Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/02 by Benjamin Clark. Finding aid revised 2015/11/25 by Lauren Patton.
This collection contains a variety of materials regarding Leslie A. Weavers life, particularly his military service. It is arranged into three sections, photographs and slides, papers and records, and three-dimensional objects. The largest part of the collection is photographs which range from military portraits to images of Iwo Jima in 1945 to time spent in Japan after World War II to family photographs. These photographs are arranged chronologically. There are also over 1000 slides, arranged chronologically, which contain additional images from his military service and a larger variety of family images. This collection also includes military records, membership cards and information for the various organizations to which Weaver belonged, and memorial books and items for both J. Harold and Leslie Weaver. Finally, there are numerous pins and medals awarded to Weaver during his years of military service.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Leslie A. Weaver Photographs and Other Material , Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Leslie A. Weaver was born in Lebanon, Indiana, November 19, 1920 to Noah Allen and Minnie Idonia Weaver. He had two siblings, J. Harold Weaver and Louise Edwards (Weaver). Weaver was a World War II veteran, and achieved the rank of Warrant Officer in the United States Air Force before his retirement in 1970. He spent several years in Japan, from 1953 to 1955 and again in 1967 to 1968. He was also stationed in the Philippines in 1968 and 1969. Weaver married Isabel Gene Gentry and did not have any children. Weaver attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. He was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma Fraternity at Oklahoma State. He was a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana, and a member of both the Murat Temple and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. Leslie A. Weaver passed away on July 29, 2002.