Denmark Dining Hall artifacts

Denmark Dining Hall artifacts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: University of Georgia.
Title: Denmark Dining Hall artifacts
Dates: circa 1901-1935
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA0017

Biographical/Historical Note

Denmark Dining Hall opened in 1901 and served in this capacity until it was converted to an academic building in 1950. The dining hall was commonly called the "Beanery". An annex opened in 1936 and served about 92 students in cafeteria style while the dining hall continued to serve approximately 250 students. In addition to serving as a dining hall, the "Beanery" was the site of many banquets and dances during its early years. The dining hall was named for Brantley Astor Denmark of Savannah, class of 1871, who was chosen to lead the first alumni fund raising effort in 1897. This fund raising campaign was successful in raising $40,000 which was later used toward the construction of Memorial Hall. At his untimely death in 1901 at age 51, the UGA officials chose to name the new dining hall in his honor due to his outstanding leadership and loyal support of the University.

Scope and Content Note

These artifacts were used to grace the dining tables in the early days of Denmark Dining Hall.

Index Terms

Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.
University of Georgia. Food Services.

General Notes

RG 3-8

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Denmark Dining Hall artifacts, UA0017, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111 China egg cup with "Denmark Hall" in gold letters
22 sterling silver salt shakers with a "D" engraved
32 small sterling silver compotes engraved with "D" on bottom and a cobalt blue glass insert
41 small silver pill box
51 small sterling bon-bon spoon
61 sterling silver "berry" spoon with enambled peach limbs on front handle and "D" engraved on back handle