A Guide to the El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu, n.d. El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu Ms2015-040

El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-040


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Processed by: Ryan Mair, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-040
Title
El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu, undated
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains an undated cocktail menu for the South Pacific Room of the El Mirador Hotel. The menu's cover depicts South Pacific art and the El Mirador Hotel name. On the inside the menu shows colorful depictions of the cocktails offered by the hotel bar. The name and price of each drink is written below the drink depictions.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu, Ms2015-040, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu was purchased by Special Collections in 2014.

Alternate Form Available

This item has been digtized and is available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu was completed in July 2015.


Biographical Note

Raymond "Ray" Ryan was born January 9, 1904 in Watertown, Wisconsin. He made his fortune in the oil industry in during the 1940s. In the 1950s, Ryan moved to Palm Springs, California, and began dealing in real estate development. Along with other investors, Ryan purchased and began restoring the rundown El Mirador Hotel in 1960. Ray Ryan was murdered on October 18, 1977, after someone wired a bomb to his car's ignition switch. His murder remains unsolved.

Scope and Content

This collection contains an undated cocktail menu for the South Pacific Room of the El Mirador Hotel. The menu's cover depicts South Pacific art and the El Mirador Hotel name. On the inside the menu shows colorful depictions of the cocktails offered by the hotel bar. The name and price of each drink is written below the drink depictions.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Cocktail History Collection
  • Cocktails--History
  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Folder 1
Menu