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Kezia Snyder Papers

Call Number



1978-2011, inclusive
; 1990-2011, bulk


Snyder, Kezia (Role: Donor)


1 linear foot in 1 record carton, 2 card boxes, and 1 CD box
4 videocassettes (vhs)
2 audiocassettes
1 videodisc (dvd)
1 sound disc (cd)

Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English.


Kezia Snyder is a New York City based natural foods chef and wellness consultant. This collection consists of materials Snyder collected during her career between 1978 and 2011. Materials include four VHS tapes, two audiocassettes, one CD, one DVD, newsletters, articles, clippings, pamphlets, and lists related to macrobiotics and healthy living.

Biographical Note

Kezia Snyder is a New York City based natural foods chef and wellness consultant. Snyder has cooked healthy, organic, local, sustainable and macrobiotic food and taught the principles of a balanced, healthy, globally conscious lifestyle for over thirty years. She has been involved with the macrobiotic community in New York and the East Coast since she began reading books written by George Ohsawa, the founder of the macrobiotic diet, in 1969.



Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials Snyder collected during her career as a natural foods chef and wellness consultant between 1978 and 2011 that document macrobiotics and healthy living. Materials include four VHS tapes, two audiocassettes, and one CD related to wellness exercises, cooking, organic farming, sound healing, and laughter; one DVD related to the production of metals using non-metallic graphite; and various monthly newsletters that document the macrobiotic and wellness community in New York City. The collection also includes articles and clippings related to recipes, health and wellness, and nutrition; lists of foods found in organic and macrobiotic diets; and pamphlets related to conferences and workshops, vegan and vegetarian restaurants, descriptions of various types of grains and vegetables, nutritional services, and the ecological impact on nutrition.


Snyder, Kezia

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Kezia Snyder, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Kezia Snyder Papers; MSS 324; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Location of Materials

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kezia Snyder in 2011; additional materials were donated in 2012. The accession numbers related to these gifts are 2011.324 and 2012.234.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Separated Materials

Two boxes of books were removed at the time of accessioning and added to the Fales Library collection.

Related Materials

Shizuko Yamamoto Papers (MSS 225)

Collection processed by

Jennifer E. Neal

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:02:18 -0400.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Description is in English

Processing Information

Materials were placed in new, acid-free folders and original order was retained. Audiovisual materials were placed in shared media boxes.


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