MC.00.033 William B. Shoe papers, 1898-1943

William B. Shoe papers 1898-1943MC.00.033

Summary Information

Title
William B. Shoe papers
Creator
Shoe, William B
Inclusive Dates
1898-1943
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Call Number
MC.00.033
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Katelyn Wolfrom (2008)
Repository
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706 archives@drexel.edu

Preferred Citation

William B. Shoe papers, Drexel University Archives.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by William L. Willis on behalf of Lucy T. Shoe Merritt, daughter of William B. Shoe.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

William B. Shoe papers, Drexel University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • RCA-Victor Company, inc.

Genre(s)

  • Blueprints
  • Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Willis, William L.

Subject(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Cooperative Education
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Students

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Biographical Note

William B. Shoe was an alumnus of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, who enrolled in 1893 and graduated with the Mechanical Arts class of 1896. He worked for the United States Navy as an assistant engineer. Mr. Shoe served briefly in the Spanish American War, then as an industrial inspector, a safety engineer, and in aspects of workers compensation insurance in government agencies. He also worked in the commercial and insurance industries, most notably the RCA Victor Company (known as the Victor Talking Machine Company in his time) in Camden, NJ, and the Maryland Casualty Company.

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Scope and content note

This collection contains items relating to the career and life of Drexel alumnus William B. Shoe. The bulk of the collection deals with his business life, with business licenses, blueprints and professional correspondence. There are also a number of photographs related to the launch and construction of his projects. The personal life of Mr. Shoe is primarily represented in his personal narrative, and with the inclusion of some photographs of students taken at the Drexel Institute, though he is not identified in any of these photographs.

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Related Materials

Materials cataloged separately

Two copies of the Eccentric-- from school years 1895 and 1896-- were removed. The collection of matted Drexel Institute photographs are kept in an oversized box.

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Collection Inventory

BoxFolder

Drexel Co-operative System- book cover undated 

11

Personal narrative 1942 

12

Copies of correspondence for research use 1907-1942 

13

Correspondence- original copies 1907-1942 

14

Business and professional licenses 1902-1909 

15

Military Records 1898-1943 

16

Discharge form March 31, 1899 

20090840001, March 31, 1899

Pennsylvania National Guard discharge certificate 1898 April 27 

20090850002, April 27, 1898

Photographs relating to the construction of the boat launch in Kingston, New York 1920 

17

Matted group photographs taken at boat launch no date 

18

Blueprints: timber sectional floating dock 1919-1920 

19

Letter to the Honorable G.N. Holton March 31, 1927 

110

Telegraph to Dr. Thomas Dunning undated 

111

Reports on oil fields 1928 

112

Photographs of Drexel Institute Students undated 

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