The Evolution of the American Diner


            Credits given to all of the sources which I used and cited within this project. All of these sources are incredible, helpful, and fascinating reads. If you find the time, I highly recommend you pick up any of these books or journal articles.

Gabriele, Michael C. Phone interview with author. Transcript in author’s possession.

Gabriele, Michael C. The History of Diners in New Jersey. Charleston: American Palate, 2013.

Garbin, Randy. Diners of New England. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2005.

Gutman, Richard J.S. American Diner Then and Now. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.

Gutman, Richard J.S. “Diner Design: Overlooked Sophistication.” Perspecta Vol 15 (1975): 41-53.

Gutman, Richard J.S. The Worcester Lunch Car Company. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.

Hurley, Andrew. Diners, Bowling Alleys and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in the Postwar Consumer Culture. New York: Basic Books, 2001.

Hurley, Andrew. “From Hash House to Family Restaurant: The Transformation of the Diner and Post-World War II Consumer Culture.” The Journal of American History Vol 83 (1997): 1282-1308.

Witzel, Michael Karl. The American Diner. Osceola: MBI Publishing Company, 1999.

All photo credits are given in photo description.

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