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Purdue University. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1916 -

Historical Information

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management can be traced back to 1916 and was spearheaded by Professor Edith Gamble.

In 1916, the Department of Home Economics offered its first course in Institutional Management. The purpose of the program was to offer classes on food service for groups including the selection, preparation, and service of food and management of associated finances. President Stone approved of the program, as long as it didn't cost the university any money, so from 1918-1923, students served two lunches a week and charged 40 cents per meal to cover costs. Throughout this time period, the program grew with additional classes added. The Department of Institutional Management was officially founded in 1926 when the Department of Home Economics became the School of Home Economics.

In 1972, the department changed its name to Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management. Its name changed several times over the next few decades before becoming the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Citation

"History - HTM," (2020). Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University. Retrieved from: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/htm/about/history/history_htm.html

Citation

Brewer, K. (1986). "The history and development of the Department of Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management." College of Health and Human Sciences records, UA 15, Box 1, Folder 2. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue Libraries, West Lafayette IN.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management collection of Purdue photographs and memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 82
Abstract Photographs and artifacts documenting Purdue history and Hospitality and Tourism Management Department events.
Dates: 1890 - 1991

Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences records, addition 08

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 52
Identifier: 2023-015