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Arthur H. Snyder Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Collections Box 116 , Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01713

Content Description

One diary with two hundred and seventy one pages, six educational certificates, two letters, one photograph, and six photograph postcards. Arthur Henry Snyder taught at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill, PA, a facility for juvenile offenders located south of Harrisburg, PA. The diary has entries from January 1, 1968 through November 29, 1972, most of which focus on Snyder's work with the Correctional Institution. There is an entry on April 8, 1968, that mentions a memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The letters are from Snyder to his wife Isabelle (spelled Isobel on the letter from 1950). The photograph postcards are all images of a single person, some are labeled as Arthur Snyder. The photo is an image of a group of Ku Klux Klan documents, none of which appear in this collection.

Content warning: contains derogatory comments directed at a wide range of ethnicities, religions, and economic backgrounds.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968-01-01 - 1972-11-29
  • Creation: 1925 - 1972


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder.)



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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository