Yet another reason to heart the Internet:
The New York Public Library's Miss Frank E. Buttolph American Menu Collection, 1856-1930. 25,000 scanned-in menus collected by the "mysterious and passionate" Miss Butttolph, whose "mission in life" was menu accumulation.
Feeding America: the MSU Cookbook Project. Of especial interest: iconoclastic curator Jan Longone's essay on American cookbook history and development.
Not By Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage, an online exhibit by Cornell University's Division of Rare Manuscripts, or check out their Rare Menu Collection.
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