© 2006 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Betty Hawley Donnelly. Papers, 1930-1970.
Donnelly, Betty Hawley.
4 linear feet.
Forms of Material:
Photographs, clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, programs, certificates, correspondence
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
Correspondence and files of Betty Hawley Donnelly, vice president of the New York Federation of Labor and its successor, the
New York State AFL-CIO.
Collection material in English
Consist chiefly of correspondence and reports concerning vocational education and health. Include correspondence (1939-1943)
with the following: Ernest L. Stebbin (commissioner of health, City of New York), Lester W. Herzog (administrator, Federal
Works Agency, Work Projects Administration), Frank Powers (Powers X-Ray Corporation), George F. Pigott (associate superintendent
of schools), John E. Wade (superintendent of schools), and Hiram Jones (State Department of Education) regarding the vocational
school x-ray survey, tuberculosis, and health programs in the New York vocational high schools; also reports on health instruction,
physical examinations, physical fitness, tuberculosis, and the vocational schools chest x-ray survey; letters (1943) from
members of the Assembly, State of New York (Albany) regarding the Vocational Schools Health Bill, Assembly PR 1627, Int. 1448;
letters (1959-1960) regarding retail marketing in New York City; letters (1965) on Donnelly's
retirement; condolence letters to Donnelly's son, John R. Hawley, upon her death (1970); requests for criticisms
of curricula for courses in woodworking, carpentry, optical mechanics and retail distribution; and reports of the Committee
on Education of the New York State Federation of Labor (1939, 1941, 1956). Also include a report of the New York City Board
of Education's Advisory Board on Vocational Education to members of the Governor's Committee on Discrimination (1942); occupational
survey of the food trades of the City of New York (1958); reports on job opportunities for electrical workers and automotive
engineers; curricula outlines (1962-1963) for courses in food trades, beauty culture, automotive mechanics, sheet metal working,
plumbing, machine shop and plastics; financial statements (1958, 1959), and routine letters (1929-1963) of the Petroleum Education
Foundation chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York; interim report to study
vocational education (1940); clippings; photographs; and printed and miscellaneous materials.