Guide to the Edwin L. Peterson-Eisenhower Campaign Documents,
1951-1956

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Peterson, Edwin L. (Edwin Lewis)
Title: Edwin L. Peterson-Eisenhower Campaign Documents
Dates: 1951-1956 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear foot)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 174
Summary: This one box collection contains materials related to Edwin L. Peterson's efforts in Utah to promote the Eisenhower campaign, including Peterson's correspondence and financial records and documents related with Eisenhower's campaign.
Repository: Utah State University.
Manuscript Collections

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 

Historical Note

In 1952 an unsuccessful attempt was made by some Utah Republicans to endorse Dwight D. Eisenhower as Utah's choice to receive the Republican Party's national nomination for president. Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) geography professor, Edwin Peterson, was teaching at the Southern Branch of Utah State Agricultural College in Cedar City. Peterson, an ardent Republican, organized the Eisenhower campaign in southern Utah.

For additional information regarding Edwin L. Peterson see: Coll Mss 274: Edwin L. Peterson World War II Propaganda

Content Description

This one box collection contains materials related to Edwin L. Peterson's efforts in Utah to promote the Eisenhower campaign. Folders 1-7 contain Peterson's correspondence. Folders 8-10 contain financial records and documents related with Eisenhower's campaign.

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-Eisenhower Campaign Documents must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Edwin L. Peterson-Eisenhower Campaign Documents USU_COLL MSS 174, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 174, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in chronological order.

Processing Note :  

Processed in February of 2006

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections & Archives by Edwin L. Peterson on December 30, 1991.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1951 December-1952 January
1 2 Correspondence 1952 February-March
1 3 Correspondence 1952 April-May
1 4 Correspondence 1952 June-July
1 5 Correspondence 1952 August-December
1 6 Correspondence 1953
1 7 Correspondence 1956
1 8 “I Like Ike” bank account statement 1952
1 9 Copy of prayer offered by Eisenhower at his 1953 inauguration 1953
1 10 Eisenhower campaign documents Undated

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
    • Peterson, Edwin L. (Edwin Lewis)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Republican Party (Utah)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Political campaigns--Utah.

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