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    El Chico Restaurants Collection, 1908-2006.
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    El Chico Restaurants (creator).
    El Chico Restaurants Collection, 1908-2006.
    Phy. Description: 
    .75 cu. ft. : 2 boxes.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Texas-based restaurant chain, and its products, that grew out of a cafe started in the 1920s by Adelaida Cuellar.
    Scope and Content: 
    The collection documents the history of the El Chico chain of Mexican restaurants in Texas, and includes photographs, menus, product packaging and labels, place mats, newspaper and magazine articles, newsletters, brochures, and annual reports.
    Divided into three series: Series 1, El Chico Corporation Business Records, 1950-1990 and undated; Series 2, Cuellar Family Papers, 1920s-2006; Series 3, Caballero Family Papers, 1908-1989.
    Donated to the Archives Center in 2011 by three donors: John A. Cuellar, Fifi Caballero Benson, and Carmen Summers.
    Finding aids: 
    Finding aid available.
    Cite as: 
    El Chico Restaurants Collection, 1908-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
    Fees for commercial reproduction.
    Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
    Ethnic food industry
    Food -- Texas
    Food industry and trade
    Restaurants -- Texas
    Restaurateurs -- Texas
    Cuellear, Adelaida
    Form / Genre: 
    Annual reports -- 20th century
    Articles -- 20th century
    Brochures -- 20th century
    Labels -- 20th century
    Menus -- 20th century
    Newsletters -- 20th century
    Packaging -- 20th century
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Placemats -- 20th century
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    2011.3061 (NMAH Acc.)
    2011.3062 (NMAH Acc.)
    2011.3063 (NMAH Acc.)
    Benson, Fifi Caballero (donor).
    Summers, Carmen (donor).
    Cueller, John A. (donor).
    Item Information
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 1246Add Copy to MyList

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