Collection No.: M020
Volume: 1.45 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates: 1949 – 2001
Bulk Dates: 1967 – 1988

Provenance: Initial donation made June 2004 by Mary K. McDermott. Accretion 1 donated January 2005 also by Ms. McDermott.

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: The Southwest Region of the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service originally operated in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Later, the Southwest Region was trimmed to include only Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. As featured in this collection, there are documents pertaining to private, as well as public, school lunch programs. Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas currently have both public and private USDA offices for school lunches.

Scope and Content: The collection contains documents concerning national School Lunch and Child Nutrition programs in the USDA’s Southwest Region. There are numerous documents concerning financial management of school lunch programs, including training manuals for instructors of financial management seminars. The Southwest Region’s papers focus heavily on school lunch programs in Texas private schools. Most of the promotional materials in the collection come from the USDA. There are also newspaper clippings throughout the collection. The materials arrived with some files in order. The collection is one cubic foot and divided into the following series:

Series 1: Handwritten notes and Correspondence-Box 1
Series 2: Conference Notes and Publications-Box 1
Series 3: Pamphlets, Newsletters, Newspapers, Magazine Articles-Box 1
Series 4: Government and Corporate Publications-Box 1 and 2
Series 5: Memos-Box 1


Box 1
Earliest Document: 1949
Most Recent Document: 2001

1.1: Misc. Papers regarding Financial Management
1.2: Misc. Papers regarding Financial Management
1.3: San Antonio Training Program
1.4: San Antonio Training Program
1.5: AIMS Review Log – FY83 NSLP, Texas Put. Sch., RCCI
1.6: Food Dist.
1.7: Food Dist.
1.8: Breakfast Prog. Field Office Workshops
1.9: Breakfast Prog. Field Office Workshops
1.10: Project 2001
1.11: Misc. Papers 1985 – 87
1.12: Misc. Papers 1985 – 87
1.13: Misc. Papers concerning the Food Distribution Program (1987)
1.14: Misc. Papers concerning the Food Distribution Program (1987)
1.15: Marketing Works – Workshop Edition
1.16: Misc. Papers & Government Publications
1.17: Misc. Papers & Government Publications

Box 2
Earliest Document: 1977
Most Recent Document: 2001

2.1: Menu Planning Guide for School Food Service: Includes USDA Food and Nutrition Service Program Aid 1260, December 1983; with: School Breakfast Menu Planning Guide. USDA Food and Nutrition Service FNS 7, September 1978; A Guide for Precosting Food for School Food Service, USDA FNS Program Aid 1185, July 1979; Food Purchasing Pointers for School Food Service, USDA FNS Program Aid 1160, August 1977.
2.2: USDA Guidelines and information on Food and Nutrition. 1981 – 2001: Includes information on food additives, alternate protein products, and Child Nutrition Labeling Program.