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Descriptive inventory for the Moses M. Shaw papers, 1920-1970, bulk 1940-1960

Moses M. Shaw papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Moses M. Shaw papers, 1920-1970, bulk 1940-1960

Prepared by Stephanie R. Matelski; rev. by Sarah M. Dorpinghaus, 2010.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Moses M. Shaw papers, 1920-1970 (inclusive), 1940-1960 (bulk)
Creator: Moses M. Shaw
Dates: 1920-1970 (inclusive), 1940-1960 (bulk)
Accession number: M1975.0034
Bib number: 00066538
Call numbers: MSS AlphaV G
MSS Lot S
Size: 8 linear ft. (19 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Moses M. Shaw (M1975.0034).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Moses M. Shaw papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence; newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, and flyers; church and youth scrapbooks, a bank marketing expenses ledger; notebooks, speaker's notes, poems, jokes, song lyrics, etc.; and other papers of Moses M. Shaw, a Chicago businessman active in community and civil rights affairs in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Most of the collection relates to Shaw’s leadership of the Young People's Christian Union, Chicago chapter, ca. 1925-1950, and his employment with the South East National Bank (1180 East 63rd Street), ca. 1950-1965, as its marketing director and the compiler of Bank Notes, a newsletter. Also includes materials on Shaw’s work in race relations during decades of changing residential conditions in the Woodlawn neighborhood and the Sixth United Presbyterian Church, which appointed its first African American minister in 1956, the Rev. Abraham Lincoln Reynolds.

Shaw’s personal notebooks and correspondence with individuals, businesses, and organizations also are present, including his correspondence with the Rev. Ted Yeats, a leader in interdenominational social service work. The collection also includes some temperance pamphlets from the era of Prohibition.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Moses M. Shaw was a Chicago businessman active in community and civil rights affairs in the Woodlawn neighborhood, where he and his wife Mae Shaw resided. He worked with the Young People's Christian Union (YPCU), Chicago Chapter, ca. 1925-1950, and served as its youth director for many years. He also was the secretary and marketing director of the South East National Bank of Chicago at 1180 East 63rd Street, ca. 1950-1965. Shaw also was active in several other organizations, including the Sixth United Presbyterian Church (at 1210 East 62nd Street), Woodlawn Neighborhood Committee, Kiwanis Club, Associated Clubs of Woodlawn, The United Council of Presbyterian Men, and the United Christian Youth Movement. Shaw was involved in the desegregation of the Woodlawn neighborhood and, in 1956, helped to hire the first African American minister, Dr. Abraham Lincoln Reynolds, to lead the Sixth United Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Mr. Shaw's death notice appeared in the Chicago Defender, 1974 Sept. 14.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African American youth--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Bank notes
Banks and banking--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Church work with youth--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Community organization--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Housing--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Interdenominational cooperation--United States--20th century
Presbyterian Church--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Presbyterian Church--United States--20th century
Sixth United Presbyterian Church (Chicago, Ill.)
South East National Bank of Chicago (Ill.)
Temperance--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
United Christian Youth Movement
United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
United Presbyterian Church of North America
Woodlawn Neighborhood Committee (Chicago, Ill.)
Young People's Christian Union. Chicago Chapter
Youth--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Reynolds, Abraham Lincoln
Shaw, Mae A.
Shaw, Moses M., d. 1974--Archives
Yeats, Ted
Organizations:
Sixth United Presbyterian Church (Chicago, Ill.)
South East National Bank of Chicago (Ill.)
United Christian Youth Movement
United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
United Presbyterian Church of North America
Woodlawn Neighborhood Committee (Chicago, Ill.)
Young People's Christian Union
Genre/Form:
Announcements
Correspondence
Ledgers
Newsletters
Notebooks
Pamphlets
Poetry
Scrapbooks
Songs
Geographic:
1180 East 63rd Street (Chicago, Ill.)
1210 East 62nd Street (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Woodlawn (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in ten series

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Correspondence, 1920-1970 (box 1-6)
Series 2. South East National Bank materials, 1950-1965 (box 7-10)
Series 3. Young People's Christian Union materials, 1925-1950 (box 11-13)
Series 4. United Presbyterian Church materials, 1940-1968 (box 14-15)
Series 5. General materials, 1929-1970 (box 16)
Series 6. Newspaper articles, 1940-1959 (box 17)
Series 7. Woodlawn Neighborhood Committee files, 1930-1955 (box 18)
Series 8. Notebooks, 1920-1930 (box 19)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Kenny Tymick using Oxygen editor, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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