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Guide to the Harry C. Peterson Papers
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Includes administrative and personal correspondence, 1888-1936; reports, statistics, acquisition records, exhibit captions, and publications of the Stanford Museum, 1894-1917; and research materials compiled by Peterson on the Gold Spike (ceremonial spike used to connect the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads), Stanford history, and Peter Coutts, including an original letter by Coutts, 1879. Peterson's major correspondent was David Hewes and there is some printed material on Hewes in the collection. Also includes copies of his newspaper column "The Story of Stanford University," 1919.
Peterson, born in Iowa in 1876, was curator of the Stanford Museum from 1900-1917; after leaving Stanford, he directed the Sutter's Fort Museum in Sacramento.
1.75 Linear feet
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This collection is open for research.