This document is a request to the University Board by the Diet Committee in 1795. This request was made during the same year that the first student, Hinton James, enrolled in this campus. The request communicated their areas of concern about the food that was being offered on campus by mentioning the quantity and quality of drinks and food served during the time, so this was a way to ensure that the students could get the proper food that they need. In this document, the Diet Committee wrote things like “Resolved that the committee appointed to report the quality and quantity…be authorized to…report the sum he will board students for”. This statement is just to show how the diet committee wanted the university to pay attention to the amount and condition of food that was given to students. Also, if you pay more attention to the document, then you would recognize that there were other things that the Diet Committee would like to see happen. This document was important to me because we are trying to tell the story of food in the south, and this document is a part of the food story that exists here at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This document could be used to talk about how the students on campus were ensure about the food that they were going to get since this was a fairly new university during the time. This could be used to tell us more about the other people in the South. This document transformed what poor resources the university had on campus before the request and turned it into something better. Granted, the document alone didn’t created the expectation that we, as students, have now; however, it definitely helped influence it.
Work Cited: Comm appted to consider quantity & quality of meats & drinks, in the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Records #40001, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.