Clifford Brown Connelley papers, 1907-1924 [manuscript]


.25 linear ft.
The Clifford B. Connelley papers include speeches made by Connelley, and one 1907 educational pamphlet written by Connelley for the use by teachers in classrooms. The speeches address the varying topics of education, labor, industry, and safety, and so are organized into correlating series. They are printed on onion skin paper and typewritten.
Clifford B. Connelley was born on March 26, 1863 in Monongahela City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He attended Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Western University of Pittsburgh (now the University of Pittsburgh) and the Teachers College of Columbia University. Professionally, Clifford B. Connelley was a supporter of industrial and labor education. He served as an educator, then superintendent, in the shops of the University of Pittsburgh, principal at the 5th Ward Manual Training School of Allegheny, and consulting supervisor for the Pittsburgh Industrial Schools. Connelley served on the original Board of Education, begun in 1911, for eighteen years. In addition to this Connelley was one of the original three planners for the Carnegie Institute of Technology and was connected with its administration for seventeen years, serving for the last thirteen as Dean for the Division of Industries. Connelley served there during World War I as Director of the Vocational Section of the S.A.C.T and Chairman of the Selective Draft Board in Allegheny County, and held many other community positions. Connelley was appointed Acting Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry on April 23, 1919, and then was named Commissioner on November 13, 1919. In 1889 Clifford married Katherine, with whom he would have three children: Eugene Culp, Ella, and Katherine. Clifford B. Connelley died in Pittsburgh on September 30, 1938.
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Clifford Brown Connelley papers, MSS 0575, Library and Archives Division, Senator John Heinz History Center, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
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