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Professional papers, 1945-1996

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Nat Hart's professional papers are comprised of records, designs, and photographs relating to his career in the Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey casino industry as a food and beverage executive from 1945 to 1996. The series contains documents from his employment with Caesars World, Desert Inn, and as a freelance consultant. Also included are architectural drawings and designs, records from the Nat Hart Cooking School, recipes, documents from professional groups, articles about the hospitality industry, and artifacts from his career.




47.90 Cubic Feet (33 boxes, 5 oversized boxes, 8 frames, 4 flat files, 30 rolls)
92.21 Linear Feet
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Collection Number: MS-00419
Collection Name: Nat Hart Professional Papers
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The Professional series is divided into nine subseries:

Subseries I.A. Caesars World papers and photographs, 1968-1990;

Subseries I.B. Desert Inn Hotel and Casino papers and photographs, 1985-1990;

Subseries I.C. Food and beverage industry papers, 1945-1994;

Subseries I.D. Cooking school papers and photographs, 1970-1992;

Subseries I.E. Recipes, 1970-1994;

Subseries I.F. Professional membership papers and photographs, 1976-1993;

Subseries I.G. Research papers and photographs, 1970-1991;

Subseries I.H. Artifacts, 1950-1996;

Subseries I.I. Architectural drawings, 1964-1996.