Alma Petersen papers
MSPete83

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Petersen, Alma, b. 1894
Title
Alma Petersen papers
ID
MSPete83
Date [inclusive]
1943-1972
Extent
1.0 linear foot
Language
English
Abstract:
Alma Schmidt Petersen (b. 1894) held a variety of executive positions in Chicago area civic organizations in the middle of the Twentieth Century. A protege of Louise deKoven Bowen, Petersen was invited to join the Board of Trustees of the Hull-House Association in 1943 and later served as its President (1945-1952) and Treasurer (1953-1956). This collection comprises notes, minutes, administrative documents, correspondence, memorabilia, and other materials related to Petersen's life and work. Hull-House Association materials are followed by documents related to the Jane Addams Peace Association, and Health Agency Review Committee.

Preferred Citation

Alma Petersen papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biography of Alma Petersen

Alma Schmidt Petersen (b. 1894) held a variety of executive positions in Chicago area civic organizations in the middle of the Twentieth Century. Alma Petersen was President of the Lake Geneva Fresh Air Association (1930-1931), Director of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago (1931-1940) and Chairman of the Health Agency Review Committee. A protege of Louise deKoven Bowen, Petersen was invited to join the Board of Trustees of the Hull-House Association in 1943 and later served as its President (1945-1952) and Treasurer (1953-1956). Alma Petersen also served as the Vice President of the Jane Addams Peace Association beginning in 1955 and was an active member of the Chicago branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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Scope and Contents

This collection comprises notes, minutes, administrative documents, correspondence, memorabilia, and other materials related to the life and work of Alma Schmidt Petersen. Hull-House Association materials are followed by documents related to the Jane Addams Peace Association, and Health Agency Review Committee. The internal contents of individual folders follow the original order of the papers as received.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2003-10-02

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Acquisition Information

Alma Petersen donated Collection materials in 1983.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.).
  • Jane Addams Peace Association.

Personal Name(s)

  • Petersen, Alma, b. 1894 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Midwest Women's History.

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Bibliography

Who's of Who of American Women. 7th ed. Chicago: MarquisWho's Who. 1972-1973.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Alma Petersen Papers, 1943-1972 

Box Folder

Hull-House Miscellaneous Materials, 1943-1952 

1 1

Hull-House Miscellaneous Materials, 1943-1959 

1 2

Hull-House Personnel Practices, 1945-1950 

1 3

Hull-House Pension Fund, 1949-1950 

1 4

Hull-House Insurance, 1950 

1 5

Hull-House Fundraising, 1949-1950 

1 6

Hull-House - Report of Retiring President of the Board of Trustees, Alma Petersen, 1953 

1 7

Hull-House Financial Statement/Auditor's Report by Arthur Andersen and Co., 1954 

1 8

Hull-House Prospect List, 1955-1972 

1 9

Hull-House Symposium, 1961 

1 10

Jane Addams Centennial, 1960 

1 11

Jane Addams Centennial, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom with Related Materials, 1947-1960 

1 12

Jane Addams Peace Association - Notes and Correspondence, 1959 

1 13

Jane Addams Peace Association - Miscellaneous, 1946-1961 

1 14

Health Agency Review Committee - Notes, Minutes, and Agency Files, 1945 

2 15

Health Agency Review Committee - Agency Files, 1946 

2 16

Health Agency Review Committee Reports, 1947 

2 17

Scrapbook with Brochures, Postcards, Fundraising Materials, and Correspondence, undated 

3 18

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