Victor Shaw papers
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).
- 1894 - 1966
- 1949 - 1953
- Shaw, Victor (Person)
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.
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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).
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.
Processed by Randy Penninger, 1984
- Victor Shaw papers
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