A Guide to El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu, n.d. Ms.2015.040

A Guide to El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu, n.d. Ms.2015.040


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Ryan Mair

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.040
Title
El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menun.d.
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
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

Use Restrictions

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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

This item has been digtized and is available online.

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Container List

folder 1
Menu