Hazel Shuttleworth Meyer Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Meyer, Hazel Shuttleworth
Hazel Shuttleworth Meyer papers
Date [inclusive]
0.4 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Hazel Shuttleworth was born on August 10, 1926 in Middleton, Michigan. She married Jay D. Meyer and had five children. She attended Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) from 1944 to 1948 and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. While a student at Michigan State, she served as South Williams Hall president, was on the Student Council, was a member of Pi Alpha, and the Women’s Co-op League. Starting in 1945, she worked as a dining hall hostess and then in other food service positions at the women’s dorms on West Circle to pay for her room and board. She returned to MSC in 1950 as an assistant food supervisor in Williams Hall and then in Landon Hall. The rules governing female employees at the time forced her to resign and be rehired after her pregnancies. She became manager of Williams Hall in 1960 and was one of the first women to fight the forced resignation during pregnancy by obtaining a medical leave of absence for her fifth child. Meyer had an employee organize and type the handwritten recipes that had been used in the dorms since the 1930s. When she left MSU, she took copies of the recipes and used them in later jobs at a private college, a school district, and a nursing home.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains folders of recipes that were used in Michigan State University dormitory dining halls. Some have handwritten revisions attached to them. There is also a program from the Mildred L. Jones (assistant manager of residence hall in charge of food service) honorary dinner and a short manuscript entitled "My Food Service Career at Michigan State University."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2005

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Division of Dormitories and Food Services.
  • Michigan State University. Staff.


  • Manuscripts
  • Recipes

Personal Name(s)

  • Jones, Mildred L.
  • Meyer, Hazel Shuttleworth


  • Food service -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Food service employees -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Maternity leave
  • Pregnant women -- Employment
  • Quantity cooking

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Mildred L. Jones Dinner Program June 15, 1964 

1989h 1

“My Food Service Career at Michigan State University” Undated 

1989h 2


Box Folder

Beverage Recipes 1961-1964, Undated 

1989h 3

Biscuit and Muffins Recipes 1963-1964, 1979, Undated 

1989h 4

Bread Recipes 1961, 1963-1965, Undated 

1989h 5

Breakfast Items Recipes 1963, Undated 

1989h 6

Cake Recipes 1963-1964, 1966, Undated 

1989h 8

Cookie Recipes 1961, 1963, Undated 

1989h 8

Dessert Recipes 1957, 1963, 1979-1980, Undated 

1989h 9

Egg, Cheese and Fish Dish Recipes 1961-1964, 1979-1980, Undated 

1989h 10

Icing Recipes 1963, 1979 

1989h 11

Individual Salad Recipes 1963 

1989h 12

Luncheon Dishes Recipes 1961-1963, 1979-1980, Undated 

1989h 13

Main Dish Salad Recipes 1963, 1979-1980 

1989h 14

Meat, Fish and Poultry Recipes 1963, 1970, 1979-1980, Undated 

1989h 15

Mixed Salad Recipes 1963-1964, 1979-1980, Undated 

1989h 16

Molded Salad Recipes 1961, 1963-1964, 1971, Undated 

1989h 17

Pie Recipes 1961, 1963-1964, Undated 

1989h 18

Relish Recipes 1961-1962, Undated 

1989h 19

Roll Recipes 1963-1964, Undated 

1989h 20

Sauces for Desserts Recipes 1961-1962, Undated 

1989h 21

Sauces for Main Dishes Recipes 1961-1963, Undated 

1989h 22

Salad Dressing Recipes 1961, 1963, Undated 

1989h 23

Sandwich Recipes 1961-1963, Undated 

1989h 24

Soup Recipes 1963 

1989h 25

Vegetable Recipes 1963, Undated 

1989h 26