A Finding Aid to the
Herman E. Snyder Papers
Manuscript Collection No. 598
1916-1992. 10 Linear ft.
The bulk of the HERMAN E. SNYDER PAPERS were donated to the American Jewish Archives by Sinai Temple, Springfield, Massachusetts, in June, 1993. The autographed copy of the bound memoirs (1982) and several letters were donated by Rabbi Snyder in 1980, 1982 and 1983. The 1992 version of the bound memoirs and the bound copies (Vol. 1-8) of the Sermon Collection were donated by Mrs. Julia Fink, of Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of Rabbi Snyder, in July, 1994. Sinai Temple and Mrs. Julia Fink, by the act of donating the Snyder Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned the property rights to the American Jewish Archives. All literary rights to materials authored by Herman E. Snyder are held by his heirs. Literary rights to materials authored by others are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Director of the American Jewish Archives. The HERMAN E. SNYDER PAPERS are available to all users in the reading room of the American Jewish Archives.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH top
Herman Eliot Snyder was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on July 7, 1901. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA and from Hebrew Union College (HUC) with a BHL in 1926. In 1928, he was ordained Rabbi at HUC. Snyder began his rabbinical career while still an HUC student. He served student and summer pulpits in Wausau, Wisconsin; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Owensboro, Kentucky; Binghamton, New York; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Dallas, Texas. In 1928, he accepted the pulpit of Congregation B'rith Sholom in Springfield, Illinois, and was formally installed on August 31. Snyder served B'rith Sholom until 1946, with a leave of absence from April, 1944, to March, 1946, to serve as a chaplain during World War II. During his tenure in Springfield, Illinois, Snyder was active in many community service organizations and activities, including: the USO, Boy Scouts, Springfield Library, Springfield Open Forum, War Bond Committee, Council for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention, Rotary Club, B'nai B'rith and Girl Scouts. He helped to found the Springfield Community School for Adults, the Springfield Jewish Federation, Americans All - Immigrants All (a national organization to assist immigrants) and the Springfield Nature League. During the 1930s Snyder was chairman of the local Joint Distribution Committee to raise relief funds. Snyder actively promoted Jewish-Christian relations; he was the first Rabbi elected president of the Springfield Ministerial Association. His active interest in promoting equality in human relations led to his appointment to the Illinois State Committee on Naturalization and Americanization (a committee concerning race relations) by the Governor and to seeking equal employment practices for African Americans. In March of 1944, Snyder was commissioned a Chaplain (Lieutenant) in the US Naval eserve. After completion of Chaplain's Training School in Virginia, he was assigned to the arine Corps at Camp Joseph Pendleton in Oceanside, California. In addition to his regular duties as Chaplain, Snyder conducted services at San Diego area military bases and at Santa argarita Naval Hospital. He continued to correspond with Jewish servicemen from Springfield, Illinois, an activity begun in 1942. While on duty in California he also maintained contact with members of Congregation Brith Sholom, both by mail and with visits to Springfield. Snyder was discharged from active duty in March of 1946, but continued to serve as an instructor at the Naval Reserve Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois. He was discharged from the Naval Reserve in 1954, but served as a parttime chaplain for the US Air Force from 1957-1967 at Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts and led a Torah Convocation (sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board) in 1954 for Jewish airmen in the Azores. Snyder returned to Brith Sholom from his chaplain's duty in March, 1946. The following spring he was offered and accepted a new pulpit at Temple Sinai in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was formally installed on November 10, 1947. Snyder remained at Temple Sinai as Rabbi and Rabbi Emeritus until his death in 1992. He was elected Rabbi Emeritus in 1970. During the first ten years of his service in the pulpit, a new temple was built and the membership of Temple Sinai grew from about 50 families to over 500 families. In Massachusetts Snyder continued his active involvement with numerous community service organizations. A few of his many interests included: Red Cross, United Fund, Rotary Club, Urban League, B'nai B'rith, Boy Scout Council and Jewish War Veterans. He was founder and first President of the New England Region group of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He traded or shared pulpits with Christian clergy in Springfield to promote better Jewish-Christian relations. During the 1950s and 1960s Sinai Temple and the Trinity United Methodist Church held joint "Brotherhood Week" services; and Snyder was a guest speaker at Trinity at least once a year for at least 20 years. In addition to presenting sermons to his congregations, Snyder was a popular speaker and lecturer. For several years while in Illinois, Snyder conducted a weekly radio program "in behalf of good will and better understanding between all people." During the war he gave speeches in support of the War Bond Drive. In 1932 and 1936 he traveled to Europe and Palestine and added accounts of his journeys to his list of lecture topics. In the 1930s his topics included democracy, Hitler, Nazism, and dictatorship. From 1931 to 1990 lecture assignments, often arranged under the auspices of the Jewish Chautauqua Society, took Synder to colleges, prep schools, civic and church groups, and organizations across the country from Maine to California. Snyder wrote many articles for local newspapers, including editorials and letters to the editor. He also submitted articles to Jewish journals. In his later years, Snyder became a more prolific writer. In addition to newspaper and journal articles, he wrote histories of the congregations he served in Illinois and Massachusetts. And he wrote his memoirs, including descriptions of his family, his numerous activities, and the organizations he served. He also compiled a set of copies of his sermons and had them bound. On February 11, 1934, Herman Snyder married Adele Biederman of St. Louis. Herman and Adele had four children. Herman Eliot Snyder died September 7, 1992, in Springfield, Mass. He was 91.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE top
The HERMAN E. SNYDER PAPERS document the career of Herman E. Snyder as rabbi, chaplain and author. The collection includes correspondence, sermons, speeches, writings, notes, research materials, military records, news articles, awards, photographs and personal items. The collection is divided into six series: A. Sermons, Speeches and Writings B. Correspondence C. Congregational Pulpits and Chaplaincy D. Research Materials E. Personal Papers and Miscellaneous F. Photographs. SERIES A. SERMONS, SPEECHES AND WRITINGS consists of 11.75 hollinger boxes (4.5 ft.) of titled and untitled sermons, speeches, radio talks, articles, school notes and term papers, draft sermons, miscellaneous writings and lists of sermon/article topics. Series A is divided into 7 sub-series. (NOTE: See AJA Tape Recording Nos. 1538-1553 for recorded sermons and addresses, including a 25th anniversary service in honor of Snyder's ordination, 1953-1975.) Sub-series 1. Titled Sermons consists of 4 hollinger boxes of sermons arranged in alphabetical order by the first word in the title, or by the name of a special day (Hanukah, Mother's Day, Armistice Day, Thanksgiving Day, etc.). The same or similar sermons may be found under differing titles. Materials in sub-series 1 span the years 1926-1984, but the bulk are dated in the 1930s to 1960s. Sub-series 2. Sermon Collection consists of 2 hollinger boxes of sermons copied and compiled by Rabbi Snyder from the original sermons, of which the majority are now filed in sub-series 1 or 3. Volumes 1-8 have been bound. Each of the volumes is prefaced by a list of contents. The sermons are in no discernable order. Materials in sub-series 2 span the years 1926-1985, but the bulk are dated in the 1930s to 1960s. Sub-series 3. Special Sermons and Speeches consists of 2 boxes of sermons and speeches written for special occasions, such as the High Holy Days, life cycle ceremonies, memorial services; for special occasions at Temple B'rith Sholom and Temple Sinai; for joint services or pulpit exchanges with Christian churches; for service organization meetings; for War Bond Drive rallies; and for the radio program "Today's Forum." Also included is publicity and correspondence concerning the radio shows, invocations and miscellaneous speeches. The dated materials in sub-series 3 span the years 1931-1990, but the bulk is dated in the 1930s-1970s. Sub-series 4. Untitled and Draft Sermons consists of 1/2 hollinger box of untitled sermons or drafts for sermons, many of which are undated. The dated materials in sub-series 4 span the years 1929 to 1981. Sub-series 5. Articles consists of 1 1/4 boxes of articles and papers written by Rabbi Snyder arranged in alphabetical order. More than one version of the same article may be found under differing titles. In some cases (i.e. Folders 9/7 and 10/2) several versions were filed together under one title. Materials in sub-series 5 span the years 1933-1990, but the bulk is dated in the 1980s. Sub-series 6. Miscellaneous Writings consists of 1/2 box of untitled articles, series of newspaper articles, articles for the Temple Sinai bulletin, a history of the Jews in Springfield, Mass., questions pertaining to Judaism asked by persons (often college students) at the end of a lecture or speech by Rabbi Snyder, and school notes and term papers from Snyder's training at the University of Chicago and Hebrew Union College. The dated materials in sub-series 6 span the years 1925-1987. The school papers are dated 1925-1927; the remaining materials are dated 1934-1987. Sub-series 7. Sermon/Article Lists, Ideas and Drafts consists of 1 hollinger box of lists of sermon and article titles, notes and research materials containing ideas for sermons or articles, incomplete sermons and preliminary drafts of sermons. The dated materials in sub-series 7 span the years 1927-1987, but the bulk is dated 1930s-1970s. The title lists are dated 1936-1975. SERIES B. CORRESPONDENCE consists of 4 3/4 hollinger boxes (1.9 ft.) of correspondence with individuals and organizations dealing with Snyder's education and career as a rabbi, his service to the community, his speaking engagements and miscellaneous. Series B is divided into three sub-series. Sub-series 1. Individuals, Organizations, and Topics consists of 3 3/4 hollinger boxes of correspondence and miscellaneous material received from or sent to individuals or organizations. The materials are arranged alphabetically by the name of the individual or organization, or by a topic heading (i.e. "Anti-semitism," these two folders contain materials pertaining to anti-semitic acts. The brochures, flyers and other documents were generated by several sources and may have been sent to Snyder from various sources. Some of the materials were produced by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith). Materials in sub-series 1 span the years 1916-1992, but the bulk is dated in the 1930s-1980s. Sub-series 2. Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements consists of 1/2 hollinger box of correspondence inviting or thanking Snyder for speaking at club meetings and colleges throughout the United States. Many of the lectures were given under the auspices of the Jewish Chautauqua Society. Materials in sub-series 2 span the years 1931-1990, but the bulk is dated in the 1950s-1960s. Sub-series 3. Miscellaneous Correspondence consists of 1/2 hollinger box of small amounts of correspondence with numerous individuals. The letters in the first three folders are arranged chronologically. Materials in sub-series 3 span the years 1929-1992. SERIES C. CONGREGATIONAL PULPITS AND CHAPLAINCY consists of 2 hollinger boxes (.8 ft.) of correspondence, histories, bulletins, constitution, reports, programs and miscellaneous pertaining to the three congregations Rabbi Snyder served and his service as a chaplain. Series C is divided into four sub-series. Sub-series 1. Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, Tex. consists of 1 folder of correspondence pertaining to Snyder's student pulpit at Temple Emanu-El in 1928. Materials in sub-series 1 are dated 1928-1929. Sub-series 2. Temple B'rith Sholom, Springfield, Ill. consists of 1/2 hollinger box of correspondence, histories, bulletins, programs and miscellaneous material pertaining to Snyder's service at Temple B'rith Sholom. Materials in sub-series 2 span the years 1928-1988, but the bulk is dated in the 1930s-1940s. Sub-series 3. Sinai Temple, Springfield, Mass. consists of 1/2 hollinger box of a constitution, correspondence, histories, annual meeting reports, bulletins, programs and miscellaneous pertaining to Snyder's service to Sinai Temple, including materials concerning the nvitation to become rabbi at Sinai, moving to Massachusetts, the annual Institute on Judaism (an inter-religion educational program), and celebrations of Snyder's installation and anniversaries. Materials in sub-series 3 span the years 1947-1991, but the bulk is dated 1947-1970s. Sub-series 4. Chaplaincy consists of 1 hollinger box of service records, correspondence, reports, bulletins and miscellaneous pertaining to Snyder's Navy chaplaincy during World War II, and his ministry for the U.S. Air Force in the Azores (1953-1954) and at Westover Air Force Base, Mass. (1957-1967). Also included are correspondence and miscellaneous materials concerning his activities in the Jewish War Veterans and correspondence with Jewish servicemen from Springfield, Ill. Materials in sub-series 4 span the years 1934-1992, but the bulk is concentrated in 1942-1946. SERIES D. RESEARCH MATERIALS consists of 2 hollinger boxes and 1 hollinger shoebox (1.2 ft.) containing articles, books, speeches, pamphlets, sermons, poetry and notecards. Topics included World War II, Holocaust, human rights and relations, ethics, mixed marriage, Judaism and Hebrew Union College. Series D is divided into two sub-series. Sub-series 1. World War II consists of 3/4 hollinger box of articles, books and a bibliography pertaining to the Holocaust, Nazi anti-semitism, events in Europe from 1936-1943, Father Coughlin's views and Jewish soldiers and chaplains. Materials in sub-series 1 span the years 1927-1971. Sub-series 2. Research Materials (general) consists of 2 1/4 boxes of speeches and sermons (by Christian clergy, rabbis, and others; mostly as printed pamphlets), pamphlets (containing essays on various subjects, including Black-Jewish relations, mixed marriage, Judaism, and rabbinical ethics), a Sabbath prayer service, poetry and notes and quotations on 3x5 notecards. Materials in sub-series 2 span the years 1927-1971 and include undated items, but the bulk is dated 1930s-1950s. SERIES E. PERSONAL PAPERS AND MISCELLANEOUS consists of 3 3/4 hollinger boxes (1.5 ft.) of biographical sketches and articles, memoirs, family history and genealogy, family correspondence, materials (correspondence, receipts, itineraries) pertaining to family trips,anniversary greetings, appointment calendars, awards and ration books. Series E. is divided into 5 sub-series. Sub-series 1. Biographies and Memoirs consists of 1 hollinger box of biographical sketches (includes sketch for Adele Snyder) and news articles, memoirs, and a diary describing Rabbi Snyder's career, trips to Europe in the 1930s, childhood and family history. Materials in subseries 1 span the years 1917-1992, but the bulk (memoirs) is dated 1980s-1992. Sub-series 2. Anniversary and Retirement Greetings and Testimonials consists of 1 hollinger box of letters and greeting cards congratulating Snyder on his 30th and 40th anniversaries in the rabbinate and his retirement from Sinai Temple. Materials in sub-series 2 are dated 1957 1968 or 1970. Sub-series 3. Engagement/Pocket Appointment Calendars consists of 1 hollinger box containing 2 sets (one pocket size, one larger size) of appointment books with notations indicating Snyder's activities Materials in sub-series 3 span the years 1954-1992, but the bulk are dated 1970-1992. Sub-series 4. Family Correspondence,Genealogy and Trips consists of 1/2 hollinger box of correspondence, family history, itineraries and miscellaneous. Included is correspondence with family and close family friends, wedding congratulations (1934), genealogical information and material pertaining to family trips and Snyder's trips to Europe in the 1930s. Materials in sub-series 4 span the years 1927-1991. Sub-series 5. Miscellaneous consists of 1/4 hollinger box of correspondence, awards, news articles, World War II ration books, and miscellaneous pertaining to awards and honors given to Snyder, his retirement agreement, World War II rationing and miscellaneous. Materials in sub-series 5 span the years 1930-1990. SERIES F. PHOTOGRAPHS consists of 1/4 hollinger box (1 ft.) of photographs of Herman and Adele Snyder, friends and acquaintances, Hebrew Union College faculty and student body (1930) and Sinai Temple. One folder (Folder 25/6) contains photocopies of photographs. Materials in Series F span the years 1929-1992, but the bulk are dated 1947-1990.
BOX AND FOLDER LISTING top
Box Folder Contents SERIES A. SERMONS, SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1925-1990 Sub-series 1. Titled Sermons (in alphabetical order), 1926-1984 1 1 A-Am 2 An-Aw 3 B 4 C 5 D 6 E 7 F 8 G 2 1 H 2 Hanukah 3 I 4 Isaac M. Wise 5 Je 6 Joint Distribution Committee, 1931-1940 7 Jo-Ju 8 K 9 L 3 1 M 2 N 3 O 4 P 5 Q 6 Ra-Re 7 Ri-Ru 8 Sa-Si 4 1 So-Sy 2 T 3 U 4 V 5 Wa-Whi 6 Who-Wo 7 X-Y-Z Sub-series 2. Sermon Collection (bound copies of titled sermons compiled by Rabbi Snyder), 1926-1985 8 Sermon Collection, Vol. 1 5 1 Sermon Collection, Vol. 2 2 Sermon Collection, Vol. 3 3 Sermon Collection, Vol. 4 6 1 Sermon Collection, Vol. 5 2 Sermon Collection, Vol. 6 3 Sermon Collection, Vol. 7 4 Sermon Collection, Vol. 8 5 Sermon Collection, Vol. 9 (unbound) Sub-series 3. Special Sermons and Speeches, 1931-1990 7 1 Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah sermons, 1940-1968 and n.d. 2 Bar mitzvah and wedding sermons, 1941-1974 and n.d. 3 Funeral sermons, A-H (alphabetical by name of the deceased) 4 Funeral sermons, I-W (alphabetical by name of the deceased) 5 Funerals - general information, 1960 and n.d. 6 Memorial sermons, general and for celebrities, 1931-1986 and n.d. 7 Special sermons and talks at Temple B'rith Sholom, 1938-1990 8 Special sermons at Temple Sinai, 1947-1984 8 1 Old First Church (Springfield, Mass.), 1952-1955 and n.d. 2 Trinity Methodist Church/Temple Sinai Joint Services, 1954-1975 and n.d. 3 Trinity Methodist Church bulletins for recorded sermons (see AJA Tape Recording Nos. 1543 and 1550), 1963, 1969 4 Masonic Lodge speeches, 1931-1987 5 Rotary Club speeches and newsletter (edited by Snyder), 1932-1989 6 Springfield [Ill.] Ministerial Association - speeches, correspondence and miscellaneous, 1940-1983 7 Sermons, articles and War Bond Drive talks by Chaplain Snyder, 1944-1945 8 Radio talks on "Today's Forum," 1938-1942 9 Publicity and correspondence re: radio shows, 1940-1944 and n.d. 10 Invocations and prayers, 1949-1986 and n.d. 11 Miscellaneous speeches, 1931-1977 and n.d. Sub-series 4. Untitled and Draft Sermons, 1929-1981 and n.d. 9 1 Untitled sermons, 1930-1942 and n.d. 2 Untitled sermons, 1946-1959 and n.d. 3 Untitled sermons, 1960-1969 and n.d. 4 Untitled sermons, 1970-1981 and n.d. 5 Untitled and draft sermons, 1929-1938 and n.d. Sub-series 5. Articles (in alphabetical order), 1933-1990 and n.d. 6 A-C 7 "Bankruptcy of 'Jewish' Education," 1986 8 Bar/Bat Mitzvah, late 1980s 9 B'nai B'rith, 1963 and n.d. 10 Church and State - article and notes, 1984-1986 10 1 "Conflict between Paganism and Judaism in Christianity," late 1980s 2 Converting Jews to Judaism, late 1980s 3 D-I 4 Jew-Jews 5 Judaism 6 L-Q 7 R-T 8 U-Z Sub-series 6. Miscellaneous Writings, 1925-1987 and n.d. 9 Untitled articles and series, 1948-1987 and n.d. 10 Temple Sinai bulletin articles, 1948-1985 and n.d. 11 History of Jews in Springfield, Mass. (1865-1915), 1979 12 Questions asked re: Judaism and "Ask the Rabbi" article, 1934-1987 11 1 Term paper, "The Significances of Dying and Rising Divinities," University of Chicago, 1925 2 Term papers from HUC classes, 1925-1926 3 Homiletics classnotes and sample sermons, 1925-1927 4 Writings and notes from HUC classes, Mr-Ap, 1925 and n.d. 5 History I classnotes (Dr. Mann), D 1924-My 1925 6 History III classnotes (Dr. Mann), O 1926-My 1927 Sub-series 7. Sermon/Article Lists, Ideas and Drafts, 1927-1987 and n.d. 7 Sermon lists, 1936-1975 8 Sermon lists and ideas, 1948-1949 9 Sermon and article lists and ideas, 1951-1953 10 Sermon ideas, 1927-1987 and n.d. 11 Sermon ideas and drafts, 1928-1943 and n.d. 12 1 Sermons and ideas, 1961 2 Sermon/editorial notes, 1973-1976 3 Sermon notes and incomplete sermons, n.d. SERIES B. CORRESPONDENCE, 1916-1992 Sub-series 1. Individuals, Organizations, and Topics, 1916-1992 4 American Council for Judaism/American Jewish Conference, 1940-1987 5 American Jewish Committee, re: anti-semitism, 1943-1944, 1987 6 Americans All - Immigrants All, Springfield, Ill., 1943 7 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) - correspondence and misc., 1934-1948,1982 8 ADL lecture tour in Colorado, F, 1941 9 Anti-semitism - pamphlets and misc. (including by ADL), 1942-1970 10 Anti-semitism and religious persecution in Germany, Poland, and Russia, 1929-1939 13 1 B'nai B'rith, 1918-1935 2 B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations, 1948-1965 3 [S.] Burlington, Vermont, congregation [Sinai Temple?], (Virginia and Arthur Greenblott), 1965-1969 4 CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis) - correspondence and misc., 1948-1992 5 CCAR - re: Jewish ceremonial forms, 1951-1985 and n.d. 6 CCAR Commission on Church and State, 1948-1955 7 CCAR Commission on Church and State, 1956, 1987 8 CCAR Committee on the Unaffiliated, 1950-1983 9 CCAR - Journal of Reform Judaism, 1984-1988 10 CCAR New England Region (NER, successor to ENECLR), 1959-1985 11 CCAR - Retired Rabbis and Pension Board, 1945-1984 12 Cohen, Jim (Paris, France), 1982 13 Cohon, Samuel S. (HUC professor), 1930-1949 14 Driftmier, Theodore (Congregational Church, Springfield, Mass.), 1956-1992 15 Eichhorn, David Max (rabbi), 1932-1968 16 Engel, A. Lehman (musician), 1929-1930 17 Folkman, Jerome D. (rabbi), 1990 18 Foriegn Policy Association of the Connecticut Valley, 1947-1956 19 Freehof, Solomon B. (rabbi), 1946-1970 20 Glueck, Nelson (HUC president) and Helen, 1947-1971 21 Griffin, James A. (bishop in Springfield, Ill.), 1929-1940 14 1 HUC (Hebrew Union College) - admission application and student pulpits, 1920-1928 2 HUC - miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1991 3 HUC-JIR (Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion) Alumni Overseers - minutes, 1961-1965 4 HUC-JIR Herman E. Snyder Alumni Prize, 1969-1983 5 Hermann, Klaus J. (professor, Quebec), 1992 and n.d. 6 Holmes, John Haynes (Christian minister), 1933-1943 7 Holocaust Memorial Day proposal to CCAR, 1955-1985 8 Holocaust observance, 1985-1988 9 Horner, Henry (governor of Ill.), 1934-1983 10 Illinois Federation of Jewish Youth, 1942 11 Institute of Jewish Studies, Springfield, Ill., 1936-1940 12 Jewish Agency for Palestine - history, 1929 13 Joint Distribution Committee campaigns, 1931-1940 14 Joint Distribution Committee - re: refugees, 1937-1946 15 Juvenile Delinquency Commission, Springfield, Mass., Ap, 1955-My, 1957 16 Juvenile Delinquency Commission, Springfield, Mass., Je, 1957-1968 17 Kaplan, Joseph (scientist and speaker), 1958-1963 18 Korn, Bertram W. (rabbi and chaplain), 1945-1958, 1983 19 Lincoln Library, Springfield, Ill., 1940-1947 15 1 Magee, J. Ralph (Methodist bishop, Chicago), 1947 [NOTE: See photo in Folder 23/11] 2 Maguire, Joseph F. (bishop of Springfield, Mass.), 1980-1990 [NOTE: See photo in Folder 23/12] 3 Marcus, Jacob R. and American Jewish Archives, 1947-1991 4 Masonic Lodge - correspondence and articles, 1980-1985 5 Menorah Society, University of Cincinnati, 1925 6 Mercy Hospital Fund Raising Committee, Springfield, Mass., 1971 7 Morgenstern, Julian (HUC president), 1930-1971 8 NCCJ (National Conference of Christians and Jews) - award speech and misc., 1935-1988 9 National Jewish Welfare Board, 1937-1964 10 Peace Heroes Memorial Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1927-1941 11 Petuchowski, Jakob J. (HUC professor), 1966-1991 12 Raisin, Max (rabbi), 1947-1948 13 Rhodes, Nicholas E. and Kaye, 1961-1963 14 Robinson, John I. (attorney, Springfield, Mass.), biographical material, 1916-1973 15 Rosenberg, Ludwig (Chicago,Ill.), 1942-1943 16 Rotary Club - correspondence and misc., 1929-1989 17 Sachs, Mary (Harrisburg, Pa.), 1927-1958 18 Schwarz, Leo (lecturer), 1941-1947, 1983 19 Service Bureau for Colored Children of Sangamon County, Springfield, Ill., 1938-1947 20 Silver, Abba Hillel (rabbi), 1945,1962 21 Sobel, Samuel (rabbi and chaplain), 1946-1986 22 Springfield (Ill.) Committee for Resettlement of Refugees, 1940-1941 23 Springfield (Ill.) Town Meeting of the Air, 1939-1940 24 Springfield (Mass.) College, 1968-1985 25 Temple Israel, Tulsa, Okla., 1935 26 Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1929-1986 27 United China Relief - pamphlets, 1943 28 United States Congressmen and Senators, 1935-1991 29 Wagner, Hughes and Trinity Methodist Church, Springfield, Mass., 1965-1975 30 Weldon, Christopher J. (chaplain, bishop of Springfield, Mass.), 1958-1981 31 Wise, Stephen S. (rabbi), 1932-1934 and n.d. 32 WUPJ (World Union for Progressive Judaism) - services in Rome and Paris, 1953-1971 33 Ziffer, Walter (Bangor Theological Seminary), 1985-1992 [NOTE: See photo in Folder 23/14] 34 Zoll, Leonard S. (rabbi), 1965-1970 Sub-series 2. Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements, 1931-1990 16 1 Speaking engagements (general), 1931-1990 PREP SCHOOLS, 1951-1986: 2 Eaglebrook School, Deerfield, Mass., 1967-1970 3 Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Mass., 1951, 1967 4 MacDuffie School for Girls, (Springfield, Mass.?), 1964, 1967 5 Mount Hermon School, Mt. Hermon, Mass., 1967, 1978 6 Mount Holyoke College for Girls, South Hadley, Mass., 1953-1986 7 Suffield Academy, Suffield, Conn., 1965-1968 JEWISH CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY, 1937-1963: 8 Jewish Chautauqua Society (general), 1937-1960 9 Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, Me., 1948 10 Bennington College, Bennington, Vt., 1960 11 Colby Junior College, New London, N.H., 1949-1960 12 Maine Christian Association, at University of Maine, Orono, Me., 1948 13 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 1963 14 Vermont Junior College, Montpelier, Vt., 1952-1960 Sub-series 3. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1929-1992 15 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1929-1959 16 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1960-1978 17 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1981-1992 18 Miscellaneous correspondence, undated 19 Letters to Rabbi Snyder from Rabbi MORRIS S. LAZARON concerning personal matters, Ja 22, 1978; and from Rabbi SAMUEL H. GOLDENSON regarding the COLUMBUS PLATFORM, New York, N.Y., Jl 1, 1937 20 Personal anecdotes regarding CHARNEY VLADECK, EDUARD BENES, Ambassador WILLIAM E. DODD, and LORD HALIFAX (in letters to Jacob R. Marcus), Longmeadow, Mass., N 18, 1980 and Mr 10, 1982. SERIES C. CONGREGATIONAL PULPITS AND CHAPLAINCY, 1928-1992 Sub-series 1. Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, Texas (Student rabbi in 1928), 1928-1929 17 1 Correspondence, 1928-1929 Sub-series 2. Temple B'rith Sholom, Springfield, Illinois, 1928-1988 2 Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1928-1988 3 Histories of Temple B'rith Sholom, 1935-[1985?] 4 Memorial building campaign, 1945 5 Temple B'rith Sholom Bulletins, D, 1928-Mr, 1931 Sub-series 3. Sinai Temple, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1947-1991 6 Constitution and cemetery bylaws, n.d. 7 Correspondence, chiefly re: Snyders' move to Mass., 1947 8 Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1948-1986 9 Institute on Judaism, 1947-1986 10 Histories of Sinai Temple, 1948-1983 11 Snyder's annual meeting reports, 1954-1970 12 Sinai Temple Bulletins, 1947-1951 13 Snyder's installation and anniversaries, 1947-1991 Sub-series 4. Chaplaincy, 1934-1992 18 1 U.S. Navy - official records, 1944-1946 2 U.S. Navy - Officer Service Record File No.373534 USN, 1944-1955 3 U.S. Navy Chaplain - correspondence, reports, and misc., 1944-1947 4 U.S. Navy Chaplain - monthly reports and chapel bulletins (Camp Pendleton), 1945-1946 5 Correspondence with servicemen from Springfield, Ill., 1934, 1942-Ap, 1945 6 Correspondence with servicemen from Springfield, Ill., My, 1945-1948 7 Jewish War Veterans - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1942-1992 8 U.S. Air Force/NJWB (National Jewish Welfare Board) Torah Convocation, Azores, 1953-1954 9 U.S. Air Force - Westover Air Force Base, Mass., 1957-1967 SERIES D. RESEARCH MATERIALS, 1927-1971 Sub-series 1. World War II, 1939-1944 19 1 Special Day of Prayer for Nazi Victims, My 2, 1943 2 Articles re: nazis and anti-semitism, 1936-1947 3 Current events news articles, 1939 4 Current events news articles, 1940 5 Book re: Father Coughlin, Shrine of the Silver Dollar, 1940 6 Articles and bibliography re: war in Europe, 1941, 1943 7 NJWB book re: Jewish soldiers, Fighting for America, 1944 8 Article re: Jewish chaplains, "The Symbol of Liberation," D, 1944 Sub-series 2. Research Materials (general), 1927-1971 9 HUC Founder's Day addresses, 1945-1956 10 "Message of Israel" and "Town Hall Discussions" speeches, 1949-1951 and n.d. 11 Pamphlet, "Code of Ethics," reprinted from CCAR Yearbook, 1940 20 1 Pamphlets re: Black-Jewish relations and civil rights, 1955-1971 2 Sisterhood Sabbath prayer service, "The Words of My Mouth," by Shirley A. Kleinman, 1955 3 Pamphlets re: mixed marriage, 1944, 1961 4 Research materials - misc. pamphlets, 1927-1960 5 Pamphlet series, "Popular Studies in Judaism," by UAHC, n.d. 6 Sermons, "The Community Pulpit Series," by John Haynes Holmes and guests, 1929-1932 7 Sermons, "The Community Pulpit Series," by John Haynes Holmes and guests, 1933-1942 8 Inspirational poetry and articles, 1933-1952 and n.d. 9 Sermon "Texts and Pretexts" notecards, n.d. 21 3x5 Notecards, n.d. SERIES E. PERSONAL PAPERS AND MISCELLANEOUS, 1917-1992 Sub-series 1. Biographies and Memoirs, 1917-1987 22 1 Biographical sketches (Herman and Adele Snyder), 1944-1986 and n.d. 2 Biographical news articles, 1931-1987 3 Miscellaneous biographical material, 1917-1985 4 Memoirs (autographed and bound copy), Longmeadow, Mass., D, 1982 5 Memoirs (bound copy), Longmeadow, Mass., 1992 6 Memoirs - Springfield, Ill. (1928-1947), 1982 7 Memoirs - Trips to Europe (Germany), 1932, 1936 8 Diary (family history and memoirs), 1945-1946 9 Miscellaneous memoirs, n.d. Sub-series 2. Anniversary and Retirement Greetings and Testimonials, 1957-1970 23 1 30th Anniversary Greetings, 1957 2 30th Anniversary Greetings, 1957 3 40th Anniversary Greetings, 1968 4 40th Anniversary Greetings, 1968 5 40th Anniversary Greetings (sent to Sinai Temple), 1968 6 Retirement Dinner - invitations and replies, Ag-S, 1970 7 Retirement Dinner - guest list, S 13, 1970 8 Retirement Dinner - testimonials, Ag-S, 1970 9 Retirement Dinner - congratulatory messages, S, 1970 Sub-series 3. Engagement/Pocket Appointment Calendars, 1954-1992 24 Engagement Calendars, 1958-1992 Pocket Appointment Calendars, 1954-1992 Sub-series 4. Family Correspondence, Genealogy and Trips, 1927-1991 25 1 Auer, Debbie and Paul, 1974-1988 and n.d. 2 Friedland/Godfrey family, 1992 [NOTE: See photos in Folder 23/8] 3 Herzog family (Fritz and Helen?), 1971-1991 4 Rothschild/Ettinghausen family to Adele, 1929, 1985-1986 [NOTE: See photo in Folder 23/13] 5 Snyder family - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1927-1991 6 Wulf family of South Africa, 1975-1990 7 Genealogy, "Grandpa Fisher Wolfson's Family," n.d. 8 Wedding greetings, 1934 9 Trips to Europe, 1932, 1936 10 Miscellaneous trips, 1934-1977 11 Trip with Adele and Jane to Britain, France and India, 1964 Sub-series 5. Miscellaneous, 1930-1990 12 Awards and honors - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1946-1987 13 World War II ration books; and Office of Price Administration correspondence, n.d. 14 Retirement agreement, 1969-1987 15 Miscellaneous, 1930-1990 SERIES F. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1929-1992 16 Snyder, Herman E. and Adele, 1959-1989 17 Snyder, Herman E. and Sinai Temple (xerox copies), 1947-1970 and n.d. 18 Driftmier, Theodore, 1989 [NOTE: See correspondence in Folder 11/14] 19 Friedland/Godfrey family, 1992 [NOTE: See correspondence in Folder 20/10] 20 HUC (Hebrew Union College) faculty and student body, 1930 (American Israelite article, Jl 4, 1930) 21 Jewish War Veterans at Abraham Lincoln Monument, Ill., F 12, 1947 22 Magee, J. Ralph, 1947 [NOTE: See correspondence in Folder 13/1] 23 Maguire, Joseph F. with Herman E. Snyder, 1990 [NOTE: See correspondence in Folder 13/2] 24 Snyder, Adele (subjects unidentified), 1929 [NOTE: Found with correspondence in Folder 20/11] 25 Ziffer, Walter, 1985-1986 [NOTE: See correspondence in Folder 13/33] 26 Miscellaneous family, friends and unidentified, 1985-1990 A Finding Aid to the