Betty Hawley Donnelly papers

Collection Number: 5393

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


Betty Hawley Donnelly papers, 1946-1970
Collection Number:
Donnelly, Betty Hawley
4 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
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


A vice-president of the New York State AFL-CIO for fifty years and chairman of its committee on education. Donnelly also worked with the N.Y.C. Board of Education for forty years and was a member of the President's and Governor's Committees for the Physically Handicapped.


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.

New York State AFL-CIO.
New York State Federation of Labor
United States. Federal Works Agency.
United States. Work Projects Administration.
Donnelly, Betty Hawley
Stebbin, Ernest L.

Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Food service employees -- New York (N.Y.)
Occupational surveys.
Occupational training -- New York (N.Y.)
Occupational training -- New York (State)
Vocational education planning -- New York (N.Y.)
Labor leaders
Vocational teachers
Automobile industry. United States. Vocational guidance.
Beauty culture. Study and teaching. United States.
Electric industries. United States. Vocational guidance.
Food service. Study and teaching. United States.
Machine shops. United States. Vocational guidance.
Sheet-metal works. Study and teaching. United States.
Vocational students. Health and hygiene. New York (State).

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Betty Hawley Donnelly papers #5393. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Box 1 Folder 1 1943
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3
Box 1 Folder 4
Box 1 Folder 5
Box 1 Folder 6 1963-1964
Box 2 Folder 1 1970
Box 2 Folder 2 1958-1959
Box 2 Folder 3
Box 2 Folder 4 1934-1963
Box 2 Folder 5 1939-1970
Box 2 Folder 6 1958
Box 2 Folder 7 1970
Box 2 Folder 8 1965
Box 2 Folder 9
Box 2 Folder 10
Box 2 Folder 11 1948
Box 2 Folder 12 1964
Box 3 Folder 1
Box 3 Folder 2
Box 3 Folder 3 1966
Box 3 Folder 4 1946