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Margaret and Malcolm Snavely Collection

 Collection — Container: 229
Identifier: ELIBR-0229

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials related to Margaret and Malcolm Snavely and Malcolm's parents: Guy and Charlotte Snavely including photographs, Harlingen Study Club yearbook from Mrs. Guy Snavely, and Methodist Church directories from Margaret Snavely.


  • 1929 - 1993


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. 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. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. 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 Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in our collections may be protected by copyright. Publication, transmission, or reproduction of items protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Whenever possible, accurate information about the copyright status of material is provided in the item record and/or documentation for material in the collection. The Library does not own the copyright in much of the material in its collection and is therefore unable to grant copyright permission to publish those items. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine copyright or other use restrictions and obtain proper permission when publishing or distributing materials found in these collections. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use. Additional information about copyright and fair use is available via the Library's Copyright Guide at

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Snavely was born June 27, 1908 in Ellis County, Texas, and died December 28, 1999 in Denton, Denton County, Texas. Margaret was the daughter of John Lilburn Hughes and Alma Minnie Harde. Malcolm Snavely was born March 10, 1904 in Lamont, Grant County, Oklahoma, and died January 4, 1984 in Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas. Malcolm was the son of Guy M. Snavely and Charlotte Ferris Snavely (married April 1, 1932 in Raymondville, Texas). Guy Snavely was the brother of Levi E. Snavely, owner of the Snavely Packing Plant on Wilson Road in Harlingen. Levi was also the district manager for the American Fruit Growers Inc. Note written by Margaret Snavely Jones.


3 Folders

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Margaret Snavely Jones 2011-04-21


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Janette Garcia. Revised by Deandra Portner.
Revised date 2019 January 24.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

ELIBR 1.104
University Library
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg TX 78539-2999
(956) 665-2726