Stuart Sanders CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0241

Stuart Sanders CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0241


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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0241
Title
Stuart Sanders CorrespondenceInclusive 1918-1965Bulk 1926-1934
Quantity
1.2 Linear Feet
Creator
Sanders, Stuart, II
Creator
Sanders, Irwin T. (Irwin Taylor)
Creator
Gooch, Richard Este
Language
English .

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Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (4/20/99)


Biographical / Historical

Sanders is a Class of 1931 alumnus of Washington and Lee University and was a businessman in Richmond from 1931-1934.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Sanders' correspondence to his parents regarding life at Washington and Lee University, including his participation in the Arcades Club fraternity (now Delta Upsilon), sports, classes, jobs, and the Lexington Presbyterian Church as well as comments on campus drinking and mention of his brother Irwin Sanders and friend Richard Gooch. Includes his correspondence during his job with his uncle, Stuart Sanders, in Richmond at Sanders Brothers from 1931-1934 with significant comments about the Depression years. Includes 16 photographs of family and friends.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • College Students
  • College Students -- Alcohol use
  • College Students -- Social conditions
  • College sports
  • Depressions
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Va.)
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington and Lee University. Delta Upsilon

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Campbell, Henry Donald
  • Clark, John Craig
  • Cole, Betty
  • Cole, Elizabeth
  • Crenshaw, Ollinger
  • Easter, De La Warr Benjamin
  • Ellard, Roscoe B.
  • Ewing, Boyd Ross, Jr.
  • Fletcher, Forest
  • Gaines, Francis Pendleton
  • Gooch, Richard Este
  • Gooch, Virgo
  • Howe, James Lewis
  • Jones, John M.
  • Kelly, Howard A.
  • Lewis, Charles Irving
  • Maitland, Isabelle
  • Mallory, Dorothy
  • Mattingly, Earl Stansbury
  • Minor, Jane
  • Morton, William Wilson
  • Sanders, Adelina Hall
  • Sanders, Irwin T. (Irwin Taylor)
  • Sanders, Irwin Taylor, II
  • Sanders, Robert S.
  • Sanders, Stuart
  • Sanders, Stuart, II
  • Smith, Henry Louis
  • Smith, Livingston Waddell
  • Stuart, Robert, D.D.
  • Sweets, Henry H.
  • Taylor, Mary Bell

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • New York (State) -- Canandaigua
  • North America -- Niagara Falls
  • Tennessee -- Memphis
  • Tennessee -- Sweetwater
  • Virginia -- Lexington
  • Virginia -- Lynchburg
  • Virginia -- Richmond
  • Washington (DC)

Container List

Realia [0000004945] box: 1 folder: 2
Mementos
Washington and Lee University
6 Item
1918-1924English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of report cards, cards that certify class promotions from City Graded Schools, an excerpt from the Washington and Lee University Bulletin, and sketches.

Text [0000004946] box: 1 folder: 3
Correspondence
United States. Congress. HouseSanders, Robert S.Taylor, Mary Bell
47 Item
1926-06-1926-08English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of letters and postcards mostly from Stuart Sanders to his parents. Stuart stayed with his Aunt for the summer, most likely somewhere near New York.

Text [0000004947] box: 1 folder: 4
Correspondence
22 Item
1927-06-1927-07English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of letters written from Stuart Sanders to his parents while he was at summer school at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Text [0000004948] box: 1 folder: 5
College Applications
Sanders, Robert S.Easter, De La Warr Benjamin
20 Item
1927-05-1927-09English.
Scope and Contents

This file contains mostly letters written by Robert Sanders concerning his son Stuart's college applications. He wrote to the presidents at the University of Florida and at Washington and Lee University, where Stuart's broter was a student. Washington and Lee granted Stuart a tentative place on their list of students, requiring he complete more credits in summer school. Upon completion of summer school at The McCallie School, Stuart was admitted officially to Washington and Lee.

Text [0000004949] box: 1 folder: 6
Correspondence During First Term at Washington and Lee
Washington and Lee UniversityYoung Men's Christian Associations of North AmericaHowe, James Lewis
50 Item
1927-09-1927-11English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes to his parents with news of football, his studies, and his desire for a typewriter. His report card is also included.

Text [0000004950] box: 1 folder: 7
Correspondence
Sanders, Robert S.Sanders, Stuart, IISanders, Irwin T. (Irwin Taylor)Mattingly, Earl Stansbury
45 Item
1927-12-1928-02English.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Stuart to his parents about his second term at Washington and Lee.

Text [0000004951] box: 1 folder: 8
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, IISanders, Robert S.
46 Item
1928-03-1928-04English.
Scope and Contents

This file mostly contains letters from Stuart home to his parents during his last months of his first year at Washington and Lee. It also includes correspondence between Dr. Smith and Robert Sanders about Stuart's poor math grades.

Text [0000004952] box: 1 folder: 9
Correspondence
Taylor, Mary BellSanders, Stuart, II
22 Item
1928-05-1928-06English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes about his final exams and grades, plans for the summer, and courses for his second year at Washington and Lee.

Text [0000004954] box: 1 folder: 11
Correspondence, Summer 1938
Mattingly, Earl StansburySanders, Irwin T. (Irwin Taylor)Ellard, Roscoe B.Sanders, Stuart, II
38 Item
1938-06-1938-08English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes home from his aunt's house in Canandaigua, NY, where he is for the summer.

Text [0000004955] box: 2 folder: 12
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
33 Item
1928-09-1928-10English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes about his brother, a new suit, school, sports, etc.

Text [0000004956] box: 2 folder: 13
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
30 Item
1928-11-1928-12English.
Text [0000004957] box: 2 folder: 14
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II1929-01-1929-03English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of letters from Stuart to his parents and newspaper clippings.

Text [0000004958] box: 2 folder: 15
Correspondence
Washington and Lee UniversitySanders, Stuart, IIMattingly, Earl Stansbury
43 Item
1929-04-1929-07English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of correspondence between Stuart and his parents. It also consists of commencement material, where Irwin was the valedictorian. Stuart's letter to the president of the school applying for reinstatment (because of lack of credits) and the dean's response are included. Stuart was reinstated on strict probation.

Text [0000004959] box: 2 folder: 16
Printed Matter and Photograph
Washington and Lee University. Arcades FraternityRandolph-Macon Woman's CollegeWashington and Lee University
18 Item
1928-1929English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of student publications mentioning Stuart and a photograph of Stuart in his track uniform. In the Ring Tum Phi there is an announcement of his election to head cheer leader. There are also campaign cards in the file. Newspapers from Sweetwater, TN and Memphis, TN wrote articles about Robert S. Sanders. And there are Arcades Club and Randolph Macon Woman's College bulletins.

Text [0000004960] box: 3 folder: 17
Correspondence
Sanders, Robert S.Sanders, Stuart, IISanders, Stuart
28 Item
1929-08-1929-09English.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence during the beginning of Stuart's junior year at Washington and Lee. Stuart is living in the fraternity house at this time.

Text [0000004961] box: 3 folder: 18
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
35 Item
1929-10-1929-11English.
Text [0000004962] box: 3 folder: 19
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
27 Item
1929-11-1929-12English.
Text [0000004963] box: 3 folder: 20
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, IICampbell, Henry DonaldGooch, VirgoCole, Betty
50 Item
1930-01-1930-02English.
Text [0000004964] box: 3 folder: 21
Correspondence
Virginia State PenitentiarySanders, Stuart, IICole, BettySweets, Henry H.Cole, Elizabeth
51 Item
1930-03-1930-04English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of correspondence from Stuart to his parents, as well as a few letters from Betty to Stuart's parents. Campaign cards from Stuart's campaign for head cheerleader are included.

Text [0000004965] box: 3 folder: 22
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, IISanders, Irwin T. (Irwin Taylor)Gaines, Francis PendletonCole, BettyGooch, Richard EsteMattingly, Earl Stansbury
27 Item
1930-05-1930-09English.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from summer 1930 before Stuart's senior year at Washington and Lee.

Text [0000004966] box: 3 folder: 23
Printed Materials
Washington and Lee UniversityWashington and Lee University. Arcades Fraternity
5 Item
1929-1930English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of two issues of the Ring Tum Phi, both mentioning the study body elections. Stuart ran for the position of head cheerleader. A 1931 Washington and Lee Alumni Magazine is included. There is also the Arcades Club publication, 'The Arcadian,' where Stuart and Irwin's pictures are featured. And Irwin's 'Bulgaria and the Holy Land' is in the file.

Text [0000004927] box: 4 folder: 24
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
29 Item
1930-09-1930-10English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of letters written by Stuart at the beginning of his senior year. He writes of his rocky relationship during this time with Betty. A program from the University Kentucky vs. Washington and Lee football game is also included.

Text [0000004967] box: 4 folder: 25
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
55 Item
1930-11-1930-12English.
Text [0000004968] box: 4 folder: 26
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
44 Item
1931-01-1931-02English.
Text [0000004969] box: 4 folder: 27
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
25 Item
1931-03English.
Text [0000004970] box: 4 folder: 28
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, IIGooch, Richard EsteSanders, Stuart
65 Item
1931-04-1931-06English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of correspondence during he end of Stuart's senior year at Washington and Lee. It also consists of a baccalaureate program, a commencement program, a Finals Week Dances book and program.

Text [0000004971] box: 5 folder: 29
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
71 Item
1931-06-1931-12English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of correspondence from Staurt to his parents and family. At this time he was living in Richmond and working for his uncle at Sanders Brothers Company.

Text [0000004972] box: 5 folder: 30
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, IIGrace Covenant Presbyterian Church (Richmond, Va.)
41 Item
1932-01-1932-04English.
Text [0000004973] box: 5 folder: 31
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, IICole, BettyGooch, Richard Este
55 Megabytes
1932-05-1932-08English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes to his parents with news of work and church in Richmond. He also writes of Irwin's trip back to America.

Text [0000004940] box: 5 folder: 32
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
36 Item
1932-09-1932-12English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes about Irwin and his Uncle Stuarts health. Irwin is at Princeton at this time. He also writes to his Unlce Tom and Aunt Kathleen thanking them for the car they gave him and of his Christmas plans.

Text [0000004941] box: 5 folder: 33
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
48 Item
1933-01-1933-04English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes to his family about church, work, and his social life.

Text [0000004942] box: 5 folder: 34
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
55 Item
1933-05-1933-09English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes letters to his parents, brother, and Dick about his social life, his relationship with Isabelle, and church.

Text [0000004944] box: 5 folder: 35
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
48 Item
1933-10-1933-12English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes to John M., his parents, Irwin, and Isabelle with news mostly of his church in Richmond and of his health. There are also a couple of letters from Isabelle to Stuart.

Text [0000004974] box: 5 folder: 36
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
55 Item
1934-01-1934-03English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes about work, church, and his dating life. He also writes about the passing of his cousin Lorraine.

Text [0000004975] box: 5 folder: 37
Correspondence
Sanders, Stuart, II
35 Item
1934-04-1934-07English.
Scope and Contents

Stuart writes to his parents, Betty, Dick, Irwin, and other family members about his life in Richmond. During these months Irwin got married.

Text [0000004976] box: 5 folder: 38
Newspaper Clippings
33 Item
1934English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of mostly newspaper clippings relating to Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va. There are also many clippings of young women who hosted teas. There are papers and questions about an article, 'What is an Education.'

Text [0000004977] box: 5 folder: 39
The Scribbler
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (Richmond, Va.)
34 Item
1933-1934English.
Scope and Contents

The Scribbler is a newspaper tha was published weekly by the Young People's Forum of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va.

Graphic Materials [0000004978] box: 5 folder: 40
Photographs
6 Item
1912-1937English.
Scope and Contents

This file consists of phtographs from various years. There are xeroxed photographs from A Picture History of the Sanders Family, lent to Special Collections in 2000 by Irwin Taylor Sanders II, professor of history at Washington and Lee.

Realia [0000004981] box: 5 folder: 41
Miscellaneous
Centre College (Danville, Ky. : 1918- )Sanders, Stuart, II
6 Item
1946-1965English.
Scope and Contents

Items include:Receipt from Office Equipment Co., Louisville, Ky., 1945Washington and Lee Alumni Association of Richmond Washington-Cincinnati Day Banquet Program. Stuart was the president of the association at this time.Reconversion of Industry, April 1946A letter from StuartA commencement program from Centre College of Kentucky, 1965, when Irwin T. Sanders II was a graduate.