The Elizabeth Beavers Collection

Elizabeth Beavers is an Oklahoma native who dedicated many years of service to child nutrition both in that state and in Texas. Her double major in Home Economics and Business gave her a solid base on which to build a long and highly rewarding career.

Box 1
Wooden recipe box labeled "Workshop Recipe File", filled with recipe cards.

Four inches of additional recipe cards.

"Teaching About Nutrition", Colorado Department of Education, C.M. Frasier, Commissioner, case containing twelve folders of materials. Handwritten note: Nutrition [Curric] written by Dr. Emma Nance after retirement. (USDA SWRO Nutritionist).

Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs, Other Foods, United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Program Aid, Number 1331, January 1984, Revised May 1990.

Booklet: Favorite Recipes from Kansas Schools, This is a collection of favorite recipes submitted by School Food Service women of Kansas. Cash prizes were awarded during the 1970 State Meeting. Government donated wheat products - rolled wheat, bulgur and flour were used. We hope you like them. KANSAS WHEAT COMMISSION

Plaque: ELIZABETH BEAVERS, In recognition and appreciation of your service on the Executive Board of the American School Food Service Association for the years 1978-1980, John D. Moseley, Executive Director.

Name plate: Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers.

Framed certificate: Texas School Food Service Association Certificate of Appreciation Presented To Elizabeth Beavers In Recognition Of Outstanding Support And Service 1980 - 1981, Beth Carson, President, TSFSA

Plaque: Awarded To Cora Elizabeth Beavers For Seventeen Years Service To The Texas Education Agency, 1986

Various ribbons from meetings.

Box 2
Folder 1
Telegram: From Keith Cartwright to Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell regarding commodity distribution in Bryan County, December 10, 1953.

Letter: From Robert L. Kennedy, Editor, School Lunch Journal, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, regarding an article on "Processed Foods" for the School Lunch Journal, April 10, 1961.

Letter: From Charles W. Foster, Executive Secretary, Association of School Business Officials, to Mrs. Elizabeth M. Beavers, Director of Cafeterias, Beaumont City Schools, regarding a panel on The School Business Administrator and the School Lunch, July 26, 1961.

Letter: From Charles W. Foster, Executive Secretary, Association of School Business Officials, to Mrs. Elizabeth M. Beavers, Director of Cafeterias, Beaumont City Schools, thanking Mrs. Beavers for participating in The School Business Administrator and the School Lunch panel, with an enclosed carbon copy of a letter from Charles W. Foster to Mr. Cecil Collins, Business Manager, Independent School District, Beaumont, Texas, informing Mr. Collins of how well Mrs. Beavers performed on the above mentioned panel, August 9, 1961.

Letter: From Mrs. Mary Carson, Secretary, Multiple Unit Section, American School Food Serviced Assn., to Mrs. Elizabeth M. Beavers, Director of Cafeterias, Beaumont City Schools, thanking Mrs. Beavers for serving on The School Business Administrator and the School Lunch panel, August 16, 1961.

Letter: From John Perryman, American School Food Serviced Association, to Mrs. Elizabeth M. Beavers, Director of Cafeterias, Beaumont City Schools, thanking Mrs. Beavers for her work on the Denver Convention Committee, August 24, 1961.

Letter: From Chas. M. Hicks, Chief Consultant, School Lunch Program, Texas Education Agency, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Director of Cafeterias, Garden City, Kansas, regarding a job offer for the Waco district, January 28, 1969.

Letter: From Chas. M. Hicks, Chief Consultant, School Lunch Program, Texas Education Agency, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Director of Cafeterias, Garden City, Kansas, regarding a job offer for the Waco district, March 5, 1969.

Article: Sauce Will Coax Unliked Vitamins Into School Kids, by Steve
Sells, The Wichita Eagle, April 1, 1967.

Article: Durant CofC To Host School Lunch Workers On Lake Cruise, Durant Daily Democrat, Durant, Oklahoma, n/d.

Folder 2:
Letter: From Chas. M. Hicks, Chief Consultant, School Lunch Program, Texas Education Agency, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Garden City, Kansas, regarding an interview schedules for Mrs. Beavers with Mr. Graham, December 10, 1968.

Telegram: From Leon R. Graham, Assistant Commissioner for Administration, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, offering Mrs. Beavers the position of School Lunch Consultant, January 6 1969.

Letter: From Leon R. Graham, Assistant Commissioner for Administration, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, offering Mrs. Beavers the position of School Lunch Consultant, January 6 1969.


Inter-Office Communication: From Leon Graham to Mr. Richard Steele regarding Employment of Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Garden City, Kansas, March 12, 1969.

Letter: From Elizabeth Beavers, to Mr. Thomas F. Saffell and Members of the Board of Education, Unified School District #457, Garden City, Kansas, regarding Mrs. Beavers' resignation, May 6, 1969.

Letter: From Chas. M. Hicks, Chief Consultant, School Lunch, Texas Education Agency, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Garden City, Kansas, regarding a workshop at San Jacinto College, May 14, 1969.

Teacher's Contract: C. Elizabeth Beavers, Term 1969-70, 10 months, $9,000.00, May 22, 1969.

Letter: From Richard A. Steele, Director of Personnel Administration and Staff Development, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, regarding Mrs. Beavers' appointment as Consultant, at a monthly salary of $794.00, June 5, 1969.

Letter: From F. J. Binion, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services, and Dorothy Davenport, District Supervisor, to Mr. Charles A. Cole, Program Director, regarding Mrs. Beavers superb performance at the Workshop in Ysleta, June 8, 1973.

Letter: From Texas Education Agency to Dear School Lunch Gang regarding Rachel's Retirement Party and "School Lunch Class Reunion", June 16, 1973.

Letter: From Richard A. Steele, Director of Personnel Administration and Staff Development, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, regarding Mrs. Beavers' reclassification and promotion to the position of Consultant, February 18, 1976.

Letter: From W.J. "Bill" Strickler, Training Specialist, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, T.E.A Food Coordinator, regarding the attendants at a seminar in Temple last summer, April 24, 1976.

Clipping: The Gaslight Dinner Theatre Presents "Take Her She's Mine", n/d.

Letter: From (Mrs.) Gracie Specks, R.D., Food and Nutrition Instructor, Mary Hardin-Baylor College, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Consultant, regarding guest speakers, May 1976.

Letter: From Barbara Ray, American School Food Service Association, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beaver, regarding TV spot info, June 21, 1976.

Reception Invitation: From Carnation Company, Los Angeles, California, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, ASFSA Southwest Regional Director, for the LAGNIAPPE Silver Plate Reception honoring Mrs. Beverly Lowe, Hampton, Virginia, July 25, 1978.

Thank You note: From Jean Moseley to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers regarding Moseley's move to Colorado, August 1979.

Invitation: From Senator George McGovern to Elizabeth Beavers, Consultant, Area VIII, Texas Education Agency, to a Child Nutrition Appreciation Reception honoring Senator George McGovern, July 22, 1980.

Folder 3:
Letter: From Ruth Oviatt, American School Food Service Association, To: Seminar Registrants, regarding 14th Annual Industry Seminar, January 20-24, 1980, January 4, 1980.

Letter: From Mary Nix, President-Elect, ASFSA, to Elizabeth Beavers, Southwest Regional Director - ASFSA, regarding the Southwest-Midwest Regional Leadership Seminar, April 21, 1980.

Letter: From Marie K. Pouwels and Edward J. Post, Conference Co-Chairmen, to Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Texas Education Agency, regarding the 1980 American School Food Service Association Conference in Kansas City, August 15, 1980.

Memorandum: From ASFSA Headquarters Staff regarding the retirement of Director of Professional Programs Louise A. K. Frolich, November 15, 1985.

Letter: From Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers, Consultant, School Lunch, to Louise Frolich regarding Ms. Frolich's retirement, December 3, 1985.

Letter: From Charles Ketchum, President, Texas School Food Service Association, to Elizabeth Beavers regarding presenters at the Academy of Stars Installation Ceremony, with attached plans for presentation, June 1980.

Agenda: Texas School Food Service Association First Board Meeting, June 18, 1980.

Letter: From John Sharp, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin, TX, to Ms. Elizabeth Beavers, regarding school food service purchasing cooperatives, March 1, 1995.

Folder 4:
Resume: Elizabeth Beavers, n/d.

Article: Hurricane Carla, September 9-12, 1961, http://www.srh.noaa.gov/crp/docs/research/hurrhistory/Carla/carla.html, 7/18/2006.

Agenda: Temple School Food Service Workshop Classes & Instructors, June 28,29,30, 1983.

Table: Measuring Techniques, Conversion of Water from Measure to Weight, n/d.

Tricks of the Trade: Four pages of time and labor saving tips for the school kitchen, n/d.

Folder 5:
To: All School Lunch Personnel
From: Mrs. Kitty I. McLaughlin
Date: Summer of 1966
Subject: FOCUS YOUR SPECS ON BREAD
Purpose: The purpose of this demonstration is to show the class a way to make and shape a variety of products from a few basic doughs.

Folder 6:
Article: Muffins As Basic Breads, School Lunch Journal, November 1962.

Bread and Butter Sandwich Making, n/d.

Folder 7:
Nutrition education materials for grades kindergarten through six.

Folder 8:
Questionnaire: How Do I Rate As A School Lunch Worker? n/d.

Folder 9:
Various conversion tables for recipe ingredients.

Folder 10:
Food Service Recipes From Elizabeth Beavers.

Folder 11:
The National School Lunch Program: Hunger in Our Nation's Classrooms, by Ronald F. Pollack, Director, The Food Research and Action Center and Staff Attorney, Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law, November 18, 1970. 40 pages.

Folder 12:
A Few Words To The Wise
A Tribute To School Lunch Personnel/Recipes For A Good School Lunch Manager
Would I Hire Me?