Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.249 (s.c.)

Title: Willard Snider collection

Dates of creation: 1907-1910

Physical description: 91 postcards in one album; 1 page textual material

Biographical sketch: Willard L. Snider was born in 1898 in Floradale, Ontario. He was the 10th child of Aaron Snider and Caroline (Reichert) Snider. He was a self-employed route salesman for various local bakeries; in 1931 he married Lydia Thur. Willard Snider had four children and died in 1983 at the Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge, Ontario. As a young boy he collected postcards sent from his father and older siblings on their various travels.

Scope and content: One album with 91 postcards inserted. Some contain family correspondence. Many of the cards were sent from Toronto and Berlin (Kitchener). Other origins include points throughout Ontario and the United States. A page of additional biographical information is included; provided by Maynard Snider.

Custodial history: The album was donated by son Maynard Snider in 2011.

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Last updated 01-Nov-2011 by Laureen Harder-Gissing


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