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Dining Services Records, 1976 - Present | University Archives

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Dining Services Records, 1976 - PresentAdd to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1988 - 2005
ID: 02/22/U0476
Primary Creator: Dining Services (1936 - Present)
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The items are arranged by type of material (paper; prints; negatives; slides; computer discs and VHS tapes) and then alphabetically by subject or name of the event.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2013
Languages: English

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Abstract

A collection of images (photographic prints, negatives, digital images on computer discs and CDs and VHS tapes) that document the activities and accomplishments of the Dining Services staff.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The images contained in this collection date from 1976 to 2005 with the bulk of the images from 1988 to 2005.  The collection was created to document the activities of the Dining Services Department.  They show images of the staff, their working lives, the events they produce, and the students who participate in the events.

Biographical Note

President Marquis first asked for money for a freshman girl’s dormitory and cafeteria in 1924.  Repeated requests for legislative funding were not met.  Then in the 1930s the formation Public Works Administration provided a way to finance and construct a dormitory on campus.  The first dormitory was Marquis Hall, which opened in 1936.  The dorm was located on Avenue B, between Sycamore and Mulberry Streets.  The dorm was equipped with a kitchen, grill, main dining room and a second dining room for the use of the college.  Sadie Kate Bass was the first dietician at Marquis Hall.  When opened, room and board was $24.00 per calendar month (not including the evening meal on Sunday).  Board only cost $17.00 a month or meal tickets could be bought for $4.50 per $5.00 book.

Dining Services would grow with the campus and the expansion of the dormitories, conference, and entertainment facilities.  UNT Dining Services is a self-supported food service department. In addition to the five dining halls the department supplies food for 16 retail locations, one full-service restaurant and a full-service catering department.

The mission of Dining Services is to provide quality nutritious meals, superior service, excellent value and a friendly, customer-oriented staff. The Dining Services staff has sought to provide good food as well as a fun atmosphere for their dinners.  Theme dinners and celebrations of holidays have long been a part of the dormitory cafeteria experience.

The Food Advisory Board is composed of a group of students who represent their residence hall to Dining Services.  The group provides feedback on the food, service and quality to help improve the dining experience for all students.  They also conduct taste tests to help select new brands, products, and foods for future menus. Dining Services responded to requests for an expanded selection of vegetarian meals by dedicating one dorm cafeteria, Maple Hall, to a vegan menu in 2011.

[The information for this entry comes from "The Story of North Texas" by James Rogers and Dining Services publications.]

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collectin are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Dining Services (Bryant Canzoneri)
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Dining Services file in the ready reference collection.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 2: Dining Services Records - PrintsAdd to your cart.
This box contain photographic prints of the Dining Services staff, events, and dormitory cafeterias.
Barcode: 50492
Folder 1: Military Dinner (8), circa 2005 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of students and guests participating in a dinner that honors the U. S. military.
Prints: 31
Folder 2: Military Dinner (9), undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of a military themed dinner that highlight the Marines and the Air Force.
Prints: 23
Folder 3: Military Dinner (10), undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of a military themed dinner that highlights the Navy.
Prints: 9
Folder 4: National Association of College and University Food Services, 1990Add to your cart.
Pictures of the National Associationof College and University Foot Services conference held at UNT.
Prints: 43
Folder 5: National Association of College and University Food Services, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two students pose with a motorcycle.
Print: 1
Folder 6: New Mexico, 1996Add to your cart.
Staff members attend the National Association of College and University Food Services in New Mexico.
Prints: 3
Folder 7: Not Usable, undatedAdd to your cart.
A collection of prints with images of students in dormitory cafeterias and dishes prepared by the Dining Services staff.   "Not usable" was on the envelope that prints came in.
Prints: 11
Folder 8: Oriental Cuisine, undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of a dorm cafeteria and of the Asian inspired food that was served.
Prints: 6
Folder 9: Oriental Dinner, 1990Add to your cart.
Images of Asian inspired food and decorations in a dormitory cafeteria.
Prints: 11
Folder 10: Oriental Dinner, 1994Add to your cart.
Images of Asian inspired decorations and food served in a dormitory cafeteria.
Prints: 19
Folder 11: Photographs from Overton Shelmire of Beran and Shelmire, Architects, 1987Add to your cart.
This folder contains the envelope, note, and prints sent to Rachel to show her what the architects had accomplished with another cafeteria.
Envelope: 1
Prints: 10
Sheet: 1
Folder 12: Race is On (1), 1989Add to your cart.
Images of the theme dinner, the Race is On, with student participants, decorations, and close-ups of the food.
Prints: 10
Folder 13: Race is On (2), 1989Add to your cart.
Images of student participation in the race car themed dinner served in Kerr Hall.
Prints: 27
Folder 14: Race is On (3), 1989Add to your cart.
Images of the Dining Services staff, students, decorations and food served at a car racing themed dinner.
Prints: 29
Proof Sheets: 2
Folder 15: Race is On (4), 1998Add to your cart.
Images of the decorations and student participants of a race car themed dinner held in West and Maple Halls. The bulk of these images are printed in a panoramic format.
Prints: 24
Folder 16: Race is On (5), 1998Add to your cart.
Images of students enjoying the car racing themed dinner in West Hall in January, 1998.
Prints: 17
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 17: Race is On (6), 1998Add to your cart.
Images of the activities, decorations, and food that was served during race car themed dinners in Kerr and West Halls.
Prints: 22
Folder 18: Race is On (7), 1998Add to your cart.
Images of the preparations for the car racing themed dinner in Kerr Hall.
Prints: 21
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 19: Race is On (8), 1998Add to your cart.
Images of the race car themed dinner served in Kerr Hall.  There are two race cars parked outside the dormitory.
Prints: 1
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 20: Race is On (9), 1998Add to your cart.
The bulk of the images in this folder show Dining Services staff preparing for the race car themed dinner.
Prints: 21
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 21: Race is On (10), 1998Add to your cart.
Images of the staff, students, and the food that was served duing the race car themed dinner.  Most of the images are of Kerr Hall, but some show Maple Hall.
Prints: 32
Folder 22: Race is On (11), 1998Add to your cart.
Images of the Dining Services staff preparing for a race car themed dinner in several dormitory cafeterias.
Prints: 20
Folder 23: Remodel, 1987Add to your cart.
Black and white and color prints that show Clark Hall and Kerr Hall cafeterias.
Prints: 5
Folder 24: Signs - Mounted Prints, undatedAdd to your cart.
Mounted images of signs and brochures concerning nutrition and excercise.
Prints: 3
Folder 25: Soaring to Excellence and Food Labels, undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of Dining Services staff, the food they prepare, and students.
Prints: 22
Folder 26: Soaring to Excellence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Group photos of Dining Services staff, images of the staff at work, and images of students make up the contents of this folder.
Prints: 16
Folder 27: Staff (1), undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains prints of group photos of Dining Services employees.
Prints: 4
Folder 28: Staff (2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of the Dining Services staff at work.
Prints: 7
Folder 29: Staff (3), undatedAdd to your cart.
The folder has images of staff members at work, cafeterias on the UNT campus and one shot of University Drive (Highway 380).
Prints: 6
Folder 30: Staff (4), undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains one print of a scan of a photograh.  The bulk of the images are of groups of Dining Services staff.  The other images are of the staff at work.
Prints: 9
Sheet: 1
Folder 31: Staff (5), 1985Add to your cart.
A group photo of the Dining Services staff for Bruce Hall.
Print: 1
Folder 32: Staff (6), 1986Add to your cart.
Images of individual employees of the UNT Dining Services.
Prints: 12
Folder 33: Staff (7), 1986Add to your cart.
These prints show Dining Services staff at work in dormitory kitchens.
Prints: 10
Folder 34: Staff (8), 1986Add to your cart.
These prints show Dining Services staff at work.
Prints: 21
Folder 35: Staff (9), 1987Add to your cart.
Dining Services staff are shown at work in this collection of prints.
Prints: 27
Folder 36: Staff (10), 1998Add to your cart.
Staff members pose behind a banner reading, "Soaring to Excellence."  They also participate in a "Family Fued" game.
Prints: 8
Folder 37: Staff (11), 1999Add to your cart.
Prints that show the faces of Dining Services staff, employees in the Dining Services offices and cafeteria scenes.
Prints: 1
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 38: Staff (12), 2004Add to your cart.
This folder has images of Dining Services staff cooking, decorating the cafeteria seating area, and serving food.
Prints: 18
Folder 39: Staff (13), 2009Add to your cart.
Dining Services staff members are shown at work preparing food and decorating cafeterias.
Prints: 25
Folder 40: Staff (14), undatedAdd to your cart.
This is a group shot of Dining Services staff members posed in an office.
Print: 1
Folder 41: Staff (15), 1999 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Staff members are seen in group photos and working in dormitory kitchens.  There is one shot of a horse drawn carriage.
Prints: 13
Folder 42: Staff (16), undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains groups photographs of Dining Services staff members.
Prints: 8
Folder 43: Staff (17), undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs of individual Dining Services staff members make up the contents of this folder.  Some of the images were taken in Kerr Hall.
Prints: 9
Folder 44: Staff (18), 1999Add to your cart.
Photographs of individual Dining Services staff members that were taken in 1999.  There is also one proof sheet.
Print: 32
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 45: Staff (19), undatedAdd to your cart.
Prints of individuals and groups of Dining Services staff make up the bulk of the contents of this folder.
Prints: 13
Folder 46: Staff (20), 2002Add to your cart.
This is a collection of images of Dining Services staff preparing meals, decorating for theme meals and interacting with students.
Prints: 20
Folder 47: Staff (21), 2002Add to your cart.
Images of the Dining Services staff cooking and preparing the cafeterias for the students.  There are also two images of a vase of roses.
Prints: 19
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 48: Staff (22), 2002Add to your cart.
Images of the Dining Services staff preparting food and students enjoying it in the cafeterias.
Prints: 20
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 49: Staff (23), 2002Add to your cart.
This folder contains images of the Dining Services staff at work and views of Maple Hall cafeteria.
Print: 19
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 50: Staff (24), 2002Add to your cart.
Images that show the Dining Services staff cooking and decorating the cafeteria in Maple Hall.
Prints: 18
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 51: Staff (25), 2002Add to your cart.
Images of staff preparing Bruce Hall cafeteria for a theme dinner.
Prints: 15
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 52: Staff and Dormitory Cafeterias, circa 1988Add to your cart.
Color and black and white prints of Dining Services staff at work in the dormitories.  There is one black and white print of a mural.
Prints: 5
Folder 53: Staff and Events, undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of staff, students, decorations and food for various events in the dormitory cafeterias.  Fiesta and the 1950s are two of the celebrations identified in this folder.
Prints: 17
Folder 54: Staff: Food History and Celebrations, undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains images of Dining Services staff at work, in group photos, and during celebrations and theme dinners in the dorms. Chancellor Alfred Hurley is in one photograph.
Prints: 51
Folder 55: Staff and Students, 2002Add to your cart.
Prints of students holding a cookbook by the Mansion on Turtle Creek and images of Dining Services employees at work make up the contents of this folder.
Prints: 14
Folder 56: Staff: Workshop "Pep Rally", 1998Add to your cart.
This folder contains images of Dining Services staff posed in groups behind a "Soaring to Excellence" banner.  There are also images of the staff working and of a theme dinner for a pep rally.
Prints: 20
Folder 57: St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Carnival, 1989Add to your cart.
Images from three theme dinners are contained in this folder.
Prints: 19
Folder 58: Students, undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains images of students in UNT dormitory cafeterias.
Prints: 3
Folder 59: Students, 1987Add to your cart.
Set of photographs of individual students.  The images are similar to those taken of the members of the Food Advisory Board.
Prints: 13
Folder 60: Students, 2002 (1)Add to your cart.
This folder contains images of students in the Maple Hall cafeteria and Dining Services staff.
Prints: 8
Folder 61: Students, 2002 (2)Add to your cart.
Students are seen eating and socializing in dorm cafeterias.
Prints: 8
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 62: Students in Maple Hall, 2002Add to your cart.
Images of students in Maple Hall cafeteria and the Dining Services staff that work in that dorm.
Prints: 18
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 63: Superbowl and Cheryl's Party, circa 1996Add to your cart.
This folder contains images of the decorations and food served at a Superbowl Party. Also included are images of a woman with a vase and a sign announcing Betsy McGuire's birthday.
Prints: 9
Folder 64: Texas Independence Day, 1992Add to your cart.
Food (salads and cakes) are used as decorations for the celebration of Texas Independence Day.
Prints: 11
Folder 65: Thanksgiving, 1988Add to your cart.
These prints show the decorations that were used for the celebration of Thanksgiving in the UNT dormitories.
Prints: 4
Folder 66: Theme Dinners (1), undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains images from a variety of theme dinners held in the UNT dormitories.  Images from the Race is On and All That Jazz are represented in this folder.
Prints: 21
Proof Sheet: 1
Folder 67: Theme Dinners, undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains images of theme dinners held in UNT dormitory cafeterias. The selection of images include: Christmas, All That Jazz, Fiesta, Valentine's Dayand Homecoming. Close ups of the food are also part of the collection.
Prints: 30
Folder 68: Theme Dinners, undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of theme dinners held in the UNT dormitory cafeterias includes images of a celebration of the 1950s as well as photos of the staff, students in the cafeterias, and shots of the food that was served.
Folder 69: Valentine's Day, 1989Add to your cart.
This foler contains prints of Valentine' s Day cookie decorating, the cafeterial decorations, and the students.
Prints: 11
Folder 70: Valentines Day, 1989 (2)Add to your cart.
These prints show the decorations and foods served on Valentine's Day.  Maple Hall and West Hall are respresented in this set of images.
Prints: 13
Folder 71: Valentines Day, 1990Add to your cart.
This set of images shows a cooking demonstration, Valentine's Day decorations, and the service line in a dorm.
Prints: 9
Folder 72: Valentine's Day Cookies, 1990 (2)Add to your cart.
Students decorate cookies to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Prints: 10
Folder 73: Valentine's Day, 1990 (3)Add to your cart.
Images of Valentine's Day cookies, cakes, and decorations along with images of individual students that are similar to those taken of Food Advisory Board members.
Prints: 9
Folder 74: Valentine's Day, 2009Add to your cart.
This folder contains one review card and images of the decorations and food service line for the Valentine's Day dinner.
Prints: 2
Sheet: 1
Folder 75: Vegetarian, undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder has images of vegetarian options that have been served by Dining Services.
Prints: 12
Folder 76: Viva Italia Dinner, 1989Add to your cart.
An image of the decorations and food served for the Italian themed dinner in the spring of 1989.
Print: 1
Folder 77: Wedding in Dallas, 1997Add to your cart.
Two prints that document a wedding.  One print shows people in a horse drawn carriage.
Folder 78: West Hall, undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder holds an image of West Hall cafeteria.
Print: 1
Folder 79: West Hall: Meet the Football Team Lunch, undatedAdd to your cart.
Images that document a lunch that was held in West Hall so the students could meet the football team.
Prints: 22
Folder 80: Paul Fairbrooks Slides, undatedAdd to your cart.
Images of UNT dormitory cafeterias make up the images in this folder.
Sheet: 1
Slides: 12

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