Provenance: Donated September 2004 by Lucille Barnett
Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Historical / Biographical Sketch: Lucille Barnett grew up in Union County, South Carolina in the 1930s and 40s. She went on to earn a Bachelors of Science degree from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina. She served as Supervisor of County and City School Food Service in Spartanburg, South Carolina for many years. From 1973-1974 she served as American School Food Service Association President. She currently resides in South Carolina. See also the Lucille Barnett Photograph Collection and the Lucille Barnett Oral History.
Scope and Content: The collection consists of numerous documents pertaining to Barnett’s time as President of the American School Food Service Association. There are few documents from any time prior to or after she finished her tenure as ASFSA President. The collection has many photographs and notes from conferences. Three books concerning school food service and four decorative plates make up the remainder of the collection.
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Publications
Series 3: Speeches / Notes
Series 4: Correspondences
Series 5: Memorabilia
- Box 1.
1.1. Photographs from the album titled: “Mrs. Lucille Barnett, ASFSA President 1973-1974,” including 1974 American School Food Service Conference in Washington, D.C. See the Lucille Barnett Photo Collection for images and details. https://theicn.org/archives/lucille-barnett-photo-collection/
1.2. Photographs from the album titled: “Mrs. Lucille Barnett, ASFSA President 1973-1974,” including 1974 American School Food Service Conference in Washington, D.C. See the Lucille Barnett Photo Collection for images and details. https://theicn.org/archives/lucille-barnett-photo-collection/
1.3. Photographs from the album titled: “Mrs. Lucille Barnett, ASFSA President 1973-1974,” including 1974 American School Food Service Conference in Washington, D.C. See the Lucille Barnett Photo Collection for images and details. https://theicn.org/archives/lucille-barnett-photo-collection/
1.4. Photographs from the album titled: “Mrs. Lucille Barnett, ASFSA President 1973-1974,” including 1974 American School Food Service Conference in Washington, D.C. See the Lucille Barnett Photo Collection for images and details. https://theicn.org/archives/lucille-barnett-photo-collection/
1.5. Photographs from the album titled: “Mrs. Lucille Barnett, ASFSA President 1973-1974,” including 1974 American School Food Service Conference in Washington, D.C. See the Lucille Barnett Photo Collection for images and details. https://theicn.org/archives/lucille-barnett-photo-collection/
1.6. Alumna Serves in National Food Post, Handwritten Note: “Lander Messenger 74”
1.7. Lucille Barnett biography sheet with photo, Pg. 8, No identification of publication
1.8. “A Place of Honor to Our Own.” Lucille B. Barnett, President-Elect, American School Food Service Association. No identification of publication; reference to the Nineteenth Annual South Carolina School Food Service Association annual conference to be held in Columbia, S.C. Welcome note by Helen H. Anderson, President South Carolina School Food Service Association on back.
1.9. “Speak Out on Sanitation.” Two sheets stapled together. Outline of presentation carbon copy on onionskin paper.
1.10. “The School Lunch Teaches As Well As Feeds Your Child,” by Helen Macomber Walker, Director of School Lunch Program, Polk County, Board of Public Instruction, Barlow, Florida, No publication Information.
1.11. Research in Nutrition and How It Applies to School Lunch. 4 double sided typed pages and one single sided. No date. (9 pages total)
Prepared by Eleanor Pratt, Area Home Economist, USDA, Atlanta, GA. Presented at School Lunch Supervisor’s Workshop, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC. May 14-18, 1962.
1.12. “Good Human Relations.” Excerpts from the Talk by Mrs. Jacqueline Davis, Assistant Professor of Home Economics, University of Alabama. Two stapled pages.
1.13. Letter. Untitled, unsigned, and undated. Content: references request for contribution and decries financial condition. Handwritten note: Came with Bonnee Page’s chck.
1.14. Letter from Patricia Lancaster, 7th Grade, Cooperative School, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
1.15. Recipe (with unit prices) and list of side dishes. No date or author.
1.16. Self and Job Analysis, Two stapled pages, No author or date.
1.17. Kiwanis Club presentation. July 25, 1963. Titled: Nutrition. 6 handwritten pages
1.18. What Would You Have Done & Why? Two typed pages, stapled together. Handwritten Notes on back of 2nd page.
1.19. Handwritten Outline. No date or author or subject. I. Goals, II. Procedure.
1.20. Time & Motion Economy & Work Simplification. Four typed pages – single-sided – stapled together. No date.
1.21. Variety in Combinations (Handwritten note “Tenn.”). 3 typed pages, one-sided pages. No date.
1.22. A Supervisor’s Prayer. One typed sheet. “Author Unknown. Quoted in The Management Review, January, 1954.”
1.23. School Lunch Division, S.C.E.A., Program of Work. One typed page. No date.
1.24. “Feeding Needy Children” on American Business Club in Spartanburg, S.C. Letterhead. 3 typed pages stapled together.
1.25. Piedmont Area Conference, Outlined notes. 4 typed pages stapled together.
1.26. Progress in 1952. (Handwritten title) One-half typed page.
1.27. Operation of School Lunch Program at Mary H. Wright School, Spartanburg, S.C, Dated May 11, 1953. Charlie B. Hauser, Principal.
1.28. Progress Made in School Cafeterias in Recent Years. 1 typed sheet.
1.29. Nutrition for You! Fourth Edition, by Walter Wilkins, M.D., Ph. D. and French Boyd, B.S. 48 page booklet. Distributed by State Department of Health, Hartford, Connecticut, 1953.
1.30. News Releases from ASFSA announcing Lucille Barnett’s appointment as President – Elect of ASFSA. 1972. Two typed pages stapled together
1.31. Thank You Note to Mrs. Barnett, dated October 31, 1973.
1.32. Welcome Note for the 28th Annual ASFSA National Convention from President Richard Nixon. Dated August 2, 1974.
1.33. Brochure from 8th Annual South Carolina School Food Service Association, October 13-14, 1961: Wade Hampton Hotel, Columbia, S.C.
1.34. “The Show Must Go On” Program, 27th Annual American School Food Service Association Convention. July 29 – August 2, 1973: New Orleans, Louisiana.
1.35. Letter from Meredith Johnston to Lucille Barnett, September 10, 2004.
1.36. Photos. See the Lucille Barnett Photo Collection for images and details. https://theicn.org/archives/lucille-barnett-photo-collection/
1.37. Undated comic from McCall’s Magazine.
1.38. “Lucille Barnett Planning School Food Innovations.” Portion of undated and unidentified newspaper.
1.39. “She Urges ‘Geared – for – Living Nutrition” by Wanda Lesley. The Greenville News, Thursday, September 6, 1973. (2 copies)
1.40. “Student Lunch to Cost More: Most Area Schools Plan 5 to 10 Cent Rise, Milk Prices Soar,” by Judy Nicol – Washington Post Staff Writer, Undated and unidentified newspaper clipping.
1.41. “Cook’s Tour.” Photo and caption from The State – Columbia, S.C., Friday, April 6, 1973, pg. 8 – C. (2 copies)
1.42. “Barnett Heads U.S. Food Service.” Undated & unidentified newspaper clipping.
1.43. “Elected President of National ASFSA.” Undated and unidentified newspaper clipping.
1.44. “ASFA President – Nutrition Education Lagging.” The State – Columbia, S.C., Thursday, September 20, 1973, pg. 2-D.
1.45. Portion of “School Lunch” article. Undated and unidentified magazine.
1.46. Folder that housed donated materials. Titled: “School lunch: It makes a world of difference.”
1.47. “Working for Free Meals for Every Child: The Changing School Lunch Programs,” The Charlotte News. Thursday, Aug. 17, 1972 pg. 12A.
1.48. “Greenville Woman Gets National Post.” Undated and unidentified newspaper clipping.
1.49. ASFSA-USAID program. 1965-68. Congressional Record – Senate June 28, 1968. Sen. George McGovern talks about the start of the program with Dr. John Perryman, executive director of ASFSA, and Dr. Martin Forman of the Agency for International Development (AID) of the U. S. State Department.
1.50. “ASFSA Launches National Youth Advisory Council.” School Foodservice Journal. September 1973. Pp. 42-43.
1.51. Photo gallerie “more panorama.” School Foodservice Journal. October 1973.
P. 40-41. Features photos from the New Orleans ASFSA convention.
1A.1. Plate titled: “American School Food Service Association. Lucille Barnett, President 1973 – 74.”
1A.2. Plate titled: “1979 San Francisco YAC’s to School Food Service,” signed: “Debbie, Kirsten, Dena, Mark, Susie, Juan, Lisa, Mary Lou, Lucille.”
1A.3. Plate titled: “Thirty – Ninth Annual American School Food Service Association Conference, Our Past Builds a Strong Future, 39th ASFSA Conference, July 28 – 31, 1985, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania” signed by, “Gene White, 77 – 78,” “Nange (?) Perry, 1984 – 85,” “Thelma Flanagan 49 – 50,” “Johanna McCabe 78 – 79,” Lucille Barnett 73 – 74,” “Mary Nix 80 – 81,” “Gertrude Applebaum 81 – 82,” Betty Berda 83 – 84,” “Josephine Martin 1976 – 77,” “Clarice S. Higgins 82 – 83.”
1A.4. Plate titled: “Twenty-sixth American School Food Service Association Convention, July 30 – Aug. 3, 72, Seattle, Wash.”
On Book Shelves:
Book: Caton, Jay. The History of the American School Food Service Association: A Pinch of Love. Alexandria, VA: American School Food Service Association, 1990.
Book: Caton, Jay and Mary Nix. I Can Manage: A Practical Approach to School Foodservice Management. New York: A CBI Book, 1986.
Book: Sublette, Louise. I Remember School Lunch: Recollections of Forty-Five Years in School Food Service. Martin, TN: S & S Book Company, 1976.