The Lee C. Schlegel World War II
Collection documents the experiences of United States Army soldier, Lee Cyrus Schegel, whose
enlistment period spanned the first three years of United States involvement in World War
II. The collection consists of approximately two-hundred photographic prints, a scrapbook,
two diaries, and a small amount of personal papers.
Lee Cyrus Schlegel was born on May 26, 1919 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania to
parents, Theodore Machmer and Anna Bertha (née Luckenbill) Schlegel. Following high school,
Schlegel was employed as a structural and ornamental metal worker. He married Dorothy E.
Moyer on September 10, 1941, and less than two weeks later, enlisted in the United States
Army at New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires
the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.