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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, Columbia, and Walhalla. 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 contains books that Mrs. Snyder read as a child, diaries of her years at Winthrop, accounts of trips, lesson plans from her teaching days, and writings over the span of her long life as well as Winthrop class reunion photographs, family scrapbooks, and extensive family genealogy. It also includes letters written to Mrs. Snyder from her husband, Theodore Allen Snyder.


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, Ted Snyder Jr., John, and Charles in April of 2018.


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Rebecca Wilson Clark Snyder Papers - Accession 1622

LC Subject Headings

Snyder, Rebecca Wilson Clark, 1899-1990--Archives; Snyder, Rebecca Wilson Clark, 1899-1990--Correspondence; Snyder, Rebecca Wilson Clark, 1899-1990--Family; Snyder, Rebecca Wilson Clark, 1899-1990--Travel; Snyder, Theodore Allen, 1881-1970--Correspondence; Snyder, Rebecca Wilson Clark, 1899-1990--Family; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--Students--Social life and customs; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--Alumni and alumnae; Class reunions--South Carolina--Rock Hill