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Shaw, John Bennett, 1913-1994



  • Existence: 1913-10-10 - 1994-10-03

Book collector.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Fine press printing ephemera, Undated

Identifier: 1000-007
Scope and Contents Consists primarily of prospectuses and printer's catalogs including a variety of ephemeral publications from book marks to small pamphlets. Also included are typed and handwritten letters. Represented are Hammers Anvil Press, Cummington Press, Leo Hart, James Low, the Typophiles, Press of the Wooly Whale, Lawton and Alfred Kennedy (book designers of San Francisco), and Book Club of California.
Dates: Undated

John Bennett Shaw Collection, 1894-1975

Identifier: 1963-001
Content Description The John Bennett Shaw Collection is comprised of extensive collections of modern literature, books relating to Native Americans, early travel, and Oklahoma, archival materials, photographs, pamphlets, phonographic discs. The modern authors represented include William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, and Katherine Mansfield.
Dates: 1963 - 1974; Publication: 1894 - 1975

John Bennett Shaw collection of John Steinbeck ephemera, 1931-1962

Identifier: 1963-002
Scope and Contents Along with over 125 volumes of primary and secondary Steinbeck materials, the Steinbeck collection includes a set of signed advance galley proofs for the first edition of Steinbeck's 1937 novel Of Mice and Men as well as proofs for Grapes of Wrath. Another unusual item is the 1936 Christmas present from Steinbeck's publisher announcing the publication date for Of Mice and Men.
Dates: 1932 - 1962

Katherine Mansfield collection, 1907-1978

Identifier: 1963-003
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Katherine Mansfield correspondence and Series 2: Jeffrey Meyers papers (writings and research material relating to his book, Katherine Mansfield: A Biography (1978).
Dates: 1907 - 1978

Letter from G.N. Morris to John Bennett Shaw, 1949-01-13

Identifier: 1981.010.5
Scope and Contents "...Apart from K.M. [Katherine Mansfield] the only people I have collected systematically are James Joyce and James Branch Cabell...."
Dates: 1949-01-13

Letter from Maude E. Morris to John Bennett Shaw, 1949-07-07

Identifier: 1981.010.5
Scope and Contents "...Your letter to my husband of June 3rd remains unanswered. Unfortunately he died in May while we were in Wellington (NZ) attending ythe 50th jubilee celebrations of Victoria, our old university college...."
Dates: 1949-07-07

Miscellaneous literary manuscripts and correspondence, 1862-1989

Identifier: 1981-010
Scope and Contents An artificial collection that consists of single and/or small groups of letters, small groups of related literary materials, individual or small groups of manuscripts such as poems and similar individual pieces which were deemed at one time to be of sufficient bulk to be placed into separate collections. These materials were acquired independently of larger collections. The period covered is primarily the first half or so of the twentieth century, but there are selected items dating well into...
Dates: 1862 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1970

New York Heard Tribune Article about Stephen Crane, 1961-09-10

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7, item: 1
Identifier: 1971.
Scope and Contents This is a newspaper article about Stephen Crane, with a large photo of him on the front page. In the bottom right corner is stamped "BKS 2 OCT 63/John B Shaw/1381 East 26th St/Tulsa Okla/Z-6"
Dates: 1961-09-10