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Allan Ripans papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS870

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1948-1988, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


2.5 linear ft. (1 half document case; 1 oversize folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.
Allan Ripans papers
Josh Hogan
August 2013
Description rules
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305