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Inventory of the Daniel Shapiro Papers D-548
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  • Arrangement of the Collection
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  • Title: Daniel Shapiro Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: D-548
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 16.0 linear feet.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1960-1982
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1990
    Abstract: The Daniel Shapiro Papers document the life and work of printmaker, painter, and UC Davis faculty member Daniel Shapiro (1920-1982). The papers span the dates 1940 through 1983, with the bulk of the material falling between 1959 and 1982. The collection includes correspondence and notes; sketchbooks; prints; photographs of his work; personal photographs; teaching materials; and exhibit files and announcements.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Creator: Shapiro, Daniel, 1920-1982

    Biography

    Daniel Shapiro was born in New York in 1920. He attended Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, and graduated in 1941 with honors in painting and design. After a period of military service, he pursued further education at Columbia University. Printmaking, along with and integrated with design, was his major focus until the early 1960s. Over time, his artistic interests expanded beyond printmaking to include large-scale paintings and constructions and sculpture in various media.
    In 1947, Shapiro joined the art faculty at Bennington College in Vermont, where he taught until 1957. He returned to New York City and lectured in design and printmaking at Columbia and New York Universities until 1959, when he was invited to join the Design faculty in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis. In the early 1960s, Shapiro divided his teaching between the Design and Art Departments and by 1966 he transferred full-time to the Art Department in the College of Letters and Science.
    Daniel Shapiro died in 1982. He is survived by his children, Jared and Abigail Shapiro.
    Source:
    Himelfarb, Harvey S., Johnson, Ralph M., and Petersen, Roland C. "Daniel Shapiro." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1985.

    Scope and Content

    The Daniel Shapiro Papers reflect the life and work of printmaker, painter, and teacher Daniel Shapiro (1920-1982). The papers span the dates 1940 through 1983, though the bulk of the material reflects Shapiro's time as a member of the UC Davis art faculty, 1959-1982. The collection includes: correspondence and notes; sketchbooks; prints; photographs of his work; personal photographs; teaching materials; and exhibit files and announcements.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The Daniel Shapiro Papers are arranged in five series: 1.) Biographical Materials; 2.) Correspondence; 3.) Artwork and Writings; 4.) Exhibitions and Business Files; and 5.) Teaching Files. Arrangement within series follows original arrangement of the papers.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    This finding aid was created by Liz Phillips with the assistance of student employee Kelley Liang.
    This collection was processed under the Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing in the University of California Libraries.

    Acquisition

    Gift of Abigail Shapiro and family, 2012.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Daniel Shapiro Papers, D-548, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Shapiro, Daniel, 1920-1982--Archives
    Art, American--California--20th century
    Graphic arts--California--History--20th century
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives.