Dr. Morris Shapiro Papers

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Dr. Morris Shapiro papers
Creator: Shapiro, Morris, 1913-2016
Call Number: D.502
Dates: 1913-2016 [bulk]
Physical Description: 6 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: World War II materials, 1942-1946
Series II: Personal papers
Series III: Correspondence, 1936-2014
Series IV: Medical materials
Collection Overview
Title: Dr. Morris Shapiro papers
Creator: Shapiro, Morris, 1913-2016
Call Number: D.502
Dates: 1913-2016 [bulk]
Physical Description: 6 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Dr. Morris Shapiro was born in Rochester, New York on October 21, 1913. After graduating from East High School, Shapiro completed his B.A. and M.S. degrees at the University of Rochester, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Shapiro then successfully pursued an M.D. at the Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, where he met his wife, Miriam, a practicing nurse. At the start of World War II, both Dr. and Mrs. Shapiro volunteered and served for four years in Africa and Italy. They participated in the invasion of Italy and received the Africa and Italian Campaign Ribbons, four battle stars, and the Invasion Arrowhead for their efforts.

Once they returned, they settled in Rochester, where Dr. Shapiro worked at Rochester General, Genesee and Strong Memorial Hospitals. Shapiro served as a general surgeon in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Surgery until 1983. He then continued his involved with the medical center by teaching in the medical school, receiving the Gold Medal Teaching Award.

Shapiro founded and directed the Center for Early Detection of Breast Cancer at Strong Memorial Hospital, which for the first time provided underserved women with free examinations and mammography.

Shapiro served the Rochester community as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way. He also served as President of the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Home.

Dr. Morris Shapiro and his wife, Miriam had two daughters.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
World War (1939-1945)
Shapiro, Morris, 1913-2016
University of Rochester -- Faculty
Physicians
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Dr. Morris Shapiro Papers were donated by his daughter, Donna Shapiro, 2016.Access
The Dr. Morris Shapiro papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Dr. Morris Shapiro papers, D.502, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: World War II materials, 1942-1946
Box 1, Folder 1-616 Evacuation Hospital, World War II, scrapbook, 1942-1946
The contents of this scrapbook include clippings, personal accounts, memorabilia, and photographs from Dr. and Mrs. Shapiro's service in Africa and Italy.
The contents of this scrapbook have been photocopied to preserve the original order of materials. The photographs have been removed from the scrapbook, and are housed separately.

Box 216 Evacuation Hospital, World War II, scrapbook photographs, 1942-1946
Box 1, Folder 7Release from temporary duty notice, February 24, 1943
Box 3, Folder 7Italian phrase book, September 16, 1943
Series II: Personal papers
Box 1, Folder 10Charity and philanthropic work, 1970's
Box 1, Folder 12Car registration, 1936; Fifth Army Association Card, December 2, 1944
Box 1, Folder 13Script fragment
Box 1, Folder 14Copies of family birth certificates
Box 1, Folder 15Shapiro family tree
Box 1, Folder 16Copy of Certificate of Registration, Liberty-Ellis Island, Simon Shuzer and Rose Goldstein Shapiro
Box 1, Folder 17Passports and identification papers, 1904
Box 4Family photographs
This boxes contains photographs from ca. 1940s-2000s, and include images of various Shapiro family members. Selected photographs include pictures taken in Detroit, and an unidentified place in 1949, reunions, a wedding, and a trip to China between 1981-1983.

Box 3, Folder 10Black and white photograph
Box 5Museum objects
This box contains a city wrestling champion medal awarded to Dr. Shapiro; a military pin with the words "contra mortem" on it that was removed from the 16 Evacuation Hospital, World War II, scrapbook; and a Gold Medal Teaching Award certificate and plaque presented by the University of Rochester, School of Medicine on September 23, 2005.

Box 1, Folder 9Newspaper clippings
Box 3, Folder 5East High School, notes
Volume 1The Clinic, Jefferson Medical College yearbook, 1938
Series III: Correspondence, 1936-2014
Box 3, Folder 1Correspondence, 1936-1943
Box 3, Folder 2Correspondence, May 1944-September 15, 1945
Box 3, Folder 3Correspondence, September 17-29, 1945
Box 3, Folder 4Correspondence, 1977-2014, undated
Series IV: Medical materials
Box 1, Folder 8Address book distributed by Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1981
Box 1, Folder 11"The Lamp," Norwegian-American Hospital, Spring newsletter, 1971
Box 3, Folder 6"Developments since 1928 in the Chemistry of Synthetic Local Anesthetics," Morris Shapiro, January 1993
Box 3, Folder 8Children Medical Center of Israel, 1992
Box 3, Folder 9New York State Census Record, Monroe County, 1915


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