Charles Green Shaw papers, 1686, 1833-1979, bulk, 1909-1974

A Finding Aid to the Charles Green Shaw Papers, 1686, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974, in the Archives of American Art, by Catherine S. Gaines

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Biographical Information

A significant figure in American abstract art, Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) enjoyed a varied career as a writer, illustrator, poet, modernist painter, and collector. Born to a wealthy family and orphaned at a young age, Charles and his twin brother were raised by their uncle, Frank D. Shaw. At age nine, he was already an avid painter and had illustrated his first book, The Costumes of Nations.

After Shaw's 1914 graduation from Yale, he attended the Columbia University School of Architecture. In the years before World War I he worked briefly in the real estate business, but was primarily occupied as a member of café society. During the war he was a pilot stationed in England with the American Expeditionary Force's aero squadron.

As a young man, Shaw decided to become a writer and devoted his time and attention to this endeavor for a decade. In the 1920s, Shaw spent extended periods living and writing in London and Paris, and contributed many pieces to publications such as The New Yorker, Smart Set, Vanity Fair and Town & Country. Two of Shaw's novels, Heart In a Hurricane (1927) and The Low Down (1928), were published during this period. His play What Next! was produced in New York in 1928, but its run was brief. Later, he published New York – Oddly Enough (1938), and wrote and illustrated children's books including The Giant of Central Park (1940) and It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947), in addition to illustrating several more books by other children's authors.

A highly accomplished poet partial to haiku and cinquain, Shaw published three volumes of poetry: Image of Life (1962), Into the Light (1959), and Time Has No Edge (1966). More than 1500 of his poems appeared in numerous American and European poetry magazines. He received the Michael Strange Poetry Award in 1954, and was a member of the Poetry Society (London), American Poets Fellowship Society, and North American Poets.

Shaw studied at the Art Students League in 1926 under Thomas Hart Benton and as a private pupil of George Luks. He became aware of abstract art and its various movements while traveling in Europe in the 1920s. When he began painting seriously in the early 1930s, Shaw drew from what he had seen and learned of modernism in Paris to develop his own style that incorporated American themes and technology. His earliest modern work was in the cubist vein. He constructed Arp-influenced wooden reliefs and the plastic polygon series (1933-1939) that foreshadowed shaped paintings developed by the next generation. Shaw's paintings progressed to hard edged abstractions and a return to figurative work in the 1940s was followed by abstract expressionism. Shaw had few connections with other New York artists, although he was well acquainted with A. E. Gallatin and George L. K. Morris and was a member of American Abstract Artists from its inception.

His first solo exhibition was at Valentine Gallery in 1934; in the following year he had a one man show at Gallatin's Museum of Living Art. Shaw was among the artists included in Gallatin's 1936 show, "Five Contemporary American Conceretionists," originating at the Rienhardt Gallery and then traveling to Galérie Pierre in Paris, and Mayer Gallery in London. He exhibited widely and was represented by Passedoit Gallery and Bertha Schaefer Gallery. Shaw's work can be found in major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of art, Guggenheim Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, and San Francisco Museum.

Around 1945, Shaw began creating approximately 600 montages that included collage and incorporated early prints, dice, antique playing cards, pipes, and fabrics arranged in shadow boxes. Though many of the montages decorated his apartment, they were never exhibited publicly during his lifetime.

Shaw was an avid collector. Among his collections were antique playing cards; figures, folk art, and implements relating to tobacco; tinsel prints, particularly of theatrical figures; prints and paper ephemera relating to the London theater; horse brasses; and antique police truncheons. In addition, Shaw was an authority on Lewis Carroll about whom he wrote a number of articles.

Charles Green Shaw died in New York City in 1974.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The collection measures 45.6 linear feet and and documents the life of American abstract artist, writer, poet, and illustrator Charles Green Shaw. The papers date from 1833-1979 with the bulk of the material spanning 1909-1974 and a single item of ephemera dating from 1686. Shaw's personal life and career are well documented through biographical information, correspondence, writings, extensive diaries and sketchbooks, scattered financial records, scrapbooks and other printed materials.

Series 1: Biographical Information includes a number of family documents. Shaw's correspondence in Series 2 consists mainly of incoming letters from friends and a small amount of correspondence from notable individuals including Adele Astair, Clarence and Ruby Darrow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John D. Graham, Anita and John Loos, H. L. Mencken, Robert C. Osborn, Cole Porter, Carl Van Vechten and Walter Winchell. The series also includes some nineteenth century family correspondence.

Among Shaw's writings in Series 3 are 145 diaries containing daily one-page entries that outline his daily schedule. In addition, there are drafts and final manuscripts of fiction, non-fiction, plays, and poems, as well as quizzes devised for his newspaper column, and short writings for magazines. Notes include travel observations, notes on restaurants and nightclubs, notes for fiction, quotations, and lists of his collections. Writings by other authors on a variety of topics include children's books illustrated by Shaw, a review of Shaw's poetry, and an article about Shaw as a modern painter.

Artwork by Shaw in Series 4 includes collages, drawings, and paintings. Of particular interest are 340 sketchbooks containing sketches and finished drawings in pencil and ink, watercolor and gouache paintings, pastels and collages. Among the artwork by other artists is a charcoal portrait, probably of Shaw, by Betty George.

Series 5: Financial Records, consists mainly of banking records, tax returns, and royalty statements. Also included is information about art sales and payment for writings; receipts are for art related expenses and document purchases for Shaw's collection of tobacco figures.

Series 6: Scrapbooks (37 volumes) documents Shaw's entire career. Five volumes concern his art and exhibitions, 9 volumes preserve his published writings, 20 volumes contain published poems, and an additional 5 volumes are devoted to miscellaneous subjects.

Additional printed matter in Series 7: Printed Material, consists of items by Shaw, by other authors, and miscellaneous material. Items by Shaw includes articles, books by and/or illustrated by Shaw, plays, and poems. Printed material by other authors includes pieces about or mentioning Shaw, books, exhibition catalogs and related records, and periodicals. Among the miscellaneous printed material are auction and book catalogs, clippings, and ephemera. Also included are a wide assortment of menus, along with theatrical memorabilia, travel brochures and printed souvenirs collected by Shaw.

Series 8: Miscellaneous Records, consists of a variety of artifacts including the Century Association Art Committee Medal awarded Shaw, a letter opener carved with his monogram, and printing plates for color reproductions of a painting by Shaw and of prints in his collection. Other miscellaneous records are two sound recordings, a tape recording of Shaw reading his poetry, and an unidentified phonograph album.

Series 9: Photographs includes photos of artwork, people, places and miscellaneous subjects. Artwork depicted here is mainly by Shaw, but there are also photographs of work by other artists, and of items in Shaw's collections of tinsel prints and tobacco figures, as well as views of various exhibition installations.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms. People, families and organizations are listed under "Subjects" when they are the topic of collection contents and under "Names" when they are creators or contributors.

Subjects-Topical:

  • Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Artists as authors -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Authors -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Painters -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Art -- Economic aspects
  • Art, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Sketchbooks
  • Sound recordings
  • Works of art
  • Scrapbooks

Provenance

Charles Green Shaw bequeathed his scrapbooks to the Archives of American Art in 1974. The remaining papers were a gift of his estate in 1975.

How the Collection was Processed

Several items in the collection were microfilmed at some point after receipt on microfilm reel 75. The collection was processed by Catherine S. Gaines in August 2005.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Charles Green Shaw papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

A few photographs of Shaw's paintings, exhibition catalogs, and his published children's book It Looked Like Spilt Milk, are available on microfilm reel 75.

How to Cite this Collection

Charles Green Shaw papers, 1686, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1874-1970
(Boxes 1, 46, OV 50; 0.2 linear ft.)

Family documents consist of receipts for stock purchases and dividends paid and Shaw's father's passport; also included are his uncle, Frank D. Shaw's, diplomas and reports to the Larchmont Yacht Club.

Biographical information is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within folders.

Box
1 Awards and Certificates, 1969-1970, undated
(see also Box 46)
1 Biographical Notes, 1946-1968, undated
1 Birth Certificate, 1921
1 Family Documents
1 Charles G. Shaw (father), 1865-1871
1 Charles G. Shaw (father), 1898
(see also Box 46)
1 Frank D. Shaw (uncle), 1892-1895
1 Frank D. Shaw (uncle), 1874-1878
(see also OV 50)
1 Identification Cards, 1966, undated
1 Memberships, 1930-1972, undated
(see also: Box 46)
1 Military Records, 1916-1943, undated
1 Passport; Alien Registration (U.K.), 1920-1921
Box
46 (sol) Oversized Awards and Certificates (Columbia Institute), 1905
(see also Box 1)
46 (sol) Oversized Diplomas (Yale University; Signal Corps Aviation School), 1914, 1917
46 (sol) Oversized Family Documents, 1898
(see also Box 1, OV 50)
46 (sol) Oversized Memberships (Delta Psi Fraternity), undated
(see also Box 1)
Box
OV 50 Oversized Family Documents, 1874-1878
(see also Boxes 1, 46)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1833-1973
(Boxes 1-3; 2.5 linear ft.)

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

2.1: Charles Green Shaw, A-Z, 1909-1973

Charles Green Shaw's correspondence documents his personal and professional life. It consists mainly of incoming letters with some drafts and a few carbon copies of outgoing letters. While Shaw was away at school, in the service during World War I, and during extended stays in England and France soon after the War and in the early 1930s, his uncle and brother wrote frequently of everyday life at home. Letters from friends and acquaintances provide a glimpse of Shaw's life as a "man about town" as do many surviving love letters. Other correspondence concerns his careers as an artist, writer and illustrator.

The alphabetized portion of Shaw's correspondence includes a small amount of correspondence with individuals of note, among them Adele Astair, Clarence and Ruby Darrow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John D. Graham, Anita and John Loos, H. L. Mencken, Robert C. Osborn, Cole Porter, Carl Van Vechten, and Walter Winchell.

Many of Shaw's sketchbooks arranged in Series 4 also contain drafts of letters.

The majority of the correspondence is arranged chronologically, though a much smaller quantity of correspondence with notable individuals has been separated and is arranged alphabetically.

Box
1 Astair, Adele, 1927, undated
1 Carroll, Jane, 1922-1923, undated
1 Darrow, Clarence and Ruby, 1927-1928
1 Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 1927
1 Graham, John D., 1938, 1949
1 Lehmann, Rosamund, 1927
1 Loos, Anita and John, 1928-1931, undated
1 Mencken, H. L., 1925-1942
1 Morgan, Helen, 1927, undated
1 Osborn, Robert C., undated
1 Porter, Cole, 1922-1959, undated
1 Strange, Michael, undated
1 Van Vechten, Carl, 1928
1 Winchell, Walter, 1931
1 Chronological Correspondence, 1909-1918
(13 folders)
Box
2 Chronological Correspondence, 1918-1973
(22 folders)
Box
3 Chronological Correspondence, undated
(11 folders)

2.2: Family Correspondence, 1833-1888

Correspondence found here primarily concerns business and family matters. Correspondents represented are Charles G. Shaw, Sr. and Jr.(Shaw's grandfather and father), David Shaw, Frank Shaw, George W. Shaw, and Sallie Carr Shaw (Shaw's grandmother).

Box
3 Correspondence, 1833-1888, undated
(3 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1910-1971
(Boxes 3-20, 46; 17.5 linear ft.)

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

3.1: Writings by Shaw, 1910-1971

Writings by Shaw include diaries, fiction and non-fiction, notes, plays, poems, quizzes, and short writings. The diaries (145 volumes) contain daily one-page entries that note rising and bedtimes, hours spent writing or painting, social engagements and business appointments. People are usually identified by initials only. Among the notes are notebooks (17 volumes) that include travel observations, notes on restaurants and nightclubs, notes for fiction and miscellaneous notes such as journal entries and quotations. Quizzes were featured in Shaw's newspaper column. Short writings were mainly "fillers" for magazines; these often consist of lists of details about various subjects or events. Some of the manuscripts, specifically children's stories, are illustrated with drawings and gouache paintings; those for books about Boston, London, New York and Paris are illustrated with photographs.

3.1.1: Diaries, 1922-1970
Box
3 Volumes 1-4: 1 September-8 April 1923
3 Volumes 5-8: 9 April 1923-31 January 1924
3 Volumes 9-12: 1 February 1924-21 January 1925
3 Volumes 13-16: 22 January-16 August, 21 August-23 October 1925
3 Volumes 17-20: 24 October 1925-28 September 1926
3 Volumes 21-24: 29 September-31 October, 5 December 1926-3 July 1927
Box
4 Volumes 25-28: 5 July 1927-9 May 1928
4 Volumes 29-32: 10 May 1928-5 May 1929
4 Volumes 33-34: 6 May-7 August 1929
4 Volumes 35-36: 29 August-8 November 1929
4 Volumes 37-38: 9 November 1929-15 April 1930
4 Volumes 39-40: 16 April-21 November 1930
4 Volume 41: 22 November 1930-14 February 1931
4 Volumes 42-43: 15 February-11 June 1931
4 Volumes 44-45: 12 June 1931-29 June 1932
4 Volumes 46-47: 30 June-31 December 1932
4 Volume 48: 1 January-31 March 1933
4 Volume 49: 1 April-29 June 1933
4 Volume 50: 4 July-21 October 1933
4 Volume 51: 22 October-31 December 1933
4 Volume 52: 1 January-31 March 1934
4 Volume 53: 1 April-30 June 1934
4 Volume 54: 1 July-30 September 1934
Box
5 Volume 55: 1 October-31 December 1934
5 Volume 56: 1 January-31 May 1935
5 Volume 57: 1 June-14 October 1935
5 Volume 58: 15 October 1935-10 March 1936
5 Volume 59: 11 March-31 May 1936
5 Volume 60: 1 June-30 September 1936
5 Volume 61: 1 October 1936-28 February 1937
5 Volume 62: 1 March-1 June 1937
5 Volume 63: 1 June-30 September 1937
5 Volume 64: 1 October 1937-31 January 1938
5 Volume 65: 1 February-14 June 1938
5 Volume 66: 15 June-30 September 1938
5 Volume 67: 1 October 1938-20 February 1939
Box
6 Volume 68: 21 February-14 July 1939
6 Volume 69: 15 July-30 November 1939
6 Volume 70: 1 December 1939-30 April 1940
6 Volume 71: 1 May-30 September 1940
6 Volume 72: 1 October 1940-28 February 1941
6 Volume 73: 1 March-31 July 1941
6 Volume 74: 1 August-31 December 1941
6 Volume 75: 1 January-31 May 1942
6 Volume 76: 1 June-31 October 1942
6 Volume 77: 1 November 1942-30 March 1943
6 Volume 78: 1 April 31-August 1943
6 Volume 79: 1 September 1943-31 January 1944
Box
7 Volume 80: 1 February-30 June 1944
7 Volume 81: 1 July-30 November 1944
7 Volume 82: 1 December 1944-30 April 1945
7 Volume 83: 1 May-30 September 1945
7 Volume 84: 1 October 1945-28 February 1946
7 Volume 85: 1 March-31 July 1946
7 Volume 86: 1 August-31 December 1946
7 Volume 87: 1 January-31 May 1947
7 Volume 88: 1 June-31 October 1947
7 Volume 89: 1 November 1947-14 January 1948
7 Volume 90: 15 January-31 March 1948
7 Volume 91: 1 April-31 August 1948
Box
8 Volume 92: 1 September 1948-31 January 1949
8 Volume 93: 1 February-30 June 1949
8 Volume 94: 1 July-30 November 1949
8 Volume 95: 1 December 1949-30 April 1950
8 Volume 96: 1 May-30 September 1950
8 Volume 97: 1 October 1950-28 February 1951
8 Volume 98: 1 March-31 July 1951
8 Volume 99: 1 August-31 December 1951
8 Volume 100: 1 January-31 May 1952
8 Volume 101: 1 June-31 October 1952
8 Volume 102: 1 November 1952-31 March 1953
8 Volume 103: 1 April-31 August 1953
Box
9 Volume 104: 6 September 1953-31 January 1954
9 Volume 105: 1 February-30 June 1954
9 Volume 106: 1 July-30 November 1954
9 Volume 107: 1 December 1954-30 April 1955
9 Volume 108: 1 May-20 September 1955
9 Volume 109: 1 October 1955-28 February 1956
9 Volume 110: 1 March-30 July 1956
9 Volume 111: 1 August-31 December 1956
9 Volume 112: 1 January-31 May 1957
9 Volume 113: 1 June-31 October 1957
9 Volume 114: 1 November 1957-31 March 1958
9 Volume 115: 1 April-31 August 1958
Box
10 Volume 116: 1 September 1958-31 January 1959
10 Volume 117: 1 February-30 June 1959
10 Volume 118: 1 July-30 November 1959
10 Volume 119: 1 December 1959-30 April 1960
10 Volume 120: 1 May-30 September 1960
10 Volume 121: 1 October 1960-28 February 1961
10 Volume 122: 1 March-31 July 1961
10 Volume 123: 1 August-31 December 1961
10 Volume 124: 1 January-31 May 1962
10 Volume 125: 1 June-31 October 1962
10 Volume 126: 1 November 1962-31 March 1963
10 Volume 127: 1 April-31 August 1963
10 Volume 128: 1 September 1963-31 January 1964
Box
11 Volume 129: 1 February-30 June 1964
11 Volume 130: 1 July-30 November 1964
11 Volume 131: 1 December 1964-30 April 1965
11 Volume 132: 1 May-30 September 1965
11 Volume 133: 1 October 1965-28 February 1966
11 Volume 134: 1 March-30 June 1966
11 Volume 135: 1 July-30 November 1966
11 Volume 136: 1 December 1966-30 April 1967
11 Volume 137: 1 May-30 September 1967
11 Volume 138: 1 October 1967-28 February 1968
11 Volume 139: 1 March-30 June 1968
11 Volume 140: 1 July-30 November 1968
11 Volume 141: 1 December 1968-30 April 1969
Box
12 Volume 142: 1 May-30 September 1969
12 Volume 143: 1 October 1969-28 February 1970
12 Volume 144: 1 March-31 July 1970
12 Volume 145: 1 August-31 December 1970
3.1.2: Fiction, circa 1920s-circa 1970
Box
12 "The Adventures of Hally," undated
12 "At the Bijou Palace," undated
12 "The Birthday of the Moon," undated
12 "Conclusions of a Man with Blue Spectacles," undated
12 "The Cynic," undated
12 "Dead," undated
12 "A Dismal Afternoon," undated
12 "Early American," undated
12 "Everything Has a Color," undated
12 "The Giant of Central Park," undated
(illustrated)
12 "The Inconsistency of Father Andrew by Ennismore Green," undated
(illustrated)
12 "Jumble Pie," undated
(3 folders; illustrated)
12 "Just Doggerel," undated
(illustrated)
12 "Lady of Leisure," undated
12 "The Lone Wolf," undated
(3 folders; draft, corrected manuscript, synopsis, chapter summaries, and notes)
12 "The Marvelous Mirror," undated
12 "A Night 'Round the Town," undated
12 "No Such Animal," undated
(illustrated)
Box
13 "The Nonsense Noisy Book," undated
13 "Nonsense on the Half Shell," undated
(illustrated)
13 "One Hundred Fables for Children of Any Age Under One Hundred Years," undated
13 "Pitter Patter" (a story in pictures), undated
13 "A Rainy Afternoon," undated
13 "Sunrise and Sunset," undated
(illustrated)
13 "The Tale of a Kite," undated
(illustrated)
13 "The Tale of a Tadpole," undated
13 "The Tale of the Two Little Tibbs," undated
13 "The Tale of the Two Little Twinkles," undated
13 "The Town that Wouldn't Change," undated
13 "Toy Parade" (a story in pictures), 1946
13 "Twenty-one West 58th Street," undated
13 "The Two Gardenias," undated
13 "What a Bore," undated
13 "The Wonderful See-All Machine," undated
3.1.3: Miscellaneous Writings, 1910-circa 1970

Speeches include a salutatory to the Berkeley-Columbia Class of 1910; an untitled talk on illustration read before the American Women's Association, 1941; and an undated talk about Shaw's book, "Heart in a Hurricane."

Box
13 Fragments, undated
13 Lyrics, by Shaw and Others, undated
13 Speeches, 1910, 1941, undated
3.1.4: Non-Fiction, circa 1920s-circa 1970
Box
13 "All Round the Town," undated
13 "American As Spoken," undated
13 "An Animal ABC," undated
(illustrated)
13 "Apothecary Shop – 1926 Model," 1925
13 "At the Tea-Room Restaurant," undated
13 "By the Sad Sea Waves," undated
13 "The Christmas Guess Book," undated
(illustrated)
13 "Credo," undated
13 "Cupid's Practical Dictionary," undated
13 "The Dance Hall," undated
13 "Delicatessen," undated
13 "The Dim Nineties," undated
13 "The First Days of Clubdom," undated
13 "Food For Thought: A Glance into Certain of the World's Distinguished Mess Halls," undated
13 "The Guess-What-I-Am Book," undated
(illustrated)
13 "Heart Failure," 1929
13 "How I Feel about Love and the Rest of It," undated
13 "How I Feel about Chow Emporiums," undated
13 "How I Feel about Things Now (After a Good Many Years of Thinking it Over)," undated
13 "How I Learned What I Know About Women," undated
13 "How the Past Told the Future," undated
13 "I Knew the Town," undated
13 "The Important Book," undated
(2 folders; illustrated; see also: Box 46)
13 "In the Matter of Thing Amorous," undated
13 "Lady of Fashion – 1926 Model," 1926
13 "The Little Mouse," undated
(illustrated)
13 "The Lobbyist," undated
13 "Lois Moran," undated
13 "London – Oddly Enough," undated
(5 folders; includes incomplete text and addenda, photograph illustrations and captions, "eliminations" and notes)
Box
14 "The Lover's Lexicon," undated
14 "Love's Lexicon," undated
14 "McSwibbs," undated
14 "A Metropolitan Antique" (Boston; with illustrations), undated
14 "A Metropolitan Antique" (New York; with illustrations), undated
14 "New York – Oddly Enough," circa 1938
(8 folders; includes 2 versions of incomplete text with many photograph illustrations removed)
14 "Odd Nooks of Modern New York," undated
(2 folders)
14 "An Old American Custom," undated
14 "Old Mother Booze" (illustrated), undated
14 "Paris – Oddly Enough," undated
(4 folders; includes text with photograph illustrations and notes)
14 "Penny-Blood and Thunder," undated
(illustrated)
Box
15 "The Perfect Gentleman: Observations Selected and Arranged, with a Foreword by Charles G. Shaw," undated
15 "Profile: Lady of Leisure" (Maria Louisa), undated
15 "Quick Lunch," undated
15 "The Real Romanoff," undated
15 "The Reason Why" (incomplete, A-C), undated
15 "The Reason Why" (incomplete, A-M), undated
(3 folders)
15 "Rhymed Recipes," undated
(illustrated)
15 "Rubber Neck," undated
15 "The Rubber Neck Wagon," undated
15 "She Loves Me; She Loves Me Not," undated
15 "Things I Have Always Liked," undated
15 Travel Writings (A-Z by title), undated
15 "The Uncommon Man: Observations Selected and Arranged, with a Foreword by Charles G. Shaw," undated
15 "The What Am I? Book," undated
(illustrated; parts 1-3 and 5-8)
15 "A Word or Two on Art," undated
15 "Yesterday's Tabloids," undated
3.1.5: Notebooks, 1923-1963

Notes for Fiction include Volume 3, Notes for a Novel, 1920s; Volume 4, "A Notebook," No. 1, circa 1926; Volume 5, "A Notebook," No. 2, 1926-1927; Volume 6, "A Notebook," 1930-1931; and Volume 7, "Note Book," 1931.

Travel Notebooks include Volume 8, Austria; Volume 9, "Notes on Berlin," undated; Volume 10, "London," (including notes on Paris), 1929-1930; Volume 12, "London Notes: Restaurants and Nightclubs," 1930; Volume 13, "Notes on London," 1931; Volume 14, London Restaurants; Volume 15, London; Volume 16, Paris; and Volume 17, Rome.

Box
15 Volumes 1 and 2: Lists of Earnings and Stories, 1923, 1925
15 Notes for Fiction
(2 folders)
15 Travel, Volumes 8-9, 1930, undated
15 Travel, Volume 10, 1929-1930
Box
16 Travel, Volumes 12-13, 1930, 1931
16 Travel, Volumes 14-17, undated
16 Miscellaneous Notes, Volume 18, 1936-1961
16 Miscellaneous Notes, Volume 19, 1963
3.1.6: Notes, 1939-1971
Box
16 Addresses, undated
(2 volumes)
16 Children's Book Idea, undated
(illustrated)
16 First Aid Course Notes, undated
16 Illustration Ideas, undated
16 Lists of Owners of Paintings by Shaw, undated
16 Lists of Poems Accepted for Publication, 1958-1971, undated
16 Mailing Lists, 1939-1967, undated
16 Miscellaneous, 1950-1959, undated
16 Plot and Story Ideas, undated
16 Price Lists (Shaw Paintings), 1949-1969, undated
16 Sketch Ideas, undated
16 Tinsel Print Information for Addison Gallery Exhibition, 1947
16 Tobacco Figures, undated
16 "Tricks of the Trade," undated
16 Word and Phrase Origins, undated
(2 folders)
3.1.7: Plays, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Box
16 "The American Scene" (parts 1 and 2), undated
16 "High and Dry" (act 2), undated
16 "Rouge et Noir" (various versions of a one-act play), undated
16 Sketches and One-Act Plays, undated
(2 folders)
16 "Use Your Brain," undated
3.1.8: Poems, circa 1920s-1971
Box
17 "About Me" – "Haiku," undated
(28 folders)
Box
18 "Hail and Farewell" – "Poem for a Yesterday-Tomorrow," undated
(21 folders)
Box
19 "Poem for the Day After Tomorrow" – "Zen;" Untitled, undated
(23 folders)
Box
20 Poems, 1963-1971
(9 volumes in 5 folders)
3.1.9: Quizzes, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Box
20 "The All-American Know-Your-Country Quiz," undated
20 "The All American National Game Quiz," 1940
20 "The All-American Quiz," undated
20 "Are You a New Yorker?," undated
20 "A Central Park Questionnaire," undated
20 "Comic Strip Quiz," undated
20 "Guess Again," undated
20 "A 'Last Word' Questionnaire," undated
20 "A 'Man's' Questionnaire," undated
20 "Movie Quiz," undated
20 "Name That Place," undated
20 "The New York Quiz Book," undated
(2 folders)
20 "Popular Song Quiz," undated
20 "Quizzo," nos. 1-3, undated
20 "What's the Date?," undated
3.1.10: Short Writings, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Box
20 A-Z (by title) and Untitled, undated
(8 folders)
Box
46 (sol) "The Important Book" (illustrated), undated
(see also: Box 13)

3.2: Writings by Other Authors, 1911-circa 1969

Writings by other authors on a variety of topics include a children's book illustrated by Shaw, a review of Shaw's poetry, and an article about Shaw as a modern painter.

Box
20 Brown, Margaret Wise. "Black and White" (illustrated by Shaw), 1944
(see: Box 46)
20 Brown, Margaret Wise. "The Sleeping Indians," undated
20 Collins, Patrick. "A Shaw of Another Color," undated
20 Fletcher, Richard. "Blind Alley: A Play in Three Acts," undated
20 Graham, John D. "Child-Hood (Child Within)" (incomplete), undated
20 Holty, Carl. Untitled (article about Shaw as a modern painter), undated
20 Romano, Liboria. Review of Time Has No Edge by Charles Shaw, 1966
20 Shaw, Frank D. "Cincinnati in the Sixties," 1911
20 Weaver, Clarence L. "Two Cinquains," circa 1969
20 Webb, Rozana. "Charles Shaw……Poet Extraordinary," undated
20 Wilde, Oscar. "The Selfish Giant" (radio version), undated
20 Unknown. "Charles (with apologies to C. S.)", undated
20 Various Authors, Quotations, undated
Box
46 (sol) Brown, Margaret Wise. "Black and White" (illustrated by Shaw), 1944
(see also Box 20)

Series 4: Artwork, 1929-1974
(Boxes 21-30; 47-49, OV 51; 10.15 linear ft.)

This series is organized into 2 subseries:

4.1: Artwork by Shaw, 1929-1974

Artwork by Shaw consists mainly of sketchbooks (340 volumes) that contain sketches and finished drawings in pencil and ink, watercolor and gouache paintings, pastels, and collages. Most volumes include notes on color, and many also contain poems, drafts of letters, and notes on miscellaneous topics. In addition, there are loose drawings in charcoal, pencil, and ink, as well as paintings in gouache and watercolor, and a small number of collages including a few photo collages. Shaw's writings (Series 3) include a number of manuscripts illustrated with drawings and gouache paintings.

Box
21 Collages, 1940s, undated
(see also: Box 48; 3 folders)
21 Collages ("Eye Poems," photocopies), undated
21 Drawings
21 Charcoal, undated
21 Color Pencil, 1930s, undated
(2 folders; see also Box 49)
21 Ink, undated
21 Ink Portraits, 1940, undated
(see Box 49)
21 Pastel, undated
(see OV 51)
21 Pencil, 1930s-1950, undated
(see also Box 49; 6 folders)
21 Pencil Portraits and Figures, undated
(see Box 49)
21 Paintings
21 Gouache, 1940-1967, undated
(3 folders)
21 Gouache, 1951-1952, undated
(see Box 49)
21 Watercolor, 1943-1944, undated
(2 folders)
21 Watercolor, 1946
(see Box 49)
21 Rug Designs, 1939
21 Sketchbooks
21 Volumes 1-5, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1935
(2 folders)
21 Volumes 6-16, 1935-1943
(see: Box 47)
21 Volumes 17-26, 1944-1948, 1955
(4 folders)
Box
22 Volumes 27-61, 1955-1957, 1959-1964
(17 folders)
Box
23 Volumes 62-97, 1964-1965
(18 folders)
Box
24 Volumes 98-135, 1965-1966
(19 folders)
Box
25 Volumes 136-171, 1966-1967
(18 folders)
Box
26 Volumes 172-209, 1967-1969
(19 folders)
Box
27 Volumes 210-241, July-August 1969-1973
(16 folders)
Box
28 Volumes 242-284, circa 1973-1974, undated
(17 folders)
Box
29 Volumes 285-318, undated
(17 folders)
Box
30 Volumes 319-340, undated
(11 folders)
Box
47 (sol) Volumes 6-16, 1953-1936, 1940-1942
(4 folders; see also Box 21)
Box
48 (sol) Volumes 334-340, undated
(3 folders)
Box
49 (sol) Volumes 341-343, undated
(2 folders)
49 (sol) Oversized Collages, undated
(see also Box 21)
49 (sol) Oversized Drawings, Color Pencil, undated
(see also Box 21)
49 (sol) Oversized Drawings, Ink (portraits), 1940, undated
(see also Box 21)
49 (sol) Oversized Drawings, Pencil, 1941-1943, undated
(see also Box 21)
49 (sol) Oversized Drawings, Pencil Portraits and Figures, undated
(see also Box 21)
49 (sol) Oversized Paintings, Gouache, 1951-1952, undated
(see also Box 21)
49 (sol) Oversized Paintings, Watercolor, 1946
(see also Box 21)
Box
OV 51 Drawings, Pastel, undated
(see also Box 21)

4.2: Artwork by Other Artists, 1941-circa 1956

Box
30 Drawing, Charcoal Portrait probably of Shaw by Betty George, undated
30 Paintings, Watercolors by G. G. Drayton and M.A.L.; Gouache by Frances Brooks, 1941, undated
30 Prints, Woodcuts by Stell and Shevis, circa 1956

Series 5: Financial Records, 1933-1971
(Boxes 30-31; 0.65 linear ft.)

Financial records consist primarily of banking records, tax returns, and royalty statements. Records of art sales document sales for Shaw and other artists. Art-related receipts document activities such as shipping and framing.

In addition to the financial records found in this series, a few records concerning the investments of Shaw's father, Charles Green Shaw, Jr., can be found in the family documents of Series 1: Biographical Information.

Records are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within folders.

Box
30 Art Sales, 1935-1972
30 Banking
30 Account Statements, 1944-1972
30 Cancelled Checks, 1944-1971
30 Passbook, 1918
Box
31 Contracts with Publishers, 1944-1966
31 Insurance, 1947-1956
31 Investments, 1916-1972, undated
31 Lease and Rent Control Documents, 1948-1970
31 Payment for Writings, 1922-1957, undated
31 Receipts
31 Art-Related, 1946-1960, undated
31 Books Sold and Consigned, 1954-1970, undated
31 Tobacco Collection Purchases, 1930-1938
31 Routine Expenses, 1912-1971, undated
31 Royalty Statements
31 Bell Syndicate; Brentano's; Country Poet; Farrar & Reinhart, 1927-1954
31 Harper & Brothers/Harper & Row, 1944-1971
(2 folders)
31 Henry Hudson; John Day; Macaulay Co., 1928-1934
31 William R. Scott, Inc./Young Scott Books, 1940-1958, undated
31 Social Security, 1970
31 Taxes, 1933-1970

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1922-1970
(Boxes 31-34; 3.2 linear ft.)

A total of 37 volumes document Shaw's art career and exhibitions, published writings, published poems, and miscellaneous subjects. Published writings primarily comprise prose with a few poems. Records relating to miscellaneous subjects document publicity for New York - Oddly Enough, published by Shaw in 1938, through correspondence and reviews and also include notes and clippings related to "The Question Is," a New York Sun column written by Shaw. Other subjects are documented in notes, clippings and printed material.

Scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereafter.

Box
31 Exhibitions, Volumes 1-5, 1935-1969
(volume 1 disbound)
Box
32 Published Writings, Volumes 6-14, 1922-1931, undated
Box
33 Published Poems, Volumes 15-28, 1954-1967
Box
34 Published Poems, Volumes 29-34, 1967-1970
34 Miscellaneous Subjects
34 Volume 35, Post Card Album, undated
(disbound volume)
34 Volume 36, New York – Oddly Enough, 1938
(disbound volume)
34 Volume 37, "The Question Is," 1939
(disbound volume)
34 Volume 38, London, 1938, undated
34 Volume 39, New York, 1937, undated

Series 7: Printed Material, 1686-1979
(Boxes 34-41, 46; 7.6 linear ft.)

Printed material by Shaw consists of articles, books written or illustrated by him, plays, and poems. Items by other authors are books, exhibition catalogs, plays, periodicals, and poems. Among the miscellaneous printed material are auction and book catalogs, clippings, and ephemera. Also included are a wide assortment of menus, along with theatrical memorabilia, travel brochures and printed souvenirs collected by Shaw.

Additional printed material can be found in Series 6: Scrapbooks.

This series is organized into 3 subseries. Material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within folders.

7.1: Printed Material By Shaw, 1917-1972

Box
34 Articles
34 The Chronicle (Charles G. Shaw, Associate Editor; includes signed and unsigned articles by Shaw), 1917
34 Miscellaneous Articles, 1928-1953, undated
34 Books by and/or Illustrated by Shaw
34 The Blue Guess Book: A Young Riddle Book in Pictures by Charles G. Shaw, circa 1942
34 Dark Is Dark by John G. McCullough, pictures by Charles G. Shaw; The Giant of Central Park by Charles G. Shaw, 1947, 1940
34 Heart in a Hurricane by Charles G. Shaw, illustrated by Ralph Barton, 1927
Box
35 It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw; Joy Parade by Charles G. Shaw, 1947, undated
(see reel 75: 846-862)
35 Pitter Patter by Dorothy W. Baruch with illustrations by Charles G. Shaw; This Is the Milk That Jack Drank adapted from Mother Goose by William R. Scott with paintings by Charles G. Shaw (dust jacket only), 1943, undated
35 Clippings
35 Letters to the Editor, undated
35 Newspaper Columns ("How Well Do You Know New York?"), 1939, undated
35 Plays
35 "The Bus" in Experimental Theater One Anthology, 1959
35 Galley Sheets ("The Bus" and "Told By Moonlight"), undated
35 Poems
(see also Series 6: Scrapbooks)
35 Anthologies with Poems by Shaw, 1957-1972, undated
(4 folders)
35 Galley Sheets and Clippings, 1955-1971, undated
35 Poetry Collections by Shaw
35 Into the Light, 1959
35 Into the Now, 1969
35 Time Has No Edge, 1966
35 Poetry Collections with Poems by Shaw, 1958-1968
35 Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1948-1960
(5 folders)
Box
36 Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1961-1966
(15 folders)
Box
37 Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1966-1970
(16 folders)
Box
38 Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1970-1972, undated
(8 folders)

7.2: Printed Material By Other Authors, 1895-1979

Box
38 About/Mentioning Shaw, or containing Reproductions
38 Biographical Information, 1914-1974, undated
38 Book Catalogs and Order Forms, 1943, 1966, undated
38 Book, American Abstract Artists by Ruth Gurin, 1936-1966
38 Catalogs of Collections Containing Artwork by Shaw, 1957-1959, undated
38 Clippings, 1927-1962, undated
38 Exhibition Information re: Shaw Collection of Tinsel Prints at Addison Gallery, 1947
38 Gallery Advertisements, 1946, 1951, undated
38 Reviews of Books, 1928-1966, undated
38 Reviews of Exhibitions, 1937-1972, undated
(3 folders)
38 Review of Play, 1920
38 Theater Program, undated
38 Books
38 Artists Equity Association and the Woodstock Artists Association. The Artist and the Museum, 1950
38 Cooper, Douglas. Paul Klee; Daniell, A. E. London Riverside Churches, 1953, 1897
38 Forge, Andrew. Klee (Second Volume); Gallatin, A. E. Of Art: Plato to Picasso, 1954, 1944
38 Graham, John D. System and Dialectics of Art (with letter, lengthy inscription, and corrections), 1937
38 Haskin, Frederic J. Everybody's Coin Book; Hauf and Billy. Paris vieux et neuf, 1939, undated
Box
39 Jones, Sydney R. Les habitations villageoisse en angleterre, 1912
39 Kassák, Ludwig and László Maholy Nagy. Buch Neuer Künstler, 1922
39 Muller, Joseph-Emile. Klee Magic Squares; Richards, H. S. Horse Brasses (Figure Subjects), 1957, undated
39 Exhibition Catalogs, Invitations, and Announcements
39 Charles G. Shaw, 1935-1979, undated
(7 folders)
39 Charles G. Shaw, 1945-1966, undated
(see also reel 75: frames 817-845)
39 Other Artists, 1930-1969, undated
(8 folders)
39 Periodicals (see also: 7.1 - Poetry Magazines)
39 Periodicals, A (Abstraction creation art non figurative; ARTnews; Axis), 1935-1936, 1972
39 Periodicals, C (Cahiers d'art; Connoisseur; Critique), 1933, 1944, 1946
Box
40 Periodicals, F (Flair; Formes; France Illustration), 1930-1931, 1946-1950
(see also: Box 46)
40 Periodicals, G-H (Gallery Guide; Havana), 1929, 1966
40 Periodicals, M-N (Magazine Antiques; Magazine of Art; Main Currents in Modern Thought; Manuscript Market; Messenger; M.K.R.'s Art Outlook; New York Art Calendar; News From Home), 1898, 1935-1966, undated
(4 folders)
40 Periodicals, P (Partisan Review; Plastique), 1937-1939
40 Periodicals, S-V (Sketch; Trace; View), 1895, 1944, 1965
40 Play, Suter, William. "Quiet Family: An Original Farce" (with notes and clippings about various productions with Charles G. Shaw, Jr., father, in cast), 1870s
40 Poems
40 Mason, Jordan Mason. A Legionere (Charles G. Shaw a patron), undated
40 Poetry Magazines (no Shaw poems), 1955-1972
(6 folders)
Box
46 (sol) Periodicals, France Illustration, 1946
(see also Box 40)

7.3: Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1686-1969

Box
40 Auction Catalogs, 1934-1967, undated
(4 folders)
40 Book Advertisements and Prospectuses, 1964, undated
Box
41 Book Catalogs, 1930-1960, undated
(3 folders)
41 Catalogs, Miscellaneous Merchandise, undated
41 Clippings, Art Subjects, 1938-1940, undated
41 Clippings, Miscellaneous Subjects, 1918-1938, undated
41 Club Rosters and Membership Lists, 1924-1948
41 Ephemera, 1686-1969, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41 Menus
41 France, 1929-1932, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41 London, 1920-1932, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41 New York, 1920-1931, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41 Shipboard, 1929, undated
41 Museum Publications, 1931-1965, undated
(2 folders)
41 Programs
41 Concerts, undated
41 Miscellaneous Events, 1912-1959, undated
41 Theater, 1922-1948, undated
(3 folders)
41 Reproductions
41 Charles G. Shaw, undated
41 Other Artists, 1800s-1900s
(2 folders)
41 Theatrical Memorabilia (see also: Programs, Theater)
41 Broadsides, 1784-1838
41 Interior and Exterior Views of Theaters; Ticket, 1794-1830, undated
41 Travel Brochures and Printed Souvenirs
41 Boston, 1900
41 England, undated
41 France, 1930-1937, undated
41 Germany; New Orleans, undated
41 New York, undated
41 Vienna, undated
Box
46 (sol) Ephemera, 1940
(see also Box 41)
46 (sol) Menus
46 (sol) France, 1930-1932
(see also Box 41)
46 (sol) London, 1930-1931, undated
(see also Box 41)
46 (sol) New York, 1930-1934
(see also Box 41)

Series 8: Miscellaneous Records, circa 1890s-circa 1970s
(Box 42 and packages 53-54; 0.35 linear ft.)

Printing plates include 4 plates of a color reproduction of a painting by Shaw and 1 of a title text for "Up in Arms." Prints in Shaw's collection include 2 sets of 4 plates in 2 wrapped packages with 2 and 4 prints respectively in each set of 4. The letter opener inscription reads "John Davis Somerset Bermuda 1959."

Records are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within folders.

Box
42 Artifacts
42 Century Association Art Committee Medal, undated
42 Letter Opener with Shaw's Monogram, 1959
42 Miscellaneous Artifacts, undated
(in microfilm box)
42 Printing Plates, undated
42 Prints in Shaw's Collection, undated
(see: package 53)
42 Prints in Shaw's Collection, undated
(see: package 54)
42 Sound Recordings
42 "Some poetry recordings by Charles Shaw," undated
(magnetic tape, 6-7/8" reel)
42 Untitled, undated
(78 rpm?)
Box
Pkg 53 Prints in Shaw's Collection, undated
(see also Box 42)
Box
Pkg 54 Prints in Shaw's Collection, undated
(see also Box 42)

Series 9: Photographs, 1885-circa 1970
(Boxes 42-46, OV 52; 3.45 linear ft.; reel 75)

Photographs are of artwork, people, places and miscellaneous subjects. Artwork pictured is mainly by Shaw, but there are also photographs of work by other artists as well as views of various exhibition installations. Photographs of places primarily taken by Shaw on his travels to Europe and around New York and Boston. Earlier views of Algeria and Tunis are in albums that belonged to his uncle, Frank D. Shaw. Among the miscellaneous subjects are boats and items in Shaw's collections of tinsel prints and tobacco figures. This series also contains negatives and slides.

Photographs taken by Shaw to illustrate his writings about Boston, London, New York and Paris appear with some of those manuscripts in Series 3.

The series is arranged as 5 subseries by subject, and chronlogically thereafter.

9.1: Artwork, 1930s-1967

Box
42 By Shaw
42 Paintings, 1934-1966, undated
(see reel 75: 864-1033)
42 Paintings, Drawings, Collages, 1930s-1970, undated
(7 folders)
42 Portraits (including self portraits), 1935, undated
42 By Other Artists
42 Paintings and Drawings, undated
42 Sculpture, undated
42 Sculpture, Greek and Roman, undated
(2 folders; disbound album)
42 Exhibition Installations
42 Abstract American Artists First Exhibition, Squibb Building, New York City, 1936
42 "Living with Famous Paintings," American Institute of Decorators, Los Angeles, California (Shaw not represented), 1961
42 "Painting in the United States," Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1945
42 Shaw Solo Exhibition, Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York City, 1963
42 Shaw Solo Exhibition, Century Association, New York City, 1967
42 Shaw Solo Exhibitions, Unidentified Locations, 1960s
42 Shaw Paintings and Fashion Mannequins in Bergdorf Goodman Windows, New York City, undated
42 Tinsel Prints, Addison Gallery, Andover, Mass. (many loaned from Shaw's collection), 1947

9.2: People, 1885-circa 1970

Box
42 Beebe, William, undated
42 Brown, Margaret Wise, undated
42 Carroll, Jane, circa 1922
42 Gershwin, George, 1925
42 Guinan, "Texas" (Mary Louise Cecilia), undated
42 Lewis, Sinclair, undated
42 Loos, Anita, circa 1925
42 Luks, George (Arnold Genthe, photographer), undated
42 Mencken, H. L., undated
42 Nathan, George Jean, undated
42 Oelrichs, Hermann, undated
42 Rickard, Tex, 1925, undated
42 Shaw, Charles Green, 1912-1950s
(5 folders)
Box
43 Shaw, Charles Green, 1960s-circa 1970
(2 folders)
43 Shaw, Charles Green with Others, 1911-1960s
(5 folders)
43 Shaw, Charles Green with Others (Yale classmates), 1914, undated
(see: Box 46 and OV 52)
43 Shaw, Charles Green (father), 1885, undated
43 Shaw Family (Frank D., uncle, and Charles Green Shaw, father, with Sallie Carr Shaw, their mother), 1881
(see also: Unidentified Individuals, possibly relatives, and Box 46)
43 Shaw, Frank D. (uncle), circa 1902
43 Shaw, Sallie Carr (grandmother), 1880s
(see: Box 46)
43 Strange, Michael, undated
43 Taylor, Deems, undated
43 Tunney, Gene (Edward Steichen, photographer), circa 1926
43 Unidentified Groups, 1910s
43 Unidentified Individuals (possibly relatives), circa 1900, undated
(see also: Shaw Family and Box 46)
43 Unidentified Individuals (Alden, Billie, Monty), 1920s, undated
43 Unidentified Individuals, undated
Box
46 (sol) Shaw, Charles Green with Others (Yale classmates), 1914, undated
(see also Box 43)
46 (sol) Shaw, Sallie Carr (grandmother), 1880s
(see also Box 43)
46 (sol) Unidentified Individuals (possibly relatives), undated
(see also Box 43)
Box
OV 52 Charles Green Shaw with Others (Yale classmates), 1914
(see also Boxes 43, 46)

9.3: Places, 1888-1930s

Travel pictures are unsorted and unidentified and include pictures of Boston, London, New York and Paris. Many of the photographs of Tunisia (belonging to Frank D. Shaw, uncle) are hand colored.

Box
43 Algeria (album; owned by Frank D. Shaw, uncle), 1888-1889
43 Boston, 1930s, undated
43 Copenhagen, London, 1930s, undated
43 London, 1930s
(5 albums in 5 folders)
43 New York City, undated
(2 folders)
43 Paris; London (album), 1930s
43 Paris, undated
43 Paris (albums), 1930s, undated
Box
44 Paris, 1930s, undated
(3 albums, 3 folders)
44 Scandinavia; Germany; England (album), 1930s
44 Shaw Home, Interior Views, undated
44 Stockholm, 1930s
44 Travel Pictures, undated
(3 folders)
44 Travel Pictures, 1930s
(1 3 x 5 card file)
44 Tunisia, circa 1920
(disbound album)

9.4: Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1920s-circa 1970s

Box
44 Boats, 1926, undated
44 English Coins, undated
44 Figurines, undated
44 Shaw Collection of Broadsides, undated
44 Shaw Collection of Playing Cards, undated
44 Shaw Collection of Tinsel Prints, undated
44 Shaw Collection of Tobacco Figures, undated
44 Window Display Featuring New York – Oddly Enough by Shaw, circa 1938

9.5: Negatives and Slides, circa 1920s-circa 1970s

This subseries includes colored slides, black and white negatives and black and white lantern slides. Travel pictures are unsorted and unidentified.

Box
45 (hol) Artwork
45 (hol) By Shaw, undated
(5 folders)
45 (hol) By Shaw, 1960-1964, undated
45 (hol) By Shaw, undated
45 (hol) By Other Artists, undated
45 (hol) People, Shaw, Charles Green, undated
45 (hol) Places, Travel Pictures, undated
45 (hol) Miscellaneous Subjects
45 (hol) Figurines, undated
45 (hol) Shaw Collection of Tinsel Prints, undated
45 (hol) Shaw Collection of Tobacco Figures, undated