Austin History Center

Charles J. Schneider Papers

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Schneider, Charles J., 1884-1942
Title: Charles J. Schneider Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1880s-1930
Abstract: Printed materials and 31 photographs document the life and family of Charles J. Schneider, Sr., manager of the of Austin office of Swift & Company meat packers.
Identification: AR.2006.018
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Charles Joseph Schneider was born in 1884, the second child of Jacob Peter Schneider and Mary Kirschrink. In 1915 he married Edna Lois Estes (born 1892). They had one son, Charles Joseph Schneider, Jr., who was born in 1915. Charles Schneider, Sr. was a life-long Austin resident. He attended St. Edward's University. For most of his career he was manager at Swift & Co. meat packers and later he was one of the owners of Capital City Provision Company. He was active in many organizations, such as the Knights of Columbus, Elks, Old Austin Rifles, and the Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of the Holy Name Society. Lois Schneider was president of the St. Mary's Alumnae Association of Austin and was governor of the Texas Chapter, International Federation of Catholic Alumnae. Charles, Jr. studied at the University of Texas, then worked at the State Highway Department. He later married Mabel Irene Nabors. Charles, Sr. died in 1942, Lois died in 1954, and Charles, Jr. died in 1986.

Scope and Contents

Printed materials and 31 photographs document the life and family of Charles J. Schneider, Sr. Printed materials include a wedding invitation for Charles Schneider and Lois Estes and a clipping about their wedding; a photographic greeting card with a picture of their house at 608 Ruiz Street in Austin; a 1926 roster for Austin Rotary Club; a program booklet for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Austin Knights of Columbus; a business card for Capital City Provision Company. Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Charles Schneider, Sr., Lois Estes Schneider, and Charles Schneider, Jr.; interior views of unidentified stores; landscape views from around the Austin area including the Colorado River.


Printed materials were placed at the beginning of the collection, followed by photographs which were arranged by subject.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Schneider, Charles J., 1884-1942.
Schneider, Charles J., 1915-1986.
Schneider, Lois Estes, 1892-1954.
Family Names:
Schneider Family.
Austin (Tex.).
Colorado River (Tex.).
Document Types:
Black and white photographs.
Printed ephemera.

Related Material

John P. Schneider Papers, AR.2004.038

AF - BIOGRAPHY - Schneider, Jacob Peter, 1852-1925

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles J. Schneider Papers (AR.2006.018). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2006/042

Donation Date: 12 June 2006

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Nicole Davis/March 2015.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Charles J. Schneider Family Papers, 1880s-1960s

Box Folder
1 1 Printed materials and photo #031, 1915-1930, undated
Box Folder
1 2 Charles J. Schneider, Sr., #001-010, 016, circa 1880s-1920s
3 Lois Estes Schneider, #011-012, circa 1920s
4 Charles J. Schneider, Jr., #013-015, circa 1920s
5 Store interiors, #017-018, circa 1900s-1910s
6 Landscapes and buildings, #019-030, circa 1900s-1910s