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Morton H. Shapiro papers

Identifier: L2008-04

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Morton H. Shapiro Collection, 1954, 1958-1975, 1997, 2001, 2007 consists of invitations, event prograpms, photographs, posters, correspondence, and an oral history.


  • Creation: 1954-1975, 1997, 2001, 2007


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Biography of Morton Shapiro

Morton Shapiro (1930-2007) was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Temple University, served in the Army during the Korean War (1951-1953) and built a career working for labor unions. He worked for the International Ladies Garment Workers as an organizer in the South for 20 years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He worked as a labor consultant, the Director of the Oregon State Employees' Association, and with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), before retiring in 1996. In addition to his career working with labor unions, he was also involved with the civil rights movement in the South.


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Morton H. Shapiro was a labor leader and civil rights activist who worked for the ILGWU and SEIU. The Morton H. Shapiro Collection, 1954-2007 consists of correspondence, autobiographical writings, printed material including newspaper clippings, invitations and programs, and an oral history.



Acquisition Note

Donated by Sandra Shaprio in March and August 2008 and Rachel Hansen in May 2023 (repectively, Morton Shapiro's widow and daughter). Accessions L2008-04, L2008-16, L2023-07.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hansen, June 2023.

Morton H. Shapiro:
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Hal Hansen
June 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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