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Guide to the Richard E. Snow Papers
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Description
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 The first part contains his correspondence with researchers and copies of their published and unpublished work, arranged by location.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.
Background
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.
Extent
32.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
Letters of recommendation are restricted. The collection is otherwise open for research. Materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.