Guide to the Collection of Nantucket Lodging and Eating Establishments Ephemera, 1809–2018

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
Nantucket Lodging and Eating Establishment Ephemera Collection
Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Nantucket Lodging and Eating Establishments Ephemera Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Acquired primarily as gifts from a number of donors over a period of decades, including Paul Jensen (Acc. 1996.12.1); Lee Rand Burne (Acc. 1996.22.1-5); Robert Moulder (Acc. 1999.48, 1999.49, 1999.50); Carl England (Acc. RL2009.42); the Estate of William P. and Mary Dickinson Herbert (Acc. RL2016.59).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Subject Headings

  • Topical Term
    • Businesses—Massachusetts—Nantucket.
    • Hotels—Massachusetts—Nantucket.
    • Restaurants—Massachusetts—Nantucket.
    • Tourism—Massachusetts—Nantucket.

Biographical Information

This is an artificial collection of Nantucket lodging and eating establishment ephemera assembled by the Nantucket Historical Association. The collection encompasses various materials pertaining to hotels and restaurants of Nantucket, Mass. Its aim is to organize documentary materials growing out of interest in the history of the island’s tourism industry.

Scope and Content

The Nantucket Lodging and Eating Establishments Ephemera Collection includes guest registers, brochures, announcements, advertisements, menus, and other materials representing hotels and restaurants in Nantucket, Mass.


Items Separated

  • Oversize Paper Items (OP-236/1–2)

Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff. Finding aid by Sarah Lerner and Amelia Holmes, October 2018.

Collection digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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