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William B. Schneider Faculty Papers

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Writings by William Schneider

Writings by Others

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Administrative Material

Instructional Materials

Miscellaneous Papers

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William B. Schneider Faculty Papers, 1948-1964 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

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ID: 3/RG 4/FP17-8-F7

Primary Creator: Schneider, William B., (1898-1964.)

Extent: 2.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into six series:  (1)  Writings by W.B. Schneider, (2)  Writings by Others, (3)  SIUC Administrative Materials, (4)  Instructional Materials, (5)  Miscellaneous Papers, (6)  Books.

Date Acquired: 11/25/2002

Subjects: English literature - Study and teaching (Graduate) - History, English literature - Study and teaching (Graduate) - United States, Schneider, William B., 1898-1964., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Department of English., Teaching

Forms of Material: Writings.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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  Of note in the scrapbook are his unpublished poems, short stories, personal letters, and copies of addresses he gave at various events.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.

Biographical Note

Hailing from Floraville, a small town in southwestern Illinois, William B. Schneider spent his life improving English education in the state of Illinois.  He began his academic training at the University of Illinois, where he received both a bachelor's and master's degree, and earned his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago.  During this time in Chicago, Schneider married Alicia Edmonds on June 8, 1926.

Schneider's teaching career took him to universities both in and out of Illinois, but never too far from home.  Before accepting a position at Southern Illinois University in 1936, Schneider had taught at Eastern Illinois University, George Williams College, University of Chicago, and Indiana University.  As a professor, he spearheaded the 1943 movement to promote SIU from a teachers college to full university.  In recognition of this and other achievements, William B. Schneider was appointed chairman of SIU's English department, a position which he held for sixteen years.

Schneider proved to be an active administrator within the English department.  He led the campaign to add a doctorate program in English to the degrees offered at SIU, and his efforts were rewarded with its implementation in the fall of 1960.  He also took part in organizing summer workshops for local high school teachers, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa for forty years.  William B. Schneider retired in 1963, and died on July eighteenth of the following year at the age of 65.

Subject/Index Terms

English literature - Study and teaching (Graduate) - History
English literature - Study and teaching (Graduate) - United States
Schneider, William B., 1898-1964.
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Department of English.
Teaching

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Gift from Chris Coleman, accession MSS 1860.

Preferred Citation: William B. Schneider Faculty Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Item 1: Scott, Sir Walter.  The Waverly Novels:  Redgauntlet, The Betrothed, The TalismanAdd to your cart.
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Item 14: English Masterpieces I:  The Age of ChaucerAdd to your cart.
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Item 20: A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principals by Otto Jespersen, v. 1-7Add to your cart.
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