Guide to the Snider Family Papers, 1912-1938 (bulk 1914-1918)
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Series List
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Title:||Snider Family Papers|
|Quantity:||1.3 cubic ft. (2 boxes)|
|Abstract:||Correspondence from Mary and Marguerite Snider to their parents and brother Frank tell of the day-to-day life of Vassar students, their classes, extra-curricular activities, and social life. Letters to and from Frank tell a similar story of his days at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, and Amherst College in Massachusetts.|
|Forms of Materials:||correspondence|
Twins Mary and Marguerite Snyder graduated from Vassar in 1918. Born December 20, 1895 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to Frank and Hannah (Happie) L. Snider, they returned to Uniontown after their graduation. Both Mary and Marguerite worked with the Red Cross during World War and after, Marguerite until 1925 and Mary until at least 1947. Marguerite earned a certificate in economic research and community organization at Bryn Mawr in 1921 and her C.L.U. from the College of Life Underwriters. She worked as an underwriter for the Equitable Life Assurance Society beginning in 1925. She married attorney Buell B. Whitehill in 1945. She died in October 1980. Mary did not marry and lived at the family home on Kensington Avenue in Uniontown until at least 1960. Alumnae surveys in 1947 and 1956 indicate that she was the Home Service Secretary of the American Red Cross's Fayette County chapter. In 1960, she reported that she was the part-time Executive Secretary of the Mental Health Association of Fayette County. She retired in 1971. Mary Snider died in 1997.
Correspondence from Mary and Marguerite Snider to their parents and brother Frank tell of the day-to-day life of Vassar students, their classes, extra-curricular activities, and social life. Letters to and from Frank tell a similar story of his days at Mercersburg Academy [Pennsylvania] and Amherst College.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Snider, Frank
- Snider, Marguerite Lyons
- Snider, Mary Lyons
- Amherst College--Students.
- Mercersburg Academy--Students
- Vassar College--Students.
Original encoding by Jessica Kemm, November, 2009.
Snider Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Processed by Jessica Kemm, November 2009
Dates added in brackets are from postmarks on original envelopes. Those envelopes have been discarded.
Updated by Laura Finkel, April 2010
Gift of Mary and Jacob Leed, August 2009 (M2009-026). An additional accession, folders 2.10-2.11, were given in April 2010 (M2010-009).
Series I. Marguerite Snider
|Series I includes letters to and from Marguerite Snider, as well as official Vassar College documents and correspondence.|
Series II. Mary Snider
|Series II includes letters to and from Mary Snider, as well as official Vassar College documents and correspondence.|
Series III. Frank Snider
|Series IV includes letters to and from Frank Snider, as well as correspondence related to his academic record and documents regarding his military training.|
Series IV. Miscellaneous
|Series V includes letters to and from brother Joe Snider and to mother Hannah (Happie) Snider as well as other miscellaneous correspondence.|
|Folder 1.1||Vassar documents and correspondence, 1912-1920|
|Folder 1.2||To parents and brothers Frank and Joe, Sep - Dec 1914|
|Folders 1.3 - 1.6||To parents and brother Frank, Jan 1915 - Apr 1916|
|Folder 2.10||To parents and brother Frank, Apr - July 1916|
|Folders 1.7 - 1.10||To parents Oct 1916 - June 1918|
|Folder 1.11||To Frank Snider at Mercersburg Academy and Amherst, 1916-1918|
|Folder 1.12||Vassar documents and correspondence, 1912-1918|
|Folders 1.13 - 1.17||To parents and brother Frank, Sep 1914 - Dec 1916|
|Folder 2.11||To parents and brother Frank, Apr - July 1916|
|Folders 1.18 - 1.21||To parents, Jan 1917 - Mar 1918|
|Folder 1.22||To parents, Apr - June 1918, 1920|
|Box 2.1||To Frank Snider at Mercersburg and Amherst, 1916-1918|
|Folders 2.2 - 2.3||Parents and friends to Frank Snider, 1914-1919|
|Folders 2.4 - 2.6||From Frank Snider, Mar 1917 - 1920|
|Folder 2.7||To and from Joe Snider, 1915-1917|
|Folder 2.8||To Mrs. Frank (Hannah/Happie) Snider, 1916-1918, 1937-1938|
|Folder 2.9||Miscellaneous, 1916-1920|