Schneider Family Papers, 1958-1964

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Schneider family

Title: Papers, 1958-1964

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 0.33 cubic feet

Locator Number: Mss. A S358

Biographical Note

Robert Stanley Schneider (1934-2004) was a pilot with the United States Army. His mother, Emma Lyle Schneider (d. 1999), was a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. Robert Schneider was married to Dorothy Schneider and they had one son, Robert Stanley Schneider II. After attending Eastern Kentucky Teachers College (now Eastern Kentucky University), Robert Schneider accepted a regular Army commission. He, his wife, and his son moved around the United States while he completed his training and worked on his Master’s degree at the University of Washington. Schneider later served in Vietnam, and then began working for Trans World Airlines (TWA) in 1966. In 1989, Schneider moved to Miles City, Montana to become a rancher. (Source: Obituary for Robert S. Schneider in The Billings Outpost , Billings, Montana, December 9, 2004, available online:

Scope and Content Note

Letters between Robert Stanley Schneider, his wife Dorothy Schneider, and his mother Emma Lyle Schneider of Louisville. Robert was a pilot with the United States Army, and he and his wife moved around the country while he was completing training and his master’s degree. A few of the letters mention Robert’s training and places he has flown, including piloting the plane for the U.S. Skydiving Team. His wife, “Dotty” wrote the majority of the letters. Her letters discuss family arguments and the struggles of being an Army wife. Some pictures and negatives are also included in the collection.

List of Folders

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1958-1959

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1960

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1960

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1962-1964.

Subject Headings

Mobile home living

Schneider family


Soldiers – Family relationships

United States. Army – Military life