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Coffee Houses and Cafes Collection

Identifier: AC 25

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily contains promotional materials (flyers, posters), artist contracts, photographs, and Round Table articles for events that took place in Beloit College's various cafes and other small venues, including Coughy Haus (C-Haus), Java Joint, and the Breeze Café. Café Series and Coffee and Conversation events are among those documented. There are also a very small amount of records related to the operations of Coughy Haus, such as training manuals, financial information, a menu, and college policies.


  • 1972-ongoing

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Breeze Café no longer exists; the space now holds a lounge in Pearsons Hall. Java Joint serves the purpose that the Breeze Café once did.

The Coughy Haus is the student music venue and bar on the residential side of campus, located on the south-east corner of College and Clary Street. In addition to food and drink, the C-Haus offers foosball, pool, air hockey, video games, and darts, along with live entertainment that is coordinated by students. Our main philosophy is to maintain the C-Haus as a positive social atmosphere where all students, alumni, faculty and staff and their guests are welcome to congregate. [source:]


2.42 Linear Feet (1 box, oversize material; further additions are expected)

Language of Materials


Coffee Houses and Cafes Collection
Michelle Tom
November, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA