Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Philip Schneider papers
- Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Philip Schneider papers
- 1942-1945, undated (inclusive)
- Schneider, Philip
- 0.08 Cubic Feet
- Military life.
- World War, 1939-1945.
- Roads -- Design and construction
- Railroads -- Design and construction
- Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
- Preferred Citation
- 2009ms132.0619: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Philip Schneider papers, 1942-1945, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
- University of Kentucky
- Biography / History
- Philip Schneider Jr. was the son of Philip Schneider Sr. (1888-1963) and Grace E. Schneider. The family lived in Louisville, Kentucky. During World War II, Philip served with the US Army and Persian Gulf Command in Iran helping to build highways and improve railroads to quickly ship supplies to the Soviet Union as part of the Lend-Lease policy. No other biographical information available.
- American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
- Scope and Content
- The Philip Schneider papers (dated 1942-1945, undated; 0.08 cubic feet; 6 folders, 23 photographs) comprises booklets, pamphlets, letters, ration cards, and photographs that document the military service of Schneider in Iran during World War II. The booklets and pamphlets provide information on Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Iran, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv – how to act appropriately on leave, tourism information, and discounts available to soldiers. One booklet from the War Department instructs soldiers on how to appropriately talk about their service with family and friends. The letters are sent to family members, they include Easter and Mother's Day greetings. The photographs depict the construction efforts of the Persian Gulf Command, building railroads, highways, and transporting goods in Iran.
- The Philip Schneider papers collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.
Restrictions on Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access
- Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
- Use Restrictions
- The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Contents of the Collection
"Do's and Don'ts" - leave information in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, 1944, undated
- Box WH-62, folder 1
Philip Schneider letters, 1944-1945
- Box WH-62, folder 4
Photographs, 1942, undated
Unidentified soldier lying on ground with weapon, undated
- Box WH-61, item 1
Horse pulling cart with water jug down a street with signs in Arabic on walls, undated
- Box WH-61, item 2
Three unidentified men standing at edge of body of water, one in middle partially undressed, undated
- Box WH-61, item 3
Unidentified men building a structure, undated
- Box WH-61, item 4
"This is me [Philip Schneider] and my bags about 3 miles from [Riu Calet?]. This is my fatigue suit", undated
- Box WH-61, item 5
Unidentified man [Philip Schneider?] lying in hole dug in ground, undated
- Box WH-61, item 6
"This is the first picture of me in the army at Fort Ben, Ind. the day I left there August 2-1942. This was our barracks at Fort Ben", 1942
- Box WH-61, item 7
View of chairs in space between two buildings, undated
- Box WH-61, item 8
Unidentified man next to sign of topless woman reading: "Admission only 10 Rials", undated
- Box WH-61, item 9
Unidentified man kneeling next to sign reading "1507 ENGR WS CO", undated
- Box WH-61, item 10
Unidentified man [Philip Schneider?] kneeling next to river with fishing line, undated
- Box WH-61, item 11
Unidentified man kneeling in roadway in front of building, undated
- Box WH-61, item 12
Unidentified man standing with one leg on baseboard of flatbed truck, undated
- Box WH-61, item 13
Three unidentified children, undated
- Box WH-61, item 14
View of train cars from car window, unidentified man in foreground, undated
- Box WH-61, item 15
Three unidentified men sitting on a bench or makeshift latrine, undated
- Box WH-61, item 16
Construction activity, undated
- Box WH-61, item 17
Unidentified man standing next to flatbed truck, undated
- Box WH-61, item 18
Unidentified men working on construction, undated
- Box WH-61, item 19
Two unidentified men and one woman walking through a village, undated
- Box WH-61, item 20
Unidentified group of men preparing to haul goods, undated
- Box WH-61, item 21
Train on railroad tracks, undated
- Box WH-61, item 22
Unidentified men sitting on benches, undated
- Box WH-61, item 23
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