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University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections Harley J. Spiller collection
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Africa

The subseries includes menus from countries part of the African continent including Kenya, Morocco and South Africa. Delivery and take away options are a feature of many restaurants. Menus are from various cities include Pretoria, Marrakech and Nairobi. Menus feature Thai, French, Moroccan, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine.

Menus from Kenya

File includes menus from Nairobi, Kenya. Material consists of lunch menus, bound menus, take away menus, and laminated menus. Menus feature Chinese cuisine. The Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant Limited features handwritten prices for dishes and a note from Harley about the restaurant. The file also features an unsigned letter from a friend of Harley's. Many menus are photocopies. The photographs in the file depict the facades and some interior of several Chinese restaurants. The restaurants in the photographs include the Kowloon Garden Chinese Restaurant with the inscription, "The cutest couple made us drink tea while they coupled papers + hand wrote name in Chinese," the Dragon Pearl Restaurant, the Five Star Chinese Restaurant, (the back of the photograph reads "Took me 5 minutes to 'spain [sic] what I wanted they did not have full menu and would not give me original. Oh Well but they let me use the bathroom"), the Hong Kong Restaurant with the inscription "Gorgeous restaurant. Owner thought I was sort of insane but amusing," and the Panda Chinese Restaurant. The corresponding menus to the photographs can be found in the file. Menus are found in booklet style and as single or multiple pages. File also contains a menu from a hotel in Nairobi.

Menus from Denmark

File contains menus from Denmark. Menus feature Chinese and Italian cuisine. Menus are from Copenhagen. The file also contains 4 photographs from 1998 of Chinese restaurants and facades.

Menus from England

File contains trifold and sheet menus from England. Menus are from London, Merseyside (Liverpool) and Devon. Menus feature Chinese (Jiangan, Peking and Cantonese), Thai and Japanese cuisine. File also contains a menu from the Angel Hotel and the Royal Trafalgar Thistle Hotel in London. Menus in this file are stained.

Menus from Russia

File consists of three menus from Russia. Menus feature Chinese dishes. A larger menu contains a photocopy of hand written dishes and wines. Another menu contains paper sheets bound in a hardcover. The sheets have suffered water damage. Inside the menu is a note regarding Russian Rubles to US dollar conversion and a subway map of Moscow from 1993. Prices in the menu have been changed by hand using blue ink.

Menus from Spain

File contains menus from across Spain. Menus are from Navarra, Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Valle Gran Rey, Puerto, Mallorca, Menorca, Barcelona and Madrid. Menus feature Chinese and Japanese cuisine. File also contains hotel menus from the Meridien in Barcelona.

Menus from Peru

File contains trifold, booklet style and single sheet menus. Menus are from Lima. Menus feature Chinese (Cantonese, Beijing and Szechuan), Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.

Unknown location (A-Chi)

File contains single sheet, four fold and booklet style menus. Menus feature Chinese (Peking, Cantonese and Hong Kong style), Mongolian, Singaporean, Italian and American cuisine. Menus in this file are stained.

Menus from the United States - New York - Queens county (N-Q)

File contains trifold, four fold and placemat type menus. Menus are from Flushing, Woodside, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Bayside, Glendale, Astoria and Little Neck. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan, Cantonese and Hunan), Hong Kong Style, American, Thai, Mughali, Spanish, Japanese, Vietnamese and seafood cuisine. Menus in this file are stained.

Menus from the United States - New York - Queens county (T-Z)

File contains trifold, four fold and placemat type menus. Menus are from Flushing, Woodside, Garden Hills, Fresh Meadows, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Ridgewood, Elmhurst and Maspeth. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan, Shanghai, Cantonese and Hunan), Mexican, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Malaysian, Burmese, Italian and seafood cuisine. Menus in this file are stained.

Menus from the United States - New York - Suffolk county

File contains trifold, four fold and placemat type menus. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese), Thai, Japanese and Hong Kong Style cuisine. Menus are from Hauppauge, Brentwood, Greenport, Greenlawn, Kings Park, East Northport, Mount Sinai, Oceanside, Shelter Island, East Setauket, Huntington Station, Patchague St. James, Deer Park, Commack, Smithtown, Great Neck and Kenmore. Menus in this file are stained.

Menus from the United States - New York - New York counties (A-J)

File contains trifold, four fold and placemat type menus. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese), Japanese, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, American, Mediterranean cuisine. Menus are from Albany county, Broome county, Chautauqua county, Chenango Ccunty, Clninton county, Columbia county, Erie county (which includes Buffalo), Essex county, Fulton county, Herkimer county, Jefferson county. Menus in this file are stained.

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