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Irwin Taylor Sanders Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0253

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence from Sanders to his parents during his years as a student at Washington and Lee University (1925-1929), including accounts of a 1928 cross-country trip with a friend. There is also correspondence from Sanders to his parents during his residence at American College in Sofia, Bulgaria, and later correspondence to his wife from Yugoslavia and while at several academic institutions, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Cornell University, and the University of Kentucky. Also includes a manuscript draft of The Bulgarian Peasant, a book Sanders wrote in the 1930's.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1925-1950


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Irwin Taylor Sanders is a member of the Washington and Lee University class of 1929. He taught at the American College in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is now Professor Emeritus at Boston University.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Irwin Taylor Sanders in 2000 and 2001.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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