Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino Collection

Jon M. Fletcher
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
901 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste C-204
Palm Springs, California 92262
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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino Collection

Accession numbers: L2003.046 and L2009.001

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

ACCM Archives

Palm Springs, California
Processed by:
Jon M. Fletcher
Date Completed:
04/09/2007
Encoded by:
Jon M. Fletcher
(c) 2009 Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino Collection
Dates: 1970-2004
Accession number: L2003.046 and L2009.001
Creator: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Collection Size: 5 linear feet
Repository: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, California 92262
Abstract: Two collections of materials pertaining to the Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs (California). Collection L2003.046 contains drafts of graphic materials created to market the Spa Hotel property in magazines and other publications. Other types of ephemera includes drafts of brochures, menu cover, display cards, and logos. Materials date approximately between 1970-1990. Collection L2009.001 contains commercial photography created to promote the Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino. Media includes color slides, color and black and white photographs, and color negatives. Collection also includes bound restaurant menus. Materials are largely undated through 2004.
Physical location: Stored off site. Advance notice required for access.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication/Reproduction Rights

Ownership of the physical collection belongs to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds these rights and pursue the rights owner[s] or his or her heir[s] for permission to publish or reproduce content where the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum does not hold such rights.For research purposes only.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Spa Hotel Collection, L2003.046 or L2009.001, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

Acquisition Information

Loans.

Biography / Administrative History

Collected by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Graphic design materials may have been created in-house, whereas photographic materials were outsourced to commercial photographers. Materials from collection L2003.046.001 date approximately between 1970-1990. Materials from collection L2009.001 are largely undated through 2004.

Scope and Content of Collection

Two collections of materials pertaining to the Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs (California). Collection L2003.046 contains drafts of materials created to market the Spa Hotel property in magazines and other publications. Other types of ephemera includes graphic drafts of brochures, menu cover, display cards, and logos. Materials date approximately between 1970-1990. Collection L2009.001 contains commercial photography created to promote the Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino. Media includes color slides, color and black and white photographs, and negatives. Collection also includes restaurant menus. Materials are largely undated through 2004.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Spa Hotel
Spa Resort Casino
Agua Bar and Grill
Steakhouse
Palm Springs
Agua Room
Agua Caliente Room
Spa Lounge
Agua Restaurant
Water Nymph
Colonnade
Mineral Springs
Cahuilla Women
Cahuilla Maiden
Sculpture
Gym
Swimming Pool
Spa
Tourism


 

Collection: L2003.046 1970-1983

Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of graphic materials created to market the Spa Hotel in magazines and other publications. Also includes drafts of brochures, menu cover, display cards, and logos. Materials date approximately between 1970-1990.
L2003.046.001 Folders 1-37

Ephemera (Drafts)

Scope and Content Note

Graphic design drafts and final versions of ephemera pertaining to the Spa Hotel, Palm Springs Spa, Agua Caliente Room, and Spa Lounge. Materials include drafts and final versions of menus, clip art, flyers, and lobby cards. Materials are dated circa 1970s-80s.
L2003.046.002 Folders 1-6

Ephemera (Drafts)

Scope and Content Note

Graphic design drafts and final versions of ephemera pertaining to the Spa Hotel, Palm Springs Spa, Agua Caliente Room, and Spa Lounge. Materials include drafts and final versions of menus, advertisements, and flyers. Materials are dated circa 1970s-80s.
L2003.046.003 Folders 1-6

Ephemera (Drafts)

Scope and Content Note

Graphic design drafts and final versions of ephemera pertaining to the Spa Hotel, Palm Springs Spa, Agua Caliente Room, and Spa Lounge. Materials include drafts and final versions of menus, posters, and flyers. Materials are dated circa 1970s-80s.
 

Collection: L2009.001 1990-2004

Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Commercial photography created to promote the Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino. Media includes color slides, color and black and white photographs, and negatives. Collection also includes restaurant menus. Materials are largely undated through 2004.
L2009.001.001 Folders .001A-.006

Negatives

Scope and Content Note

Subject matter includes the Spa Hotel Resort, the Spa, dining areas, hotel, gamers, Indian Canyons, Spa entrance, women's Spa section, Pavillion, older couple, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, olla, baskets, stained glass (Spa), Spa interior, palm fronds, swimming pool, pool panorama, and casino bar.
L2009.001.002 Folders 007-013

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs featuring promotional images of the Agua Caliente Spa Hotel and Resort in downtown Palm Springs. Subject matter includes Indian Canyons, gaming, Spa Hotel, Spa Resort Casino, entertainment, sports, swimming pool, jacuzzi, lobby, fox sculpture, water nymph sculpture, diners, restaurants, bars, Spa, spa treatments, and more. Media created by outsourced photographs on a contract basis, hired by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
L2009.001.003 Folders 014-025

Slides

Scope and Content Note

Photographic slides featuring promotional images of the Agua Caliente Spa Hotel and Resort in downtown Palm Springs. Subject matter includes Spa Hotel, Spa Resort Casino, restaurant, Steakhouse, diners, swimming pool, food, Agua Bar and Grill, and interview views. Media was created by outsourced photographs on a contract basis, hired by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
L2009.001.004 1

Menu

Scope and Content Note

Grey hardbound menu folio with paper inserts with Agua Bar and Grill (Spa Resort Casino) logo on front. Measures 11.5" x 9" x 0.5". (May, 2003)
L2009.001.005 1

Menu

Scope and Content Note

Black hardbound menu folio with paper inserts with Agua Bar and Grill logo on front. Measures 11.5" x 9" x 0.5".
L2009.001.006 1

Menu

Scope and Content Note

Black hardbound menu folio with paper inserts with Agua Bar and Grill logo on front. Measures 14.5" x 9" x 0.5".
L2009.001.007 1

Postcard

Scope and Content Note

Color postcard by Jones Agency Photo (Milton Jones) featuring the Palm Springs Spa, a colonnade, and the Water Nymph statue. The Spa Hotel is visible in the background. Verso reads: "Palm Springs Spa Hotel and Mineral Springs. The most famous spa in the world. Famed for centuries are the old mineral water springs of the Agua Caliente Indians. 100 North Indian Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92262."
L2009.001.008 1

Photograph

Scope and Content Note

8" x 10" black and white photograph featuring the Palm Springs Spa, a colonnade, and the Water Nymph statue. The Spa Hotel is visible in the background. Photo by Jones Agency Photo (Milton Jones).
L2009.001.009 1

Photograph

Scope and Content Note

8" x 10" black and white photograph featuring two runners in Palm Springs. The San Jacinto mountain range is visible in the background.
L2009.001.010 1

Photograph

Scope and Content Note

8" x 10" black and white photograph featuring a woman in a soaking tub at the Palm Springs Spa. Her leg is extended into the air.
L2009.001.011 Folders 1-6

Graphic Materials

Scope and Content Note

Oversized graphic materials including transparencies and pre-digital magazine page layouts. Materials pertain to Spa Resort Casino promotion and advertising.