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Collection Number: 05389

Collection Title: Snow Family Papers, 1928-1981

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract Guy L. Snow was born to Preston H. and Sarah Goins Snow of Mount Airy, N.C., in 1910. He graduated from Duke University. He worked as a stock broker; as a Buick dealer in Elkin, N.C., for 20 years; and at the Thompson McKinon Brokerage Firm in Winston-Salem, N.C. In 1939, Snow married Virginia McNeil, daughter of James Calvin McNeil and Daisy Badger McNeil of Bina, N.C. Virginia McNeil Snow was a graduate of the Virginia Intermount College for Women and the Bristol Commercial College. She worked as vice-president and secretary of Snow Motor Company and for the Northwestern Bank. The Snows had two sons, Guy Leighton Snow of Charlotte, N.C., and James McNeil Snow of High Point, N.C., who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1976. Guy L. Snow died in 1989, and Virginia McNeil Snow died in 2007. The collection contains family correspondence and other materials. Correspondence, 1928-1981, includes letters discussing personal issues, education, travel, and news of family and friends. There are also grade reports, school notebooks, and drawings of Virginia McNeil Snow and James McNeil Snow; financial records; family photographs; and clippings.
Creator Snow family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Snow Family Papers #5389, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from James Snow in April 2008 (Acc. 100909).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Guy L. Snow was born to Preston H. and Sarah Goins Snow of Mount Airy, N.C., in 1910. He graduated from Duke University. He worked as a stock broker; as a Buick dealer in Elkin, N.C., for 20 years; and at the Thompson McKinon Brokerage Firm in Winston-Salem, N.C. Guy L. Snow married Virginia McNeil on 11 February 1939. Virginia McNeil Snow was born to James Calvin McNeil and Daisy Badger McNeil of Bina, N.C., in 1917. Virginia McNeil Snow was a graduate of the Virginia Intermount College for Women and the Bristol Commercial College. She worked as vice-president and secretary of Snow Motor Company and for the Northwestern Bank. The Snows had two sons, Guy Leighton Snow of Charlotte, N.C., and James McNeil Snow of High Point, N.C. James McNeil Snow graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1976. Guy L. Snow died in 1989, and Virginia McNeil Snow died in 2007.

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The collection contains family correspondence and other materials relating to the Snow Family of Elkin, N.C. Correspondence, 1928-1981, includes letters discussing personal issues, education, travel, and news of family and friends. The collection also contains grade reports, school notebooks, and drawings of Virginia McNeil Snow and James McNeil Snow; financial records; family photographs; and clippings.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jennifer Thompson, September 2008

Encoded by: Jennifer Thompson, September 2008

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