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Lewis Hotel Training School Course materials, 1951-1958

Identifier: MS2135 Series 11

Scope and Contents

This series contains 30 lessons produced by the Lewis Hotel Training school. The series has lessons 1-14, 33, 36-50. These were published between 1951-1958


  • 1951-1958

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

In 1920, Clifford M. Lewis opened the Lewis Hotel Training School located at 2301 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Lewis Hotel Training School offered training in Washington D. C., with lessons that focused on the skills and activities associated with specific hotel jobs. The positions range from “silver and glass pantry workers” to “counter man or girl” to “house detective.” Each item provides an overview of the positions and the skills needed to successfully do the job. The school also provided a correspondence program advertised in newspapers around the country including Sacramento, Fort Worth, Hartford, and Little Rock. Over time the school expanded to include training programs including Complete Lewis Hotel Training Course, Lewis Cafeteria and Tea Room Course, Lewis Hotel Accountancy Course, and Lewis Cookery Courses.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Arranged numerically by lesson

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of J. Ford Huffman, 2022 March 03 (Accession 2022.007)


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America