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Copper Kettle recipes

Identifier: MSS 547 large

Scope and Contents

Copper Kettle recipes are collections of recipes weekly featured on the Copper Kettle Kitchen television show. The collection also includes some poems and quotes.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1983

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Madeline Ver Planck (1921 - 2009), known professionally as Martha Dixon, was born in Adrian Michigan in 1921. She held numerous positions in the food and hospitality fields ranging from northern Michigan to Florida and the Bahamas. In 1954, she was chosen to host the television cooking show 'The Copper Kettle' at WJIM-TV in Lansing, Michigan. That thirty-minute live production turned into a full production sixty minute 'Martha Dixon Show' and ran for twenty-five years. The Copper Kettle Kitchen, Channel 6, The Martha Dixon Show, WJIM-TV (now WLNS) weekly newsletters of recipes used on the show.


.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The arrangment is chronological.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Shirley Sliker.

Processing Information

Leslie M. Behm processed and Cathy Gibson updated this collection in 2017

Finding Aid for the Copper Kettle recipes
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Leslie M. Behm and Cathy Gibson
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA