William B. Schneider papers, 1948-1964 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The William B. Schneider faculty papers contain his writings and administrative and instructional materials from 1948 through 1964. Although the collection does not contain any published writings by William B. Schneider, both a scrapbook and journal of his personal writing are present. Of note in the scrapbook are his unpublished poems, short stories, personal letters, and copies of addresses he gave at various events. A hand-written index of the scrapbook can be found on its first few pages. The journal records Schneider's "thoughts upon men and things," giving his personal response to occurrences in daily life. Tucked within each are newspaper clippings and programs saved by Schneider. The binding and arrangement of the scrapbook and journal have been maintained.
The remainder of the William B. Schneider collection is primarily comprised of his papers as an Southern Illinois University Carbondale administrator and instructor. Office memos, faculty bulletins, and committee minutes are included as well as information documenting the creation of a doctorate program in English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. All have been sorted by category or committee and ordered chronologically. The records of Schneider's career as an instructor consist of course syllabi, blank and completed exams, and testing and teaching materials. Grammar and literature exams have been separated and arranged by course number when given, and duplicate copies have been paper clipped together.