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Archives & Manuscripts

Edward F. Snyder Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-241

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1950-

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Biographical

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.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 linear feet.)

Overview

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.

Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward F. Snyder, 2011 [Acc. 11A-029]

Related Materials

Friends Committee on National Legislation Records (DG 047)

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

  1. Photographs
  2. Periodicals
  3. Audio cassette
  4. Bumper sticker

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Declan White in June, 2011.
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