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Finding Aid for the Joseph T. Shaw Papers, 1936-1952
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Correspondence. ca. 1949-1952

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with authors represented by Shaw's literary agency, Joseph T. Shaw Associates (1951-1952), and through Shaw's earlier affiliation, the Sydney A. Sanders Agency (1949-1950).
Box 1

A - E.

Physical Description: 631 items.
Box 2

F - G.

Physical Description: 695 items.
Box 3

H - R.

Physical Description: 720 items.
Box 4

S - Z.

Physical Description: 551 items.

Ephemera. [n.d.]

Box 5, Folder 1

Flyers and newsclippings referring to Shaw.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Joseph T. Shaw Associates

Box 5, Folder 2

Joseph T. Shaw Associates business records.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 5, Folder 3

Joseph T. Shaw Associates newsletter, “De la bouche du cheval,” in folder.

Physical Description: 7 items.


Box 5, Folder 4

Photographs of writers affiliated with Shaw.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

(Includes Gil Brewer, G.H. Coxe, Dan Cushman, Richard Glendenning, William Heuman, John MacDonald, Frederick Nebel, Shaw, Thomas Thompson and Raoul Whitfield)


NOTE: Nebel's portrait is by the California Photographer, William Mortensen. [Photograph of Frederick Nebel by William Mortensen missing 5/87.]
Master negatives on file of Nebel and Whitfield items.
Missing, May 28, 1987.
Box 6

First West Coast Black Mask Get-together. January 11, 1936.

Physical Description: 1 photo (black and white), 18 × 23 cm. (34 × 53 cm. framed). Mounted on linen tablecloth. In black wood frame.

Scope and Content Note

Group photograph of Raymond Jae Moffatt, Raymond Chandler, Herbert Stinson, Dwight Babcock, Eric Taylor, Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Barnes, John K. Butler, Todhunter Ballard, Horace McCoy, Norbert Davis.
The photograph is signed by the authors represented in the photograph.


Gift of Joseph T. Shaw, 1985.


Box 5, Folder 5

Obituary items.

Physical Description: 2 items.

The Hard-Boiled Omnibus (Anthology)

Box 5, Folder 6

Drafts of introductory material to the anthology. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 32 leaves. Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Rough drafts of material to be published in The Hard-Boiled Omnibus.
Box 5, Folder 7

Lists of contributors and selections.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Typescript, typescript carbon.
Box 5, Folder 8

Correspondence with or relating to contributors to anthology.

Physical Description: 64 items.

Scope and Content Note

(Includes Charles Booth, Raymond Chandler, G.H. Coxe, Norbert Davis, Lester Dent, Erle Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, Ed Lyubeck, Frederick Nebel, Forrest Rosaire, Peter Ruric, Thomas Walsh and Raoul Whitfield)
Box 7, Folders 1-2

Rough mock-up of anthology with holograph galley notations. New York. ca. 1946

Scope and Content Note

Made up of pages from original issues of the periodical, Black Mask. Formerly in Box 5, folder 9.