Alma Petersen papers, 1943-1972.


Petersen, Alma, b. 1894. Alma Petersen papers, 1943-1972.

Alma Petersen papers, 1943-1972.

The collection contains 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 the Health Agency Review Committee. The contents of the individual folders follow the original order of the papers as received.

1 linear ft.

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Jane Addams Peace Association (corporateBody)

Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Petersen, Alma, b. 1894. (person)

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 ...