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Shaw Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.460

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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).


  • Creation: circa 1900-1963


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