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Louis A. Sanders Jr. collection

Louis A. Sanders Jr. collection

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Finding aid for the Louis A. Sanders Jr. collection

BC.MSS.07.15

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

December 29, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Sanders, Louis A., Jr., 1909-1988
Title: Louis A. Sanders Jr. collection
Dates: 1942-1971
Quantity: 2.58 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains the military orders of Louis A. Sanders Jr. from 1942 through 1971. Sanders was an attorney who worked for the United States Air Force (until 1947, the United States Army Air Force). The collection also contains many photographs taken by Sanders in 1952 in the Philippine Islands, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Identification: BC.MSS.07.15
Language: English

Arrangement

The papers and the photographs are arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains the military orders of Louis A. Sanders Jr. from 1942 through 1971. Sanders was an attorney who worked for the United States Air Force (until 1947, the United States Army Air Force). The collection also contains many photographs taken by Sanders in 1952 in the Philippine Islands, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.


Biographical Information

Louis Alexander Sanders Jr. was born in Little Rock on March 28, 1909, to Louis Alexander Sanders Sr. and Hannah Goldstein Sanders. After graduating from Little Rock High School, he attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for four years, then transferred to the Arkansas Law School in Little Rock, where he received a Bachelor's degree in 1933. He then attended the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville, receiving a LL.B. degree in 1940.

Sanders was a practicing attorney in Little Rock until the end of 1942, when he entered the Army Air Force Officer Candidate School. Sanders was in the Army Air Force from December 9, 1942 until March 24, 1946, at which point he entered the Army Air Force Reserves. During this time, he served as an Attorney-Advisor. He was recalled from the Reserves on February 28, 1949, serving sometimes as a civilian attorney, sometimes as a reservist, and sometimes as an active member of the Air Force. He was on the Foreign Claims Commission of the Air Force. He retired as a colonel in 1969, but served the Air Force as a civilian lawyer until 1971.

Sanders died July 27, 1988 in Sacramento, California; he is buried in the Jewish section of Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock.

The same week he entered Officer Candidate School, Sanders married Marian Dixon, a schoolteacher from Pocahontas, Arkansas. She lived with him from their wedding on December 14, 1942, until his death. Marian Sanders died March 24, 1993 in Sacramento, California; she is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas. She appears in several of the photographs Sanders took in the Philippine Islands and Taiwan in 1952.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Aeronautics -- Arkansas
Hong Kong (China)
Jewish men -- United States -- Biography
Jewish people in America
Jews -- Arkansas -- History
Korean War, 1950-1953
Lawyers -- Arkansas
Philippines
Sanders, Louis A., Jr., 1909-1988
Taiwan
United States. Army -- Civic action -- History -- 20th century

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louis A. Sanders Jr. collection, MSS.07.15, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Linda Bly, June 20, 2007


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