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Betty Halff Llewellyn

Betty Halff Llewellyn, American archivist. Recipient James Smithson Bronze medal, Smithsonian Institution, 1978, James Smithson Silver medal, 1980.


  • Llewellyn, Betty Halff was born on June 12, 1911 in Midland, Texas, United States. Daughter of Henry Mayer and Rose (Wechsler) Barnet.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1934. Graduate, Gemological Institute America, Santa Monica, Calif, 1968.


    • Partner Halff Interests, Dallas, since 1934. Director New Theater, 1936—1940. Executive director McCord Theater Collection, since 1968.

      Public Walnut Hill Public, since 1983.


    • Author (with A.C. Greene): I Can't Forget, 1984.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Officer Lake Charles (Louisiana) League of Women Voters, 1946—1947. Board directors Lake Charles American Red Cross, 1941—1945. Member of B'nai B'rith Women, Dallas Gem and Mineral Society, James Smithson Society, Mineralogical Association Dallas, Clowns of America, Circus History Association, Circus Fans America, Southern Methodist University Alumni Association, Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club (Texas), Lone Star Showmans Club, Zeta Phi Eta.


    • Married Martin Zinn Llewellyn, November 12, 1935 (divorced 1947). Children: Martin III, Henry Harold, Mary Elizabeth Zinn Stewart. Married George W. Llewellyn, November 9, 1948 (divorced 1966).
    • father: Henry Mayer Barnet
    • mother: Rose (Wechsler) Barnet
    • spouses: Martin Zinn Llewellyn
    • George W. Llewellyn
    • children: Martin III Llewellyn
    • Henry Harold Llewellyn
    • Mary Elizabeth Zinn Stewart Llewellyn
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    Born June 12, 1911
    • 1934
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1968
      Gemological Institute America
    • 1934
      Partner, Halff Interests
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1936 - 1940
      director, New Theater
    • 1968
      executive, director McCord Theater Collection
    • 1983
      public Walnut Hill Public