John MacKay Shaw Papers
Shaw, John MacKay Papers
Shaw, John MacKay
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English
Detailed Collection Information
Description of Collection
The collection includes a biography (volume one of two, carbon-copy), "Mitten: The Story of a Life," written by John M. Shaw; Correspondence, 1919-1926 (copies and originals) between Thomas E. Mitten, his son Arthur A. Mitten, John M. Shaw, and Harvard University President Charles William Eliot, relating to Eliot's interest in the "Mitten Plan" for industrial cooperation; Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company's advertising campaign, 1928-1929, regarding the capacity of the local press to report on transit matters, with particular attention to the Broad Street Subway; "Service Talks," 1920-1929, a house organ for the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company, and "Service Talks," later replaced by "Tulley Talks," 1923-1929, a similar publication for the Mitten-controlled International Railway Company in Buffalo, New York.
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1619770~S12
Collection is open for research.
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.
Publication and Copyright Information
The John MacKay Shaw Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds literary rights only for material created by university employees and to material given to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], John MacKay Shaw Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in February 2014 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926.
Mitten, A. A.
Mitten, Thomas Eugene, 1864-1929.
International Railway Company (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company.
Cooperative societies--New York (State)--Buffalo.
Management--Employee participation--New York (State)--Buffalo.
Local transit--New York (State)--Buffalo.
Biography - "Mitten: The Story of A Life", undated
Correspondence - Thomas E. Mitten, A.A. Mitten, John M. Shaw, and Charles W. Eliot, 1919-1926
News Clippings and Printed Material - Reporting of the Broad Street Subway in the Press, 1928-1929
"Service Talks/Tulley Talks" (Buffalo, NY), February 1923 - January 1929
"Service Talks" (Philadelphia), April 1920- December 1925
"Service Talks" (Philadelphia), January 1926- December 1927
"Service Talks" (Philadelphia), January 1928 December 1928
"Service Talks" (Philadelphia), January 1928- December 1929
(Note: Philadelphia Service Talks includes an Index)