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Historic Menus

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Historic Menus

The Historic Menus digital collection includes a variety of menus from the Milwaukee area from the early twentieth century to the present.


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The Historic Menus digital collection includes a variety of menus from the Milwaukee area from the early twentieth century to the present. The physical menus are part of the Local History Pamphlet Collection in the Humanities Department. There are menus from special events, beer gardens, and many different types of restaurants. Many of the menus included here were collected by Milwaukee Public Library staff members, who likely used them to get takeout lunches when they were working. Other menus were donated or collected specifically for the pamphlet collection.

If you have questions about the collection or would like to view the menus in person, please contact the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Department at the Central Library. The department can be reached at (414) 286-3061.