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Guide to the Shael Shapiro Papers MSS.200

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Creator: Shapiro, Shael
Title: Shael Shapiro Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1965-2006
Abstract: Shael Shapiro is an architect who was instrumental in the writing and passage of the so-called "Loft Law" that in 1971 allowed artists to legally live in downtown Manhattan lofts. The collection contains architectural drawings and reproductions of numerous buildings throughout New York City and records documenting Shapiro's SoHo based architectural practice from the 1970s to the early 2000s. The bulk of the records are paper with some born-digital materials.
Quantity: 54 Linear Feet in 23 records cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 83 rolled storage boxes.
Quantity: 7.16 Megabytes in 5 floppy disks.
Location: Some materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.200