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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Division of Housing and Food Service Records, 1929-1952, 1984-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin. Division of Housing and Food Service
Title: UT Division of Housing and Food Service Records
Dates: 1929-1952, 1984-2000
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 86-32; 95-257; 2013-089
OCLC No.: 843913978
Extent: 1 ft., 7 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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."

Sources:

"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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these records is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Division of Housing and Food Service
Subjects
College buildings--Designs and plans.
Dormitories--Texas--Austin
Dormitories--Designs and plans.
Food service management--United States.
Navy V-12 Program (U.S.)
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Education and the war.
World War, 1939-1945--Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Dean of Students Records, 1925-1986 (bulk 1960-1978).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Division of Housing and Food Service Records, 1929-1952, 1984-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, April 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/A21b Nevada Blackburn correspondence, brochures, illustrations, and printed material relating to the furnishing of Littlefield Dormitory, 1929-1932
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2.325/H129 (03419692) Storage, 1943-1951
Sale of San Jacinto Dormitories "E" and "J"
General Sale of House
Sale and removal of Deep Eddy Hutments
Little Campus Cafeteria food boycott, November 1946
Residence halls, Little Campus Dormitory, 1944-1951
Little Campus Cafeteria: Recommendations for operation and closing [?], January and February 1948; March 1948
Residence halls – Reconversion from Navy, Little Campus Dormitory, 1944-1946
Little Campus paint room
Cliff Courts [1 of 2]
Cliff Courts [2 of 2]
Cliff Court conversion
Navy material and wartime feeding
War assets – Cancellations and payments, 1946-1947
War surplus property, 1947-1950
War surplus commodities – miscellaneous, 1947-1948
Furniture and furnishings unit – work papers: job cost sheets, journal, etc., 1949-1950
Sale and removal of Oak Grove hutments
Clippings, veteran’s housing, 1946-1948
Residence halls – Hill Hall, 1944-1946
Littlefield Residence, 1935
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OD1277 Littlefield Residence blueprints, 1935
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2.325/H129 (03419692) Residence halls – Oak Grove, 1944-1945
Routine for Driskill House maid, 1948-1951
Routine for Driskill House maid, 1948
The Driskill House – Inventory, routine for maid, general, 1948-1952
Letters to Dr. Battle (2506 Whitis), 1948-1949
Repairs – Eckhardt – Other repairs and correspondence, 1944-1951
Health Center specifications, 1949-1950
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2.325/P107 History of residence halls, undated
Jester Dining Center renovation planning, 1998-2000
New residence hall/apartments feasibility study, June 1984
New student housing facility and conference center planning, 1993, 1997-1998:
1 of 2
2 of 2

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