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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

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Dining Services Reference collection 1945-2001
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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.

Administrative Information

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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

DateEvent(s)
1927East Union opens – Board Cafeteria; "Dope Shop" snack bar opens in Crowell building
1930West Union opens – 2 a la carte cafeterias
1946Ted Minah becomes Food Services Director (1946-1974)
1957Gilbert-Addoms Hall opens – Board Cafeteria
1965the 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
1972Merger of Woman's College and Trinity College
1974Central Campus apartment completed – no dining facilities
1980Mandatory Board eliminated on East Campus; electronic debit account implemented
1982Bryan Center completed (1983 – first privatization initiative)
1984Duke Card/non-traditional dining options available; enhancement projects completed on Central Campus bringing Uncle Harry's and The Pub.
1989Dining Facilities retrenched to East Union – food court/cafeteria renovation; Gilbert-Addoms facility closed; "Dope Shop"closed
1993First franchise brand (Li'l Dino Subs) and first national brand (Burger King) installed
1994Levine Science Resource Center (LSRC) Dining Hall opens.
1995the Marketplace on East Campus opens
2000The Loop opens its doors; McDonald's opens in the Bryan Center
2001Duke selects ARAMARK corp. to manage food services at eight campus dining locations including the Great Hall and the Marketplace
2005The Refectory, a “green” environment-friendly eatery, opens in the Divinity School
2006the Compass Group replaces ARAMARK as the dining management company.
2007In 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

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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.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.