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Petersen, Alma Schmidt, 1894-1989 : Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970

Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young woman.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Petersen
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The Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).