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Leslie C. Schneider Papers

Identifier: CSWS-0054

  • Staff Only

The collection includes correspondence from Leslie Schneider to his mother during 1943 along with newspaper and magazine clippings from the homefront. Various pieces of memoribilia from Schneider's service including a copy of Japanese propaganda is also included. A compact disc with the collection saved as digital files is located in the last folder of box one.

The second, oversized box contains multiple large-format publications such as military newspapers and magazines. Marine newspapers published near the end of the war highlight Allied advancements and camp/barracks life. A collection of clippings from Life Magazine and the Saturday Evening Post detail the war effort at home and on multiple fronts.


  • 1943-1985


The material in this collection is in English.

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1.25 Linear Feet


This collection contains assorted letters and material from U.S. Marine Leslie Schneider's service during World War II along with various memoribilia and newspaper clippings. A compact disc with digital scans of military newspapers is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leslie C. Schneider was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 25, 1920. He enlisted in the Marines and fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Among the conflicts he participated in include the Battle for Suicide Creek at Cape Gloucester, New Britain on December 26, 1943. Acheiving the rank of Corporal, Schneider left the service after the war ended. He settled in Knoxville and died on March 2, 2005.


Collection consists of a quarter-box with eight standard folders and an oversized box with seven publications.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as CSWS.WWII.3.0020.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA