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M. Louis Salmon Collection

Identifier: MC-157

Content Description

1 linear foot of photographs and news clippings related to the life and career of M. Louis Salmon and photographs, postcards, and ephemera from Salmon's World War II military service in Europe.


  • Creation: 1938 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

M. Louis Salmon was born August 30, 1923 in Mobile, Alabama to father Maurice Louis Salmon and mother Wertie Williams. He enlisted in the United States Infantry in May of 1942, earned a B. S. degree in Commerce and Business Administration in 1943, and graduated from the Infantry O. C. S. in May of 1944. Salmon served in the European Theater of Operations from November 1944 to June 1946 and was discharged August 1946 with the rank of Captain in the Infantry. He received the Purple Heart. Salmon earned a LL. B. degree from the University of Alabama Law School in 1948. On June 11, 1948 he married Elizabeth Echols Watts. They had two children: John Houston Salmon, born March 18, 1959, and Margaret Elizabeth West, born February 20, 1962.

Salmon was an attorney who practiced law in Huntsville, Alabama since June 1, 1950. He was also a member of the board of directors for a variety of businesses, and he was engaged in many civic organizations including the Huntsville Rotary Club, the Alabama Chamber of Commerce, the Huntsville Industrial Expansion Committee, the University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation, the University of Alabama President's cabinet, and others. He was an active member of the Republican Party. His religious affiliation was Baptist. M. Louis Salmon died September 26, 1993.


4.5 Linear feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elisabeth W. Whitten, 2019.

Existence and Location of Copies

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America