE BAR / IN JULIAN I TRUST" and "A BOTTLE OF CA' DEL BOSCO / IN ALEX I TRUST."

[circa 1994-2019]
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Matchboxes (3)

Conservation note

Boxes (with Four Seasons logo) retained, and stick matches discarded for safety, January 2020.

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 News Articles
circa 2014
Box: 5 Folder : 4 [Operations manual]

Scope and Contents

From a binder labeled "Menu."

[before 2016]
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Place cards (blank)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Press packet, original location
circa 2000
Box: 5 Folder : 7-9 Press packet, new location (3 copies in 3 folders)
[2016]
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Shopping bag

Scope and Contents

Small, paper doggie bag with cord handles and Four Seasons logo.

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Stationery

Scope and Contents

Blank stationery designed with caricatures of Julian Niccolini, Alex von Bidder, and other Four Seasons personnel.

undated
Box: 9 Volume : 1 Wine list
2005 May 20
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Wine list (incomplete)
2007 October 15
Box: 9 Volume : 2 Wine list (2 copies)
2008 February 12
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Wine list illustrations
undated

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