|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|
|Provenance:||Donated by Gloria S. Key [Laura Shaw’s daughter] in 2003.|
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|
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.
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 at the Chicago Public Library include:
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|