Laura Bell Shaw Papers

 

Dates: 1948-1988, undated
Size: 1.25 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628

Collection

Number:

2003/13
Provenance: Donated by Gloria S. Key [Laura Shaw’s daughter] in 2003.
Access: No restrictions
Citation:

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Laura Bell Shaw Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature

Processed by: Elizabeth Loch, Archival Specialist, May 2021

Biographical Note

Laura Bell Shaw served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary Board of Provident Hospital in the 1980s. She was also a golf enthusiast and organizer of an early African American women’s golf organization. Shaw was a resident of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. She passed away in November 2002.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials related to Shaw’s service as president of the Women’s Auxiliary Board of Provident Hospital and materials related to Midwest golf organizations. Of special note are materials related to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Provident Medical Center in August 1982.

Arrangement

This small collection is arranged into two series by type of material; Series 1: Manuscripts, 1948-1988, undated and Series 2: Photograph and Memorabilia and Photograph, 1982 August. Items in each series are organized alphabetically by title.

Related Materials

Related materials at the Chicago Public Library include:

Container List

Series 1: Manuscripts, 1948-1988, undated

Box 1 Folder 1 Clippings [newspaper and newsletter] on Laura Bell Shaw and Provident Hospital, 1971-1988, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 Gala Basketball Fete program promoted by Canteen Committee of the Volunteer Service Guild of Provident Hospital, 1950
Box 1 Folder 3 Invitation to a reception at Provident Medical Center, 1985
Box 1 Folder 4 Men’s Amateur $2,000 Open, Windy City Golf Club at Wayside Country Club program, 1948
Box 1 Folder 5 Provident’s Treasure Chest [thrift shop] Open House invitation to Laura Shaw, 1982
Box 1 Folder 6 Second Annual Tournament, Windy City Gold Club program, circa 1948
Box 1 Folder 7 The Heartbeat newsletter of Provident Medical Center, 1985 August
Box 1 Folder 8 Welcome U.G.A.[?] to Detroit, Detroit Amateur Golf Club program, 1949 August

Series 2: Photograph and Memorabilia and Photograph, 1982 August

Box 2 Folder 1 Ribbon and button from ribbon-cutting ceremony at Provident Medical Center, 1982 August
Box 2 Folder 2 Photograph of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Provident Medical Center, John Sengstacke [pictured back center], Maude Tancil [pictured left], Laura Shaw [pictured left in hat], and Alderman Timothy Evans [pictured far left], 1982 August
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