School of Food, Hotel & Travel Management records
Scope and Contents
The School of Food, Hotel and Travel Management records document the history and evolution of the school from 1937-1998. The collection contains clippings, correspondence, promotions and course guides. There are folders dedicated to the Sarah Gillam Award, an award given to distinguished alumni named after Sarah Gillam a well-known dietician and graduate of the Food Administration Department , Henry’s, the food management student run restaurant and Puttin’ on the Ritz, an annual fundraiser for the school organized by students.
The collection also includes materials documenting the rennovation of the 4th floor of the Eastman Building in1982 which created the space for Henry's restaurant, a student operated facility. Included are cost estimates, meeting minutes, news releases and building plans.
- Creation: 1937-1998
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1975 - 1989
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
The School of Food, Hotel and Tourism Management was part of the College of Business until 1982, then becoming part of the College of Applied Science and Technology. Formally known as the Food Administration Department, the school evolved over time and began to encompass four degree programs: Food Service Management, Hotel and Resort Management, Travel Management, General Dietetics and Nutritional Care.
In 1991 the choice was made to change the name again, this time to School of Food, Hotel and Travel Management. Becoming a pioneer within the food, hotel and travel industry the school developed partnerships with American Airlines, Disney and many prominent hotel chains. Annual events such as the formal black tie fundraiser, “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” were hosted, organized and prepared by the students.
Currently the school is part of the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and is known as the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, which includes the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
1 Linear Feet (2 document box )
Various clippings, photographs, correspondence, promotional program brochures and course guides related to the history of RIT’s School of Food, Hotel and Travel Management.
Materials are contained within 15 folders. The folders are arranged by subject and chronologically within each folder. The collection is divided into three series: Food Administration Department (1937-1988) School of Food, Hotel and Tourism Management (1974-1989) and School of Food, Hotel and Travel Management (1991-1998).
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
School of Food, Hotel & Travel Mgt records
Finding aid created by Emily Kolenberg in August 2012.
- Gillam, Sarah Margaret (Person)
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Food Administration Department (Organization)
- Rochester institute of Technology. College of Applied Science and Technology. School of Food, Hotel & Tourism Management (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Applied Science &Technology. School of Food, Hotel & Travel Management (Organization)
- School of Food, Hotel & Travel Management records
- RIT Archives
- Emily Kolenberg
- 06 August 2012
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