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Victor Shaw papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0095

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of original and photocopied material, most of which relate to Shaw's first term as mayor (1949-51). Includes correspondence, speeches, clippings, memorabilia, photographs, and a recording of presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower's campaign speech in Charlotte (1952).

Dates

  • 1894 - 1966
  • 1949 - 1953

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Victor B. Shaw was born in Charlotte on January 20, 1888. He attended public schools in Charlotte, counting among his classmates Frank Porter Graham, president of the University of North Carolina (1932-49) and U.S. Senator (1949-50). During the 1910s, he worked as superintendent of the Ford Motor Assembly Plant in Charlotte. Shaw joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War I, serving to second lieutenant at his discharge in 1919. He inherited his father's business in Charlotte, Shaw Tires, in 1920. Shaw served as chair of the Mecklenburg County Civil Service Board (1942-44) and the Mecklenburg County Welfare Board (1958-61). In 1949, Shaw was elected mayor of Charlotte, a post he held until 1953. He retired in 1956. He married Elsie Babbitt of Franklinville, N.Y., and they had two children, Victor Jr. and Elsie. Shaw died in Charlotte on August 11, 1966.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

Papers of Shaw, Charlotte mayor (1949-53), primarily related to his first term. Includes correspondence, speeches, clippings, memorabilia, photographs, and a recording of presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower's campaign speech in Charlotte (1952).

Arrangement

Organized into six series: I. Correspondence, 1949-1954. II. Speeches, 1949-1953. III. Recordings, 1949-1952. IV. Clippings, 1951-1966. V. Memorabilia, 1891-1954. VI. Photographs, 1894-1961.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Babbitt Shaw Johnston, 1983. Gifts of Elsie Shaw, 1984-85. Gift of Harry Dalton, 1985.

Related Materials

H. H. Baxter Papers (Mss 86). Philip Lance Van Every Papers (Mss 111).

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1984

Creator

Title
Victor Shaw papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated