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June Winona Snyder collection

 Collection — Folder: S1218
Identifier: S1218

Scope and Contents

This is an eight-page typed speech by June Winona Snyder given to the Indiana Poetry Federation on October 9, 1943. She mentions holding a convention during World War II in the face of "gas shortages, traveling limitations, long hours at war work." Ms. Snyder gives advice to poetry writers. On page 7, she wrote: "Do not be disturbed if someone criticizes you for spending your time writing poetry in these war times. You are doing a very patriotic duty when you strive to keep your vision clear so that you may better discern a sure way out of the dilemma and guide men thusly."


  • 1943


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Indiana Poetry Federation covered the entire state. Miss Kathryn McPherson was chairman of the Rendezvous Committee, which was the social auxiliary of the Federation. Miss Olive Inez Downing was Publicity Director. The Indiana Poetry Society, with 30-40 active poets, joined the Federation in September 1943. They were working to form a National Federation of Poetry Clubs. June Winona Snyder was the President.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged as paginated.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from June Winona Snyder in 1943/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/11/3 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
June Winona Snyder collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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