This collection consists of two parts: Snow's reference files compiled while serving as liaison scientist for psychology in
Europe and the Middle East for the U.S. Office of Naval Research in London, 1983-85, and his professional papers, 1965-1997.
The first part contains his correspondence with researchers and copies of their published and unpublished work, arranged by
location. His professional papers include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, notes, publications, papers, and other
items pertaining to the Stanford School of Education, the Committee on Educational Policy, classes, conferences he attended,
and other matters.
Richard E. Snow, professor of education at Stanford from 1967 until his death in 1997, first came to Stanford University in
1966 as a research associate for the Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching. He earned his master's and
doctoral degrees in psychology from Purdue University and taught there before coming to Stanford. From 1983 to 1985, Snow
served as liaison scientist for psychology in Europe and the Middle East for the U.S. Office of Naval Research in London.
A specialist on learning styles, Snow was the author of three books, more than 50 book chapters, and 40 journal articles.
He held honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and the University of Leuven, Belgium. He was
elected to the National Academy of Education in 1993.
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