The menu collection is a valuable resource for students and faculty in Communication Design. Located in the Library Archives on the main floor of the Library, this collection contains over 3500 menus from around the world.
The thirty-five boxes of menus cover the period from 1950s to the 1990s. However, the majority of the menus are from the 1960s - 1980s. They have been organized primarily by geographic location with the exception of travel craft menus (airlines, cruise ships, and train), which are organized by type of craft and indicate points of departure and arrival in the menu title.
Many of the menus are beautiful works of art with interesting use of typography, layout, graphics, shape, and design. They range from delicate hand-written pages to large leather-bound menus.