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Arthur E. Schneider papers

Identifier: uarc 1142

Scope and Content

Collection contains hand written diaries documenting collaboration with Seoul National University (1954-1961), black and white photographs taken in Seoul, clippings and articles regarding Dr. Schneider's work as chief advisor to the SNU project (1954-1961), Korean language clippings, and personal papers regarding the adoption of his son.


  • Creation: 1954-1961


Language of Materials

Collection material in English and Korean

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Arthur E. Schneider (d. 1995)

Arthur Schneider, B.S. (1931) University of Minnesota, M.S. American University, Ph.D. University of Washington. Professor of forestry at the University of Minnesota, on-site project administrator of "Operation Korea" at Seoul National University.

Arthur E. Schneider was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He earned his B.S. degree in forestry from the University of Minnesota in 1931, M.S. in public administration from American University and Ph.D. in forestry from the University of Washington.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Schneider served with the U.S. Forest Service and with the Air Corps during World War II. For two years following the end of World War II, he served with the U.S. Military Government in Korea as a provincial forestry adviser and as assistant chief of the Bureau of Forestry. He joined the faculty as a professor of forestry at the University of Minnesota in 1951. In 1954, Schneider took a leave from his teaching duties to served as on-site project administrator of "Operation Korea" at Seoul National University. Schneider was one of eleven University of Minnesota faculty sent to Seoul at the behest of the U.S. Government to rebuild and develop programs in medicine, nursing, agriculture, veterinary medicine, engineering, and public administration.

Upon completing his assignment in 1961, Schneider resigned his post at the University of Minnesota and became Vice President and general manage of Cordon Ranches, Inc. in Arizona. He was a member of the Society of American Foresters, the American Forestry Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1961, he was awarded and honorary LLD by Seoul National University. Arthur Schneider died on January 21, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.


1 box (0.33 cubic feet)


Contains diaries, photographs, and clippings regarding Arthur E. Schneider's on-site project administration at Seoul National University. Also contains personal materials of Dr. Schneider, professor of forestry at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

Collection donated by Sang M. Han in April 2007.


Arthur E. Schneider Papers, 1954-1961
Karen Spilman
September 2008
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

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