WELCOME TO HOLLEY'S WEBSITE
We all find inspiration in our own unique way. I have been inspired by history and certain historical figures since my teens. In high school, I interned at Franklin Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs while undertaking research for my senior capstone project. That brief time in Warm Springs laid the foundation for my remarkable journey.
After graduating from the University of Florida, I embarked upon a new chapter in the beautiful Hudson Valley. First, I interned at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, doing research in the archives, assisting in curating exhibits, and managing special events. After the internship, I was asked by the National Park Service to undertake a historical restoration project at Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, Val-Kill, which was successfully completed in 2016. In the summer of 2015, I was thrilled to be hired by the nonprofit Eleanor Roosevelt Center to serve as the program assistant for the Girls’ Leadership Worldwide Program. That summer we hosted 84 high school girls from more than 13 countries!
Deciding to venture to another part of the country, I moved to California to work with the nonprofit Richard Nixon Foundation. There I gained experience working in Development, recruiting new members and managing the database. Continuing to pursue my love for history, I spent time in the research room researching Pat Nixon. I compiled two exhibits to be published on the Nixon Foundation’s website and one on display at the University of Southern California.
In the fall of 2017, I made two major decisions. One was to attend graduate school and the second was to become a freelancer. I accepted various projects such as: writing nonfiction eBooks, creating entries for a historical app, and serving as a virtual assistant.
2020 was a monumental year for me. In the spring I graduated magna cum laude with a MSA in Public Administration. In October 2020, my dream of being published in a reputable historical magazine came true when my article on Loretta Lynn was published in American Heritage Magazine.
I am always excited for what is next! As a natural born go-getter, my passion has continuously driven me to expand my knowledge, experience, and relationships.
Feel free to reach out if you are interested in learning more about what I do or if you are interested in working with me.
The Latest From Holley
NOW WRITING FOR "MUSIC VOICES"
September 19, 2021
I am so excited to be joining the list of writers for "Music Voices" on Medium. I look forward to writing about some of the singers and songwriters who have made a lasting impression on me as a historian. Follow me on Medium to stay up-to-date on latest articles.
HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER - THE EARLY YEARS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
August 6, 2021
My second article to be published in "History of Yesterday" explores the early years of John F. Kennedy. Learn more about how living in the shadow of his strong, robust brother defined the character of a young, sickly Jack Kennedy.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ELEANOR'S PICTURES!
July 12, 2021
They say is picture is worth a thousand words, as a historian, I have found that to be true. I am excited to share that the National Park Service now has a website dedicated to Eleanor Roosevelt's photos at Val-Kill. A few years back, I undertook a historic restoration project at Val-Kill, identifying, finding, and captioning all of Eleanor's photos. You can discover the stories behind the photos on the website. And visit Val-Kill in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
"THE FIRST LADY OF THE STRUGGLE": THE REMARKABLE MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
July 2, 2021
Learn more about Mary McLeod Bethune, a remarkable education advocate, civil rights activist, and women's rights activist. Her incredible legacy lives on.
"ABOUT ME — HOLLEY SNAITH"
May 26, 2021
This latest article is part of my story. I open up about when my love for history really took off, having some of my biggest dreams come true, some of the trials I have faced along the way, and what is ahead. Learn a little more "about me"!
THE “WOMAN MOTORIST OF THE CENTURY”: ALICE HUYLER RAMSEY’S MONUMENTAL DRIVE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
April 23, 2021
My second article to be published for the Herstory Club! Alice Huyler Ramsey was the first woman to drive across the United States, and the first female to be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. Read more about her remarkable journey!
"MOVING FORWARD WITH STRONG AND ACTIVE FAITH: FDR’S FINAL WORDS TO THE NATION"
April 12, 2021
It has been 76 years since President Franklin Roosevelt passed away at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia, yet his words timeless are more pertinent than ever.
March 22, 2021
My first article published in the "History of Yesterday" publication explores Marilyn Monroe's bold battle with Fox. She pushed for more control over her career and proved she was no dumb blonde.
NOW WRITING FOR "HISTORY OF YESTERDAY"
March 17, 2021
I am excited to have been added as a writer for my third history publication on Medium, "History of Yesterday." First article will be published soon! Check out the publication and follow @holleysnaith on Medium.
"SAINT JANE: THE LIFE AND REFORM WORK OF JANE ADDAMS"
February 22, 2021
Read more about the extraordinary life and reform work of Jane Addams. In my first article for the Herstory Blog, you will learn about Jane's work with the Hull-House in Chicago, her passion for promoting world peace, and much more.
NOW WRITING FOR HERSTORY!
February 18, 2021
I am always excited to be asked to write for a new blog or publication, and I am especially honored to be writing about some strong women in history who have inspired me. Stay tuned for more from Herstory!
"HARRY TRUMAN: THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE"
January 25, 2021
This is my second article in the "Time of Reference" publication. This article covers Truman's work in the Senate in the early 1940s, including with the Truman Committee, and ends with him becoming president on April 12, 1945. Give it a read and follow me on Medium!
"ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL: COMRADESHIP DURING CRISIS"
December 15, 2020
This is my first article published in the "Frame of Reference" publication on Medium. Learn more about Churchill's month-long trip to the U.S. in the wake of Pearl Harbor and how it changed his relationship with FDR.
"LADY BIRD JOHNSON: THE PILLAR OF THE WHITE HOUSE"
November 17, 2020
My latest article in "Exploring History" is on our "Environmental First Lady" - Lady Bird Johnson. Read more about her environmental initiatives, how she was her husband's biggest supporter as well as asset, and her feelings on his not running in 1968. Don't forget to follow me on Medium for more great content!
AMERICAN HERITAGE MAGAZINE: THE COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER
October 5, 2020
October 2020 marks fifty years since Loretta Lynn released her hit song inspired by her childhood in Butcher Holler, Kentucky. Now she is the undisputed “Queen of Country Music."
NEW ARTICLE COMING TO AMERICAN HERITAGE THIS FALL!
September 10, 2020
Excited to share that this fall a new article of mine will be featured in the magazine American Heritage. I am thrilled to be joining a long list of reputable writers and historians I respect. Stay tuned!
"PAT NIXON: INDEFATIGABLE FIRST LADY"
August 17, 2020
Pat Nixon is an underrated and overlooked first lady. Learn more her accomplishments as first lady in this article published in Exploring History.
"LEARNING FROM LUCY"
August 6, 2020
Fun fact: Lucille Ball is one of my heroes. I have learned, and am continuing to learn, so much about her remarkable life and legacy. In honor of Lucy's birthday, I am re-sharing this article I published last year on Medium. Who doesn't love Lucy?!
HOLLEYSNAITH.COM HAS A NEW LOOK
August 3, 2020
Check out the new holleysnaith.com! Here you will learn about my work at historic sites and nonprofits, as well as services offered as a freelance writer and editor. Looking forward to hearing from you!
"PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP DURING TIMES OF CRISES" PUBLISHED IN EXPLORING HISTORY
July 20, 2020
Check out my first article in the Exploring History publication "Presidential Leadership During Times of Crisis."
NOW WRITING FOR EXPLORING HISTORY ON MEDIUM
July 16, 2020
I am excited to announce that I am now a writer for a history publication on Medium called Exploring History, and it's all about History! Follow along!
WHAT I DO
Have a project in mind for me? Reach out to learn more!
I am always looking to write for new history-related publications or blogs! As a writer, I have covered inspiring figures such as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Pat Nixon, Marian Anderson, Loretta Lynn, and more.
As an enthusiastic historian, I love sharing my passion and interest with a vast audience. Have a podcast in mind for me? Let's discuss more!
Are you an entrepreneur or author looking for a freelancer to edit your manuscript, articles, blog posts, or social media materials? Contact me and I will be happy to tell you about my portfolio.
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