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Reuben and Sylvia Schreiber papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written by Reuben Schreiber and his wife Sylvia during World War II.  Reuben served with the 136th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance) in the U.S. and European Campaign. The letters discuss training, deployment to the European Theater, through to the time of discharge.


  • 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 2017-08-03


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Reuben Schreiber reported for duty and arrived at Fort Dix, N.J. on March 20, 1943, for in-processing. Reuben was transferred by train on March 24, 1943, to Fort Gordon, GA and assigned to the newly formed 136th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance).  Based on an assessment of Reuben's skills, he was selected for an administrative position with the company as an Orderly Sergeant and sent to the Adjutant General's School, Fort Washington, Maryland.  He reported September 9, 1943, and graduated on November 6, 1943.  Since the 136th Ordnance Company had transferred to Camp Pickett, VA, Reuben traveled by train to Camp Pickett. On December 17, 1944, the entire company departed from New York, NY and arrived in England on December 30, 1944.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 half boxes)

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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Maxine Schreiber Mohamed (daughter of Reuben and Sylvia Schreiber). The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on August 3, 2017.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Reuben and Sylvia Schreiber papers
Michael G. Kasper
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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