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RIT Food Services Department records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0413

Scope and Contents

The RIT Food Service records document the history of food service at the university. The collection contains promotional materials, correspondence and clippings. There is a clipping about the construction of Grace Watson Dining Hall in 1993 as well as numerous brochures outlining the various meal options for students and catering services for staff. There is a folder level inventory.

  • Folder 1 - Food Debit and Tiger Bucks cards - promotional materials, ca. 1980's - 2010

  • Folder 2 - Promotions - specials, catering, coupons, gift packages, 1981 - 1999

  • Folder 3 - Food Services brochures - services offered, 1968 - 1987

  • Folder 4 - Clippings, 1980-1993

  • Folder 5 - Food Service Department correspondence and memos, 1906, 1921, 1963 - 1989

  • Dates

    • Creation: 1906-07, 1963-1999
    • Creation: Majority of material found within 1963 - 1989


    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    When RIT first located to the Henrietta Campus there were three restaurants, today there are nine. Options available to students range from vegetarian choices, ethnic foods and quick grab-and-go foods. RIT Dining Services also provide coffee shops, campus stores and catering. Students and faculty find it easier to pay for purchases using, "Tiger Bucks". This is a secure card that money can be added to and can be used not only on campus but also at multiple restaurants and stores surrounding the university. The food services on campus are, “…committed to providing our students with a variety of foods to suit their cultural, religious, and diverse needs.”


    5 Folder(s) (5 folders contained within 1 half document box.)




    Various clippings, correspondence, promotions and dining guides related to the history of RIT’s Department of Food Service.


    Materials are contained within 5 folders. The folders are arranged by subject and chronologically within each folder.

    Other Finding Aids

    In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

    RIT Food Services Department records

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Emily Kolenberg in August 2012.

    RIT Food Service records
    RIT Archives
    Emily Kolenberg
    07 August 2012
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA