• IdentificationMSPete83
  • Title
    • Alma Petersen papers MSPete83
    • Petersen, Alma papers
  • PublisherSpecial Collections
  • LanguageEnglish
  • RepositorySpecial Collections
  • Physical Description1.0 linear foot
  • Date1943-1972
  • AbstractAlma 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.
  • OriginationPetersen, Alma, b. 1894

Old Resource ID was APetersen

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.

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.

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

Alma Petersen donated Collection materials in 1983.

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

  • Names
    • Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.).
    • Jane Addams Peace Association.
    • Petersen, Alma, b. 1894 -- Archives
  • SubjectMidwest Women's History.