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Leopold Shapiro (1907-1994) was born in Paris, France, in 1907 and emigrated with his parents and brother, Jacques, to Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, when he was 8 years old. Shapiro began his career with the Globe as a copy boy on the night shift. By 1928, Shapiro was reporting on education topics in Boston. Through much of his career, from the 1940s through the 1970s, Shapiro wrote about the Jewish community in Boston and abroad. Although he covered many other topics, most of the articles were about Israel, Jewish life in Boston and abroad, and the local Jewish community. Between 1946 and 1969, Shapiro wrote the column "Local Lines," which documented and publicized the activities of and programs within the Boston Jewish community. Shapiro worked with Leo J. Lyons, who founded the Jewish Advocate. After a 52 year career with the Boston Globe, Shapiro retired in 1974.
This collection contains newspaper articles written by Leo Shapiro from much of his 52-year career with the Boston Globe. There is a small amount of other material in the collection, including a notebook of manuscript letters to the editor, a photograph of Leo Shapiro, and typescript book reviews.
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