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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Material in English
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.
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
Preferred Citation :
USU_P0373; Edwin L. Peterson Family Photograph Collection;
Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University
Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
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.