Clarice A. Snoddy Papers
The papers of Clarice A. Snoddy were donated to the Kansas State Historical Society by Mr. And Mrs. Van Snoddy, Burlingame, Kansas on July 21, 1978. The collection consists of three document boxes containing, primarily, correspondence. There are no access restrictions on these papers.
On January 25, 1878, Clarice A. Snoddy was born at Burlingame, Kansas. Her parents were L. O. and Mary Sears Snoddy. She had two brothers and two sisters: Harold Llewellyn, Wayne Sears, Mabel (Mrs. Ed Murtaugh), and Winnefred (Mrs. Alfred Van Petten). She graduated from Burlingame High School in 1896 and taught school in Osage County for approximately five years. She attended Baker University and graduated from Washburn College in 1930.
Clarice Snoddy was a teacher, devoting over fifty years to that profession. In addition to teaching in several small schools throughout the state, she taught in Indian schools in South Dakota; Idaho; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and Lawrence, Kansas. In 1921, she accepted a job with the Topeka Public School system and, for 22 years, taught in various schools throughout the city. She was active in several social organizations and the Burlingame Federated Church.
The papers of Clarice (Clara) A. Snoddy are primarily correspondence files contained in three document boxes. There is a significant amount of correspondence concerning a farm in Smith County, Kansas, that Miss Snoddy owned. The correspondence with her tenent discusses their agricultural activities. Miss Snoddy invested some of her money in the Pioneer Mortgage Company (owned by her brother-in-law) and the correspondence reflects these activities. There is a large amount of correspondence from her brother Wayne and his first and second wife that discuss family affairs and daily activities. Correspondence not included in the categories described above is filed under general correspondence and relates to other family members, teaching activities, etc.
On occasion, Miss Snoddy presented papers on her experiences in teaching in government Indian schools and several of these are included in the collection. The collection also includes postcards containing correspondence and miscellaneous materials such as school programs, club booklets, etc.
|Box 1||General Correspondence||
|Correspondence concerning farm in||
|Correspondence from Pioneer Mortgage||
|Correspondence from Clara Snoddy||
|Box 2||Correspondence from Wayne Snoddy||
1911-1973 & undated
undated & fragments
|Box 3||Papers by Miss Snoddy on Indians||
1903-1973 & undated
|Programs, Club Booklets, etc.||
Teaching Career of Clara Snoddy
|1896-1898||2 years El. Kansas District 110|
|1898-1900||2 years El. Kansas District 35 (perhaps 25)|
|1900-1901||1 year El. Kansas Oakley|
|ca.||1907-1911||Yankton, South Dakota Indian Service|
|ca.||1911-1915||Ft. Hall Boarding School, Pocatello, Idaho|
|1918-1921||Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas|
|1921-1941||Topeka Public Schools|
|1942-1943||1 year Harveyville High School|
|1943-1944||1 year Enterprise High School|
|1944-1945||1 year Melvern High School|
|1945-1946||1 year Dwight High School|
|1946-1947||1 year Attica High School|
|1947-1948||1 year Kismet High School|
|1948-1949||1 year Yates Center High School|
|1952-1953||1 year Russell Springs - Elementary|