Texas-based restaurant chain, and its products, that grew out of a cafe started in the 1920s by Adelaida Cuellar.
The collection documents the history of the El Chico chain of Mexican restaurants in Texas, and includes photographs, menus, product packaging and labels, place mats, newspaper and magazine articles, newsletters, brochures, and annual reports.
El Chico Restaurants Collection, 1908-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Ethnic food industry
Food industry and trade
2011.3061 (NMAH Acc.)
2011.3062 (NMAH Acc.)
2011.3063 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves