Sneath: E. Oscar Sneath Collection, 1925-1982

Call number:  MG-31

2 boxes     11 folders, 4 items     1 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 1

Description:  This collection contains a high school yearbook, high school and college diplomas, high school and college commencement programs, college pennant and Niagara Falls pennant, and a college letter of E. Oscar Sneath. There are also newspapers and a newspaper article. Photographs, including several of the Low Grade Railroad at Frey’s Hollow near Highville, Pa. Also includes photograph album, corn husk doll, and Father Christmas ornament.

Creator:  Sneath, Elias Oscar.

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Source unknown.


Box 1

Folder 1

1. Address of Mrs. George Vengrin

2. Note to John from Bruce

3. List of donated items from Salinda to Bill


Folder 2 Photocopy of article about the death of Elias O. Sneath. 10 January 1985.


Folder 3 Photographs

Insert 1 Susan Lines Urban (Mrs. Isaih Urban)

Insert 2

1. Ice on river, Safe Harbor, c.1920

2. Young boy, photographer Lease, Lancaster, Pa.

3. Group of women and child

4. Group of women

5. Newspaper article by Dorothy Storch (with photographs)

Insert 3

1. Two men and one woman

2. Group of five children

3. Family group

4. Man and woman

Insert 4

1. 3 children

2. 3 children (see also Insert 5, item 1)

3. 7 children

4. Nand Urban and Janet Benedick

5. Low Grade Railroad, freight train

6. Group at Frey’s Hollow near Highville (Low Grade Line)

7. Railroad bridge at Safe Harbor, also river

8. Ice running on the Susquehanna River

Insert 5

1. 3 children (see also Insert 4, item 2)

2. Man and child

3. Man and woman at Frey’s Hollow

4. Woman at Frey’s Hollow, Highville (Low Grade Line)

5. Maurice Bleacher, Ralph Urban, Phares Shopf, Earl Rineer

6. P. Shopf, M. Bleacher, H. Benedict, R. Urban, J. Bleacher, at Bleacher home near Highville, Pa.

7. Willis Rice, Reba Ressel, Ralph Urban, Camilla S., Warren Miller, Ada Henry, Willis Shopf, and Willis Shaifley on knees, c.1918 at Safe Harbor

8. 2 girls

9. Low Grade Line near Highville, Pa.

Insert 6  Gertrude Sneath, Maurice Bleacher, Maye Hoover


Folder 4 Handwritten poem about the murder of Alfred Hallman


Folder 5

1. Newspaper: The Lake Placid News, 27 May 1982

2. Newspaper: The Lake Placid News, 6 May 1982


Folder 6 [College letter], LVC, 1930


Folder 7

1. High school yearbook: The Parrot, 1926

2. Note, Manor Township High School

3. Manor Township-Millersville Borough High School commencement program, 1935 (found inside The Parrot)


Folder 8

1. Pennsylvania State University Commencement Program, Spring 1975

2. Note about financial aid

3. Photograph: 2 men and one woman


Folder 9 Photocopy of photograph of “Manor Boys”: Lloyd Henry, Ralph M. Urban, Earl Rineer, Paul Pickle. Gift of original to Dr. R. Mann.


Folder 10 Photograph album. many pictures with labels. 3 negatives.


Folder 11

1. Manor High School Diploma, E. Oscar Sneath, 1926.

2. Otterbein College Diploma, E. Oscar Sneath, 1930.

3. Pennsylvania State Sabbath School Association, E. Oscar Sneath, 1925.


Box 2

Pennants: Lebanon Valley College, 1930

Niagara Falls, no date

Corn husk doll

Father Christmas with tree, ornament, Made in Japan