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Brigham Young University. Food Services

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1953-1993

Administrative History

Food Services (1953-1993) was an administrative and services unit at Brigham Young University. The unit provided dining and other food options on campus.

The Food Services program was established at the university under Ben E. Lewis in 1953. Wells and Myrle Cloward came to the university in 1953, and Wells was appointed manager. Food Services provided food to students and faculty members at a reasonable cost. These services were initially provided in the men's and women's residence halls and in a cafeteria and snack bar located in the Joseph Smith Building. Over time, the Food Service facilities expanded to include cafeteria service, snack bars, vending, concession stands, a bakery, and catering services.

The unit was initially organized within the university's Auxiliary Services division. In 1969 the unit was moved to be directly supervised by the Assistant Vice-President for Business, then in 1973 to the Assistant Vice-President for Business Affairs. In 1975, it returned to Auxiliary Services. The unit was renamed as Dining Services in 1993.

Directors of Food Services included Wells Cloward (1953-1985) and Samuel Brooks (1985-1993).

Citation

Butterworth, Brigham Young University, 1975: p. 209 (Wells and Myrle Cloward; local restaurant owners in Provo, began managing Food Services in August 1953)

Brigham Young University annual catalog, 1953-1954: p.76 (Special Services; University Food Services provided food to students and faculty members at a reasonable cost; services were initially provided in the men's and women's residence halls and in a cafeteria and snack bar located in the Joseph Smith Building)

Annual catalogue, 1954: p. 15 (Food Service; Ben E. Lewis, manager; part of Auxiliary Services)

Catalog of courses, 1958: p. 12 (Food Service; Wells Cloward, manager; part of Auxiliary Services) p. 103 (Food Service; provides meal service at five cafeterias, four of which were in residence halls; operated cafeteria in Smith Building, three snack bars, and vending machines)

Catalog of courses, 1964: p. 424 (Food Services; Wells Cloward, director; part of Auxiliary and Communications Services)

Catalog of courses, 1966: p. 466 (Food Services; Wells P. Cloward, director; part of Auxiliary Services)

Catalog of courses, 1968: p. 65-66 (Food Services; operated cafeterias, snack bars, vending services, dairy concession stands, bakery, and catering) p. 519 (Food Services; Wells P. Cloward, director; part of Auxiliary Services)

Catalog of courses, 1970: p. 63 (Food Services; reported to the Office of Assistant Vice-President for Business) p. 529 (Wells Cloward, director)

General catalog, 1973: p. 535 (Food Services; Wells Cloward, director; under Assistant Vice-President for Business Affairs)

General catalog, 1975: p. 249 (Food Services; Wells Cloward, director; under director of Wilkinson Center, Lyle Curtis)

General catalog, 1976: p. 281 (Food Services; Wells Cloward, director; under director of Auxiliary Services, Lyle Curtis)

General catalog, 1979: p. 251 (Food Services; Wells P. Cloward, director; under Support Services Vice-President)

General catalog, 1981: p. 288 (Food Services; Wells P. Cloward, director)

General catalog, 1985: p. 290 (Food Services; Samuel Brooks, director)

Brigham Young University General Services records, 1957-1984 (During the Harris Administration, the Home Economic Department and the University Treasurer supervised the kitchens in the Allen and Amanda Knight Hall and the cafeterias located at Wymount and the Joseph Smith Building; in 1953 and under the direction of Wells Cloward, the technical structure and organization of Food Services was established within the Special Services department of the University)

Brigham Young University telephone directory 1993-1994: p. 39 (Food Services changes to Dining Services; director, Samuel Brooks)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

General Services slides of catering, 1973-1984

 Sub-Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 1-5
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains slides of various catering events, displays, and showcases. Includes slides highlighting employee interaction with patrons. Also contains slides of facility tours, 1973-1984.
Dates: 1973-1984

General Services slides of dining employees, 1974-1979

 Sub-Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 20-21
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 1 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains slides relating to food services employees, including work areas, food services offices, full-time employee portraits, and student employees and supervisors, 1974-1979.
Dates: 1974-1979

General Services slides of vending, 1972-1974

 Sub-Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 17
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains slides of various employees demonstrating the vending process from warehouse to vending machine. Includes slides of inventory-taking, and the food services offices and administration building, 1972-1974.
Dates: 1972-1974

General Services subject slides, 1974-1982

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 22-30
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contans slides titled by subject relating to the Food Services and its derivatives. Includes slides on student events and activities as well as campus views, 1974-1982.
Dates: 1974-1982

Oral history interview with Ben E. Lewis

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 175
Scope and Contents Interview by Mark Smith with Ben E. Lewis about his experiences at Brigham Young University as a student and administrator. Also gives his background working for the Marriott corporation prior to his career at BYU. Talks at length about Ernest Wilkinson and the administration of the University. Includes transcript and sound recordings.
Dates: 1994

Student Auxiliary Services slides of Food Services, 1970-1986

 Series
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains slides of photographs taken of various subsets of BYU Food Services, including catering, the Morris Center, the Cannon Center, the Cougareat, the Skyroom, concessions, Provo Temple dining, vending, the Dairy Laboratory, and employees. Slides cover topics including food preparation, food displays, and employee training, 1970-1986.
Dates: 1970-1986