Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Report "Instructions For Waitresses"

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Title

Report "Instructions For Waitresses"

Description

This is an instruction sheet distributed to Westhampton College dining hall waitresses in 1948 by Marion H. Hamilton, Dean of Students at Westhampton College. The instructions demand that a worker, described as “in a sense, a professional”, appear neat, clean, courteous, attentive, and willing to serve. A thorough list of instructions and “General Remarks” follow. This list, as indicated by an attached letter from Secretary-Treasurer Charles H. Wheeler to President George Modlin, was received with resentment and confusion from the waitresses.

Source

Hamilton, Marion H. "Instructions For Waitresses", 29 September 1948, RG 6.2.4 Box 25 Folder 14 "Dining Room", University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1948-09-29

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

Hamilton, Marion H., “Report "Instructions For Waitresses",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 18, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3019.