The Benson Latin American Collection

J.E. Shaw Papers on Panama Canal Builders, 1907-1945

Descriptive Summary

Creator Shaw, J.E. (John E.)
Title J.E. Shaw Papers on Panama Canal Builders
Dates: 1907-1945
Abstract Correspondence, canal builders lists, photographs and postcards, and other documents from the construction of the Panama Canal.
Accession No. 2012-03
OCLC Record No.
Extent 3 linear inches
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John E. Shaw was a builder of the Panama Canal and member of various Panama Canal associations.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence, lists of canal builders, photographs and postcards from the Canal, and other documents of the Panama Canal and its builders and associations.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The J.E. Shaw Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Shaw, J.E. (John E.)--Archives
Bridges, J.J.
Panama Canal Builders National Legislative Association
Panama Canal Employees Association
Panama Canal Society of Chicago
Pioneer Panama Canal Builders Association
Canal construction workers -- Panama
Panama Canal (Panama) -- Construction

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: J.E. Shaw Papers on Panama Canal Builders, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


box folder
1 1 Panama Canal Builders National Legislative Association, 1941-1945
2 Panama Canal Employees Association, 1916
3 Panama Canal Society of Chicago, 1942-1944
4 Pioneer Panama Canal Builders Association, 1938-1940, undated
5 Envelopes

Photographs and Postcards

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1 6 Photographs
see also Oversized
7 Postcards

Other Documents

box folder
1 8 Lists of Canal Builders
9 Journal of hours worked, 1907-1910
10 Various Panama Canal Documents
11 Clippings

Oversized Materials

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OV 1 Photographs
2 Map: "Bird's Eye View of Panama Canal," J. J. Milroy, Washington, DC (Bienkowski?), 1906
3 Article: "Thursday's Disastrous Fire: 7 Blocks Consumed, Several Lives Lost, and Fully 3,000 Homeless," Colon Star Bulletin, March 25
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