Guide to the Phillip Shapiro Papers, ca. 1960-1985

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Guide to the Phillip Shapiro Papers, ca. 1960-1985

Collection number: M0928

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1997
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shapiro, Phillip. Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1960-1985
Collection number: M0928
Creator: Shapiro, Phillip.
Extent: 15.5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Approximately a third of this collection consists of the papers from these two groups: publicity, minutes, organizational records, correspondence, and more. A second significant segment of these papers concerns Shapiro's involvements in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly those in support of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, and his work around prison issues, particularly the San Quentin Six. He also did work on medical aid for Vietnam, involvement in the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam, and the rebuilding of Bach Mai hospital.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1997.

Preferred Citation

Phillip Shapiro Papers. M0928. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

We've been told since out first childhood disappointment that life isn't fair. Dr. Philip Shapiro, a prominent Bay Area Psychiatrist and Human Rights activist for over a quarter of a century, lived his life as if to say "not if I have anything to do with it." Through his involvement with groups such as the Medial Committee for Human Rights, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the California Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects, and the Black Panther Party (among others) Dr. Shapiro fought for the common man, and for those who could not fight themselves. Beginning in the Late 60's with the MCHR's outspoken protests of America's involvement in Vietnam, it was apparent that Dr. Shapiro was a man who acted on what he believed. On top of his daytime employment as a respected psychiatrist at San Francisco's Mt. Zion hospital, Dr. Shapiro was a tireless worker who organized meetings, speeches, protest marches, and charity functions to raise public awareness of what he felt was an extremely inhumane course of action be taken by our Government. Through his connections in the MCHR, Dr. Shapiro was attracted to other causes which he felt could use his assistance- everything from subsidized hospitals in the ghettos of Oakland (in collaboration with the Black Panther Party) to anti-nuclear proliferation to the rights of those in prison. He struggled to ensure that every man, regardless of race, financial status or beliefs, was treated as a man. Dr. Shapiro passed away in 1995, leaving behind him lifetime of accomplishments, friends, and admirers.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The prominent San Francisco psychiatrist Phillip Shapiro stood at the forefront of the San Francisco Bay Area's progressive health workers for more than a quarter of a century, from the civil rights movement through the cold war of the 1980s. Dr. Shapiro's activities, particularly in issues relating to the medical profession, helped galvanize health workers into a politically active force. His archive consists of thirty-one boxes of written and printed materials and audiotapes, some fifteen linear feet in all. Dr. Shapiro became the West Coast mainstay of the medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) which worked on human rights issues related to the practice of medicine. He also worked with Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), the Nobel Prize-winning group that opposed the building and proliferation of nuclear weapons. Approximately a third of the collection consists of papers from these two groups, including publicity, minutes, organizational records, and correspondence. A second significant segment of the papers includes Dr. Shapiro's activities in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly those in support of the Black Panther Party and work on prison issues and the San Quentin Six. The collection also contains papers relating to medical aid for Vietnam as well as his involvement with the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam and the rebuilding of Bach Mai hospital. Dr. Shapiro's work with the prison support movement led to his involvement in groups opposing medical procedures on unwilling prisoners and unsuspecting patients in the larger medical care system. The latter part of the collection concerns the issue of prisons and Psychosurgery, as well as his involvement with the Committee for the protection of Human Subjects. Other materials include tape recordings of radio shows, news conferences, conferences and other public events relevant to his interests, as well as files relating to his professional interests. Finally, it is important to note that Dr. Shapiro made copies of his own correspondence; from these it will be relatively easy for researchers to identify the context of much of the material found in the collection.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Cleaver, Eldridge.
Cleaver, Kathleen.
Hilliard, David.
Huggins, Erika.
Newton, Huey P.
Pratt, Geronimo.
Seale, Bobby.
Bach Mai Hospital.
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
Committee for Protection of Human Subjects.
Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR)
Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
The San Quentin Six.
Medicine.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Vietnam Protests

Box 1, Folder 1

Vietnam War Protests

Box 1, Folder 2

Protest Clippings

Box 1, Folder 3

SF Protest Clippings

Box 1, Folder 4

SF Protest Fliers

Box 1, Folder 5

SF GI March for Peace

Box 1, Folder 6

Vietnam GI (Newsletter)

Box 1, Folder 7

Proposition "P"

Box 1, Folder 8

Spring Mobilization Committee

Box 1, Folder 9

Spring Mobilization Financial Documents

Box 1, Folder 10

Spring Mobilization Minutes/Letters

Box 2, Folder 1

Spring Mobilization Cultural and Labor Issues

Box 2, Folder 2

Spring Mobilization & Prof. comm..

Box 2, Folder 3

Spring Mobilization Steering Committee

Box 2, Folder 4

Spring Mobilization- Miscellaneous Documents

Box 2, Folder 5

American Friends Served Committee

Box 2, Folder 6

Bay Area Poor People's Campaign

Box 2, Folder 7

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors

Box 2, Folder 8

Health Professionals for Peace

Box 2, Folder 9

Medical Aid for Indochina, 1973

Box 2, Folder 10

Medical Aid for Indochina

Box 2, Folder 11

Medical Aid for Indochina

Box 3, Folder 1

National Committee Against Repressive Legislation

Box 3, Folder 2

Support our Soldiers

Box 3, Folder 3

Veterans for peace

Box 3, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Peace Organizations

Box 3, Folder 5

Miscellaneous Peace Organizations

Box 3, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Peace Organizations

Box 3, Folder 7

Berkley Student Protest

Box 3, Folder 8

Bombing of Dykes (Political Correspondence)

Box 3, Folder 9

Civil Rights (Political Correspondence)

Box 3, Folder 10

Sons & Daughters

Box 3, Folder 11

Peace Torch Marathon

Box 3, Folder 12

Port Chicago Vigil

Box 3, Folder 13

Red Star Singers, Vancouver Peace Conference

Box 3, Folder 14

Vietnam Pamphlets

Box 3, Folder 15

Hanoi Prisoners' Short Wave Broadcast

Box 3, Folder 16

In Search (Newsletter)

Box 3, Folder 17

Cold War Articles

Box 3, Folder 18

Vietnam War Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 1

Vietnam War Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 2

The History of the World

 

Series 2. The Black Panther Party

Box 4, Folder 3

Black Panther Party National Documents/ Releases

Box 4, Folder 4

Newsletters

Box 4, Folder 5

Fliers

Box 4, Folder 6

Articles

Box 4, Folder 7

Bail-Bond Fund

Box 4, Folder 8

Brown, Elaine

Box 4, Folder 9

Cleaver, Eldridge and Kathleen

Box 4, Folder 10

Cleaver, Eldridge and Kathleen

Box 4, Folder 11

Cleaver, Eldridge and Kathleen

Box 4, Folder 12

Davis, Angela

Box 4, Folder 13

Genet, Jean

Box 4, Folder 14

Hilliard, David

Box 4, Folder 15

Huggins, Erika

Box 5, Folder 1

Hutton, Bobby

Box 5, Folder 2

Newton, Huey

Box 5, Folder 3

Free Huey Newton (Peace and Freedom Party)

Box 5, Folder 4

Pinell, Hugo

Box 5, Folder 5

Pratt, Elmore and Geronimo

Box 5, Folder 6

Seale, Bobby

Box 5, Folder 7

Valvedere, Jose

Box 5, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Party Correspondence

Box 5, Folder 9

Educational Opportunities Corporation

Box 5, Folder 10

Panther Relations with MCHR

 

Series 3. Physicians for Social Responsibility

Box 5, Folder 11

PSR 1962-67

Box 6, Folder 1

PSR 1978-82

Box 6, Folder 2

PSR 1978-82 II

Box 6, Folder 3

Old Newsletters

Box 6, Folder 4

Steering Committee 1979-82

Box 6, Folder 5

Steering Committee 1983-84

Box 6, Folder 6

Steering Committee 1984

Box 6, Folder 7

Fundraising Affairs

Box 6, Folder 8

Position Papers

Box 6, Folder 9

Treasurer's Report

Box 6, Folder 10

Speakers File

Box 6, Folder 11

Rosters

Box 6, Folder 12

Committee Reports

Box 7, Folder 1

Memos

Box 7, Folder 2

PSR/West

Box 7, Folder 3

SF Chapter

Box 7, Folder 4

Bay Area Chapter By-laws

Box 7, Folder 5

PSR Reports

Box 7, Folder 6

Newsletter

Box 7, Folder 7

Clippings

Box 7, Folder 8

Clippings II

Box 7, Folder 9

Early Clippings

Box 7, Folder 10

Civilian Military Contingency Hospital System (CMCHS)

Box 8, Folder 1

CMCHS Editorial Rebuttal

Box 8, Folder 2

CMCHS PSR Official Statement

Box 8, Folder 3

CMCHS PSR letters to hospitals

Box 8, Folder 4

CMCHS American Public Health Association resolution

Box 8, Folder 5

CMCHS Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 6

CMCHS Clippings

Box 8, Folder 7

PSR Alert!

Box 8, Folder 8

Arms Control

Box 8, Folder 9

Arms Control Clippings

Box 8, Folder 10

Civil Defense

Box 8, Folder 11

Civil Defense Clippings

Box 9, Folder 1

Civil Defense Correspondence

Box 9, Folder 2

Children & The Bomb

Box 9, Folder 3

The Defense Monitor

Box 9, Folder 4

Hiroshima Survivors

Box 9, Folder 5

Nuclear Test Ban

Box 9, Folder 6

USS Missouri in SF

Box 9, Folder 7

USS Missouri in SF

Box 9, Folder 8

Star Wars

Box 9, Folder 9

Facing the Music

Box 10, Folder 1

SF Chapter Retreat

Box 10, Folder 2

Nuclear Threat to SF

Box 10, Folder 3

Nuclear Threat to SF

Box 10, Folder 4

FEMA

Box 10, Folder 5

FEMA of Oakland

Box 10, Folder 6

World Peace Council

Box 10, Folder 7

ESR - Educators for Social Responsibility

Box 10, Folder 8

Professionals Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control

Box 10, Folder 9

IPPNW - Int'l. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Box 11, Folder 1

Ali, Joan

Box 11, Folder 2

Allen, Dave

Box 11, Folder 3

Heffernan, Pat

Box 11, Folder 4

Kornfield, Howard

Box 11, Folder 5

Lown, Bernard

Box 11, Folder 6

Moxley III, John

Box 11, Folder 7

O-Flaherty, Terrence

Box 11, Folder 8

Peck, Harris

Box 11, Folder 9

Quin, John R (Archbishop)

Box 11, Folder 10

Sapir, Marc

Box 11, Folder 11

Thomas, Lewis

Box 11, Folder 12

Torres, Hiram

Box 11, Folder 13

Trainor, Dorothy

Box 11, Folder 14

Congressional Correspondence

Box 11, Folder 15

Briefing Papers

Box 11, Folder 16

EAS Public Interest Report

Box 11, Folder 17

IPPNW Sticker

Box 11, Folder 18

PSR- Miscellaneous Documents

Box 11, Folder 19

PSR- Miscellaneous Publications

Box 12, Folder 1

PSR- Miscellaneous Publications

 

Series 4. Medical Committee for Human Rights

Box 12, Folder 2

MCHR National Documents

Box 12, Folder 3

National Convention

Box 12, Folder 4

National Newsletters

Box 12, Folder 5

National Health Taskforce

Box 12, Folder 6

Government Relations

Box 12, Folder 7

MCHR-SF

Box 12, Folder 8

Steering committee -- Bay Area Chapter

Box 12, Folder 9

Other Committees and Meeting Notes- SF

Box 12, Folder 10

Newsletters (Local)

Box 12, Folder 11

Chicago Chapter

Box 12, Folder 12

MCHR Clippings

Box 13, Folder 1

American Medical Association

Box 13, Folder 2

California Medical Association

Box 13, Folder 3

EPDST-Summaries of Programs

Box 13, Folder 4

EPDST-Articles and Clippings

Box 13, Folder 5

EPDST-Legislation and Health Care Connections

Box 13, Folder 6

EPDST-NY Department of Social Services Report

Box 13, Folder 7

EPDST-Related Correspondence

Box 13, Folder 8

Child Trauma Intervention Act

Box 13, Folder 9

False Drug Advertising

Box 13, Folder 10

Health Care Reform

Box 13, Folder 11

Committee for Howard Levy

Box 14, Folder 1

Mace as a Riot Control Agent

Box 14, Folder 2

Occupational Health Project

Box 14, Folder 3

Prison issues

Box 14, Folder 4

Vietnam

Box 14, Folder 5

Correspondence

Box 14, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Documents

Box 14, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Documents

Box 14, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Publications

Box 14, Folder 9

Medical Logo Stencils

Box 14, Folder 10

CPHS-Policy Statement and Goals

Box 14, Folder 11

Personnel

Box 15, Folder 1

Administration I 1977-78

Box 15, Folder 2

Administration II 1978-80

Box 15, Folder 3

Agendas

Box 15, Folder 4

Decisions1977-78

Box 15, Folder 5

Decisions1979-81

Box 15, Folder 6

Legislation- Federal

Box 15, Folder 7

Legislation- Federal

Box 15, Folder 8

Legislation- State

Box 16, Folder 1

Memos (Health & Welfare Agency)

Box 16, Folder 2

Minutes1977-78

Box 16, Folder 3

Minutes1978-81

Box 16, Folder 4

Articles I

Box 16, Folder 5

Articles II

Box 16, Folder 6

Protocol guidelines, policy statements

Box 16, Folder 7

Protocols Deferred

Box 16, Folder 8

Protocols Pending

Box 17, Folder 1

Committees- Approved Protocols

Box 17, Folder 2

Committees- Approved Protocols

Box 17, Folder 3

Committees- Approved Protocols

Box 17, Folder 4

Correspondence with Thomas Dalglish

Box 17, Folder 5

Correspondence with Thomas Dalglish

Box 17, Folder 6

Correspondence with Thomas Dalglish

Box 17, Folder 7

Correspondence with Thomas Dalglish

Box 18, Folder 1

Correspondence with Charles Gardipee

Box 18, Folder 2

IRB- "A Review of Human Subject Research"

Box 18, Folder 3

Notification of meetings

Box 18, Folder 4

Non-Agenda Items

Box 18, Folder 5

Presidio Mutiny Trial

Box 18, Folder 6

Miscellaneous

 

Series 5. Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects and other Organizations

Box 18, Folder 7

BAEAC

Box 18, Folder 8

BAI Newsletter

Box 18, Folder 9

CCCO

Box 18, Folder 10

Health Professionals for Peace

Box 18, Folder 11

HPFP- Fliers and Pamphlets

Box 18, Folder 12

HPFP- Clippings

Box 18, Folder 13

HPFP- Correspondence

Box 18, Folder 14

HPFP- Miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 15

OSPAAL

 

Series 6. Prison Issues

Box 19, Folder 1

Administrative Segregation (Solitary Confinement)

Box 19, Folder 2

Violence in Prison- State Report

Box 19, Folder 3

Gang Violence in Penal Institutions

Box 19, Folder 4

Gay Prisoners

Box 19, Folder 5

Prison Legislation

Box 19, Folder 6

Evaluation of State Prison Medical Facility

Box 19, Folder 7

SF Jails

Box 19, Folder 8

Police/Community Relations

Box 19, Folder 9

California State Prison Documents

Box 19, Folder 10

Houston Neurological Symposium

Box 19, Folder 11

Prisoner Rights-Open Files

Box 20, Folder 1

Federal Prisons - Clippings

Box 20, Folder 2

California Prisons - Clippings

Box 20, Folder 3

San Quentin - Clippings

Box 20, Folder 4

San Quentin Six - Clippings

Box 20, Folder 5

San Quentin Six and Soledad

Box 20, Folder 6

San Quentin Six and Soledad

Box 20, Folder 7

SF Jails- Clippings

Box 20, Folder 8

National Prison Clippings

Box 21, Folder 1

Prisoner Publications

Box 21, Folder 2

ACLU

Box 21, Folder 3

Bay Area Prisoner Organizations

Box 21, Folder 4

Coordinating Council of Prison Organizations (CCPO)

Box 21, Folder 5

Community control of police

Box 21, Folder 6

Committee for Prisoner Humanity and Justice (CPHJ)

Box 21, Folder 7

Joint Action and Strategy Team

Box 21, Folder 8

Prison Action Conference

Box 21, Folder 9

Prisoners' Health Project

Box 21, Folder 10

Prison Law Project

Box 21, Folder 11

Prison Law Collective

Box 21, Folder 12

California v. Gibson and Justice

Box 21, Folder 13

California v. Gibson and Justice- First Appeal

Box 22, Folder 1

California v. Gibson and Justice- Subsequent Appeals

Box 22, Folder 2

Gibson/Justice Defense Fund

Box 22, Folder 3

Davis, Julio

Box 22, Folder 4

Johnson, John D

Box 22, Folder 5

Justice, Lawrence

Box 22, Folder 6

Thorne, John

Box 22, Folder 7

Stender, Fay

Box 22, Folder 8

Prisoners as Experimental Subjects

Box 22, Folder 9

Public Advocates for Prison Rights

Box 22, Folder 10

SF Prison Health Needs Conference (MCHR)

Box 22, Folder 11

Biomedical Experimentation in California Prisons

Box 22, Folder 12

S.T.A.R.T. Program

Box 22, Folder 13

Hastings Center Report

Box 23, Folder 1

Hastings Center Reports

Box 23, Folder 2

Prisoners and Drugs

Box 23, Folder 3

Forced Medication to Prisoners

Box 23, Folder 4

Committee for Prisoner Health

Box 23, Folder 5

United Prisoners Union (UPU)

Box 23, Folder 6

Vacaville Stress Assessment Unit

Box 23, Folder 7

Penal Code Symposium- UCSF

Box 23, Folder 8

Patients Rights and Advocacy- MCHR Pamphlet

Box 23, Folder 9

national Commission on Psychosurgery

Box 23, Folder 10

Committee on Neuropsychiatric Experimentation on Prisoners

Box 23, Folder 11

Biomedical Experimentation on Prisoners

 

Series 7. Psychosurgery

Box 24, Folder 1

Psychosurgery Documents

Box 24, Folder 2

Psychosurgery: Legal Issues

Box 24, Folder 3

Psychosurgery: California State Supreme Court Case

Box 24, Folder 4

Kaimowitz v. Michigan Department of Health

Box 24, Folder 5

Network of Psychiatric Assault

Box 24, Folder 6

Committee Opposing Abuse of Psychiatry

Box 24, Folder 7

Committee Opposing Abuse of Psychiatry

Box 24, Folder 8

Drug Therapy and Psychosurgery Group Statements

Box 25, Folder 1

Genetic Causes of Violence

Box 25, Folder 2

California Medical Facility at Vacaville

Box 25, Folder 3

UCLA Center for the Study and Control of Violence

Box 25, Folder 4

UCLA Center- Grant Application

Box 25, Folder 5

UCLA Center- Group Statements

Box 25, Folder 6

UCLA Center- State Department of Health Documents

Box 25, Folder 7

UCLA Center- Protests

Box 25, Folder 8

UCLA Center- Clippings

Box 26, Folder 1

UCLA Center- Related Correspondence I

Box 26, Folder 2

UCLA Center- Related Correspondence II

Box 26, Folder 3

Psychosurgery Clippings1971-72

Box 26, Folder 4

Psychosurgery Clippings1973

Box 26, Folder 5

Psychosurgery Clippings1973

Box 26, Folder 6

Psychosurgery Clippings1974 (and later)

Box 27, Folder 1

Psychosurgery-related Correspondence

Box 27, Folder 2

Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Box 27, Folder 3

Prisoner Correspondence

Box 27, Folder 4

Prisons- Miscellaneous

Box 27, Folder 5

Mt. Zion Hospital Psychiatric Clinic

Box 27, Folder 6

Mt. Zion Hospital Psychiatric Clinic

Box 27, Folder 7

Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Newsletter

Box 27, Folder 8

Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Newsletter

 

Series 8. Correspondence

Box 28, Folder 1

Ali, Joan

Box 28, Folder 2

Blackman, Vernon

Box 28, Folder 3

Blackman, Vernon

Box 28, Folder 4

Coleman, Lee

Box 28, Folder 5

Garry, Chris

Box 28, Folder 6

Political Correspondence

Box 28, Folder 7

Snyder, Marc

Box 28, Folder 8

Spieglman, Richard

Box 28, Folder 9

Spock, Dr. Benjamin

Box 28, Folder 10

Wilson, Pete

Box 29, Folder 1

The Conspiracy Newspaper 1974-76

Box 29, Folder 2

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 29, Folder 3

Miscellaneous Documents

Box 29, Folder 3

Health Professionals for Peace

 

Series 9. Audiovisual materials

Box 30, Folder 1

Recordings

Physical Description: 7 sound reels : 5 in. + 4 audiocassettes
Box 31, Folder 1

Recordings

Physical Description: 18 audiocassettes