|Mark Hopkins Hotel|
|Hang Ah Tea Room|
|Old Clam House|
|The Old Ship Saloon|
|Alfred's Steak House|
|St. Francis Soda Fountain|
|Sabella & La Torre|
|Far East Cafe|
|St. Francis Hotel|
|7 Mile House|
|Spenger's Fish Grotto|
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Write a report focused on an historic San Francisco hotel or restaurant. Preferably, the establishment should have opened in the 1920’s or earlier and it must still be operating today. You will need to describe what your hotel or restaurant was like when it opened and what it’s like now. Please include information on working conditions, ownership, location, architecture, and ambience and, for restaurants, cuisine. Also, report on San Francisco’s population and demographics then and now to put your report in context. This report requires a site visit.
Copies of historical union documents for the restaurant industry of San Francisco are available in the Statler Library. Students may ask for them at the reference desk. Documents include:
* Current union documents are also available.
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Korshak, S. R. (2000, April). A Labor--Management Partnership: San Francisco's Hotels and the Employees' Union Try a New Approach. Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 41(2), 14. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com
Cobble, D.S. (1991, April). Organizing the Postindustrial Work Force: Lessons from the History of Waitress Unionism. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 44(3), 419-36. [Statler reserve].
Cobble, D.S. (1995). Dishing it out! Waitresses and the making of their unions in San Francisco, 1900-1941. In D. Cornford (Ed.) Working People of California. Berkeley: University of California Press, Retrieved from http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft9x0nb6fg/
Hsia, .L. (2003). Eating the Exotic: The Growing Acceptability of Chinese cuisine in San Francisco, 1848-1915, Retrieved from http://www.lisabug.net/EatingTheExotic.pdf
Page, T.W. (1902, December). The San Francisco Labor Movement in 1901. Political Science Quarterly 17(4), 664-688. [Statler Reserve].
Spence, M.L. (1983, January). They Also Serve Who Wait. The Western Historical Quarterly. 14(1), 4-28. [Statler Reserve].
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