Collection No.: M046
Volume: .9 linear ft.
Inclusive Dates: 1978-1995
Bulk Dates: 1989-1992
Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Provenance: Donated by Pat Holstein in September 2004.

Historical/Biographical Sketch: The Lexington County (South Carolina) School District 3 is located in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. In Spring 1992, former School Food Services Director Pat Holstein and her staff compiled a scrapbook of photographs and articles on their program and submitted it to the South Carolina Department of Education for nomination to the USDA first annual Best Practices Award Program.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of eight folders of photographs, many of which are duplicates; three Project S.I.F.T. (Skill Improvement Foodservice Techniques) binders; and the copied contents of a scrapbook/binder containing newspaper clippings, articles, and photographs submitted for the 1992 USDA “Best Practices” award competition.

Box 1 of 1: Training Materials, Photographs, and Conference Programs

B1. Non-foldered items:

  • Binder – Project S.I.F.T. (Skill Improvement Foodservice Techniques). Focus: Merchandising. 1984.
  • Binder – Project S.I.F.T. Midlands Technical College.
  • Binder – Project S.I.F.T. Promoting Your Profession. 1985.

File folders:

  • B1.F1:
    Program: South Carolina School Food Service Assocation 25th Anniversary Convention, October 19-21, 1978.
  • B1.F2:
    Photos from “Reprint” envelope d. 10-25-95. 1995. 50 photos, many duplicates, of SC displays at a convention/meeting and people attending a meeting.
  • B1.F3:
    Booklet: Standardized Recipes Versus Dashes Bits Pinces Dabs, prepared by Bess Alston. 5 pages.
  • B1.F4: Photos_2
    Photographs: 22 photos. Depicts adults eating school meal with children, personnel, musicians performing, and breakfast served in classroom.
  • B1.F5: Photos_3
    Photographs: 25 photos. Many duplicates of Photos_2. Depicts adults eating school meal with children, personnel, musicians performing, breakfast served in classroom, and decorated bulletin boards.
  • B1.F6: Photos _ 4.
    Photographs: 15 photos. Adults eating school meal with children. No duplicates from Photos_2 & Photos_3.
  • B1.F7: Photos _ 5.
    Photographs: 30 photos. Personnel, children in lunchroom, and breakfast served in classroom.
  • B1.F8: Photos _ 6.
    Photographs: 25 photos in bound paper album. Photos depict a display/booth on nutrition education with exercise machine and t.v. for video and children visiting booth.
  • B1.F9: Photos _ 7.
    25 photos. 11 identified and date stamped December, 1994. Depicts children watching an exercise video and nutrition education open house/poster displays.
  • B1.F10: Photos _ 8.
    33 photos. 17 identified and date stamped Feb 1995. Nutrition education open house/poster displays, similar to pictures in Photos _ 7 above.
  • B1.F11:
    Program: South Carolina Thirty-Third Annual School Food Service Association Conference, October 16-19, 1886. 24 pages.
    Program: “Values Under the Big Top,” Seventeenth Annual South Carolina Food Service Exposition, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 22-24, 1987. 16 pages.
    Program: Sail Into the ‘90s: 36th Annual Conference of the South Carolina School Food Service Association, 19-22, 1989. 19 pages.
    Program: Commit to Children-Links to the Future: 37th Annual Conference, South Carolina Food Service Association, October 18-21, 1990. Not paginated.
  • B1. Items located in Multimedia Cabinet.
    CD-ROM: Lexington District 3 Photo Disk 1 and 2. Scanned photographs from “Best Practices” notebook, 1992. (2 CDs)
  • Box 2: Multimedia and Memorabilia

  • B2. Items not Foldered.
    CD-ROM: Lexington (SC) District 3 Best Practices Photo Database (with thumbnails).
  • B2.F1: Contents of Scrapbook
    Photocopies of “Best Practices” scrapbook were presented to USDA for “Best Practices Award” Competition, Spring 1992. Note: Photographs have been scanned and returned. November 25, 1992.