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George Snyder Papers

Identifier: 003
This collection is divided into 5 Series: Donation Information, Baseball, Book Related Materials, Book and Aditional Works.  Series 1: Donation Information contains materials related to the life of George Snyder and the acquisition of this collection.  Series 2: Baseball contains to materials related to the life and career of baseball player Wally Berger, as well as materials pertaining to baseball in the United States during the 1920’s throug 40’s.  Series 3: Book Related Materials contains materials related to Snyder's ...Freshly Remember'd book about Wally Berger, including correspondence with fans and reviews.  Series 4: Book contains materials pertaining to the research of the book and copies of the book.  Series 5: Additional Works contains other works written by George Snyder.


  • 1922-1994
  • 1922-1941 & 1968-1994
  • Other: Date acquired: 2005-10-31


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


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George Snyder was an author and educator from Pennsylvania who spent the majority of his life in Southern California teaching in secondary education. An avid baseball fan, Snyder collaborated with retired professional baseball player Wally Berger to coauthor …Freshly Remember’d, a biography surrounding Berger’s athletic career. This collection contains materials Snyder collected as research for …Freshly Remember’d as well as correspondence and supporting material surrounding the book, its publication, and sales. The collection also includes manuscripts from some of Snyder’s other works.

Arrangement Chronological, Thematic, and Sequential.  See individual series descriptions.

Biographical or Historical Information

Born 1917-1918, author and educator George Snyder was a native to Linwood, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree from West Chester University when it was West Chester State College. He also earned a Master’s degree from Temple University in sociology and performed additional graduate work at California State University, University of Southern California, Claremont Graduate School, and University of California, Los Angeles. After World War II, Snyder accepted a teaching position at Redondo Union High School where he taught social studies. He taught at other schools in the state and resided both in Redondo and Manhattan Beach, California. Outside of his teaching career, Snyder coauthored Freshly Remembered, a biography of 1920’s and 30’s baseball star Wally Berger. Snyder also penned numerous other works. Later in life he moved to Northern California to be closer to family. He died June 6, 2000 in Windsor, California.Note written by Carroll, Sarah

Source of Acquisition

Kent R. Snyder
Method of Acquisition Collection donated to West Chester University Library Services by Kent R. Snyder, son of George Snyder.

Processing Information

Items removed: Redundant photocopies of documents already included in the collection were removed.
George Snyder Papers
Sarah Carroll '13
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository