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Anna Jean Snowden notebook

Identifier: SC 01856

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes a composition notebook with 34 leaves of lined paper (22 pages with handwritten text), a laid-in stapled gathering of 8 leaves (6 pages with text), and a Howard University Hour Examination sheet. It was compiled by an African-American woman, Anna Jean Snowden, who attended Howard University and later taught at the Tuskegee Institute. The notebook contains her coursework at Howard and educational interests as well as her attendance at the Annual Negro Farmers' Conference at Tuskegee in 1917.


  • Creation: 1916-1918

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Jean Snowden was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She attended Chandler Normal School, graduating around 1912, then earned a Bachelor of Science degree and teacher's diploma in education from Howard University in 1916. Snowden taught at Tuskgee Institute from 1917 to 1918, before moving to Richmond, Virginia to live with her sister Lillian. In the 1920s she taught at Georgia State College in Savannah and in later life taught at Wiberforce University. She died in July 1996.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 legal-size folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with Nelle Richardson Tonkin Fund

Guide to the nna Jean Snowden notebook
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 November
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