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Project Stimulating Neighborhood Action Process (SNAP) records, 1978-1982

Identifier: 07-00---001

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the budgets, certificates, correspondence, forms, minutes, proposals, publications, reports, requisitions, and resources of Project Stimulating Neighborhood Action Process (SNAP) overseen by Dr. Nielson of the College of Education.


  • Creation: 1975-1982
  • Creation: 1978 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Project Stimulating Neighborhood Action Process (SNAP) was funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. Eleven cities were granted funding, including a consortium coordinated by Weber State College, under the direction of Dr. Joseph L. Nielson, director of community education. Project SNAP was conducted from 1978 to 1982. Local community improvement councils (CICs) were incorporated at elementary schools in the Ogden City and Weber School Districts. The CICs wrote proposals for neighborhood actions such as improving recreation facilities, increasing the safety around the schools, and providing education to parents and students about crime prevention and the risks of alcohol and drugs. These proposals were presented to Dr. Nielson for approval and allocation of funds. Dr. Nielson attended conferences related to community education, and local awards ceremonies were held to recognize the efforts of CIC members. Dr. Nielson and his secretary Allie Lee Lawler prepared action reports for the Mott Foundation with the assistance of Dr. Norman Hyatt and Dr. Joanne Kurfiss.


8.4 Linear Feet (21 Hollinger boxes)

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This collection is arranged in ten series: Series 1: Community Improvement Councils, 1978 – 1982 Series 2: Reports, 1978 – 1982 3: Correspondence, 1978 – 1982 Series 4: Mott Foundation, 1977 – 1982 Series 5: Publications, 1978 – 1981 Sereis 6: Budget, 1977 – 1982 Series 7: Proposals, 1977 – 1982 Sereis 8: Conferences and Ceremonies, 1978 – 1982 Series 9: Resources, 1975 – 1982 Sereis 10: Forms, 1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions. There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Project SNAP (1996-048) and Larue Sparrow (1985-017.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Larue Sparrow, 1985.


No accruals are expected.

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

Joshua Clemens
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408