Guide to the Cohen Kosher Menu Collection,
undated

I-602

Processed by Rachel Brill

American Jewish Historical Society

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel Brill in 2018. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cohen, Claire
Title: Cohen Kosher Menu Collection
Dates:1990s-2000s
Abstract: The collection contains close to 100 menus from Kosher restaurants, mostly from Manhattan and Brooklyn but also from Miami and Montréal.
Languages: The collection is in English, with a few items in Hebrew and French.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-602
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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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.

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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.

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Arrangement

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

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Access and Use

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

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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.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Cohen Kosher Menu Collection; I-602; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

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

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Access Points

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Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Brooklyn, undated

In English, with items in Hebrew.
7 folders.
Arrangement:

Arranged by cuisine.

Scope and Content:

Kosher menus from Brooklyn restaurants.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11American/Grillundatedrequest_box
12Chinese/East Asianundatedrequest_box
13Indianundatedrequest_box
14Italianundatedrequest_box
15Middle Easternundatedrequest_box
16Pizzeriaundatedrequest_box
17Traditional Jewishundatedrequest_box
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Series II: Manhattan, undated

In English, with items in Hebrew.
8 folders.
Arrangement:

Arranged by cuisine.

Scope and Content:

Kosher menus from Manhattan restaurants.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18American/Grillundatedrequest_box
19Chinese/East Asianundatedrequest_box
110Frenchundatedrequest_box
111Italianundatedrequest_box
112Mediterranean/Middle Easternundatedrequest_box
113Mexicanundatedrequest_box
114Pizzeriaundatedrequest_box
115Traditional Jewishundatedrequest_box
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Series III: Miami, undated

In English.
2 folders.
Arrangement:

Arranged by cuisine.

Scope and Content:

Kosher menus from Miami restaurants.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
116Pizzeriaundatedrequest_box
117Traditional Jewishundatedrequest_box
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Series IV: Montréal, undated

In English and French.
1 folder.
Arrangement:

Arranged by cuisine.

Scope and Content:

Kosher menus from Montréal restaurants.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
117Traditional Jewishundatedrequest_box
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