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Cohen Kosher Menu Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-602

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains close to 100 menus from Kosher restaurants, mostly from Manhattan and Brooklyn but also from Miami and Montréal. The menus are mostly undated but are generally from the 1990s-2000s.

Dates

  • 1990s-2000s

Language of Materials

The collection is in English, with a few items in Hebrew and French.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

email: reference@ajhs.org

Historical Note

Kosher restaurants, meant primarily for a Jewish clientele, can be found all over the world, especially in locations with a high Jewish population, such as New York City. Many of these restaurants serve traditional Jewish cuisine, while others serve Kosher ethnic cuisine such as Chinese food. These menus collected by Claire Cohen contain a small example of the many types of restaurants where traditional and ethnic foods are created with Kosher principles in mind.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

The collection contains close to 100 menus from Kosher restaurants, mostly from Manhattan and Brooklyn but also from Miami and Montréal.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by location. Within each location, the collection is further divided by cuisine.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Claire Cohen, acquisition number 2016.031.

Related Material

The American Jewish Historical Society holds several archival collections and numerous books regarding kosher foods including regional cookbooks on Jewish and kosher foods. Please search our online catalog for more information.
Title
Guide to the Cohen Kosher Menu Collection, undated I-602
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Rachel Brill
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States