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COLLECTION Identifier: B/B356

Bay View Resort menus, 1938, undated


Menus and printed material from the Bay View Resort in Lake Tahoe, California.


  • 1938


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the menus created by the Bay View Resort as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Menus may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

The collection contains handwritten, typed, and mimeographed menus for lunch and dinner at the Bay View Resort. Several menus contain dates from July 1938. The menus feature entrees such as Salisbury steak, hot roast beef sandwich, and cheese croquettes; vegetables including au gratin potatoes, pickled beets, and glazed carrots; and a variety of desserts including floradora pie, fruit Jell-o, and raisin rice custard. There is also a listing for beverages and a child's plate. The collection also contains a menu jacket for 1938, three business cards describing the amenities of the resort, and a postcard with a photograph of the exterior of the resort.


The Bay View Resort was located on Highway 89 in Lake Tahoe, California. It offered lodging and cottages, dining, groceries, souvenirs, and gasoline. The resort was situated on Inspiration Point, which overlooks Emerald Bay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M71

The Bay View Resort menus were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Electibles in January 2021.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2021

By: Paula Aloisio

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library and Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

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