Alma Schmidt Petersen (1894- ) held a variety of executive positions in Chicago-area civic organizations in the mid-1900s. She 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). 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.
From the description of Alma Petersen papers, 1943-1972. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 56622313