Collection Title:  Shands, A.W. Papers

Collection Number:  M048 / 98-049

Inclusive Dates:  1775 – 1977

Bulk Dates:  1924 – 1977

Volume:  1.0 Cubic Feet

Processor:  W. Ray



Audley William Shands 1878-1934.  Mr. Shands made the first public declaration for a normal school in Cleveland and took the dominant role necessary to create Delta State.  He was an attorney in Cleveland and was a loyal friend of Delta State.


Scope and Content:

The A.W. Shands Papers contain the memoirs of travels during the early to mid 1920’s to American and Canadian Bar Association meetings at home and abroad.



Box 1

Box / Folder

1          1          9 related News Clippings: American Bar Association travel to London – July 1924

2          Itineraries for various American Bar Association Conferences and Meetings

3          Photo of A.W. Shands

Written remarks by Grace Williams 1976 – employee of Shands Firm about Mr.

Shands, particularly about Delta State.

Letter to Mrs. Shands from Kent Harpole regarding Delta State site.

Letter to Mrs. Shands from Ferriss family for Foundation donations.

Letter from Mrs. Shands to Dr. McLemore regarding husband’s interest of DSU.

A.W. Shands listed in Encyclopedia of American Biography 1936.

Narrative for Sudley William Shands (1878-1934) from History of Bolivar Co.-DAR.

Acceptance remarks Nov. 13 1977 by Eleanor Shands.

Address by Charlie Jacobs Jr. on plaque in Broom Auditorium Nov. 13, 1977.

Letter from the City of London May 5, 1775.

Welcome from Ladies Committee of London 1924.

Other correspondence relating to trip abroad.


Box 1 Continued

Box / Folder

1          4          Canadian Pacific Travel Ticket

Kur-Karte Booklets (2)

American Express Booklets (2)

Lire Cinove paper

Abstract of Log from New York to Liverpool

Travelers Insurance Assc. 28 July 1924.

Pamphlet Sightseeing Tours in and around Lucerne/Luzern Kur-Karte booklet

Booklet: A Short Account of the Temple Church

Pamphlet Jungfraubahn Railway

Booklet Wengernalp-Bahn Railway


Box 5

Box / Folder

1          5          Various Invitations and Receptions related to the American and Canadian Bar Assn.


6          1924 Menu of Ye Old Cheshyre Cheese in London (2)

7          Program – Presentation and Recognition Ceremony for Audley William Shands

Nov. 13, 1977 (2)


Plaque inscription at Broom Hall Nov. 13, 1977