Victor Robinson and S. R. Shapiro papers

Victor Robinson and S. R. Shapiro papers

Dates: 1905-1946

Collection contains correspondence, booklets, receipts, photographs, and other miscellaneous papers. The papers particularly deals with the book business. The collection is dated from 1905-1946.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947. -- Shapiro, S. R., (Solomon R.), 1911
  • Call Number: MSS 6181
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Victor Robinson and S. R. Shapiro papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6181; Victor Robinson and S. R. Shapiro papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6181, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by S. R. Shapiro and Anita Robinson Shapiro in 1994.
Acquisition Information
Donated; S. R. Shapiro and Anita Robinson Shapiro; 1994.
Related Material
The Victor Robinson Papers, 1898-1947, call number MS C 28, at the United States National Library of Medicine and the Papers of S. R. Shapiro, 1895-1982 in the Library of Congress.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Publishers and Publishing
Genre / Form
Letters; Pamphlets; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts because of the contents' book dealings in Western America.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Robinson (Victor) and S. R. Shapiro papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:07-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

S. R. Shapiro (1911-1990) was book seller from New York City.

Solomon R. Shapiro was born 30 August 1911 in New York. He received his bachelor's degree in 1933 from New York University, and his M.A. in 1934 from Columbia University. He studied bibliographical studies at the University of London from 1934-1935. In 1935 he became the president of S.R. Shapiro Co., Books for Libraries, a position he stayed in until his death 55 years later. From 1945-1951 he also served as editor in chief of the U.S. Cumulative Book Auctions Record. In 1956 he published A Check-list of the Rarest and Most Valuable Bruce Rogers Imprints. He died on 30 October 1990, in New York.

Biographical History

Victor Robinson (1886-1947) was a medical professor at Temple University.

Victor Robinson was born in Ukraine in 1886 to a Russian physician. He attended New York University and then the New York College of Pharmacy. He also studied law at Columbia University. He received his doctorate of medicine in 1917 from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery (which would later become Loyola University). He would write many works on the history of medicine and would teach the history of medicine at Temple University. He also founded Medical Life, a journal of the history of medicine, and helped start the History of Science Society in 1924.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts