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Ben and Betty Shapiro papers

Identifier: IWA0990

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Scope and Contents

The Ben and Betty Shapiro papers date from 1913 to 1993 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The Shapiro family genealogical files includes a ship passenger list, obituaries, death and hospital registries, certificates of immigration and naturalization, a family tree, and an article on the family’s history written for Los Angeles Genealogical Society newsletter. Also included is a book called “Climbing Jacob’s ladder: Life Stories of Jake Shapiro”, written by Ben Shapiro and published in 2006. The papers also include loose recipe pages and a recipe book published by the Shaare Zion Women’s League at the Shaare Zion Synagogue, Sioux City, Iowa in 1976. Finally, the Ben and Betty Shapiro Family papers include a photo of the Shapiro family, photos of family gravestones, and photo of a building in Russia.


  • Creation: 1913-1993



2.50 linear inches

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Ben and Betty Shapiro papers (donor no. 1411) were donated by Betty Shapiro in 2015.

Ben and Betty Shapiro papers
Katie Gandhi, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)