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Archivist ( hum: library)archivist

Betty Halff Llewellyn, American Archivist ( hum: library)archivist. Recipient James Smithson Bronze medal Smithsonian Institution, 1978, James Smithson Silver medal, 1980. Member Southern Methodist U. Alumni Association, Circus Fans American, Circus History Association, Clowns of America, Mineral. Association Dallas, Lone Star Showmans.


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


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.


  • Other Work

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


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).

Henry Mayer Barnet

Rose (Wechsler) Barnet

Martin Zinn Llewellyn

George W. Llewellyn

Martin III Llewellyn

Henry Harold Llewellyn

Mary Elizabeth Zinn Stewart Llewellyn