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Shaw Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2009.460

Scope and Contents

Papers of the Shaw family of Skidmore, Missouri. Included are a scrapbook, 1941, of Edna Shaw (b. 1920) documenting her travels through some of the southern states where she directed the comedy "Bubbling Over," which was sponsored by the American Legion. It includes postcards and extensive handwritten descriptions by Edna Shaw, programs, and news clippings reviewing the play.

Also included are a class photograph, 1900, presented to Edna's mother Hazel by her teacher, a 1904 letter addressed to Hazel Shutts, a small photo album (circa 1930s-1950s), correspondence, a wedding invitation, financial and insurance records, a Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority pledge manual, and a 1937 class will of the seniors of Skidmore High School.

Also included is some genealogical information on the Shaw family (photocopies).

Dates

  • circa 1900-1963

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Family History:

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Extent

0.53 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Purchase.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described in September 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist. Further arranged by Kimberly Bassett, SCRC staff, in February 2010.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Shaw Family Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist, Kimberly Bassett, SCRC Staff.
Date
2009-09-29
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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