Guide to the Edwin L. Peterson Family Memorabilia Collection
1898-1945

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Edwin L. Peterson Family Photograph Collection
Dates: 1898-1945 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5)
Collection Number: USU_P0393
Summary: The Edwin L. Peterson Family photograph collection consists of 69 photos from Dr. Peterson's time in the Army during and after WWII, photos of USU President Elmer G. Peterson with Shivwit Indians, dinosaur bone excavations, Spanish American War volunteers, and miscellaneous family photos.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

Dr. Edwin (Eddie) L. Peterson was born in Provo, Utah, in 1915. He served in the Army and Army Air Corps during WWII, attaining the rank of Major. Toward the end of the war, Edwin returned to the United States and served as an Information and Education officer. He worked on a Master's degree at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a Doctor of Philosphy degree from UCLA. He taught geography at Utah State University and helped found the Geography Department. Edwin died in Logan, Utah, on August 19, 1999. Edwin was married to Zetta Benson and was the nephew of Utah State University President Elmer G. Peterson. Edwin's father, Preston G. Peterson, played football for USU. Edwin played football and participated in track and field at USU.

Content Description

The Edwin L. Peterson family photograph collection consists of 69 photos from Dr. Peterson's time in the Army during and after WWII, images of USU President Elmer G. Peterson, Spanish American War volunteers in Provo, LDS missionaries to the Shivwits Indians, a memorial program and photograph of Teddy Roosevelt, and USU football images for both Edwin and his father Preston.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Edwin L. Peterson Family Memorabilia Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0373; Edwin L. Peterson Family Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0393, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in December of 2010

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections in 1995 by Edwin L. Peterson.

Related Materials :  

Mss Coll 174, Edwin L. Peterson - Eisenhower Campaign Documents.

Mss Coll 274, Edwin L. Peterson World War II Propaganda.

Bibliography :  

Detailed Description of the Collection

Subordinate Component # 1
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World War II Concentration Camp photos and letters. Letter from Ernes to Frank discussing the photos from the concentration camp at Erla bei Leipzig.
Container(s)
Description
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box
folder
1 1
Box
Folder
1 1 1:01:01-05: Concentration camp at Erla bei Leipzig, including images of dead bodies and camp enclosure. Undated

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Military Officers from World War II.
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box
folder
1 2
Box
Folder
1 2 1:02:01: General Arnold. Undated
1 2 1:02:02: General Cousins. Undated
1 2 1:02:03: General Young. Undated
1 2 1:02:04: General Marshall. Undated
1 2 1:02:05: Unknown Officer. Undated
1 2 1:02:06: Unknown Officer. Undated
1 2 1:02:07: Unknown General. Undated

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Peterson Family Photos.
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box
folder
1 3
Box
Folder
1 3 1:03:01: Edwin Peterson with baseball bat. Undated
1 3 1:03:02: Edwin Peterson swinging baseball bat. Undated
1 3 1:03:03: Edwin Peterson in baseball uniform. Undated
1 3 1:03:04: Young boy sitting on tree. Undated
1 3 1:03:05: Group of men after bird hunting. Undated
1 3 1:03:06: Man with goose. Undated
1 3 1:03:07: Woman standing on beach (Santa Monica?) with parasol. Undated
1 3 1:03:08: Woman sitting on beach (Santa Monica?) with parasol. Undated
1 3 1:03:09: Woman sitting in water (Santa Monica?) with parasol. Undated
1 3 1:03:10: Women on beach near roller coaster (Santa Monica Pier?). Undated
1 3 1:03:11: Women sitting on beach (Santa Monica?). Undated
1 3 1:03:12: Men posing near fence and tree. Undated
1 3 1:03:13: Hugh Peterson sitting in chair. Undated
1 3 1:03:14: Peterson Family at well? Undated
1 3 1:03:15: Women gathered in front of building on the lawn with a flag. 1910

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Preston G. Peterson Sports.
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box
folder
1 4
Box
Folder
1 4 1:04:01: Photocopy of A.C.U. (Utah State) Football Team 1906, includes Preston G. Peterson. Undated
1 4 1:04:02: Photocopy of A.C.U. (Utah State) Basketball Team 1907, includes Preston G. Peterson. Undated

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President Elmer G. Peterson Road Commission.
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Description
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box
folder
1 5
Box
Folder
1 5 1:05:01: President Peterson, Ezra Knowlton, and others on grass. Undated
1 5 1:05:02: President Peterson, Henry Brood, Ezra Knowlton, and others on stairs. Undated
1 5 1:05:03: President Peterson and Henry Brood, and others wearing hats. Undated
1 5 1:05:04: State Road Commission, Henry Brood, President Peterson, and Henry Lunt, 1922. Undated
1 5 1:05:05: Henry Lunt, President Peterson, and Henry Brood outside building. Undated
1 5 1:05:06: President Peterson with Henry Lunt, and Henry Brood beneath lion. Undated
1 5 1:05:07: President Peterson with cane and others in rubble. Undated
1 5 1:05:08-09: Road Commission at Bryce Canyon, 1920s. Undated
1 5 1:05:10: President Peterson at Arizona-Utah Border, 1920s. Undated
1 5 1:05:11: President Peterson and men under bridge north of Pintura, UT. Undated

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Cedar City and Salt Lake City.
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box
folder
1 6
Box
Folder
1 6 1:06:01: General view of north Temple Street, April 3, 1933. Undated
1 6 1:06:02: View from North Temple Street looking west from 5th west, April 3, 1933. Undated
1 6 1:06:03-04: Cedar City Main Street, 1920s. Undated
1 6 1:06:05: Brick building with men out front. Undated

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President Elmer G. Peterson at the Shivwit Paiute Indian Reservation.
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box
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1 7
Box
Folder
1 7 1:07:01: President Peterson, and Indians at Shivwit Indian Reservation. Undated
1 7 1:07:02: Man at Shivwit Indian Reservation. Undated
1 7 1:07:03: President Peterson and Indians at Shivwit Indian Reservation. Undated

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Dinosaur Bones at Dinosaur National Monument(?)
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box
folder
1 8
Box
Folder
1 8 1:08:01-08: Dinosaur Excavations, 1920s. Undated

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Sigma Alpha Fraternity.
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box
folder
1 9
Box
Folder
1 9 1:09:01: Sigma Alpha Faternity Group Photo, 1905. Undated

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Spanish American War Volunteers at Provo, UT.
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box
folder
1 10
Box
Folder
1 10 1:10:01: Volunteers on back of train car. Undated

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Spanish American War Volunteers at Provo, UT.
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box
folder
1 11
Box
Folder
1 11 1:11:01: Volunteers at Provo train yard around West Union Telegraph Office. Undated

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Postcards.
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Description
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box
folder
1 12
Box
Folder
1 12 1:12:01: The Race Thru the Clouds, and Venice Canals, Venice, CA. Undated
1 12 1:12:02: Hand in Hand to Victory. Undated
1 12 1:12:03: Entente Cordiale. Undated
1 12 1:12:04: The trout pool in Butchart's Gardens, Victoria Gardens B.C. Undated
1 12 1:12:05: A corner in the sunken gardens, Butchart's Gardens, Victoria B.C. Undated
1 12 1:12:06: In the Sunken Gardens, Butchart's Gardens, Victoria B.C. Undated

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Theodore Roosevelt Funeral Program.
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box
folder
1 13
Box
Folder
1 13 1:13:01: Theodore Roosevelt funeral program and photo. Undated

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Miscellaneous.
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Description
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box
folder
1 14
Box
Folder
1 14 1:14:01: Image of Netherlands East Indies. Undated
1 14 1:14:02: Cliff House in San Francisco, CA. Undated
1 14 1:14:03: Ed Loose and man in automobile called "Pierce Arrow". Undated

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Peterson, Edwin L. (Edwin Lewis) -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Peterson, Edwin L. (Edwin Lewis) -- Family -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Peterson, E. G. (Elmer George), 1882-1958 -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Peterson, E. G. (Elmer George), 1882-1958 -- Travel -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Peterson, Preston G. -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Death and burial
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Army -- Officers -- Photographs
    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah. State Road Commission -- Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Utah -- Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany -- Photographs
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Postcards
    • Geographical Names :
    • Shivwits Reservation (Utah) -- Photographs

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