This collection contains items from Governor Samuel Shapiro's private and public activities, including photographs of his private and public activities, correspondence from state and national political figures including Paul Simon, Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey and various certificates related to his career. Shapiro was involved in Illinois politics for most of his adult life, serving as a member of the Illinois House beginning in 1946, elected Lt. Governor in 1961 and served out the remainder of Governor Otto Kerner's term as Illinois Governor in 1968. Also included in this collection is a short 8mm film of his 1961 inauguration as Lt. Governor.