Martin P. Catherwood Letter to Joseph Raffel

Collection Number: /4292m

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Martin P. Catherwood Letter to Joseph Raffel, 1963
Collection Number:
/4292m
Creator:
Catherwood, Martin P.
Quantity:
1 file folder.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, manuscript (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letter from Martin P. Catherwood to Joseph Raffel, Senior Industrial Investigator for the New York State Department of Labor, March 13, 1963.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Martin P. Catherwood (January 28, 1904 November 23, 1978)
Few members of Cornell's faculty have served the University, New York State, and the Ithaca community with such
devotion and distinction as Martin P. Catherwood. To these employments he brought energy, probing Intelligence,
administrative skills, and close knowledge of industry, labor, and government.
As a result of the close working relationship that had developed between the State Planning Board and the Joint
Legislative Committee on Industrial and Labor Conditions headed by Irving M. Ives, the majority leader of the
Assembly, the legislature created the Division of Commerce as of May 1, 1941. Governor Herbert H. Lehman
appointed Catherwood as the first commissioner of commerce and Governor Thomas E. Dewey continued him in
that office. In this important and pioneering post, Catherwood set the foundations and structure for the division
that it has retained ever since.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of a single letter written by Martin P. Catherwood, Industrial Commissioner for the New York State Department of Labor, to Joseph Raffel, Senior Industrial Investigator for the New York State Department of Labor, concerning Mr Raffel's completion of a staff development seminar at Cornell University. The original cover is included. The lack of a stamp or post mark on the cover indicates that the letter may have been hand delivered.
The donor, Mr Raffel's granddaughter, included one of Mr Raffel's business cards.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Catherwood, M. P.(Martin Paul), 1904-1978
Raffel, Joseph
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Form and Genre Terms:
Correspondence.
Manuscript (documents).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Martin P. Catherwood Letter to Joseph Raffel #/4292m. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 1963
March 13, 1963