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Leslie A. Weaver photograph collection

Identifier: P029

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of materials regarding Leslie A. Weaver’s life, particularly his military service, ranging from 1937 to 2005. 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 1,000 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.

The collection also includes oversize certificates and documents, 1952-2003 (OBC148).


  • 1937-2005


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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 Note

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 (Weaver) Edwards. 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 in Fishers, Indiana.


2.06 Cubic Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 3 small oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dale E. Armstrong on 2006/05/30.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OBC148: Leslie A. Weaver oversize collection

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Ruth Light during February 2007. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/14. EAD finding aid revised 2020/10/06 by Brittany Kropf; 2021/11/02 by Lauren Patton.
Leslie A. Weaver photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.