Guide to the Dairy Bar Papers, 1977-2006

Collection number: UA 15/1/1
Size: 1 boxes (0.10 cu.ft.)

About the UNH Dairy Bar

The UNH Dairy Bar is housed in the historic train station which was built in Lynn, Ma. in 1896 and moved to Durham in 1911. As automobiles began to replace trains as the preferred method of transportation, the Boston & Maine discontinued many of its lightly-patronized passenger trains. All passenger service to Durham stopped in 1967 and the empty train station was sold to UNH for $1. The Department of Animal Science renovated the station to house the dairy bar that formerly operated out of the dairy building (Taylor Hall). It served ice-cream made on campus from milk produced by UNH cows. It also had a limited grill. In 1976, operations of the Dairy Bar became part of the Food Service Management program in the Thompson School of Applied Sciences. Since then it has served as a resturant and ice cream bar. In 2001, the train depot began once again to serve passengers as the Durham stop on Amtrak's Downeaster Line.

About the Dairy Bar Papers

The UNH Dairy Bar Papers consist of historical images, menus, histories, blueprints, a cookbook, and extensive publicity covering the history of the building after its move to New Hampshire.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box number], Dairy Bar Papers, 1977-2006, UA 15/1/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Unknown gift, 2018.

MC 103, Downeaster Inaugural Memorabilia Collection, Dec. 14, 2001 (Milne Special Collections and Archives

Separated Material

Duplicate copies of materials were discarded in favor of the originals. Newspapers were photocopied onto acid-free paper.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is organized by material.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Histories & Fact Sheets
Box 1, Folder 2Photographs and Drawings, 1977 and Undated
Box 1, Folder 3Publicity, 1979-2006
Box 1, Folder 4Renovation Papers; Contract between UNH and B&O, 1960
Box 1, Folder 5Dairy Bar Blueprints, 1976-1985
Box 1, Folder 6Old Menus, undated
Box 1, Folder 7Dairy Bar Menus, Recipe Book, undated
Box 1, Folder 8Inaugural Downeaster Run, 2001