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Finding Aid for the Joseph Edward Shaw Papers, ca. 1887-1963, bulk 1933-1941
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Description
Joseph E. Shaw (1889-1965) was born in Lamar, Colorado. Shaw was the brother and secretary of Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw (elected 1933, relected 1937). In 1938, a civic reform movement successfully sponsored the recall of Mayor Shaw. He was replaced by Superior Court Judge Fletcher Bowron. Joseph Shaw was convicted in 1940 of selling civil service jobs during his brother's administration, although his conviction was reversed by the California Supreme Court the following year. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, business papers, tape recordings, photographs, phonograph records, clippings, and printed material related to Los Angeles politics when Joseph E. Shaw served as secretary to his brother and afterward.
Background
Joseph E. Shaw was born in LaMar, Colorado, on February 25, 1889; served in the U.S. Navy, 1905-33; became secretary to his brother, Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw (b. 1877), in 1933; a recall movement replaced Frank Shaw with Fletcher Bowron as mayor of Los Angeles in 1938; Joseph Shaw was convicted of selling civil service jobs in 1940; his conviction was reversed by the California Supreme Court the following year.
Extent
18 boxes (9 linear ft.) 6 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.