Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Philip Schneider papers

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Philip Schneider papers
Creator
Schneider, Philip
Extent
0.08 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Pamphlets.
Military life.
World War, 1939-1945.
Construction
Roads -- Design and construction
Railroads -- Design and construction
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
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.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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
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
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A Serviceman's Guide to Hattiesburg and Area , 1942

  • Box WH-62, folder 2
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Persian Gulf Command Recreation Center Tours booklet, 1944

  • Box WH-62, folder 3
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Philip Schneider letters, 1944-1945

  • Box WH-62, folder 4
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Philip Schneider papers, 1945, undated

  • Box WH-62, folder 5
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War Department pamphlet no. 20-10, 1944

  • Box WH-62, folder 6
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Photographs, 1942, undated

Unidentified soldier lying on ground with weapon, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 1
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Horse pulling cart with water jug down a street with signs in Arabic on walls, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 2
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Three unidentified men standing at edge of body of water, one in middle partially undressed, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 3
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Unidentified men building a structure, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 4
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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
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Unidentified man [Philip Schneider?] lying in hole dug in ground, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 6
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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
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View of chairs in space between two buildings, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 8
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Unidentified man next to sign of topless woman reading: Admission only 10 Rials, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 9
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Unidentified man kneeling next to sign reading 1507 ENGR WS CO, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 10
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Unidentified man [Philip Schneider?] kneeling next to river with fishing line, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 11
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Unidentified man kneeling in roadway in front of building, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 12
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Unidentified man standing with one leg on baseboard of flatbed truck, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 13
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Three unidentified children, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 14
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View of train cars from car window, unidentified man in foreground, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 15
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Three unidentified men sitting on a bench or makeshift latrine, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 16
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Construction activity, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 17
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Unidentified man standing next to flatbed truck, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 18
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Unidentified men working on construction, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 19
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Two unidentified men and one woman walking through a village, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 20
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Unidentified group of men preparing to haul goods, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 21
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Train on railroad tracks, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 22
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Unidentified men sitting on benches, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 23
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