Menus Collection

Harley Spiller Menus Collection
UTSC's collection of menus collected by Harley Spiller. Harley Spiller (1960- ) moved to New York after college in 1981 to pursue a career in the museum field. Hailing from Buffalo, NY and a graduate of Northwestern University, the self-described “meat and potatoes” Spiller was promptly introduced to the diverse cuisine of New York City. Spiller first began collecting Chinese menus on his nightly walks up and down the streets of the Upper West Side, where he lived, beginning a collection that grew through donations from those who heard of his collection (The biggest single donor of his collection is Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman, Queens College professor) and purchases from eBay.