These papers include correspondence, publications, photographs, business papers, genealogical materials, and ephemera of the
Sears and Snedden families. Individuals represented in the collection include Jesse B. Sears, Stella Sears, Robert Sears,
Pauline Sears, David Snedden, Genevra Snedden, Hope Snedden, and Janet Snedden. The correspondence primarily pertains to personal
and family matters, with some mention of professional concerns. Also included are Robert Sears' school papers, from Palo Alto
Union High School and from his undergraduate years at Stanford University.
Jesse B. Sears was professor of education at Stanford University from 1912-1942. His son Robert Sears, psychologist, taught
at the University of Iowa and at Harvard before joining the Stanford faculty in 1953. Pauline Snedden Sears (Mrs. Robert Sears)
taught at Yale and Harvard; at Stanford she was a research associate with the Stanford Center in Research and Development
in Teaching and administrator of the Elementary Teaching Training Program. David Snedden, Stanford class of 1897, was professor
of education at Teacher's College of Columbia University from 1900 to 1935.
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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.
This collection is open for research.