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Finding Aid for the Joseph Edward Shaw Papers, ca. 1887-1963, bulk 1933-1941
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Edward Shaw Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1887-1963, bulk 1933-1941
    Collection number: 840
    Creator: Shaw, Joseph Edward, 1889-
    Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.) 6 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joseph E. Shaw, 1963.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Edward Shaw Papers (Collection 840). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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, Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Clippings and printed materials.
    2. Correspondence and radio speeches.
    3. Personal correspondence and records.
    4. Photographs and notebooks.
    5. Record tapes.
    6. Scrapbooks (arranged by subject).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Shaw, Joseph Edward, 1889- --Archives.
    Shaw, Frank L.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Office of the mayor.
    Mayors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Politics and government.

    Related Material

    Crusader in Public Service [oral history transcript] / Margarete Clark, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1981. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.