Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Edward F. Snyder Papers, 1950- To Date

Collection: DG 241



Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Snyder, Edward F.
Title
Edward F. Snyder Papers
Inclusive Dates
1950-date
Call Number
DG 241

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
3 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Edward Furnas Snyder is a Quaker lobbyist for peace, civil rights, and economic justice. He joined staff of Friends Committee on National Legislation in 1955 and retired in 1990 as Executive Secretary of the FCNL Snyder argued against legislation for a U.S. military draft and excessive military spending; worked for cultural and scientific exchanges between Soviet and U.S. citizens to lessen tensions of the Cold War. Edward and Dorothy Snyder have long been tax resisters arguing that the government was using taxpayers' money illegally to fund war in Vietnam, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Edward F. Snyder, 2011 [Acc. 11A-029]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Declan White, June 2011.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Edward F. Snyder Papers (DG 241), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
Friends Committee on National Legislation Records (DG 047)

Historical Background
Edward Furnas Snyder is a Quaker lobbyist for peace, civil rights, and economic justice. He was born in 1925 in Iowa and raised in Maine. He later married Dorothy Snyder. Edward Snyder received his law degree (1951) from Yale Law School. He joined staff of Friends Committee on National Legislation in 1955 and retired in 1990 as Executive Secretary of the FCNL Snyder argued against legislation for a U.S. military draft and excessive military spending; worked for cultural and scientific exchanges between Soviet and U.S. citizens to lessen tensions of the Cold War. Edward and Dorothy Snyder have long been tax resisters; and withheld those taxes during the Vietnam War which would have gone to military purposes. In 1990 they filed suit against the U.S. government, arguing that the government was using taxpayers' money illegally to fund war in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Collection Overview
This collection contains the papers of Edward Snyder and his work for the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the American Friends Service Committee from the 1950s onward.

Items removed:
Photographs
Periodicals
Audio cassette
Bumper sticker


Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Acc. 11A- 029

Box 1
FBI/CIA Freedom of Information
“Frivolous” Tax Case IRS 1985-1993
Clarke/Snyder vs. IRS
Some American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Connections
Connections with other Organizations
Miscellaneous Pictures Momentos
Ed Snyder (Personal) 1957-1966
Moscow 1986
London Quaker Disarmament Conference 1985 (January)
Paris UNESCO 1982
Sweden 1981
Hill Contacts 1978-1990

Box 2
Cuba 1981
Cambodia 1979- Khmer Rouge
Poland 1971
Cambodia 1970
Singapore Reports
Southeast Asia Trip Reports 1967-1969
Singapore American Friends Service Committee Conference 1967-1969

Box 3
Moscow Sochi 1966 (December 8-20)
Peace Conference, Czech/Moscow, 1964
Miscellaneous
Quakers International Conference in Southeast Asia – 1968
Sochi Seminar- 1966 (December)
Judge Thomas W. Swan
Cummings and Lockwood 1951-1955
Legal Documents
Cambodia 1969
Postcards and Correspondence

Box 4
Press/Articles 1950’s to the 1960’s
1968
Press/Articles 1970’s
Press/Articles 1980’s
1990 (January)
Press/Articles 1990’s
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1955-1957
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1958-1959


Box 5
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1960-1963
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1964-1969
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1970-1974
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1975-1979
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1980-1983
Friends Committee on National Legislation 1984-1989
Retirement Party Guest Book 1990

Box 6
Letters and Responses from Members of Congress 1991-1995
Letters and Responses from Members of Congress 1996-1999
Letters and Responses from Members of Congress 2000-2007
Slow Down for Peace
September 11, 2001- Reactions and Statements
Bosnian Student Project

Box 7

Edward Raymond Wilson Biography for Oxford University Press
Quaker Institute Future
Haverford
Letters to the Editor
Acadia Senior College
Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission 1998
Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy
Mount Desert Island Restorative Justice Program
Information on Quaker Visit to JFK 2006 (April)
Personal Writings



This file was last updated July 20, 2011.