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Peterson, William H. (William Hartin), 1921-2008 : William H. Peterson Papers, 1891-2012

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, including William's father Hartin F. Peterson, also a Pullman employee, such as his World War I photographs and his own draft work. Collection also contains genealogy and photographs of the Swedish-American Peterson and Johnson families, as well as the Polish-American Hanley and Kotula families. There are also pictorial books and souvenirs from the 1893 and 1934 Chicago World’s Fairs.
Extent: 2.6 linear feet - (4 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Peterson
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The William H. Peterson Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).