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

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 9 series:

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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.
Description Container Select
Awards and Certificates, 1969-1970, undated
(see also Box 46)
1
1
Biographical Notes, 1946-1968, undated
1
2
Birth Certificate and Diplomas, 1921
(see also Box 46)
1
3
Family Documents
Charles G. Shaw (father), 1865-1871
(see also Box 46)
1
4
Frank D. Shaw (uncle), 1892-1895
(see also OV 50)
1
5
Identification Cards, 1966, undated
1
6
Memberships, 1930-1972, undated
(see also Box 46)
1
7
Military Records, 1916-1943, undated
1
8
Passport; Alien Registration (U.K.), 1920-1921
1
9
Oversized Awards and Certificates (Columbia Institute), 1905
(see also Box 1)
46
1
Oversized Diplomas (Yale University; Signal Corps Aviation School), 1914, 1917
(see also Box 1)
46
2
Oversized Family Documents, 1898
(see also Box 1, OV 50)
46
3
Oversized Memberships (Delta Psi Fraternity), undated
(see also Box 1)
46
4
Oversized Family Documents, 1874-1878
(see also Boxes 1, 46)
OV 50

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

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 2.1: Charles Green Shaw, 1909-1973
  • 2.1: Family Correspondence, 1833-1888
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.
Description Container
Astair, Adele, 1927, undated
1
10
Carroll, Jane, 1922-1923, undated
1
11
Darrow, Clarence and Ruby, 1927-1928
1
12
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 1927
1
13
Graham, John D., 1938, 1949
1
14
Lehmann, Rosamund, 1927
1
15
Loos, Anita and John, 1928-1931, undated
1
16
Mencken, H. L., 1925-1942
1
17
Morgan, Helen, 1927, undated
1
18
Osborn, Robert C., undated
1
19
Porter, Cole, 1922-1959, undated
1
20
Strange, Michael, undated
1
21
Van Vechten, Carl, 1928
1
22
Winchell, Walter, 1931
1
23
Chronological Correspondence, 1909-1918
1
24-36
Chronological Correspondence, 1918-1973
2
1-22
Chronological Correspondence, undated
3
1-11
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).
Description Container
Correspondence, 1833-1888, undated
3
12-14

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
  • 3.2: Writings By Other Authors, 1911-circa 1969
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
Description Container
Volumes 1-4:, 1 September-8 April 1923
3
15
Volumes 5-8:, 9 April 1923-31 January 1924
3
16
Volumes 9-12:, 1 February 1924-21 January 1925
3
17
Volumes 13-16:, 22 January-16 August, 21 August-23 October 1925
3
18
Volumes 17-20:, 24 October 1925-28 September 1926
3
19
Volumes 21-24:, 29 September-31 October, 5 December 1926-3 July 1927
3
20
Volumes 25-28:, 5 July 1927-9 May 1928
4
1
Volumes 29-32:, 10 May 1928-5 May 1929
4
2
Volumes 33-34:, 6 May-7 August 1929
4
3
Volumes 35-36:, 29 August-8 November 1929
4
4
Volumes 37-38:, 9 November 1929-15 April 1930
4
5
Volumes 39-40:, 16 April-21 November 1930
4
6
Volume 41-43:, 22 November 1930-11 June 1931
4
7
Volumes 44-45:, 12 June 1931-29 June 1932
4
8
Volumes 46-47:, 30 June-31 December 1932
4
9
Volume 48:, 1 January-31 March 1933
4
10
Volume 49:, 1 April-29 June 1933
4
11
Volume 50:, 4 July-21 October 1933
4
12
Volume 51:, 22 October-31 December 1933
4
13
Volume 52:, 1 January-31 March 1934
4
14
Volume 53:, 1 April-30 June 1934
4
15
Volume 54:, 1 July-30 September 1934
4
16
Volume 55:, 1 October-31 December 1934
5
1
Volume 56:, 1 January-31 May 1935
5
2
Volume 57:, 1 June-14 October 1935
5
3
Volume 58:, 15 October 1935-10 March 1936
5
4
Volume 59:, 11 March-31 May 1936
5
5
Volume 60:, 1 June-30 September 1936
5
6
Volume 61:, 1 October 1936-28 February 1937
5
7
Volume 62:, 1 March-1 June 1937
5
8
Volume 63:, 1 June-30 September 1937
5
9
Volume 64:, 1 October 1937-31 January 1938
5
10
Volume 65:, 1 February-14 June 1938
5
11
Volume 66:, 15 June-30 September 1938
5
12
Volume 67:, 1 October 1938-20 February 1939
5
13
Volume 68:, 21 February-14 July 1939
6
1
Volume 69:, 15 July-30 November 1939
6
2
Volume 70:, 1 December 1939-30 April 1940
6
3
Volume 71:, 1 May-30 September 1940
6
4
Volume 72:, 1 October 1940-28 February 1941
6
5
Volume 73:, 1 March-31 July 1941
6
6
Volume 74:, 1 August-31 December 1941
6
7
Volume 75:, 1 January-31 May 1942
6
8
Volume 76:, 1 June-31 October 1942
6
9
Volume 77:, 1 November 1942-30 March 1943
6
10
Volume 78:, 1 April - 31 August 1943
6
11
Volume 79:, 1 September 1943-31 January 1944
6
12
Volume 80:, 1 February-30 June 1944
7
1
Volume 81:, 1 July-30 November 1944
7
2
Volume 82:, 1 December 1944-30 April 1945
7
3
Volume 83:, 1 May-30 September 1945
7
4
Volume 84:, 1 October 1945-28 February 1946
7
5
Volume 85:, 1 March-31 July 1946
7
6
Volume 86:, 1 August-31 December 1946
7
7
Volume 87:, 1 January-31 May 1947
7
8
Volume 88:, 1 June-31 October 1947
7
9
Volume 89:, 1 November 1947-14 January 1948
7
10
Volume 90:, 15 January-31 March 1948
7
11
Volume 91:, 1 April-31 August 1948
7
12
Volume 92:, 1 September 1948-31 January 1949
8
1
Volume 93:, 1 February-30 June 1949
8
2
Volume 94:, 1 July-30 November 1949
8
3
Volume 95:, 1 December 1949-30 April 1950
8
4
Volume 96:, 1 May-30 September 1950
8
5
Volume 97:, 1 October 1950-28 February 1951
8
6
Volume 98:, 1 March-31 July 1951
8
7
Volume 99:, 1 August-31 December 1951
8
8
Volume 100:, 1 January-31 May 1952
8
9
Volume 101:, 1 June-31 October 1952
8
10
Volume 102:, 1 November 1952-31 March 1953
8
11
Volume 103:, 1 April-31 August 1953
8
12
Volume 104:, 6 September 1953-31 January 1954
9
1
Volume 105:, 1 February-30 June 1954
9
2
Volume 106:, 1 July-30 November 1954
9
3
Volume 107:, 1 December 1954-30 April 1955
9
4
Volume 108:, 1 May-20 September 1955
9
5
Volume 109:, 1 October 1955-28 February 1956
9
6
Volume 110:, 1 March-30 July 1956
9
7
Volume 111:, 1 August-31 December 1956
9
8
Volume 112:, 1 January-31 May 1957
9
9
Volume 113:, 1 June-31 October 1957
9
10
Volume 114:, 1 November 1957-31 March 1958
9
11
Volume 115:, 1 April-31 August 1958
9
12
Volume 116:, 1 September 1958-31 January 1959
10
1
Volume 117:, 1 February-30 June 1959
10
2
Volume 118:, 1 July-30 November 1959
10
3
Volume 119:, 1 December 1959-30 April 1960
10
4
Volume 120:, 1 May-30 September 1960
10
5
Volume 121:, 1 October 1960-28 February 1961
10
6
Volume 122:, 1 March-31 July 1961
10
7
Volume 123:, 1 August-31 December 1961
10
8
Volume 124:, 1 January-31 May 1962
10
9
Volume 125:, 1 June-31 October 1962
10
10
Volume 126:, 1 November 1962-31 March 1963
10
11
Volume 127:, 1 April-31 August 1963
10
12
Volume 128:, 1 September 1963-31 January 1964
10
13
Volume 129:, 1 February-30 June 1964
11
1
Volume 130:, 1 July-30 November 1964
11
2
Volume 131:, 1 December 1964-30 April 1965
11
3
Volume 132:, 1 May-30 September 1965
11
4
Volume 133:, 1 October 1965-28 February 1966
11
5
Volume 134:, 1 March-30 June 1966
11
6
Volume 135:, 1 July-30 November 1966
11
7
Volume 136:, 1 December 1966-30 April 1967
11
8
Volume 137:, 1 May-30 September 1967
11
9
Volume 138:, 1 October 1967-28 February 1968
11
10
Volume 139:, 1 March-30 June 1968
11
11
Volume 140:, 1 July-30 November 1968
11
12
Volume 141:, 1 December 1968-30 April 1969
11
13
Volume 142:, 1 May-30 September 1969
12
1
Volume 143:, 1 October 1969-28 February 1970
12
2
Volume 144:, 1 March-31 July 1970
12
3
Volume 145:, 1 August-31 December 1970
12
4
3.1.2: Fiction, circa 1920s-circa 1970
Description Container
"The Adventures of Hally,", undated
12
5
"At the Bijou Palace,", undated
12
6
"The Birthday of the Moon,", undated
12
7
"Conclusions of a Man with Blue Spectacles,", undated
12
8
"The Cynic,", undated
12
9
"Dead,", undated
12
10
"A Dismal Afternoon,", undated
12
11
"Early American,", undated
12
12
"Everything Has a Color,", undated
12
13
"The Giant of Central Park,", undated
(illustrated)
12
14
"The Inconsistency of Father Andrew by Ennismore Green,", undated
(illustrated)
12
15
"Jumble Pie,", undated
(illustrated)
12
16-18
"Just Doggerel,", undated
(illustrated)
12
19
"Lady of Leisure,", undated
12
20
"The Lone Wolf,", undated
(draft, corrected manuscript, synopsis, chapter summaries, and notes)
12
21-23
"The Marvelous Mirror,", undated
12
24
"A Night 'Round the Town,", undated
12
25
"No Such Animal,", undated
(illustrated)
12
26
"The Nonsense Noisy Book,", undated
13
1
"Nonsense on the Half Shell,", undated
(illustrated)
13
2
"One Hundred Fables for Children of Any Age Under One Hundred Years,", undated
13
3
"Pitter Patter" (a story in pictures), undated
13
4
"A Rainy Afternoon,", undated
13
5
"Sunrise and Sunset,", undated
(illustrated)
13
6
"The Tale of a Kite,", undated
(illustrated)
13
7
"The Tale of a Tadpole,", undated
13
8
"The Tale of the Two Little Tibbs,", undated
13
9
"The Tale of the Two Little Twinkles,", undated
13
10
"The Town that Wouldn't Change,", undated
13
11
"Toy Parade" (a story in pictures), 1946
13
12
"Twenty-one West 58th Street,", undated
13
13
"The Two Gardenias,", undated
13
14
"What a Bore,", undated
13
15
"The Wonderful See-All Machine,", undated
13
16
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."
Description Container
Fragments, undated
13
17
Lyrics, by Shaw and Others, undated
13
18
Speeches, 1910, 1941, undated
13
19
3.1.4: Non-Fiction, circa 1920s-circa 1970
Description Container
"All Round the Town,", undated
13
20
"American As Spoken,", undated
13
21
"An Animal ABC,", undated
(illustrated)
13
22
"Apothecary Shop -- 1926 Model,", 1925
13
23
"At the Tea-Room Restaurant,", undated
13
24
"By the Sad Sea Waves,", undated
13
25
"The Christmas Guess Book,", undated
(illustrated)
13
26
"Credo,", undated
13
27
"Cupid's Practical Dictionary,", undated
13
28
"The Dance Hall,", undated
13
29
"Delicatessen,", undated
13
30
"The Dim Nineties,", undated
13
31
"The First Days of Clubdom,", undated
13
32
"Food For Thought: A Glance into Certain of the World's Distinguished Mess Halls,", undated
13
33
"The Guess-What-I-Am Book,", undated
(illustrated)
13
34
"Heart Failure,", 1929
13
35
"How I Feel about Love and the Rest of It,", undated
13
36
"How I Feel about Chow Emporiums,", undated
13
37
"How I Feel about Things Now (After a Good Many Years of Thinking it Over),", undated
13
38
"How I Learned What I Know About Women,", undated
13
39
"How the Past Told the Future,", undated
13
40
"I Knew the Town,", undated
13
41
"The Important Book,", undated
(illustrated; see also: Box 46)
13
42-43
"In the Matter of Thing Amorous,", undated
13
44
"Lady of Fashion -- 1926 Model,", 1926
13
45
"The Little Mouse,", undated
(illustrated)
13
46
"The Lobbyist,", undated
13
47
"Lois Moran,", undated
13
48
"London -- Oddly Enough,", undated
(includes incomplete text and addenda, photograph illustrations and captions, "eliminations" and notes)
13
49-53
"The Lover's Lexicon,", undated
14
1
"Love's Lexicon,", undated
14
2
"McSwibbs,", undated
14
3
"A Metropolitan Antique" (Boston; with illustrations), undated
14
4
"A Metropolitan Antique" (New York; with illustrations), undated
14
5
"New York -- Oddly Enough,", circa 1938
(includes 2 versions of incomplete text with many photograph illustrations removed)
14
6-13
"Odd Nooks of Modern New York,", undated
14
14-15
"An Old American Custom,", undated
14
16
"Old Mother Booze" (illustrated), undated
14
17
"Paris -- Oddly Enough,", undated
(includes text with photograph illustrations and notes)
14
18-21
"Penny-Blood and Thunder,", undated
(illustrated)
14
22
"The Perfect Gentleman: Observations Selected and Arranged, with a Foreword by Charles G. Shaw,", undated
15
1
"Profile: Lady of Leisure" (Maria Louisa), undated
15
2
"Quick Lunch,", undated
15
3
"The Real Romanoff,", undated
15
4
"The Reason Why" (incomplete, A-C), undated
15
5
"The Reason Why" (incomplete, A-M), undated
15
6-8
"Rhymed Recipes,", undated
(illustrated)
15
9
"Rubber Neck,", undated
15
10
"The Rubber Neck Wagon,", undated
15
11
"She Loves Me; She Loves Me Not,", undated
15
12
"Things I Have Always Liked,", undated
15
13
Travel Writings (A-Z by title), undated
15
14
"The Uncommon Man: Observations Selected and Arranged, with a Foreword by Charles G. Shaw,", undated
15
15
"The What Am I? Book,", undated
(illustrated; parts 1-3 and 5-8)
15
16-19
"A Word or Two on Art,", undated
15
20
"Yesterday's Tabloids,", undated
15
21
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.
Description Container
Volumes 1 and 2: Lists of Earnings and Stories, 1923, 1925
15
22
Notes for Fiction, Volumes 3-7, undated
15
23-24
Travel, Volumes 8-9, 1930, undated
15
25
Travel, Volume 10-11, 1929-1930
15
26
Travel, Volumes 12-13, 1930, 1931
16
1
Travel, Volumes 14-17, undated
16
2
Miscellaneous Notes, Volume 18, 1936-1961
16
3
Miscellaneous Notes, Volume 19, 1963
16
4
3.1.6: Notes, 1939-1971
Description Container
Addresses, undated
(2 volumes)
16
5
Children's Book Idea, undated
(illustrated)
16
6
First Aid Course Notes, undated
16
7
Illustration Ideas, undated
16
8
Lists of Owners of Paintings by Shaw, undated
16
9
Lists of Poems Accepted for Publication, 1958-1971, undated
16
10
Mailing Lists, 1939-1967, undated
16
11
Miscellaneous, 1950-1959, undated
16
12
Plot and Story Ideas, undated
16
13
Price Lists (Shaw Paintings), 1949-1969, undated
16
14
Sketch Ideas, undated
16
15
Tinsel Print Information for Addison Gallery Exhibition, 1947
16
16
Tobacco Figures, undated
16
17
"Tricks of the Trade,", undated
16
18
Word and Phrase Origins, undated
16
19-20
3.1.7: Plays, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Description Container
"The American Scene" (parts 1 and 2), undated
16
21
"High and Dry" (act 2), undated
16
22
"Rouge et Noir" (various versions of a one-act play), undated
16
23
Sketches and One-Act Plays, undated
16
24-25
"Use Your Brain,", undated
16
26
3.1.8: Poems, circa 1920s-1971
Description Container
"About Me" -- "Haiku,", undated
17
1-28
"Hail and Farewell" -- "Poem for a Yesterday-Tomorrow,", undated
18
1-23
"Poem for Ago" -- "Zen;" Untitled, undated
19
1-23
Poems, 1963-1971
(9 volumes)
20
1-5
3.1.9: Quizzes, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Description Container
"The All-American Know-Your-Country Quiz,", undated
20
6
"The All American National Game Quiz,", 1940
20
7
"The All-American Quiz,", undated
20
8
"Are You a New Yorker?,", undated
20
9
"A Central Park Questionnaire,", undated
20
10
"Comic Strip Quiz,", undated
20
11
"Guess Again,", undated
20
12
"A 'Last Word' Questionnaire,", undated
20
13
"A 'Man's' Questionnaire,", undated
20
14
"Movie Quiz,", undated
20
15
"Name That Place,", undated
20
16
"The New York Quiz Book,", undated
20
17-18
"Popular Song Quiz,", undated
20
19
"Quizzo," nos. 1-3, undated
20
20
"What's the Date?,", undated
20
21
3.1.10: Short Writings, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Description Container
A-Z (by title) and Untitled, undated
20
22-30
"The Important Book" (illustrated), undated
(see also: Box 13)
46
5
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.
Description Container
Brown, Margaret Wise. "The Sleeping Indians" and "Black and White" (illustrated by Shaw), undated
(see: Box 46)
20
31
Collins, Patrick. "A Shaw of Another Color,", undated
20
32
Fletcher, Richard. "Blind Alley: A Play in Three Acts,", undated
20
33
Graham, John D. "Child-Hood (Child Within)" (incomplete), undated
20
34
Holty, Carl. Untitled (article about Shaw as a modern painter), undated
20
35
Romano, Liboria. Review of Time Has No Edge by Charles Shaw, 1966
20
36
Shaw, Frank D. "Cincinnati in the Sixties,", 1911
20
37
Weaver, Clarence L. "Two Cinquains,", circa 1969
20
38
Webb, Rozana. "Charles Shaw……Poet Extraordinary,", undated
20
39
Wilde, Oscar. "The Selfish Giant" (radio version), undated
20
40
Unknown. "Charles (with apologies to C. S.)", undated
20
41
Various Authors, Quotations, undated
20
42
Oversized Brown, Margaret Wise. "Black and White" (illustrated by Shaw), 1944
(see also Box 20)
46
6

Series 4: Artwork , 1929-1974
(Boxes 21-30; 47-49, OV 50; 10.15 linear ft.)

This series is organized into 2 subseries:
  • 4.1: Artwork By Shaw, 1929-1974
  • 4.2: Artwork By Other Artists, 1941-circa 1956
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.
Description Container
Collages, 1940s, undated
(see Box 49)
21
1-3
Collages ("Eye Poems," photocopies), undated
21
4
Drawings
Charcoal and Pastels, undated
(see OV 50)
21
5
Color Pencil, 1930s, undated
(see Box 49)
21
6-7
Ink, 1940, undated
(see Box 49)
21
8
Pencil, Portraits and Figures , 1930s-1950, undated
(see Box 49)
21
9-14
Paintings
Gouache, 1940-1967, undated
(see Box 49)
21
15-17
Watercolor, 1943-1946, undated
(see Box 49)
21
18-19
Rug Designs, 1939
21
20
Sketchbooks
Volumes 1-5, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1935
(see Volumes 6-16 in Box 47))
21
21-22
Volumes 17-26, 1944-1948, 1955
21
23-26
Volumes 27-61, 1955-1957, 1959-1964
22
1-17
Volumes 62-97, 1964-1965
23
1-18
Volumes 98-135, 1965-1966
24
1-19
Volumes 136-171, 1966-1967
25
1-18
Volumes 172-209, 1967-1969
26
1-19
Volumes 210-241, July-August 1969-1973
27
1-16
Volumes 242-284, circa 1973-1974, undated
28
1-17
Volumes 285-318, undated
29
1-17
Volumes 319-340, undated
30
1-11
Volumes 6-16, 1935-1936, 1940-1942
(see also Box 21)
47
1-4
Volumes 334-340, undated
48
1-3
Volumes 341-343, undated
49
1-2
Oversized Collages, undated
(see also Box 21)
49
3
Oversized Drawings, Color Pencil, undated
(see also Box 21)
49
4
Oversized Drawings, Ink (portraits), 1940, undated
(see also Box 21)
49
5
Oversized Drawings, Pencil, 1941-1943, undated
(see also Box 21)
49
6
Oversized Drawings, Pencil Portraits and Figures, undated
(see also Box 21)
49
7
Oversized Paintings, Gouache, 1951-1952, undated
(see also Box 21)
49
8
Oversized Paintings, Watercolor, 1946
(see also Box 21)
49
9
Drawings, Pastel, undated
(see also Box 21)
OV 50
4.2: Artwork by Other Artists, 1941-circa 1956
Description Container
Drawing, Charcoal Portrait probably of Shaw by Betty George, undated
30
12
Paintings, Watercolors by G. G. Drayton and M.A.L.; Gouache by Frances Brooks, 1941, undated
30
13
Prints, Woodcuts by Stell and Shevis, circa 1956
30
14

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.
Description Container Select
Art Sales, 1935-1972
30
15
Banking
Account Advice, 1930
30
16
Account Statements, 1944-1972
30
17
Cancelled Checks, 1944-1971
30
18
Passbook, 1918
30
19
Contracts with Publishers, 1944-1966
31
1
Insurance, 1947-1956
31
2
Investments, 1916-1972, undated
31
3
Lease and Rent Control Documents, 1948-1970
31
4
Payment for Writings, 1922-1957, undated
31
5
Receipts
Art-Related, 1946-1960, undated
31
6
Books Sold and Consigned, 1954-1970, undated
31
7
Tobacco Collection Purchases, 1930-1938
31
8
Routine Expenses, 1912-1971, undated
31
9
Royalty Statements
Bell Syndicate; Brentano's; Country Poet; Farrar & Reinhart, 1927-1954
31
10
Harper & Brothers/Harper & Row, 1944-1971
31
11-12
Henry Holt; John Day; Macaulay Co., 1928-1934
31
13
William R. Scott, Inc./Young Scott Books, 1940-1958, undated
31
14
Social Security, 1970
31
15
Taxes, 1933-1970
31
16

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.
Description Container Select
Exhibitions, Volumes 1-5, 1935-1969
(volume 1 disbound)
31
17-21
Published Writings, Volumes 6-14, 1922-1931, undated
32
1-9
Published Poems, Volumes 15-28, 1954-1967
33
1-14
Published Poems, Volumes 29-34, 1967-1970
34
1-6
Miscellaneous Subjects
Volume 35, Post Card Album, undated
(disbound volume)
34
7
Volume 36, New York -- Oddly Enough, 1938
(disbound volume)
34
8
Volume 37, "The Question Is,", 1939
(disbound volume)
34
9
Volume 38, London, 1938, undated
34
10
Volume 39, New York, 1937, undated
34
11

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
  • 7.2: Printed Material By Other Authors, 1895-1979
  • 7.3: Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1686-1969
7.1: Printed Material By Shaw, 1917-1972
Description Container
Articles
The Chronicle (Charles G. Shaw, Associate Editor; includes signed and unsigned articles by Shaw), 1917
34
12
Miscellaneous Articles, 1928-1953, undated
34
13-14
Books by and/or Illustrated by Shaw
The Blue Guess Book: A Young Riddle Book in Pictures by Charles G. Shaw, circa 1942
34
15
Dark Is Dark by John G. McCullough, pictures by Charles G. Shaw; The Giant of Central Park by Charles G. Shaw, 1947, 1940
34
16
Heart in a Hurricane by Charles G. Shaw, illustrated by Ralph Barton, 1927
34
17
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw; Joy Parade by Charles G. Shaw, 1947, undated
(see reel 75: 846-862)
35
1
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
2
Clippings
Letters to the Editor, undated
35
3
Newspaper Columns ("How Well Do You Know New York?"), 1939, undated
35
4
Plays
"The Bus" in Experimental Theater One Anthology, 1959
35
5
Galley Sheets ("The Bus" and "Told By Moonlight"), undated
35
6
Poems
(see also Series 6: Scrapbooks)
Anthologies with Poems by Shaw, 1957-1972, undated
35
7-10
Galley Sheets and Clippings, 1955-1971, undated
35
11
Poetry Collections by Shaw
Into the Light, 1959
35
12
Into the Now, 1969
35
13
Time Has No Edge, 1966
35
14
Toward Tomorrow , 1971
35
15
Poetry Collections with Poems by Shaw, 1958-1968
35
16
Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1948-1960
35
17-21
Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1961-1966
36
1-15
Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1966-1970
37
1-16
Poetry Magazines with Poems by Shaw, 1970-1972, undated
38
1-8
7.2: Printed Material By Other Authors, 1895-1979
Description Container
About/Mentioning Shaw, or containing Reproductions
Biographical Information, 1914-1974, undated
38
9
Book Catalogs and Order Forms, 1943, 1966, undated
38
10
Book, American Abstract Artists by Ruth Gurin, 1936-1966
38
11
Catalogs of Collections Containing Artwork by Shaw, 1957-1959, undated
38
12
Clippings, 1927-1962, undated
38
13
Exhibition Information re: Shaw Collection of Tinsel Prints at Addison Gallery, 1947
38
14
Gallery Advertisements, 1946, 1951, undated
38
15
Reviews of Books, 1928-1966, undated
38
16
Reviews of Exhibitions, 1937-1972, undated
38
17-19
Review of Play, 1920
38
20
Theater Program, undated
38
21
Books
Artists Equity Association and the Woodstock Artists Association. The Artist and the Museum, 1950
38
22
Cooper, Douglas. Paul Klee; Daniell, A. E. London Riverside Churches, 1953, 1897
38
23
Forge, Andrew. Klee (Second Volume); Gallatin, A. E. Of Art: Plato to Picasso, 1954, 1944
38
24
Graham, John D. System and Dialectics of Art (with letter, lengthy inscription, and corrections), 1937
38
25
Haskin, Frederic J. Everybody's Coin Book; Hauf and Billy. Paris vieux et neuf, 1939, undated
38
26
Jones, Sydney R. Les habitations villageoisse en angleterre, 1912
39
1
Kassák, Ludwig and László Maholy Nagy. Buch Neuer Künstler, 1922
39
2
Muller, Joseph-Emile. Klee Magic Squares; Richards, H. S. Horse Brasses (Figure Subjects), 1957, undated
39
3
Exhibition Catalogs, Invitations, and Announcements
Charles G. Shaw, 1935-1979, undated
39
4-10
Charles G. Shaw, 1945-1966, undated
(see also reel 75: frames 817-845)
39
11
Other Artists, 1930-1969, undated
39
12-20
Periodicals (see also: 7.1 - Poetry Magazines)
Periodicals, A ( Abstraction creation art non figurative; ARTnews; Axis), 1935-1936, 1972
39
21
Periodicals, C ( Cahiers d'art; Connoisseur; Critique), 1933, 1944, 1946
39
22
Periodicals, F ( Flair; Formes; France Illustration), 1930-1931, 1946-1950
(see also: Box 46)
40
1
Periodicals, G-H ( Gallery Guide; Havana), 1929, 1966
40
2
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
40
3-6
Periodicals, P ( Partisan Review; Plastique), 1937-1939
40
7
Periodicals, S-V ( Sketch; Trace; View), 1895, 1944, 1965
40
8
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
9
Poems
Mason, Jordan Mason. A Legionere (Charles G. Shaw a patron), undated
40
10
Poetry Magazines (no Shaw poems), 1955-1972
40
11-16
Periodicals, France Illustration, 1946
(see also Box 40)
46
7
7.3: Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1686-1969
Description Container
Auction Catalogs, 1934-1967, undated
40
17-20
Book Advertisements and Prospectuses, 1964, undated
40
21
Book Catalogs, 1930-1960, undated
41
1-3
Catalogs, Miscellaneous Merchandise, undated
41
4
Clippings, Art Subjects, 1938-1940, undated
41
5
Clippings, Miscellaneous Subjects, 1918-1938, undated
41
6
Club Rosters and Membership Lists, 1924-1948
41
7
Ephemera, 1686-1969, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41
8
Menus
France, 1929-1932, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41
9
London, 1920-1932, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41
10
New York, 1920-1931, undated
(see also: Box 46)
41
11
Shipboard, 1929, undated
41
12
Museum Publications, 1931-1965, undated
41
13-14
Programs
Concerts, undated
41
15
Miscellaneous Events, 1912-1959, undated
41
16
Theater, 1922-1948, undated
41
17-19
Reproductions
Charles G. Shaw, undated
41
20
Other Artists, 1800s-1900s
41
21-22
Theatrical Memorabilia (see also: Programs, Theater)
Broadsides, 1784-1838
41
23
Interior and Exterior Views of Theaters; Ticket, 1794-1830, undated
41
24
Travel Brochures and Printed Souvenirs
Boston, 1900
41
25
England, undated
41
26
France, 1930-1937, undated
41
27
Germany; New Orleans, undated
41
28
New York, undated
41
29
Vienna, undated
41
30
Ephemera, 1940
(see also Box 41)
46
8
Menus
France, 1930-1932
(see also Box 41)
46
9
London, 1930-1931, undated
(see also Box 41)
46
10
New York, 1930-1934
(see also Box 41)
46
11

Series 8: Miscellaneous Records , circa 1890s-circa 1970s
(Boxes 42, 51-52; 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.
Description Container Select
Artifacts
Century Association Art Committee Medal, undated
42
1
Letter Opener with Shaw's Monogram, 1959
42
2
Miscellaneous Artifacts, undated
(in microfilm box)
42
3
Printing Plates, undated
42
4
Sound Recordings
"Some poetry recordings by Charles Shaw,", undated
(magnetic tape, 6-7/8 reel)
42
5
Untitled, undated
(78 rpm?)
42
6
Prints in Shaw's Collection, undated
51
Prints in Shaw's Collection, undated
52

Series 9: Photographs , 1885-circa 1970
(Boxes 42-46, OV 50; 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
  • 9.2: People, 1885-circa 1970
  • 9.3: Places, 1888-1930s
  • 9.4: Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
  • 9.5: Negatives and Slides, circa 1920s-circa 1970
9.1: Artwork, 1930s-1967
Description Container
By Shaw
Paintings, 1934-1966, undated
(see reel 75: 864-1033)
42
7
Paintings, Drawings, Collages, 1930s-1970, undated
42
8-14
Portraits (including self portraits), 1935, undated
42
15
By Other Artists
Paintings and Drawings, undated
42
16
Sculpture, undated
42
17
Sculpture, Greek and Roman, undated
(disbound album)
42
18-19
Exhibition Installations
Abstract American Artists First Exhibition, Squibb Building, New York City, 1936
42
20
"Living with Famous Paintings," American Institute of Decorators, Los Angeles, California (Shaw not represented), 1961
42
21
"Painting in the United States," Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1945
42
22
Shaw Solo Exhibition, Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York City, 1963
42
23
Shaw Solo Exhibition, Century Association, New York City, 1967
42
24
Shaw Solo Exhibitions, Unidentified Locations, 1960s
42
25
Shaw Paintings and Fashion Mannequins in Bergdorf Goodman Windows, New York City, undated
42
26
Tinsel Prints, Addison Gallery, Andover, Mass. (many loaned from Shaw's collection), 1947
42
27
9.2: People, 1885-circa 1970
Description Container
Beebe, William, undated
42
28
Brown, Margaret Wise, undated
42
29
Carroll, Jane, circa 1922
42
30
Gershwin, George, 1925
42
31
Guinan, "Texas" (Mary Louise Cecilia), undated
42
32
Lewis, Sinclair, undated
42
33
Loos, Anita, circa 1925
42
34
Luks, George (Arnold Genthe, photographer), undated
42
35
Mencken, H. L., undated
42
36
Nathan, George Jean, undated
42
37
Oelrichs, Hermann, undated
42
38
Rickard, Tex, 1925, undated
42
39
Shaw, Charles Green, 1912-1950s
42
40-44
Shaw, Charles Green, 1960s-circa 1970
43
1-2
Shaw, Charles Green with Others, 1911-1960s
(see Box 46 and OV 50 for Shaw with Yale Classmates)
43
3-7
Shaw, Charles Green (father), 1885, undated
43
8
Shaw Family (Frank D., uncle, and Charles Green Shaw, father, with Sallie Carr Shaw, their mother), 1881
43
9
Shaw, Frank D. (uncle) and Sallie Carr (grandmother), circa 1902
(see Box 46 for Sallie Carr Shaw)
43
10
Strange, Michael, undated
43
11
Taylor, Deems, undated
43
12
Tunney, Gene (Edward Steichen, photographer), circa 1926
43
13
Unidentified Groups, 1910s
43
14
Unidentified Individuals (possibly relatives), circa 1900, undated
(see also: Shaw Family and Box 46)
43
15
Unidentified Individuals (Alden, Billie, Monty), 1920s, undated
43
16
Unidentified Individuals, undated
43
17
Shaw, Charles Green with Others (Yale classmates), 1914, undated
(see also Box 43 and OV 50)
46
12
Shaw, Sallie Carr (grandmother), 1880s
(see also Box 43)
46
13
Unidentified Individuals (possibly relatives), undated
(see also Box 43)
46
14
Charles Green Shaw with Others (Yale classmates), 1914
(see also Boxes 43, 46)
OV 50
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.
Description Container
Algeria (album; owned by Frank D. Shaw, uncle), 1888-1889
43
18
Boston, 1930s, undated
43
19
Copenhagen, 1930s
43
20
London, undated
43
21
London, 1930s
(5 albums)
43
22-26
New York City, undated
43
27-28
Paris; London (album), 1930s
43
29
Paris, undated
43
30
Paris (albums), 1930s, undated
43
31
Paris, 1930s, undated
(3 albums)
44
1-3
Scandinavia; Germany; England (album), 1930s
44
4
Shaw Home, Interior Views, undated
44
5
Stockholm, 1930s
44
6
Travel Pictures, undated
44
7-9
Travel Pictures, 1930s
(1 3 x 5 card file)
44
10
Tunisia, circa 1920
(disbound album)
44
11
9.4: Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
Description Container
Boats, 1926, undated
44
12
English Coins, undated
44
13
Figurines, undated
44
14
Shaw Collection of Broadsides, undated
44
15
Shaw Collection of Playing Cards, undated
44
16
Shaw Collection of Tinsel Prints, undated
44
17
Shaw Collection of Tobacco Figures, undated
44
18
Window Display Featuring New York -- Oddly Enough by Shaw, circa 1938
44
19
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.
Description Container
Artwork
By Shaw, undated
45
1-5
By Shaw, 1960-1964, undated
45
6
By Shaw, undated
45
7
By Other Artists, undated
45
8
People, Shaw, Charles Green, undated
45
9
Places, Travel Pictures, undated
45
10
Miscellaneous Subjects
Figurines, undated
45
11
Shaw Collection of Tinsel Prints, undated
45
12
Shaw Collection of Tobacco Figures, undated
45
13

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