The subject of this entry no longer exists in Davis or is a former version of something that came afterwards.All information here is for historical reference only.

Former Location
Basement of Freeborn Hall, behind the bowling alley.
Former Owners
Started by students, many from the service fraternity A-Phi-O, or Alpha Phi Omega.
Service Lifespan
school year 1968/69 -> abt 1973

Switchboard was a volunteer-run question-answering service. Everything from 'What's happening in town tonight?' to 'Where is the nearest bus stop?' to 'Who can I talk to about this problem?' to 'How do you make eggnog?'. Folks gathered up copies of newspapers, phone directories, bus schedules, various reference books, and notes about local events; signed up to work various shifts (mostly open in the evening/night' and tried to help whoever called. We referred many callers to the Library Reference Desk, The House, various tutors, and other help services.

Switchboard used phones and office space provided by the University. Eventually ASUCD failed to renew the request for these resources, and Switchboard lost its home.


You must be logged in to comment on this page. Please log in.