.25 linear ft.
The Shapiro family oral history collection is housed in one archival box. This collection includes 5 family tapes of conversations of brothers Howard, Jason and Samuel Shapiro and taped by Louise Silk, daughter of Howard Shapiro, in 1998. The conversations relate to Shapiro family history and the National Record Mart which was founded by the brothers and their father Hyman Shapiro. The transcriptions, done by Louise Shapiro, are included.
In 1937, Hyman Shapiro, with his sons, Samuel, Howard and Jason, started the record retail business that was to become National Record Mart. The family sold the business in 1986. Louise Silk, daughter of Howard and Sadye Shapiro, is an artist whose medium is quilt making.
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