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Guide to the Dining Services Reference Collection, 1945-2001

Abstract

The collection contains clippings, flyers for events and facilities, guides and handbooks, memoranda and correspondence, newsletters, menus and prices, and recipes and other materials concerning Duke University's Dining Services. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
UA.01.11.0024
Title
Dining Services Reference collection
Date
1945-2001
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection contains clippings, flyers for events and facilities, guides and handbooks, memoranda and correspondence, newsletters, menus and prices, and recipes and other materials concerning Duke University's Dining Services.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Collection is open for research.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Clippings, 1945-2001 (5 folders)
Box 1
Dope Shop
Box 1
Facilities
Box 1
Flyers (general)
Box 1
Guide and Handbooks
Box 1
History
Box 1
Memoranda and correspondence
Box 1
Newsletters
Box 1
Menus and prices
Box 1
Recipes
Box 1
Duplicates
Box 1

Historical Note

Chronology List

Date Event(s)
1927 East Union opens – Board Cafeteria; "Dope Shop" snack bar opens in Crowell building
1930 West Union opens – 2 a la carte cafeterias
1946 Ted Minah becomes Food Services Director (1946-1974)
1957 Gilbert-Addoms Hall opens – Board Cafeteria
1965 the independent union, the Duke Employee Benevolent society was organized (February 1965); they affiliated with the AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)in Sept. 1965
1972 Merger of Woman's College and Trinity College
1974 Central Campus apartment completed – no dining facilities
1980 Mandatory Board eliminated on East Campus; electronic debit account implemented
1982 Bryan Center completed (1983 – first privatization initiative)
1984 Duke Card/non-traditional dining options available; enhancement projects completed on Central Campus bringing Uncle Harry's and The Pub.
1989 Dining Facilities retrenched to East Union – food court/cafeteria renovation; Gilbert-Addoms facility closed; "Dope Shop"closed
1993 First franchise brand (Li'l Dino Subs) and first national brand (Burger King) installed
1994 Levine Science Resource Center (LSRC) Dining Hall opens.
1995 the Marketplace on East Campus opens
2000 The Loop opens its doors; McDonald's opens in the Bryan Center
2001 Duke selects ARAMARK corp. to manage food services at eight campus dining locations including the Great Hall and the Marketplace
2005 The Refectory, a “green” environment-friendly eatery, opens in the Divinity School
2006 the Compass Group replaces ARAMARK as the dining management company.
2007 In July, the operation of West Campus' main dining area switched hands from Chartwells to Bon Appetit, a branch of the Compass Group; Faculty Commons changes its name to Upstairs@The Commons, and opens its doors to students.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Vice President for Business and Finance records, 1962-1985. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Office of the University Treasurer records, 1893-1982 (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dining Services Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Dining Services Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, January 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2008

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.