Allan Ripans papers
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Allan Ripans papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Ripans, Allan
Title: Allan Ripans papers
Dates: 1948-1988, undated
Quantity: 2.5 linear ft. (1 half document case; 1 oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS870

Biographical/Historical Note

Allan Ripans graduated from Cornell University. He and his wife, Gail, owned and operated Crossroads restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, which they purchased in 1968. The restaurant originally opened in 1948 and continued serving customers until its closing in the late 1980s. The restaurant specialized in a variety of seafood dishes.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material regarding Crossroads restaurant and Allan and Gail Ripans. Included are newspaper and magazine reviews, articles, recipes, and other memorabilia including coasters, menus, and cocktail napkins.

Index Terms

Crossroads Restaurant (Atlanta, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allan Ripans papers, MSS 870, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Magazine and newspaper reviews on Crossroads, 1975-1980
2Advertisements for Crossroads, undated
3Newspaper article on the Ripans, 1981
4Newspaper clippings with Crossroads recipes, 1974-1976
5Material regarding the Salut a Restauranteur program, 1976
6Fact sheet describing Crossroads, undated
7Material regarding the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, 1982-1983
8Gift certificate for Crossroads (blank), undated
9Postcards from Crossroads, undated
10Coasters and cocktail napkins from Crossroads, 1973, undated
11Material regarding computer system at Crossroads, 1982, undated
12Award from the Florida Restaurant Association, 1976
13Business cards and note sheets from Crossroads, undated
14Newspaper articles on Crossroads, 1971
15Newspaper articles regarding Atlanta restaurants, 1981-1988



MSS OS Box 5.241Menus from Crossroads, undated