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Margaret Hepburn Snyder Papers, 1940-1984
4 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 194

Abstract:
Director, hospital volunteers, Kenosha Memorial Hospital, Wisconsin (1940-65). Collection documents her work at the hospital through an autobiographical manuscript, board meeting minutes, annual reports and newsletters, slides, speeches, and correspondence.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Margaret Hepburn was born in Freehold, N.J. in 1896, the daughter and grandaughter of physicians. After graduating from Freehold High School she attended Smith College where she majored in sociology and music, and graduated in 1918. She married Cecil Denise Snyder of Freehold that same year. Her daughter Anne was born in 1920. In order to further Cecil Snyder's career, the family moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1929. Margaret Snyder began volunteering at the Orthopedic School in Kenosha in 1931. In 1940 she became a charter member of Kenosha Hospital Auxiliary. In 1947 she expanded her involvement to the state level hospital auxiliary associations and by 1952 she was appointed to the Committee of Hospital Auxiliaries of the American Hospital Association. She also participated in the International Hospital Federation meetings in Sweden in 1956 and Belgium in 1962. Following the death of her husband in 1956 Margaret Snyder assumed a staff position at Kenosha Memorial Hospital, thus becoming its first fulltime Director of Volunteers. In this capacity she explored new approaches to patient care by expanding volunteer services throughout the hospital. After retiring from this position in 1965 Snyder remained active in hospital and church affairs in Kenosha for a few years before she relocated to Provo, Utah to be near family members.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Papers document her service to Kenosha Memorial Hospital (1940-65). Included are an autobiographical manuscript, "Those Old Homes as I Remembered Them"concludes with her 88th birthday; board meeting minutes, annual reports and newsletters which document the expansion of the hospital; slides illustrating the training of hospital volunteers; speeches given at hospital associations and national conventions between 1951-67; and correspondence consisting primarily of social notes and routine hospital business. The collection also contains the papers of state-level hospital associations, the International Hospital Federation, and the American Hospital Association.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Margaret Hepburn Snyder Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • American Hospital Association--History--Sources
  • Hospitals--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • International Hospital Federation--History--Sources
  • Kenosha Memorial Hospital (Kenosha, Wis.)--History--Sources
  • Snyder, Margaret Hepburn, 1896-
  • Volunteer workers in hospitals--History--Sources


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