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Series VI. Personal Papers, 1942-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

This series is divided into two subseries: Military Records and Correspondence. Scope and Content Notes are included with each subseries.

Subseries 1. Military Records, 1942-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes records, certificates, and orders from Shapiro's time in the United States Army. Shapiro was drafted into the U.S. Army Enlisted Reserve Corps in May 1943 while he was still a medical student. He completed medical school in September 1944, entered a medical internship until July 1945, and finished his residency in April 1946. He was then sent to Fort Sam Houston, TX for military medical training, and afterward served in the hospital at the Army Air Base in Adak, Alaska until October 1947. In 1950, Shapiro received notification that he was to be inducted into Selective Services because his previous service had been terminated earlier than usual. It was ultimately determined that he was not required to serve additional time in the military - this series includes correspondence regarding this matter. These documents are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2. Correspondence, Bulk, 1974-1979 1953-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes personal and professional correspondence from Shapiro's time as associate dean for Academic Affairs (1971-1975) and then vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh's medical school (1975-1979). Much of the correspondence is with colleagues in the medical profession regarding publications and conferences. There is also correspondence related to academic affairs at the medical school, and significant correspondence with University of Pittsburgh campus parking authorities about the difficulties of parking on campus.