Guide to the Georgina P. Tucker Papers 1920-1997
Cage 732

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Tucker, Georgina.
Title
Georgina P. Tucker Papers
ID
Cage 732
Date [inclusive]
1920-1997
Extent
20.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
18 Linear Feet of Shelf Space Most of the scrapbooks are fragile, consisting of items attached with adhesives to brittle, acidic paper.
Language
English
Abstract
Georgina Petheram Tucker was born in Spokane, Washington in 1911. She attended Washington State College from 1929-1933, graduating with a B.S. in Home Economics with an emphasis in Institutional Management. After receiving her degree, she began her 42-year career with Western Hotels, Inc., (Westin Hotels and Resorts) in the food and beverage department. This collection consists of Georgina Tucker's papers and correspondence, primarily materials related to her career with Western Hotels, Inc. and her years as a student at Washington State College.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Georgina Tucker papers, 1920-1997

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Georgina Petheram Tucker was born in Spokane, Washington in 1911. She attended Washington State College from 1929-1933, graduating with a B.S. in Home Economics with an emphasis in Institutional Management. While at Washington State College Tucker was an active member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. After receiving her degree, she began her 42-year career with Western Hotels, Inc., (Westin Hotels and Resorts) in the food and beverage department. Working at properties in Spokane, Wenatchee, Boise, Seattle, San Francisco, and, finally, Los Angeles, Tucker developed menus, staff training protocol, and food service planning methods for Western Hotels. In 1961, she was named Westin's director of food and beverage.

Tucker was appointed Executive Housekeeper of Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel in 1966. Prior to her service at the Century Plaza, in 1961, she was a consultant in the opening of Western's International Kyoto. Her practical experience in the hotel industry contributed to her authorship of two textbooks, The Science of Housekeeping (1969) and The Professional Housekeeper (1972).

Tucker retired from Western Hotels, Inc. in 1975 and remained active in the hospitality industry as a consultant. In 1989 she traveled to Egypt with the USAID International Executive Service Corps to oversee opening and review operations of several hotels. She also served as an adjunct instructor to hospitality programs at Golden Gate University, Cornell, the University of California at Davis, and Kenya's Utalii University. In her retirement, Tucker was also an active member of numerous community service groups including the Soroptimist Club of Beverly Hills, The Assistance League of San Mateo County, and Saint Matthews Episcopal Church of San Mateo, California. She received Washington State University's Distinguished Home Economics Alumnus Award in 1978.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of Georgina Tucker's papers and correspondence, primarily materials related to her career with Western Hotels, Inc. and her years as a student at Washington State College. It includes photographs, correspondence, recipes and menus, travel ephemera, and a sound recording, as well as extensive scrapbooks documenting Tucker's life and work from 1929 forward.

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Arrangement note

The collection was received with no pre-existing arrangement, and is organized in three series:

Series 1: Personal and professional papers, 1929-1993. This series consists of Tucker's personal papers, correspondence, and publications. It includes articles and newspaper clippings, miscellaneous awards and certificates, personal correspondence, travel materials, Washington State College and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority materials, teaching and instruction materials, and speech drafts.

Series 2: Westin, consulting, and USAID papers, 1933-1989. This series consists of Tucker's professional papers and materials related to her career with Western Hotels, Inc. It includes Western Hotels, Inc. recipes and menus, and materials related to Tucker's role as Executive Director of Food and Beverage. Also included are materials related to Tucker's 1961 Japan consulting trip and her work with the International Executive Service Corps in Egypt.

Series 3: Scrapbooks and oversize materials, 1920-1990. This series consists of scrapbooks and oversize materials. The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically and document Tucker's time at Washington State College, her work and travels, community service activities, and retirement.

Most photographs and other visual materials in the collection are in the scrapbook series, but some are filed with related items in the other series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection of Georgina Tucker's papers was donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Westin Hotels and Resorts in 1999 as part of an installment of their corporate records (MS 2000-03, separated from MS 1999-20).

Processing Information note

Talia Jensen began processing the collection in 2007, and Tabitha Erdey completed the project in 2009.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

This collection is closely related to the records of Westin Hotels and Resorts (Cage 656), also held in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.

Separated Materials note

Tucker's two textbooks, The Science of Housekeeping (1969) and The Professional Housekeeper (1972), were removed for individual cataloging.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Archives.
  • Westin Hotels and Resorts.

Personal Name(s)

  • Tucker, Georgina -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Businesses and Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Food industry and trade.
  • Hotel housekeeping.
  • Hotel management.
  • Washington (State)
  • Women

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General note

Most of the scrapbooks are fragile, consisting of items attached with adhesives to brittle, acidic paper.

The Washington Women's History Consortium provided funding assistance for processing.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Personal and professional papers, 1929-1997 

 

Box Folder

Articles, biographies, related correspondence, and miscellaneous family documents, 1923-1974 

1 1

Articles (clippings). Topics: housekeeping, restaurants, and home economics, 1961-1986 

1 2

Westin Hotels articles (clippings), 1958-1978 

1 3

Community service organizations (clippings), 1960-1989 

1 4

Wedding invitation, Georgina Petheram and Ralph Tucker (lithographic plate), undated 

1 5

Last Will and Testament, 1954 

1 6

Western Hotels Thurston Dupar Inspirational Award, 1970 

1 7

Western Hotels Thurston Dupar Inspirational Award correspondence and related documentation, 1970 

1 8

Western Hotels, Inc. awards, 1958-1975 

1 9

Miscellaneous awards and certificates of appreciation, 1984-1993 

1 10

Hilton Senior HHonors Club, 1988 

1 11

Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer, Washington State University, Harry Mullikin Award, 1997 

1 12

Republican National Committee, 1972-1992 

1 13

Photographs, 1938-1965 

1 14

Correspondence 

Box Folder

Holiday cards and miscellaneous; undated, 1996 

1 15

Miscellaneous, 1961-1969 

1 16

Holiday letters and miscellaneous, 1961-1966, 1976 

2 17

Personal: Fran and Bob, 1961 

2 18

Toilet paper, undated 

2 19

Personal, 1970-1979 

2 20

Personal, 1983-1989 

2 21

Personal, 1990-1993 

2 22

 

Box Folder

Travel: Japan, Thailand, India, Europe trip, miscellaneous, 1961 

2 23

Travel: France, 1985 

2 24

Travel: United States, miscellaneous ephemera, undated 

2 25

Travel: miscellaneous, 1970s-1990s 

2 26

Event programs and miscellaneous, 1972-1984 

2 27

Speeches; 1961, 1969 

2 28

WSU College of Home Economics 75 Year Diamond Jubilee Celebration, 1978 

2 29

Washington State University, student and alumni items, 1929-1990 

2 30

Washington State University, Alpha Delta Pi, 1931-1978 

2 31

Alpha Delta Pi Reunion photographs, 1957 

2 32

Future Homemakers of America national meeting, Los Angeles, 1972 

3 33

Ramada Inter-National Association, 13th annual meeting and convention, 1975 

3 34

Hilton housekeeping seminar, 1986 

3 35

Teaching and instructional materials, undated 

3 36

The Professional Housekeeper correspondence, 1980 

3 37

Kenya Utalii College, Nairobi, 1982 

Box Folder

Correspondence 

3 38

Trip journal and teaching notes 

3 39

Publications 

3 40

Course materials 

3 41

Cornell University Center for Personal Development, 1984-1989 

Box Folder

Correspondence and class rosters 

3 42

Programs 

3 43

Curriculum outlines and transparencies 

3 44

Photographs 

3 45

 

Box Folder

Golden Gate University, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Advisory Board agendas and materials, 1984-1992 

3 46

Golden Gate University course syllabi and correspondence, professional lecturer certificate, 1984-1992 

4 47

University of California Davis, course syllabi and correspondence, 1991-1993 

4 48

Teaching and instructional materials, miscellaneous, 1972-1986 

4 49

"Christmas at Filoli," 1980s 

4 50

Membership and miscellaneous cards, 1943-1993 

4 51

Assistance League of San Mateo County, 1960-1993 

4 52

Church of Saint Matthew, San Mateo, California, 1945-1993 

4 53

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Series 2: Westin Hotels, consulting, and USAID papers, 1933-1989 

 

Box Folder

Recipe book, circa 1935-1937 

4 54-55

Recipes, menu specifications, 1950-1965 

4 56-57

Photographs of Tucker with others at Roosevelt Hotel, 1939 

4 58

Hotel Boise, 1955 

4 59

Western Hotels, Inc. photographs, circa 1960s-1970s 

4 60

Tucker oral history, "History of 30 Years with Westin" (audiocassette), circa 1960s-1970s 

4 61

Assistant Managers in Charge of Food and Beverage School agenda and photographs, 1954 August 

5 62

14 Day Cycle menu and reference list, undated 

5 63

Resume of chefs' conference, Western Hotels, Inc., 1955 

5 64

Hotel restaurant menus 

Box Folder

Hotel Boise, 1935-1955 

5 65

Davenport Hotel, circa 1930s-1970s 

5 66

Cascadian Hotel, Cosmopolitan Hotel, circa 1930s-1950s 

5 67

Hotel Roosevelt, 1936-1939 

5 68

The Benton, 1935 

5 69

Miscellaneous, circa 1930s-1960s 

5 70-72

 

Box Folder

Hotel menus, recipes, and menu notes, 1930s-1960 

5 73

Hotel menus (newspaper clippings), 1934 

5 74

Miscellaneous Westin ephemera, circa 1970s-1990s 

5 75

Hotel industry magazines, 1982-1990 

6 76

Western Hotels, Inc., miscellaneous food and beverage documents, undated 

6 77

Caesar's Palace consulting, 1987 

6 78

Western Hotels, Inc. manuals, circa 1956 

7 79

Western Hotels, Inc., in-house publications, 1961-1991 

7 80

Western International Hotels, first annual Executive Housekeepers' workshop, 1968 

7 81

Western Hotels, Inc., Marcus Whitman Hotel "Idea Party," 1959 

7 82

Food and beverage marketing and instructional materials, circa 1950s 

7 83

"Milestones" (pamphlet about Westin history), 1998 

7 84

Western Hotels, Inc., Century Plaza Hotel items, 1960s-1970s 

7 85

Century Plaza Hotel memorandum by Tucker: Report on Hotel St. Jaques, 1972 

7 86

Japan consulting trip, 1961 

Box Folder

Photographs 

7 87

Day planner and enclosures (correspondence, printed ephemera, notes) 

7 88.1-88.2

Hotel reports 

7 89

Itineraries, travel materials, and resumes 

8 90

Menus and Recipes 

8 91

Correspondence 

8 92

Miscellaneous printed materials 

8 93

Newspaper clippings 

8 94

Hotel ephemera (pamphlets, tags, menus) 

8 95

Itinerary, guidebooks and other tourist materials, photographs 

8 96-97

Postcards 

9 98

Business cards and miscellaneous notes 

9 99

USAID International Executive Service Corps (IESC), Egypt, 1989 

Box Folder

Printed ephemera and receipts 

9 100

IESC Egypt Welcome Kit 

9 101

Hotel notes 

9 102

Correspondence 

9 103

Receipts, phone messages, invitations, miscellaneous correspondence 

9 104

Hotel printed ephemera (includes in-house forms) 

9 105

IESC Volunteer Executive's Manual 

9 106

IESC newsletters 

9 107

Business cards 

9 108

IESC program materials 

9 109

Trip preparation file 

9 110

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Series 3: Scrapbooks and oversize materials, 1920-1990 

Scrapbooks 

Box Folder

"People, Pictures, Postcards," circa 1920-1970 

10 111-112

Student years, Washington State College. Includes ephemera related to student activities and athletics, 1930-1933 

11 113-114

Student years, Washington State College. Includes ephemera related to student activities and athletics, 1930-1933 (continued) 

12 115

Westin and personal materials, 1934-1990 

12 116-117

Westin and personal materials, 1934-1990 (continued) 

13 118

"Japan and Round the World," 1961 

13 119-120

"Japan and Round the World," 1961 (continued) 

14 121-122

"Soroptimist Club of Beverly Hills," 1969-1972 

14 123

"Soroptimist Club of Beverly Hills," 1969-1972 (continued) 

15 124

 

Box Folder

USAID International Executive Service Corps (IESC), Egypt, 1989 (oversize items) 

15 125

Scrapbook, "1975 Retirement," 1975 

15 126

Miscellaneous oversize items, undated 

15 127

Washington State University Distinguished Home Economics Alumnus Award (certificate), 1978 

16 128

Professional awards (plaques), 1963-1989 

16 129-133

Japan wall calendars, 1960 

Oversize case

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