Whetzel, Marie Coffman “Nutty” Collection of Shenandoah Valley Menus, 1967-1991

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Whetzel, Marie Catherine Coffman "Nutty", 1919-2019
Title:
Marie Coffman "Nutty" Whetzel Collection of Shenandoah Valley Menus
Collection No.:
SC 0289
Date:
1967-1991
Extent:
16 folders, .2 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Marie Coffman "Nutty" Whetzel Collection of Shenandoah Valley Menus, 1967-1991, primarily comprises menus from Lloyd's Steak House in Harrisonburg, Virginia as well as menus from other local restaurants.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Marie Coffman "Nutty" Whetzel Collection of Shenandoah Valley Menus, 1967-1991, SC 0289, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Marie Coffman "Nutty" Whetzel (1919-2019) was a waitress at several local restaurants over the course of her life including Garbers Restaurant (Timberville), Belle Meade (Harrisonburg), Pano's (Harrisonburg), and Lloyd's Steak House (Harrisonburg). She resided in Timberville and was active in many community organizations, particularly the street rodding groups Valley Cruisers and Weekend Warriors.

Lloyd's Steak House opened in 1968 by Lloyd and Ruby Newland at 2455 South Main Street in Harrisonburg. The Newlands also operated Southern Kitchen in New Market. The site of Lloyd's was originally a Howard Johnson's restaurant. Lloyd's officially ceased operations on December 31, 1997.

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Scope and Content

The Marie Coffman "Nutty" Whetzel Collection of Shenandoah Valley Menus, 1967-1991, primarily comprises menus from Lloyd's Steak House in Harrisonburg, Virginia as well as menus from other local restaurants.

The Lloyd's Steak House menus date from 1983-1991 and include breakfast, lunch, dinner, children's, and cocktail menus. Menus from the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Harrisonburg and the Country Store in Weyers Cave are included. Many of the menus are dated according to handwritten inscriptions.

The collection also includes two programs for the Friends of Feathers group and an auction catalogue for a sale at MD's Chicken in the Rough in New Market.

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Arrangement

The menus are arranged according to type and date.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Provenance

The materials in this collection were sold on March 23, 2019 by Bowman Auctions in Harrisonburg as part of the Marie Coffman "Nutty" Whetzel estate. Whetzel waitressed at several local restaurants over the course of her life.

Acquisitioni Information

This collection was acquired from Rolling Hills Antique Mall in Harrisonburg in March 2019.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Related Materials

Separated Material

A copy of Building for Christ: Step by Step, the Peoples Church (1950) was separated from the collection and cataloged.

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Index Terms

Corporate Name

  • Rolling Hills Antique Mall

Genre and Form

  • Menus
  • Programs (documents)

Subject

  • Menus -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- 20th century
  • Menus -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- 20th century
  • Restaurants -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- 20th century
  • Restaurants -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- 20th century

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Bibliography

"City Landmark to Close," Daily News-Record, December 30, 1997.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Friends of Feathers programs, 1967, 1992 box 1 folder 1
Lloyd's Steak House menu, 1983 box 1 folder 2
Lunch at Lloyd's menu, November 1987 box 1 folder 3
Lunch at Lloyd's menus, July 1988 box 1 folder 4
Lloyd's Steak House menu, July 1988 box 1 folder 5
Lloyd's Steak House menu, 1988 box 1 folder 6
Lunch at Lloyd's menu, March 1989 box 1 folder 7
MD's Chicken in the Rough auction sale catalogue (Heatwole Auction Team), February 7, 1990 box 1 folder 8
Lloyd's Steak House menu, April 1990 box 1 folder 9
Lloyd's Steak House menu, August 1991 box 1 folder 10
Lloyd's Steak House breakfast menu, November 1991 box 1 folder 11
Lloyd's Steak House cocktails, mixed drinks, and wines menu, undated box 1 folder 12
Lloyd's Steak House menus, napkin, undated box 1 folder 13
Lloyd's Steak House Kiddies Korner menu, undated box 1 folder 14
The Country Store menu, undated box 1 folder 15
Howard Johnson's menu, undated box 1 folder 16