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Finding Aid for the Joseph T. Shaw Papers, 1936-1952
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Description
Captain Joseph T. Shaw (1874-1952) edited the detective fiction magazine, Black mask (founded by H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan in 1920), from 1926-36. He later worked as literary agent for the Sydney A. Sanders Agency and his own Joseph T. Shaw Associates, His published works include Derelict (c1930), Danger ahead (c1932), and Blood on the curb (c1936). The collection consists of correspondence of Shaw with authors represented by the Sydney A. Sanders Agency (1949-50) and Joseph T. Shaw Associates (1951-52), photographs, ephemera relating to Shaw Associates, and material relating to his work as editor of A hard-boiled omnibus: early stories from Black mask (1946).
Background
Captain Joseph T. Shaw was born in 1874; he edited the detective fiction magazine, Black mask (founded by H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan in 1920), from 1926-36; he later worked as literary agent for the Sydney A. Sanders Agency and his own Joseph T. Shaw Associates; published works include Derelict (c1930), Danger ahead (c1932), and Blood on the curb (c1936); he died on August 1, 1952.
Extent
6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.