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
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.
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:
This collection is open for research.