Charles D. Staton Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Staton, Charles D.
Charles D. Staton collection
circa 1965
1.0 Gigabytes

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Charles D. Staton graduated from Michigan State University in 1962 with a B.A. in hotel management. He worked as a student personnel supervisor and snackshop manager in Wilson Hall at Michigan State University in 1965. The next year he was the food production supervisor in Wonders Hall. He became the food service manager in Holmes Hall in 1967. He was the residence hall manager of Snyder-Phillips Hall later in his career. He retired in 1997 after 32 years. Staton passed away in 1999.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the digitized versions of two dvds which were created from home movies filmed by Charles Staton in 1965 or 1966. The footage shows a dormitory cafeteria, possibly Wonders Hall or Wilson Hall, and includes scenes of food preparation, a serving line, students eating, workers clearing tables and washing dishes. The second dvd shows footage of football players eating in the cafeteria with some additional footage of a cafeteria line and a server.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

 Added electronic resources Revised

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Amateur films
  • Digital media

Personal Name(s)

  • Staton, Roberta


  • Cafeterias -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Food service -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Food service employees -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Football players -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Electronic Resources 

Digitized Cafeteria Films circa 1965 

Digitized Cafeteria Film 1 

Digitized Cafeteria Film 2 

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