Material related to Beverly Shaw, a nightclub singer who performed at a number of lesbian clubs in the 1940s and 1950s, including
Mona’s in San Francisco. She purchased her own club, Club Laurel, in Los Angeles in the 1950s. The collection includes: Shaw’s
LP record “Songs tailored to your taste” autographed to her son; a record dated March 15, 1938 titled “Little Lady Make Believe
for my Little Daughter Sheila Lynn Shaw sung by her mother Beverly Shaw Hollywood Cal”; publicity and family photographs;
ephemera and newspaper clippings, including drawings on cocktail napkins and Club Laurel cocktail napkins; a Jewel Box Revue
promotional booklet and photographs; a gold suit jacket and skirt worn by Shaw; a family photograph album and correspondence;
and a flash drive of digitized material including photographs, oral histories with Shaw’s children, and Shaw’s recorded music.