A Guide to the UT Division of Housing and Food Service Records, 1929-1952, 1984-2000
The Division of Housing and Food Service at the University of Texas was formally established in the early 1950s. Its functions previously operated under the Office of the Director of University Residence Halls created in 1947. F.C. McConnell served as director of the Division from its inception to 1968. Subsequent directors were Firmin Haynie (1968-1972), Robert Cooke (1973-1994), and Dr. Floyd Hoelting (1995-).
The Division operates as a "self-supporting auxiliary of the University of Texas, receiving no other university or state financial support. Room and meal charges cover daily operation, long-term maintenance of existing halls, and construction of new facilities and major renovations."
"History of the Residence Halls at the University of Texas at Austin."Division of Housing and Food Service, University of Texas at Austin. Accessed April 10, 2013. http://www.utexas.edu/student/housing/index.php.
"Interesting Facts."Division of Housing and Food Service, University of Texas at Austin. Accessed April 10, 2013. http://www.utexas.edu/student/housing/index.php.
The University of Texas Division of Housing and Food Service Records contain correspondence, construction proposals and estimates, budgets, brochures, illustrations, and other printed material related to student residential housing and food services from 1935 to 1952 and 1984 to 2000.
The earliest records are correspondence, brochures, illustrations, and printed material about the furnishing of Littlefield Dormitory from 1929 to 1932, collected under former director of administrative operations, Nevada Blackburn.
Records from 1935 to 1952 (bulk 1943-1951) relate to the San Jacinto Apartments, Deep Eddy Hutments, Cliff Courts, the Driskill House, Hill Hall, and Oak Grove, and also contains records on Navy food services during World War II. The records include correspondence, administrative documents about dorm furnishing and repairs, and a few blueprints and architectural sketches of the Littlefield Residence and Student Health Center kitchen.
Records from 1984 to 2000 contain correspondence and budgets, as well as construction proposals, estimates, studies, and designs for student dormitories and food service facilities at UT. Records relate to planning for Jester Dining Center renovations, a Littlefield Dormitory food kiosk, and a student dormitory/conference center. Also includes research material and presentation notes on a general history of student residential living, construction costs for other university dorms, and key card readers.
This collection is open for research use.
A portion of these records is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
UT Division of Housing and Food Service Records, 1929-1952, 1984-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff.
Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, April 2013.
Detailed Description of the Papers