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William C. Schnepple Scrapbooks

Identifier: AC 552

Scope and Content

Collection contains 2 scrapbooks of William C. Schnepple. Scrapbook 1 contains ephemeral materials such as newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, pamphlets, lists of Rough Riders members, and flyers about the Spanish American War, Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, Rough Riders reunions.

The Scrapbooks have been taken apart, items removed from its pages and are now loosely arranged (in order) in folders. Prior to disassembly of the scrapbooks, a photographic record has been established to document the original order.

All original photographs and tintypes have been transferred to Photo Archives (HP 2012.53). The photographs dating roughly from the 1870s to the 1950s, picture mostly family members and buildings in Santa Fe. Nearly all photographs are identified. Photocopies of photographs have been retained with the scrapbooks.


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

William C. Schnepple, born 10 March 1879 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was raised in Santa Fe, where his (German immigrant) father Frederick Schnepple (aka Fritz Robert Gustave Schnepple) was a merchant and shopkeeper on Guadalupe Street. He enlisted in the army at age 19 in 1898 and joined Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. He married Emma Bandelier, a niece of Adolph Bandelier, on 7 December 1902 in Santa Fe. Their son William Wallace and daughter Lucile were born in Espanola, New Mexico. William Charles Schnepple moved to Burbank, California in 1942 where he remained active in Rough Riders history and reunions until his death in 1957.


.25 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Photographs has been transferrd to the Photo Archives (HP 2012.53)
Guide to the William C. Schnepple Scrapbooks,
Edited Full Draft
© 2013
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090