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Guide to the Alex Snyder Iraq War Materials, 2003-2012

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/

Reference Code: USGZE UHC341

Accession Number: 13-028, 15-030

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 341

Creators: Snyder, Alex (1986- )

Title: Alex Snyder Iraq War Materials

Dates: 2003-2011

Quantity: 1.2 linear feet (3 archives boxes)

Location of Collection: A9/2f

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Alex Snyder was an infantry sergeant in the Wisconsin National Guard from 2005-2006 and 2008-2009. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Public History in 2011. The collection includes personal and military papers and photographs and videos.

Biographical / Historical Note

Alexander Snyder was born January 18, 1986. He resided for most of his childhood in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and graduated from Rice Lake High School in 2004. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in October 2003, at the age of 17. He served two tours of duty in Iraq, one as an infantryman with the Wisconsin Army National Guard in 2005-2006, and one as a public affairs specialist (military journalist) with the Arizona Army National Guard in 20082009. In 2013, Alex re-enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard to deploy to Qatar with his brother, Anton. This deployment was cancelled and Alex left the military the following year.

Alex attended UW-Barron County in 2005 and UW-Eau Claire from 2007-2008 and 2009-2011. He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public History.

Alex had a strong interest in photography, thoroughly documenting his service in the Army. Some of his photographs were published in The Expeditionary Times, an Army newspaper that his unit oversaw during their 2008-2009 deployment. Locally, Alex was interviewed by The Spectator for a February 7, 2008 news story about his time served in Iraq and how he documented it with his camera. The story is located at: http://www.spectatornews.com/studentlife/2008/02/07/through-a-soldiers-eyes/

Content Description

The collection contains personal and military papers, letters and email correspondence with family and friends, military newsletters and magazines, deployment materials, personal journals, awards, news stories, photographs and negatives, and 14 CDs containing photographs and videos taken by Alex and other soldiers.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire by Alex Snyder in 2013.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. All military documents with personally identifiable information are closed until January 2064.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Alex Snyder Iraq War Materials, 2003-2011. UHC 341. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Julie Hatfield in June 2013.

Arrangement: Chronological.

OCLC #: 897816653

Subjects

Iraq War, 2003-2011

Personal Names: Snyder, Alex

Corporate Names: Wisconsin National Guard Army

Geographical Terms:
Iraq
Arizona
Kuwait
Fort Dix, NJ
Camp Shelby, MS
Washington DC
Maine
Wisconsin
Minnesota

Detailed List of Contents

Subseries 1: Personal and military papers: letters and email correspondence with family and friends, military newsletters and magazines, deployment materials, personal journals, awards, and news stories.

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder 1/1

Pre-Basic and Basic

Training, and Pre Deployment

2003-2005

Box/Folder 1/2

First Deployment Materials

2005-2006

Box/Folder 1/3

Personal journals from first deployment

2005-2006

Box/Folder

Personal journal after first

Aug.-Sept. 2006

1/4

deployment

Box/Folder 1/5

Miscellaneous Military Documents

2006-2008

Box/Folder 1/6

Mobilization & Deployment Orders

2005-2008

Box/Folder 1/7

Defense Information School Materials

2008

Box/Folder 1/8

Second Deployment Materials

2008-2009

Box/Folder 1/9

Personal Journal

2008-2009

Box/Folder 1/10

End of enlistment/Honorable discharge from Army

2009-2011

Subseries 2: Photographs and negatives, and 5 CDs containing photographs and videos taken by Alex and other soldiers.

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder 2/1

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 154456

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/2

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526034

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/3

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526035

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/4

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526036

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/5

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526037

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/6

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526038

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/7

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526039

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/8

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526040

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/9

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526041

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/10

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526042

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/11

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 526043

Developed 3/22/2006

Box/Folder 2/12

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 934233

Developed 5/7/2006

Box/Folder 2/13

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 934235

Developed 5/7/2006

Box/Folder 2/14

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 934236

Developed 5/7/2006

Box/Folder 2/15

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 934237

Developed 5/7/2006

Box/Folder 2/16

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 934238

Developed 5/7/2006

Box/Folder 2/17

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 934276

Developed 5/7/2006

Box/Folder 2/18

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 158963

Developed 6/3/2006

Box/Folder 2/19

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 158964

Developed 6/3/2006

Box/Folder 3/1

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 535304

Developed 8/14/2006

Box/Folder 3/2

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 535305

Developed 8/14/2006

Box/Folder 3/3

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 535306

Developed 8/14/2006

Box/Folder 3/4

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 535307

Developed August 2006

Box/Folder 3/5

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 742913, Alex developed after return 9/1/2006, off last mission and Camp Virginia

9/1/2006

Box/Folder 3/6

Photographs & Negatives, Roll 742914, Developed after Alex returned 9/1/2006

9/1/2006

Box/Folder 3/7

Photographs & Negatives,

Roll 145764, developed in Kuwait

Developed 12/5/2005

Box/Folder 3/8

Photographs & Negatives,

Roll 145965, developed in Kuwait

Developed 6/30/2006

Box/Folder 3/9

Photographs, Camp Shelby (No Negatives)

2005-2006

Box/Folder 3/10

Photographs, Negative roll

158966 (developed

6/3/2006)

2005-2006

Box/Folder 3

5 CDs containing photographs and videos taken by Alex and other soldiers (Iraq, Kuwait, Washington DC, Camp

Shelby, Fort Dix, Maine, Wisconsin/Minnesota on leave)

2006

Alex Snyder Collection, UHC 341, Photograph CDs

  • “Mailed 03-05-06 Alex Iraq Rec’d 3-20-06, 683 MB, 11 rolls”; contains photographs for corresponding print rolls: 154456, 526034, 526035, 526036, 536037, 526038, 526039, 526040, 526041, 526042, 526043
  • “Leave Pics by mom, family pics 1-25-06”; Family pictures and pictures from on leave in 2006 (a few of the photographs have prints in the “Photographs, 20052006, Negative Roll 158966 (developed 6/3/2006)” folder) (I think he wrote about being on leave in his journals – going up to the Twin Cities, etc.)
  • “Alex Iraq mailed home 5-12-06, 158963, 158964, 158966”; contains photographs for corresponding print rolls: 158963, 158964, 158966 has negatives but no prints
  • “6 folders film sent home May 2006, from March/April 2006 Alex Iraq”; contains photographs for corresponding print rolls: 934276 (934232 on CD), 934233, 934235, 934236, 934237, 934238
  • “Alex Aug Sept 2006 Deployment”; contains photographs for corresponding print rolls: 535304, 535305, 535306, 535307, 742913, 742914

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