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L.F. Sanders Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.108

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents produced and collected by L. F. Sanders between 1937 and 1944. It is a collection of 45 bound volumes and all of its documents remain organized exactly as they were bound. Volumes are numbered 3-31, 35-38, and 43-53. All series and subseries retain their original titles as they appear in the bound volumes.

Series I. Miscellaneous contains four volumes, for various miscellaneous documents from 1937, 1938, and 1939, as well as undated materials.

Series II. 1937 contains four volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters C, O, P, and S. Subjects include county judge, old age assistance, personal, probate, relief, the State Board of Controls, telegrams, "Uncle Morg," the Work Projects Administration (WPA), and the Woodmen of the World.

Series III. 1938 contains eight volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters A-C, C-G, I-N, O, P-S, T-W, W, and W. Subjects include applications and recommendations, county judge, the Commissioners Court, court house, county relief, general, cooperative extension work, institutions, the National Youth Administration (NYA), the NYA Community Center, old age assistance, probate court, L. F. Sanders (personal), the State Board of Control, Morgan G. Sanders (election), the Texas State Highway Department, telegrams, Van Zandt County miscellaneous, "Monument to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Van Zandt," the Veterans Administration (VA), income to county from various state and federal agencies, WPA officials, WPA highways, and the WPA.

Series IV. 1939 contains nine volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters A-B, C, C, D-M, N, O-R, S-V, W, and W-Z. Subjects include applications and recommendations, agriculture, the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness, budget, county business, the Commissioner's Court, commissioners, courthouse, county relief, county judges and commissioners, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the State Highway Department, Road District #7, institutions (hospitals), the Loughmiller Banquet, the McCormack Case, the NYA, the National Consumers Tax Commission, "to newspapers," old age assistance, probate matters, rulings from the Office of Attorney General, L. F. Sanders (personal), school taxes (delinquent), state officials, taxes, telegrams, the WPA, the Texas Relief Commission, and Van Zandt County.

Series V. 1940 contains six volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters A-C, C-H, I-O, P-S, T-W, and W. Subjects include airport, agriculture, applications and recommendations, the Boy Scouts of America, the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness, county judge, commissioners, county relief, the Commissioners Court, county budget, courthouse, the County Judge's and Commissioner's Association, the CCC, census, election, highways, institutions, infantile paralysis (President's Birthday), the Lions Club, the NYA, newspapers, organizations, probate, rural electrification, L. F. Sanders (personal), the Woodmen of the World, the State Department of Public Welfare, Selective Service, schools, the State Board of Control, the State Board of Health, telegrams, delinquent taxes, taxes, the National Consumers Tax Commission, and the WPA.

Series VI. 1941 contains three volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters A-C, C, and W. Subjects include applications, aluminum drive, agriculture, county agent, Six County Dairy Classification Day, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Farm Security Administration (FSA), soil conservation, wolf and gopher control, the Board of Equalization, the Boy Scouts, birth certificates, the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness, county relief, the Civilian Conservation Camp, assistance to farmers, food stamp plan, county judge, county mosquito control, the WPA, commodities, recreation, miscellaneous, and the Woodmen of the World.

Series VII. 1942 contains three volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters A-C, C, and C-I. Subjects include agriculture, the Aircraft Warning Service (AWS), the Boy Scouts, birth certificates, county judges and commissioners, county relief, the Commissioners Court, the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness, church, committees and organizations, county judge, clippings, civilian defense, the County Council for Defense, the State Board of Health, elections, general, highways, and institutions.

Series VIII. 1943 contains six volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters A-C, C, C-L, O-S, S, and U. Subjects include agriculture, the AWS, the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness, birth certificates, the Commissioners Court, county relief, county commissioners, county judge, the County Council for Defense, clippings, commodities, the County Judge and Commissioners Association, elections, institutions, Loughmiller, the Lions Club, old age assistance, probate, President's Birthday (infantile paralysis), rationing and the Office of Price Administration (OPA), the Red Cross, recommendations, service boys, the State Department of Public Welfare, salvage, the Southland Life Insurance Company, Selective Service, the State Department of Education (crippled children), the State Department of Public Health, telegrams, the United War Chest, Van Zandt County, Love West, L. F. Sanders (personal), B. F. Sanders, the Southland Life Insurance Company (personal), and "Ben."

Series IX. 1944 contains five volumes, dividing the year into subjects starting with the letters A-C, C, E-R, S, and S-U. Subjects include agriculture, the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness, the Boy Scouts, birth certificates, the County Judges and Commissioners Association, church, commissioners, the County Council for Defense, county judge, elections, the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, infantile paralysis (President's Birthday), the Lions Club, Loughmiller, the OPA, probate, recommendations, the Southland Life Insurance Company, service boys, Seletive Service, state institutions, the State Highway Department, the State Department of Public Welfare, the Division of Old Age Assistance, Sanders (personal), "Ben," the Woodmen of the World, the State Board of Education (Crippled Children's Division), telegrams, and the United War Chest.

Dates

  • 1937-1944, inclusive

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

L. F. Sanders was born on January 24, 1909 in Ben Wheeler, Texas. He grew up on a farm in the community and attended the Ben Wheeler School. He also later attended East Texas State Teachers College (where he was the vice president of the Van Zandt Club) and Southern Methodist University. He was a schoolteacher in Primrose for seven years. He practiced law in Canton for 42 years, and was elected county judge of Van Zandt County for four consecutive terms. He earned admission to the State Bar of Texas in the mid-1940s. Sanders was active in his community as a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton, Pine Lodge No. 203 AF & AM, and the Canton Lions Club. He was also chairman of the Van Zandt County Democratic Executive Committee. Sanders died on February 14, 1986, in Tyler following hospitalization due to a lengthy illness. He was buried in Canton. Upon his death, he was survived by his wife, Veta, and his son, Bobby.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (45 volumes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection consists of 45 volumes, ranging from MISC to 53 (9 volumes are missing and presumed to be lost). Each volume (not including the MISC miscellaneous volume) is numbered. This finding aid refers to volumes by the numbers they were given upon binding (so missing volumes' numbers are missing from this document). Furthermore, sections and subsections of volumes are denoted with numbers after a period. For instance, "6.2" indicates the second section of the sixth volume, while "6.4.1" indicates the first subsection of the fourth section of the sixth volume. In cases where there are no subsections in an entire volume, numbers do not appear after a period (for instance, the undivided third volume is indicated as "3").

Physical Description

At least one volume exhibits damage from animal or insect activity. The binding is strong, but the pages may need to be photocopied or scanned on KIC to prevent tearing.

Title
L.F. Sanders Papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Michael Barera
Date
December 10, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository