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Shackelford Family Album Collection

Identifier: 2011.1

Scope and Contents

The Shackelford Family Album Collection contains three postcards, photographs and one photo album of the Shackelford family, friend Katherine Rawls, and the Rawls family. Photographs date from the 1930s to 1940s. Genealogical materials such as family trees, a photocopy of Alexander W. "Henry" and Willie Shackelford’s marriage certificate, and notes on family members are also included.


  • 1930 - 1950

Conditions Governing Access

The Shackelford Family Album Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Willie and Alexander W. "Henry" Shackelford married in July 1911 and settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They had two daughters, Dorothy Shackelford Straker and Julia Shackelford Orr. Dorothy’s friend, Katherine Rawls (1917-1982) was a swimmer and diver. She competed in the 1932 Olympics and several U.S. National Championships. Rawls taught swimming at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia.


1 Hollinger Box

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Processing Information

This collection received file level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions as well as acquisitions to the collection.

Emily Calderon
May 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Broward County Historical Archives Repository

100 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301 United States