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Donald Ray Snow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1076

Scope and Contents

Contains newsletters, Internet instructions and updates, conference programs and notes from conferences that Dr. Snow attended and presented at, Programming Contest information, Honors Calculus, class notes including syllabi and lecture notes and overheads for each math class he taught, and other math supportive material such as songs, integration, and applied math information.


  • 1969-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Donald Ray Snow Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Donald Ray Snow (1931-) was a professor of mathematics at Brigham Young Unviersity.

Donald Ray Snow was born on March 19, 1931. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah in 1959. He earned his M.S. at Stanford in 1962 in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. He also gained his Ph.D. at Stanford in Mathematics in 1965. Snow worked as a research associate at the University of Michigan (1964-1966) and an associate professor at the University of Colorado (1966-1969) before joining the mathematics faculty at Brigham Young University in 1969. Snow taught Calculus and was very influential in the direction calculus has developed in the department. His area of research was combinatorics via functional equations. Snow retired from Brigham Young University in July 2000.


40 cartons (26.5 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available online and in the Special Collections Reference room.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Donald Ray Snow in 2003. This collection came in boxes from Snow's office. The processor re-housed the collection in cartons and sorted the material by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dr. Donald Ray Snow; 2003.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Register of Donald Ray Snow papers
Benjamin Sipes
2011 July 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US