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Accession 1622

Inclusive Dates

1841-1990, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

4.75 linear feet



Historical Note

Rebecca Wilson Clark Snyder was born on August 16, 1899 in Laurens, SC. Her mother was Anna Eliza Bozeman Hart Clark (1859-1930), and was of Irish descent. Her father, Colin McKenzie Clark (1873-1927), was of English and Scottish descent. Rebecca graduated from Laurens City Schools in 1915, and proceeded to Winthrop College for her teaching degree. She graduated from Winthrop in 1919. She would go on to teach in Little River, Gastonia, Hendersonville, Laurens, and Columbia while simultaneously earning her graduate degree from Columbia University in New York. After earning her graduate degree, she would spend the rest of her teaching career in Walhalla, SC. Rebecca Clark married Theodore Snyder, a builder and a farmer, in 1931. With Mr. Snyder she had four sons, Theodore, Jr., John, Charles, and Henry. She died on April 2, 1990, at the age of 90 in Greenville, South Carolina, where she lived after the death of her husband in 1970.

Scope and Content Note

The Rebecca Wilson Clark Snyder Papers contain letters written to Rebecca Clark Snyder (1899-1990) from her husband, Theodore Allen Snyder, books that Mrs. Snyder read, diaries of trips, lesson plans during her teaching days, writings by Mrs. Clark, stories told by her mother, Winthrop class reunion photographs, scrapbooks, and family genealogy compiled by Rebecca Snyder using her mother’s stories.


The Rebecca W. Clark Snyder Papers consist of diaries, stories, and memorabilia from trips around the world; the items in this collection were donated by her sons, John and Ted Snyder Jr., in April of 2018.


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Rebecca Wilson Clark Snyder Papers - Accession 1622