Biographical Note: Harold Vincent Schoenecker was born
November 26, 1902 to Vincenz J. Schoenecker, Jr., and Emma Schoenecker in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. He entered Marquette University in September 1921 and graduated in June
1925 with a bachelors of arts. During his undergraduate years, Schoenecker was a
member of Alpha Sigma Tau, the Literary Society, the Arts and Sciences' Association,
Theater, the Lecture Bureau, and Sodality. In his junior year, he was named
all-university junior class president, served on the Liberal Arts Department dance
committee, and was chair and king of the Junior Class Prom. In 1928, Schoenecker
replaced his recently deceased father as delegate to the Democratic National
Convention. He entered the Law School in September 1932 and received his legal
degree in June 1935. While attending the Law School, Schoenecker became a member of
Delta Theta Phi and Golden Key. In 1934, he ran for a state senate seat for the
fifth district of Milwaukee; he was elected in November over a popular incumbent.
Schoenecker died on November 19, 1989.
Scope and Content: The collection consists of a bound scrapbook assembled by Harold V. Schoenecker and several folders of loose material originally found between the scrapbook's pages. The collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating to Schoenecker's life and activities. It documents his participation on the Marquette University High School football team, his student activities at Marquette University from 1921 to 1925, and his political career as Wisconsin state senator in the mid-1930s.
Arrangement: The University Archives received the collection as a single scrapbook. The book was in very good condition; however, some items had come unglued from the pages, and others were simply inserted between the pages in no discernable order. Archivists returned unglued items to their original location and arranged loose items separately. When possible, newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper, and the originals were discarded.