From Shaker Pedia
Elizabeth (Betty) Shaver was a founding member of the Shaker Heritage Society. She spent decades transcribing Shaker manuscripts in the collections of the New York State Archives and other locations and published several articles and booklets about the Watervliet Shaker community.
Betty was a 1940 graduate of Russell Sage College. During World War II, she was a train router at the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady. She also was a homemaker and secretary to the superintendent of the Niskayuna Central School District.
In her retirement, Betty received several awards for her work as a volunteer at the Shaker Heritage Society, Rensselaer County Historical Society, and the New York State Museum.