McKelvey, Jean T. Memorabilia, 1973-1998
Collection Number: /4202 MB

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives
Cornell University Library


Jean T. McKelvey Memorabilia, 1973-1998
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives
Collection Number:
/4202 MB
This collection consists of a diploma, plaque and four awards.
McKelvey, Jean T.
0.67 cubic feet
Collection material in English

Biographical / Historical

Jean McKelvey (February 9, 1908 January 5, 1998) was one of the founding faculty at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1946, the first female member of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) in 1947, the NAA's first female president in 1970, and an accomplished author of many works on arbitration and other labor topics. The first fully endowed chair at the ILR School was named the Jean McKelvey-Alice Grant Professorship of Labor-Management Relations.
A graduate of Wellesley College (AB '29, MA '31) and Radcliffe College (PhD '33), McKelvey taught at Sarah Lawrence College from 1932 to 1945. She joined the newly-formed New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1946 as the school's first professor, reaching the rank of full professor in 1951. She became Professor Emerita in 1976. In addition to developing the ILR School's fields of study with Maurice Neufeld, teaching at the ILR School, and conducting scholarly research, McKelvey served on the Region II National War Labor Board (1944-1945), New York State Board of Mediation (1955-1966), the Federal Services Impasses Panel (1979-1990), and other boards and panels.
Among her many honors and awards were the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's Special Award for Distinguished Service in Labor Management Relations (1973), Arbitrator of the Year Award from the American Arbitration Association (1983), and Distinguished Services Awards from Wellesley College (1975), the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (1989), and the Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals (1990).
See the Cornell University Faculty Memorial Statement for Professor Jean McKelvey:
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Preferred Citation

Jean T. McKelvey Memorabilia #/4202 MB. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

Related Materials

Related Collections: /3001: Jean T. McKelvey Papers /4165 OHT: Jean T. McKelvey Interview with Ronald Schatz /4202: Jean T. McKelvey Additional Files /4202 P: Jean T. McKelvey Photographs 5154: New York City Office of Collective Bargaining Records /4180: Jean T. McKelvey Additional Papers /4208: Maurice F. Neufeld and Jean T. McKelvey, eds. "Industrial Relations at the Dawn of the New Millennium" Monograph 6038 P: Photographs Archival Collection


McKelvey, Jean T.(Jean Trepp), 1908-1998.

Box 1 Folder 1
UAW Social Justice Award presented to Dr. Jean Trepp McKelvey
Box 1 Folder 2
Decoupage Plaque
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Photos decoupage to a wooden plaque
Box 2 Folder 1
Federal Negotiation and Conciliation Service Award
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Photocopy - 1973
Box 2 Folder 2
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
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Commendation - 1975
Box 2 Folder 3
Jean McKelvey - Alice Grant Professorship of Labor-Management Relations
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Sept. 14, 1994 -- Dedication
Box 2 Folder 4
Cornell Campaign - Book Plate -- 1990-1995
Box 2 Folder 5
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This Building is dedicated to Jean Trepp McKelvey, Daughter of East Orange, New Jersey, Professor of Labor and Industrial RelationsOctober 29, 1980 ; Certificate of Appreciation - Jean T. McKelvey -- In your hands, as a member of the UAW Public Review
Box 2 Folder 6
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3 Sketches of Jean McKelvey and 1 sketch of an unidentified man
Box 2 Folder 7
Dues book ; 'Books to Read'
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Membership Book from United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America (Jean McKelvey, member) ; 'Books to Read' is a journal Jean McKelvey kept of books she read and books she lent out to people