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New(s) from the Archives and Special Collections

CIA Archives & Special Collections

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Nicole Semenchuk, Archives & Digital Collections Specialist

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Phone: (845) 451-1270

For the time being, because of COVID-19, the Archives will be open by appointment only to CIA students, faculty and staff.

What's New


On Display - main floor of library

Selections of chocolate and ice cream molds from the Chocolate
Mold Collection
at CIA San Antonio donated by Jenny Schimpff
are now on display in the Hilton Library.

“Ice cream could fool, deceive, and enchant by resembling what
it was not. It could give rise to a fantasy. And, since it was edible,
the fantasy could be consumed in the most agreeable of ways.
What a fascinating comment on the act of creation, on the power
to make and unmake what the imagination conceives. It was an
aesthetic arising out of the nature of ice cream itself. Because it
ais always at risk of melting before it even reaches the mouth,
its own annihilation is inherent. Destruction is part of the spectacle.”
--Powell, Marilyn. Ice Cream: the Delicious History. Woodstock, NY:
Overlook Press, 2006, pg. 174

Kurhaus Ems Now Online - Fit For a King

This menu ledger from the Royal Spa in Bad Ems, Germany
contains 147 menus from the summer season in 1884. Kaiser
Wilhem I, King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, was one
of many royal guests who took cures at the spa during the
summer months.  The daily set menus are written in French
and include several courses, including a soup, fish, entree,
vegetable, roast, entremets, and dessert. You can view or
search the ledger in our digital menu collection.


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