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Guide to the Harvey Rosen and El Borracho Collection
1940-1990(bulk 1945-1962)
 PR 308

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Megan Dolan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 13, 2014
Description is in English

Scope and Contents note

The collection is comprised of an eclectic variety of material generated and accumulated by Harvey Rosen, largely relating to his supper club, 'El Borracho’. It spans the time frame from the 1950s to the late 1980s, with the bulk of material relating to the 1950s. Materials include business cards, postcards, letterhead, lip decals, and other types of ephemera relating to El Borracho; magazine and newspaper articles about the club, including a number of articles complied in a scrapbook created by Rosen; several publications, including a memoir /cookbook written by original club owner Niccolo de Quattrociocchi; photographs, including several nude photos relating to a presumed publicity stunt at the club; and various other mixed materials relating to Harvey Rosen, such as financial documents and photographs. The collection also includes matches, several ashtrays, and the club's corporate stamp.

Arrangement note

The material in this collection has been arranged in folders by their subject content.