Inventory of the Harry Roscoe Snyder papers

Finding aid prepared by Samira Bozorgi
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Title: Harry Roscoe Snyder papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1998
Collection Number: 97022
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 36 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (15.7 linear feet)
Abstract: Datebooks, correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, memoranda, reports, studies, printed matter, maps, posters, and photographs relating to Arabian American Oil Company personnel training and education in Saudi Arabia, American educational assistance in the Middle East, the promotion of Arab-American cultural ties, and the establishment of American military installations in Saudi Arabia during and immediately after World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Snyder, Harry Roscoe, 1906-1988

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1906 January 18 Born, Chicago, Illinois
1925-1927 Minister, First Methodist Church, Bear Creek, Wisconsin
1927 B.A., economics and geology, Lawrence University, Wisconsin
1927-1929 Adjunct professor of commerce, American University of Beirut
1930-1942 Assistant manager and editor, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., San Francisco and New York
1939-1942 M.A., geography, Teacher's College, Columbia University
1942-1946 Military service (Intelligence Officer, Section Chief, Persian Gulf Area, Islamic Specialist; Military Intelligence Service, War Department, General Staff)
1942 Lecturer on Iran, School of Military Government, University of Virginia
1945 Negotiated an agreement with King 'Abd al-'Aziz Ibn Saud for U.S. airfield in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
1946-1947 Associate director, Near East College Association, New York
1947-1949 U.S. Air Force, Chief, Saudi Arabian Training Mission and Commanding Officer, 1414th Training Squadron (Dhahran)
1949-1952 Director of education and Arab training, Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco)
1952-1955 Coordinator of general and industrial education, Aramco
1955-1956 Leave of absence to pursue EdD at Teacher's College, Columbia University
1956 Acting coordinator, general and industrial education, Aramco
1956-1957 Education liaison for Saudi Arabian government, Aramco
1957-1965 Coordinator, Saudi Arabian government/Aramco Education Services
1963 Ed.D., college administration and educational foundations, Columbia University
  Author, Community College Education for Saudi Arabia, Ann Arbor, Michigan, University Microfilms, Inc. (Ed.D. dissertation)
1965-1972 Professional consultant service of the Saudi Arabian government to the College of Petroleum and Minerals, Aramco
1972 Educational consultant and lecturer on Middle Eastern affairs
1988 April 6 Died, Tucson, Arizona

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Harry Roscoe Snyder, consisting of datebooks, correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, memoranda, reports, charts, clippings, printed matter, maps, posters, and photographs, relate to Arabian American Oil Company personnel training and education in Saudi Arabia, American educational assistance in the Middle East, promotion of Arab-American cultural ties, and the establishment of American military installations in Saudi Arabia during and immediately after World War II.
The papers reflect Snyder's lifetime of engagements in Middle Eastern, particularly Saudi Arabian, affairs and education. The correspondence and printed matter of the American Friends of the Arabs ( Career File), a short-lived organization started by Snyder and Elihu Grant, attempts to open up conversations among academics and journalists regarding Palestine and Zionism in the U.S. and abroad.
While serving in the military, Snyder helped negotiate an agreement for a U.S. airfield in Dhahran for use during World War II. Because the agreement was not settled until after the war's end and with a brand new airfield built, Snyder was chosen to command the United States Air Force 1414th Training Division in their Saudi Arabian Training Mission. This portion of the Career File consists of materials from the development and implementation of this training program, including correspondence, memoranda, and photographs.
To meet the demands of oil production, the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) developed industrial training centers in Abqaiq, Dhahran, and Ras Tanura. Snyder's role as education coordinator in the Training Department of Aramco required him to deliver training and educational services to maintain these centers and encourage the growth of skilled trade workers in Saudi Arabia.
Among the materials relating to industrial training in the Aramco Education and Arab Training File are records of the company's efforts to build elementary and secondary schools in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Reports to the Saudi Arabian government on the state of operations in the company, correspondence and memoranda regarding projects, and charts relating to enrollment and curriculum development of company-built/Saudi Arabian government schools are among the highlights of these records. Other materials relating to education in Saudi Arabia, including schools for girls, can also be found in the Subject File.
As a result of his work as a consultant for architecture firms in the United States and Saudi Arabia ( Educational Consulting File), Snyder's papers include materials relating to the development, construction, and operation of several academic institutions in Saudi Arabia. Although not all of these projects materialized, the records in this series add to the understanding of educational developments within the kingdom. In addition, the series includes materials from the development of a Saudi Arabian airline cadet program, directed by Hamzah Dabbagh in consultation with Snyder.
The Datebooks include diary entries, notes, contacts, and schedules. There is a single book for each date, with the exception of 1968 and 1971, which each have two.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arabian American Oil Company.
United States. Air Force.
Arab countries--Relations--United States.
Education--Middle East.
Education--Saudi Arabia.
Petroleum industry and trade--Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia--Military relations--United States.
United States--Military relations--Saudi Arabia.
United States--Relations--Saudi Arab countries.
World War, 1939-1945--Saudi Arabia.

Box 1

Biographical File, 1927-1987

Scope and Contents note

Consists of clippings, curriculum vita, identification cards, correspondence, and programs, arranged alphabetically by physical form.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Clippings, 1927-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Curriculum vita, 1968-1987

Box/Folder 1 : 3-4

Family papers, 1957-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Biography of Olive Snyder, 1957

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Essay about history of women in Middle East by Olive Snyder, 1966

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Identification cards and permits from military service, 1942-1961

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Interview, 1982

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Letters to friends and family, 1928-1929

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Minutes and constitution of All-College Club at Lawrence College, 1927

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Programs from graduation commencement ceremony, 1942

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Salary record from Aramco (1949-1965), 1966

Boxes 1-6

Datebooks, 1947-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes 38 datebooks arranged in two groups, datebooks and inserts, then chronologically.
Box 1

1947-1952

Box 2

1953-1960

Box 3

1961-1968

Box 4

1968-1971

Box 5

1972

Box 5

1974-1981

Box 6

1982-1983

Box 6

Inserts, 1948-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes loose papers, photographs, and other ephemera that were folded and inserted into datebooks.
Box/Folder 6 : 1-19

1948-1966

Box/Folder 6 : 20

1976

Box/Folder 6 : 21

1978

Box/Folder 6 : 22-23

1980-1981

Box/Folder 6 : 24

1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes 3 slides from 1944.
Boxes 6-7

Speeches and Writings, 1946-1986

Scope and Contents note

Consists of articles, essays, speeches, commencement addresses, and sermons, arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 6 : 25

"Will the Middle East Struggle Between Russia and Britain Mean War?," 1946 March 26

Box/Folder 6 : 26-31

"The Jewish Problem," 1946-1986

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts and revisions.
Box/Folder 6 : 32

Portion of speech given at American University of Beirut

Box/Folder 7 : 1

"The Story of Americans in the Middle East," 1950 May 20

Box/Folder 7 : 2

"Headquarters Education and Arab Training," 1950 November

Box/Folder 7 : 3

"How Odd of God to Choose the Jews," 1952 April 5

Scope and Contents note

Draft.
Box/Folder 7 : 4

"The Art of Teaching," 1953 November 19

Scope and Contents note

Draft.
Box/Folder 7 : 5

"Why Are We Here?," 1954 May 27

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts titled "Bread Instead of Stones."
Box/Folder 7 : 6

"Mr. Churchill, the New Liberalism and Relations with Liberal Leaders," 1954 June 30

Box/Folder 7 : 7

"Training for What?," speech at Founders Day Luncheon for Women's Group in Dhahran, 1955 February 24

Box/Folder 7 : 8

"Doing What Comes Naturally--and Losing Friends," 1955 May 7

Box/Folder 7 : 9

"What Doth the Lord Require of Thee," 1955 October 6

Box/Folder 7 : 10

"U.S. History and Middle East Revolutions," 1957 January 20

Scope and Contents note

Drafts.
Box/Folder 7 : 11

"On Being an Uncommon Person," 1957 July 28

Box/Folder 7 : 12

"Educational Developments in the Kingdom 1377-1381 (1957/58-1961/62)," 1962 September 1

Box/Folder 7 : 13

Junior high school commencement address, Saudi Arabia, 1963 July

Box/Folder 7 : 14

Sermon at Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College, 1968 January 21

Box/Folder 7 : 15

"The Plague," 1968 January 21

Box/Folder 7 : 16

"Strive for Excellence," 1972 June-July

Box/Folder 7 : 17

"The Arabs, the Jews, and the Energy Crisis," 1973 December-1974 February

Box/Folder 7 : 18

"Recent Developments in Saudi Arabia: An Attempt to Understand the Arabs," 1975 March 24

Box/Folder 7 : 19

"The Middle East Conflict," 1976 April 8

Scope and Contents note

Includes draft and related correspondence.
Box/Folder 7 : 20

"Saudi Arabia's Emerging Role in World Affairs," 1976 April 20

Box/Folder 7 : 21

"The Middle East Controversy--Religion, Politics, Oil," 1977 January 6

Box/Folder 7 : 22

"The Tides of History," 1978 October 15

Box/Folder 7 : 23

"Iran and Her Neighbors," 1979 December 4

Box/Folder 7 : 24-25

Notecards from talks on the Middle East, 1980-1982 and undated

Box/Folder 7 : 26

"The Persian Gulf States: American Policies and Problems," 1981 March 2

Box/Folder 7 : 27

"Educational Developments During the Reign of H.M. King Saud Ibn 'Abd Al-Aziz 1953-1964," 1982 May 6

Box/Folder 7 : 28

"Diary of a Frustrated American," 1983 February 18

Scope and Contents note

Speech delivered at World Affairs Conference.
Box/Folder 7 : 29

"The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy," 1986 March 14

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts.
Box/Folder 7 : 30

Reactions to speeches and writings, 1963, 1974

Boxes 8-13

Career File, 1928-1965

Scope and Contents note

Consists of reports, newsletters, correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, charts, photographs, and printed matter, arranged in five groups based on Snyder's early careers: Professor of Commerce, American University of Beirut; Editor, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.; Director, American Friends of the Arabs; Associate Director, Near East College Association; and Military Service and Saudi Arabian Training Mission. Each group is arranged alphabetically by physical form, then chronologically.
Box 8

Professor of Commerce, American University of Beirut, 1928-1929

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Correspondence, 1928-1929

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Final examinations, 1928

Box/Folder 8 : 3

Letters received from students and student work, 1928-1929

Box/Folder 8 : 4

Yearbook, 1928

Box 8

Editor, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc., 1929-1943

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Correspondence, 1929-1943

Scope and Contents note

Includes some correspondence as president of Near East College Associates.
Box/Folder 8 : 6

Newsletters, 1931-1942

Box/Folder 8 : 7

Travel schedules, 1931-1934

Boxes 8-10

Director, American Friends of the Arabs, 1937-1941

Box/Folder 8 : 8

Clippings, 1937-1939

Boxes 8-10

Correspondence, 1937-1941

Box/Folder 8 : 9-11

General, A-Y 1937-1939

Box/Folder 8 : 12

Adamic, Louis, 1939

Box/Folder 8 : 13

Anderson, Paul Russell, 1937

Box/Folder 8 : 14

Arab National League, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 8 : 15

Berle, A. A., 1937

Box/Folder 8 : 16

Bliss, Daniel, 1939

Scope and Contents note

Includes an issue of The Christian Century.
Box/Folder 8 : 17

Burrows, Millar, 1937

Box/Folder 8 : 18

Cavert, Samuel McCrea, 1938

Box/Folder 8 : 19

Davis, Merle L., 1937

Box/Folder 8 : 20

Dorizas, Michail M., 1937

Box/Folder 8 : 21

Duryea, Florence Spencer, 1937-1939

Box/Folder 8 : 22

Eadeh, Najib B., 1938-1939

Box/Folder 8 : 23

Eddy, William Alfred, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 8 : 24

Fisher, Edgar J., 1938

Box/Folder 8 : 25

Flory, Paul and Vera, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Foreign Policy Association, 1937-1939

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 3-6

Grant, Elihu, 1937-1942

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence of Elihu Grant with others.
Box/Folder 9 : 7

Hocking, William E., 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Hoskins, Halford L., 1937-1939

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Institute of International Education, 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Jenckes, Virginia E., 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 11

Karpf, M. J., 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 12

Katibah, H. I., 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 13

The League for the American Hospital in Palestine, 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 14

Lindsay, Ronald, 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 15

MacDonald, Malcolm, 1939

Box/Folder 9 : 16

Matthews, Charles D., 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 17

McCown, C. C., 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 18

National Broadcasting Company (Philip Carlin), 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 19

Near East Foundation, 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 20

The New York Times (Arthur H. Sulzberger), 1938-1941

Box/Folder 9 : 21

Penrose, Stephen B. L., 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 22

Pickett, Clarence E. (American Friends Service Committee), 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 23

Rogers, N. W., 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 24

Sarton, George, 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 25

Shatara, F. I., 1937-1939

Box/Folder 9 : 26

Smith, Waldo E., 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 27

Stotz, Carl L., 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 28

Thomas, Elbert D., 1939

Box/Folder 9 : 29

Time (Thomas Krug), 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 30

Torrey, Charles C., 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 31

Turner, Edward L., 1937

Box/Folder 9 : 32

Wagner, Robert F., 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 33

Wriston, Henry Merritt, 1938

Box/Folder 9 : 34

Letters to prospective members, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 35

Mailing lists and list of invitees, 1937

Box/Folder 10 : 1-2

Membership acceptance forms, 1938-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Newsletters, drafts, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Notes, circa 1937

Box/Folder 10 :5

Petitions to President Roosevelt regarding Palestine, 1937

Box/Folder 10 : 6-12

Printed matter relating to Palestine, 1925-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Undated

Box/Folder 10 : 7

1925

Box/Folder 10 : 8-12

1935-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Miscellany, 1937

Boxes 10-11

Associate Director, Near East College Association, 1928-1947

Box/Folder 10 : 14

Agendas, 1947

Box/Folder 10 : 15

Clippings, 1941-1947

Box/Folder 10 : 16-17

Correspondence, 1936-1947

Box/Folder 11 : 1

Memoranda, 1946

Box/Folder 11 : 2

Menus, 1938

Box/Folder 11 : 3

Names of staff and trustees of Near East colleges, undated

Box/Folder 11 : 4

Newsletters, 1945-1947, undated

Box/Folder 11 : 5

Policy statement, draft, 1946

Box/Folder 11 : 6

Printed matter from schools in the Near East, 1928-1948

Box/Folder 11 : 7

Programs, 1936-1947

Box/Folder 11 : 8

Reports, 1947

Box/Folder 11 : 9

Salaries and budget, 1947

Box/Folder 11 : 10

Schedules, 1946-1947

Box/Folder 11 : 11

Writings by Bayard Dodge and Homer Davis, 1943-1947

Box/Folder 11 : 12

Miscellany, undated

Boxes 11-13

Military Service and Saudi Arabian Training Mission, 1932-1965

Boxes 11-12

General military service records, 1932-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes orders, memoranda, reports, certificates, and other transactions from Snyder's service with the United States Air Force Reserves and relating to military activities in Africa and the Middle East.
Box/Folder 11 : 13

Undated

Box/Folder 11 : 14

1932-1936

Box/Folder 11 : 15-21

1941-1946

Box/Folder 12 : 1-5

1947-1949

Box/Folder 12 : 6-11

1952-1958

Box/Folder 12 : 12

1960-1965

Box/Folder 12 : 13

Qualification records and certificates of service, 1942-1949

Box 12

Ta'if, 1945

Box/Folder 12 : 14

Notebooks with diary entries relating to negotiations for airfield, 1945

Box/Folder 12 : 15

Photographs from training mission, 1945

Boxes 12-13

Dhahran airfield, 1941-1955, undated

Box/Folder 12 : 16

General, 1942-1947, undated

Box/Folder 12 : 17

Charts depicting chains of command, 1940s

Box/Folder 12 : 18

Construction records, 1948

Box/Folder 12 : 19

Correspondence and memoranda, 1941-1944

Box/Folder 13 : 1-5

Correspondence and memoranda, 1945-1949

Box/Folder 13 : 6

Graduation commencement materials, 1948-1955

Box/Folder 13 : 7

Map, 1942

Box/Folder 13 : 8

Notes, undated

Box/Folder 13 : 9-11

Photographs, 1946-1948

Box/Folder 13 : 9

Airplane given to King Saud by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes expense report for HRS.
Box/Folder 13 : 10

Buildings and planes at Dhahran airfield, 1947-1948

Box/Folder 13 : 11

Graduation of Saudi Arabian Training Mission class, 1948 July

Box/Folder 13 : 12

Reference guide to supply, 1948

Box/Folder 13 : 13

Reports, 1943-1949

Box/Folder 13 : 14

Research on flight schools, undated

Box/Folder 13 : 15

Rosters, 1947-1948

Box/Folder 13 : 16

Staff requirements and expenses, circa 1946

Box/Folder 13 : 17

Miscellany, 1944-1948

Box/Folder 13 : 18-22

Correspondence and writings of Francis A. Kettaneh relating to Palestine and Zionism, 1942-1944

Boxes 14-24

Arabian American Oil Company, Education and Arab Training File, 1941-1998

Scope and Contents note

Consists of reports, memoranda, correspondence, newspapers, magazines, charts, notes, writings, yearbooks, and photographs, arranged by department or project, then alphabetically by physical form. Materials relating to the College of Petroleum and Minerals are filed at the end of the series.
Boxes 14-15

General, 1941-1998

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Chronologies, 1959

Box/Folder 14 : 2

Employment solicitation letter from Aramco to Snyder, 1948

Box/Folder 14 : 3

Lists of textbooks, 1957-1963

Box/Folder 14 : 4

Memoranda, 1947-1962

Box/Folder 14 : 5

Performance review guide, 1959

Box/Folder 14 : 6-8

Printed materials, 1948-1998

Box/Folder 14-15

Reports, 1941-1969, undated

Box/Folder 14 : 9

Undated

Box/Folder 14 : 10

1941-1951

Box/Folder 14 : 11-12

1955-1956

Box/Folder 15 : 1-4

1957-1960

Box/Folder 15 : 5-10

1963-1969

Box/Folder 15 : 11

Telephone directory, 1969

Boxes 15-20

Training Department (Dhahran), 1943-1966

Box/Folder 15 : 12

General, 1953-1964

Box/Folder 15 : 13

Conference materials, 1949-1953

Box/Folder 16 : 1

Functional operating plans, 1957-1966

Box/Folder 16 : 2-10

Manuals and workbooks, 1943-1969

Box/Folder 16 : 2

Undated

Box/Folder 16 : 3

1943

Box/Folder 16 : 4-6

1949-1953

Box/Folder 16 : 7

1959

Box/Folder 16 : 8-9

1962-1965

Box/Folder 16 : 10

1969

Box/Folder 16 : 11

Memoranda, 1958-1965

Boxes 16-17

Personal correspondence file of HRS, 1950-1963

Box/Folder 16 : 12-15

1950-1957

Box/Folder 17 : 1-7

1958-1968

Box/Folder 17 : 8-9

Policies, 1950-1965

Box/Folder 17 : 10

Presentation to the Executive Management Council, 1961

Boxes 18-19

Projects and programs, 1949-1965

Box/Folder 18 : 1

Dhahran district training program outlines and related materials, 1949-1951

Box/Folder 18 : 2

Out of kingdom training, 1963-1964

Box/Folder 18 : 3

Saudi Arab utilization, 1951

Box/Folder 18 : 4

Saudi vestibule training, 1951

Box/Folder 18 : 5

Scholarships, 1954-1965

Box/Folder 18 : 6-13

Sidon Center supervisory training, 1951

Box/Folder 18 : 14

Vocational school project, 1954-1955

Box/Folder 19 : 1

Vocational school project, 1957-1958

Boxes 19-20

Reports, 1949-1966

Box/Folder 19 : 2-12

1949-1957

Box/Folder 20 : 1

1959

Box/Folder 20 : 2

1962

Box/Folder 20 : 3

1965-1966

Box/Folder 20 : 4

Statistics, 1955-1960

Box 20

Writings on Aramco training model and education of Saudi Arabian workforce, by author, 1952-1959

Box/Folder 20 : 5

Hall, Robert King, 1952-1959

Box/Folder 20 : 6-7

Lebkicher, Roy, 1951-1957

Box/Folder 20 : 8

Spence, Ralph, 1956

Box/Folder 20 : 9

Weidner, C. Ken, 1952-1959

Boxes 20-21

Near East College Association and Aramco education survey, 1946-1947

Box/Folder 20 : 10

Chronology of events, 1947

Box/Folder 20 : 11

Correspondence, 1946-1947

Box/Folder 20 : 12-13

Reports, drafts and final, 1947

Box/Folder 20 : 14

Research materials, 1947

Box/Folder 21 : 1

Photographs, 1947

Box 21

Schools, 1953-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes records of Saudi Arabian Government/Aramco built schools.
Box/Folder 21 : 3

General, 1953-1965

Box/Folder 21 : 4

Curricula, 1958-1966

Scope and Contents note

See also: Oversize Materials.
Box/Folder 21 : 5

Drafts of letters to Howard Page regarding company-built schools, 1964-1965

Box/Folder 21 : 6

Enrollment, 1953-1978

Box/Folder 21 : 7

Expenditures, 1961

Box/Folder 21 : 8

Reports and working papers regarding schools for girls, 1959-1964

Box/Folder 21 : 9

Statistics issued by Ministry of Finance and National Economy, 1972-1974

Box 21

Saudi Arabia Government-Ministry of Education, 1958-1961

Scope and Contents note

See also: Oversize Materials.
Box/Folder 21 : 10-12

Meetings and translations of reports on public and industrial education, 1961-1965

Box/Folder 21 : 13

Monograph, 1958

Scope and Contents note

In Arabic.
Box/Folder 22 : 1-3

Government Relations Department-Arabian Research Division reports and press summaries, 1955-1965

Box/Folder 22 : 4-6

Yearbooks from senior staff schools in Dhahran, 1953-1955

Boxes 22-24

College of Petroleum and Minerals, 1950-1987

Box/Folder 22 : 7

Announcements to faculty and students, 1966-1972

Box/Folder 22 : 8

Agreement for construction of vocational secondary school, 1961, undated

Box/Folder 22 : 9

Estimates of costs and expenditures, circa 1965-1967

Box/Folder 22 : 10

Photographs of scale model, circa 1965

Box/Folder 22 : 11-13

Architectural plans, 1965

Box/Folder 23 : 1-5

Architectural plans and related materials, 1965-1973

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Background information on college, 1965

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Brochures, 1965-1971, undated

Box/Folder 23 : 8

Candidate files for the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, 1965-1966

Box/Folder 23 : 9

Correspondence, 1968-1987

Box/Folder 23 : 10-12

Course materials and schedules, 1966-1968

Box/Folder 23 : 13

Daily reports, 1965-1966

Box/Folder 24 : 1

Directories, 1966-1971

Box/Folder 24 : 2-4

Memoranda, 1965-1971

Box/Folder 24 : 5-6

Minutes from meetings regarding vocational secondary school, 1966-1967

Box/Folder 24 : 7

Newsletters, clippings, and other printed matter, 1965-1981

Box/Folder 24 : 8

Notes, 1968-1970

Box/Folder 24 : 9

Questionnaire, 1967

Box/Folder 24 : 10

Textbook order forms, 1971-1972

Box/Folder 24 : 11-12

Yearbooks, 1968-1969

Box/Folder 24 : 13

Miscellany, 1950-1975, undated

Boxes 24-30

Educational Consulting File, 1961-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports, architectural records, program proposals, clippings, schedules, correspondence, notes, and contracts, arranged by client name, then chronologically.
Box/Folder 24 : 14

General, 1975-1978, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes booklet advertising company, clippings about higher education in Saudi Arabia, and a datebook logging expenses from consulting trips.
Box/Folder 25 : 1-11

Civil aviation and manpower training materials, 1961-1983

Box/Folder 25 : 12-16

King Abdulaziz Military Academy materials, 1974-1976

Box/Folder 26 : 1-6

King Abdulaziz Military Academy materials (cont'd.), 1974-1976

Box/Folder 26 : 7-10

Girls University of Riyadh materials, 1975

Box/Folder 27 : 1-5

Girls University of Riyadh materials (cont'd.), 1975

Box/Folder 27 : 6-12

University of Riyadh materials, 1975-1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes mostly program proposals.
Box/Folder 28 : 1-10

University of Riyadh materials (cont'd.), 1975-1980

Box/Folder 29 : 1-4

University of Riyadh materials (cont'd.), 1975-1980

Box/Folder 29 : 5

Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University project correspondence, 1976

Box/Folder 29 : 6-13

King Faisal University materials, 1976-1981

Box/Folder 30 : 1-4

King Faisal University materials (cont'd.), 1976-1981

Box/Folder 30 : 5

International School, Riyadh correspondence and notes, 1980

Box/Folder 30 : 6-9

Royal Saudi Naval Academy-Jubail reports and memoranda, 1980

Boxes 30-32

Graduate Coursework and Dissertation, 1953-1984

Scope and Contents note

Consists of essays, outlines, clippings, dissertation, and notes, arranged by title chronologically; dissertation and related materials are filed at the end. Folder titles correspond with course title or project.
Box/Folder 30 : 10

"Muslim Religion and Philosophy," 1953

Box/Folder 30 : 11

"History and Civilization of Ancient Near East," 1953

Box/Folder 31 : 1

"Man and Culture," 1953

Box/Folder 31 : 2

"Critical Issues in Education," 1955

Box/Folder 31 : 3

"Philosophy of Education," 1955 July-August

Box/Folder 31 : 4

"Anthropology and Education," 1955 July-August

Box/Folder 31 : 5

Manual for education course, 1955 October

Box/Folder 31 : 6

"Education and Underdeveloped Areas," 1955 October - 1956 January

Box/Folder 31 : 7

"Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education," 1955-1956

Box/Folder 31 : 8

"Intellectual Foundations of Modern Education," 1955-1956

Box/Folder 31 : 9

"Teachers for Saudi Arabia," term paper, 1956 January

Box 32

Community College Education for Saudi Arabia, dissertation, 1955-1984

Box/Folder 32 : 1-2

Research materials, 1955-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes duplicates of Aramco reports and correspondence.
Box/Folder 32 : 3

Writing plans, 1956 May

Box/Folder 32 : 4

Admissions paperwork, 1956-1963

Box/Folder 32 : 5

Notes, 1962-1963

Box/Folder 32 : 6

Working draft, 1963 June

Box/Folder 32 : 7-8

Final working draft, 1963

Scope and Contents note

Includes original photographs.
Box/Folder 32 : 9

'Abdul 'Aziz Ibn Turki correspondence, 1984

Boxes 33-36

Subject File, 1943-1986

Scope and Contents note

Consists of clippings, correspondence, writings, booklets, and monograph, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box/Folder 33 : 1

Aerial bombing of Libya, 1986

Box/Folder 33 : 2

American Graduate School of International Management, 1975-1981

Box/Folder 33 : 3

American School for Boys, Baghdad, 1947

Box/Folder 33 : 4-5

American University of Beirut, 1953-1971

Box/Folder 33 : 4

General, 1964-1971

Box/Folder 33 : 5

Correspondence, 1953-1966

Box/Folder 33 : 6

American University of Beirut Alumni Association, 1981-1984

Box/Folder 33 : 7

Americans for Fairness in the Middle East, 1970-1974

Box/Folder 33 : 8

Americans for Middle East Understanding, 1973-1974

Box/Folder 33 : 9

Dinsmore, Lee, 1975

Box/Folder 33 : 10

F.D.R. Meets Ibn Saud by William Alfred Eddy, 1977-1978

Box/Folder 33 : 11

Foreign area studies in the United States, 1943-1956

Box/Folder 33 : 12

International College, Beirut, 1959-1983

Box/Folder 33 : 13-16

Malone, Joseph J., 1974-1984

Box/Folder 33 : 13

Clippings, 1984

Box/Folder 33 : 14

Correspondence, 1982-1984

Box/Folder 33 : 15-16

Writings, 1974-1982

Box/Folder 33 : 17

Middlebury College, 1981-1984

Box/Folder 34 : 1

Middle East education, 1944-1961

Box/Folder 34 : 2

Middle East Institute conferences, 1972-1973

Box/Folder 34 : 3

Muslim-Christian cooperation, 1956

Box/Folder 34 : 4

Near East culture and society, 1947-1950

Box/Folder 34 : 5

Said B. Himadeh Chair of Business Administration, 1965-1967

Boxes 34-35

Saudi Arabia, 1949-1983

Box/Folder 34 : 6

General, circa 1958-1967

Box/Folder 34 : 7

Architecture, 1975-1983

Box/Folder 34 : 8-11

Education, 1949-1975

Box/Folder 34 : 8-9

General, 1949-1975

Box/Folder 34 : 10

Girls, 1962-1965

Box/Folder 34 : 11

Industrial, 1954-1964

Box/Folder 34 : 12

Foreign relations, 1951, undated

Box/Folder 34 : 13

Oil crisis, 1967

Box/Folder 35 : 1-2

Oil embargo, 1972-1975

Box/Folder 35 : 3

Oil exploration, 1958-1961

Box/Folder 35 : 4

Urban development, 1968-1974

Box/Folder 35 : 5

Speed reading, undated

Box/Folder 35 : 6

Teachers College, Columbia University, 1975

Box/Folder 35 : 7-10

Votrakon Project, 1976-1977

Box/Folder 35 : 11

Uniied Arabic alphabet, 1951-1956

Box/Folder 35 : 12

U.S.-Palestine relations, late 1940s

Box/Folder 35 : 13-15

Viola, Joy Winkie, 1982-1983

Box/Folder 36 : 1

Viola, Joy Winkie (cont'd.), 1982-1983

Box 36

Photographs, 1930s-1971, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains prints, postcards, and negatives, arranged by subject, then chronologically.
Box/Folder 36 : 2-6

Harry Roscoe Snyder, 1930s-1966, undated

Box/Folder 36 : 2

At University of Baghdad with Near East College Association, undated

Scope and Contents note

Also pictured are Herbert Hoover, Lowell Thomas, and Mrs. Calvin Staudt.
Box/Folder 36 : 3-5

In military uniform, at graduation ceremonies, visiting schools in Holland, and seated with King Saud, 1930s-1966, undated

Box/Folder 36 : 6

At openings of schools and leading tours, 1952-1965

Box/Folder 36 : 7-8

Schools, classrooms, and instructors in Saudi Arabia, undated

Box/Folder 36 : 9

Aramco public relations style photographs of Dhahran, undated

Box/Folder 36 : 10

Woman on a motorcycle in Sudan, 1940

Box/Folder 36 : 11

Male students in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Syria, 1940-1971, undated

Box/Folder 36 : 12

Postcards depicting camels and people in Kuwait and Jordan; aerial views of Abadan, Iran, 1947-1954

Box/Folder 36 : 13

Arab League Education Conference, 1955 February

Box/Folder 36 : 14

12th convention of the Organization of Arab Students in the United States, 1963

Box/Folder 36 : 15

Aramco Saudi scholarship reception in Beirut, 1965

Boxes 36-38

Oversize Materials, 1940-1974, undated

Scope and Contents note

Consists of maps, posters, charts, photographs, album, and booklet.
Box/Folder 36 : 16-27

Maps of Saudi Arabia published by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1956-1963

Box 37

Album from the first graduation at the College of Petroleum and Minerals, 1972

Box 38

Geographic and blueprint maps of Saudi Arabia, India, French Indochina, and Iran, 1940-1963, undated

Box 38

Photographs of dinners for King Saud and Saudi Arabian officials hosted by Aramco in the United States, 1940s

Box 38

Harry Roscoe Snyder in group portrait at Essex House, 1946 December 7

Box 38

Photograph of scale model of CPM or Dhahran camp, 1950s

Box 38

Transparencies depicting a barasti compound, 1949 May

Box 38

Aramco public relations posters, 1950s

Box 38

Curricula of schools in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, 1959-1961

Box 38

Chart highlighting the ministries, principal directorates, and other important agencies of the Saudi Arabian Government, 1963 April 1

Box 38

Statistics issued by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education, 1974

Scope and Contents note

2 copies.
Box 38

"Saudia Training Academy" program proposal booklet, 1977 September

Box 36

Declassified U.S. Government Records, 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.
Box/Folder 36 : 28

2016 February release of records, 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Memorandum from Clayton Bissell, Major General, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, to Chief of the Policy Staff, subject: "Reorganization of the Military Intelligence Division, W.D.G.S.," 10 May 1944.
Memorandum from Clayton Bissell, Major General, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, to Chief of the Military Intelligence Service, subject: "Military Intelligence Service," 10 May 1944.
Memoranda from Robert H. Siler, Adjutant General, to Officers Involved, through Commanding Officers Concerned, subject: "Orders," 10 March 1945 [relates to Snyder being assigned to the U.S. Military Mission to Saudi Arabia].
Memoranda from Robert H. Siler, Adjutant General, to Officers Involved, subject: "Movement Orders," 11 March 1945.