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Peterson Family Collection
Ms2009-008


Descriptive Summary

Title: Peterson, Roland H. Collection
Span Dates: 1880-1999
Bulk Dates: 1930-1969
ID No: Ms2009-008, Ph2009-008
Creator: Roland H. Peterson, Russell Peterson, Agnes Peterson, Nels Peterson, Mary Tavenner Peterson
Extent: 6 boxes, 1 scrapbook and 1 box of oversized (Ms2009-008); 1 box (Ph2009-008)
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Correspondence and personal papers of the Peterson family.

Administrative Information

Provenance: The Roland H. Peterson Collection was given to the West Virginia State Archives by Marcia Daoust, Neal Peterson, and Bruton Peterson, from the estate of the late Roland H. Peterson.
Transfers:
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Roland H. Peterson Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.
Scope and Content: The Roland H. Peterson Collection contains information on Swedish immigrants Nels and Agnes Peterson, who settled in Milwaukee, WI. Son Roland attended the University of Chicago to study chemistry and came to Charleston to work for Union Carbide. Son Russell moved here with his brother and graduated from Charleston High School. Russell joined the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion and was killed in the sinking of LST-422 at Anzio, considered one of the worst naval disasters of World War II. The collection includes correspondence with the War Department about Russell's death, letters describing life in Charleston in the prewar, wartime, and postwar years, and correspondence with Roland's future wife, Mary Tavenner of Berkeley County, a teacher at Martinsburg High. This material also includes correspondence between Roland Peterson and his University of Chicago classmates, many of whom later became noted in the fields of science and law, including John Keith Butters and Norman Nachtrieb. Roland and Mary Peterson were politically active. Mary Peterson was very active in the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters, and the Tri-Acres Civic Club of St. Albans. Roland was a researcher/inventor for Union Carbide and the holder of several patents.


Box 1

James R. Randall (Mayor of St. Albans) Papers
State News Clip Service, August 24, 1942
Citizens to Abolish Strip Mining, 1972
Davis Power Project, Canaan Valley
Newsletter, Religious Coalition for Community Renewal, Charleston, 1992
Programs, Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, Scholarship Dinner, 1965-66, 1968-69
Letterhead Paper, St. Albans Public Library
Church Bulletins, First Presbyterian Church, Second Presbyterian Church, Highlawn Presbyterian Church, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1972-2000
West Virginia Environmental Clearing House, Marcia Peterson, 1970
Letter to St. Albans Residents Regarding Political Issues, (includes signatures of residents) 1979
St. Albans Service Organizations
Hilawn Swimming Club, Inc., 1957-1966
Elaine Wells, "Most Valuable Student" Application, Elks National Foundation, 1968-1969
Program, ?Cinderella,? St. Albans High School, March 25, 1955
St. Albans High School, Foreign Student Exchange Program, 1963
Newsletters, ?Trojan Scroll,? McKinley Junior High School, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1964
Program, McKinley Junior High School Commencement, 1968
Letter from Staff of ?Dragonian,? 1961
Newspapers, ?Simmerings,? St. Albans High School, 1964-1968
Programs, St. Albans High School Commencement, 1963, 1966
Program, Martinsburg High School Commencement, June 5, 1983
Program, ?Opus 66,? 1966, "Opus Noel," 1968, St. Albans High School
Roland H. Peterson, Political Correspondence Regarding St. Albans and Sweet Acres, 1987
Roland H. Peterson, Correspondence, Deer Problem in St. Albans, 1994-1996
Foster Focus: Environmental Destruction - Universal Problem, n.d.
Yearbook, Beech Park Garden Club, St. Albans, 1957-1958
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1954
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1955
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1956
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1957
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1958
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1959
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1960
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1961
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1962
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1963
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1965
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1966
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1967-1984
Yearbook, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1984-1993
Program Booklets, Tri-Acres Civic Club, 1986-1998
History, Tri-Acres Civic Club
"X-Rays of the Heart," by Winifred H. Newman, Address Honoring Frank A. Suter, Charleston Civitan Club, 1956
American Association of University Women, ?The Miscellany,? West Virginia Division Bulletin, Shepherdstown, 1943
American Association of University Women, Charleston Branch, General Bulletins, October-November 1943
American Association of University Women, Charleston Branch, General Bulletins, 1944
American Association of University Women, Charleston Branch, Paper, ?Survey of the Employment of Student Labor in the Charleston Area, 1944?
American Association of University Women, Charleston Branch, Directories, 1943-1947
American Association of University Women, Charleston Branch, History, 1925-1943
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Yearbooks, 1952-1959
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Yearbooks, 1959-1969
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Yearbooks, 1969-1980
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Yearbooks, 1983-1991
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Yearbooks, 1991-1993
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Yearbooks, n.d.
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Letter, Mary Nelson Peterson, 1957
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Mary Nelson Peterson, Health Insurance, 1985-1986
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, List of St. Albans Women, Schools and Degrees, n.d.
American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, Miscellaneous Material
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Newsletter, ?The West Virginia Voter,? December 1962, 2006
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Newsletter, ?Voter,? 1995-1996, 2002-2003
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Miscellaneous Brochures and Materials
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Newsletter, ?Charleston Area Local Voter,? 1984
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1968-1999
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Meeting, 1959
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Meeting, 1966
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Membership List, 1970
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Report, 1968-1969
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Report, 1970
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Meeting, 1971
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Equal Rights Amendment Material, 1977-1981
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Membership List, 1972
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Newsletter, ?The West Virginia Voter,? 1978
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Correspondence, 1980
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Board of Directors, 1981
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Membership List, 1993-1994
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Mary N. Peterson, Certificate of Award, 1993
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Meeting, 1994
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Meeting, 1997
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Annual Meeting, 1998
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Assorted Clippings
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, Local Material Covering the 1990s
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, National Material Covering the 1990s
League of Women Voters, Charleston Area, State Materials, 1993-1995
League of Women Voters, West Virginia State Board Report, 1998
League of Women Voters, Miscellaneous
League of Women Voters, Newsletter, ?The National Voter,? 1964
League of Women Voters, Newsletter, ?The National Voter,? 1985
League of Women Voters, Newsletter, ?The National Voter,? 1996
League of Women Voters, Paper, ?What Is Your Voter?s IQ??
League of Women Voters, Newsletter, ?Facts and Issues,? 1963


Box 2

Correspondence, Mary N. Tavenner, Concerning Teaching in Berkeley County, August 2, 1939
Correspondence, Mary N. Tavenner, 1940
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Tavenner, 1942
Correspondence, H. R. Grove, Jr. (military) to Mary N. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Robert G. Tavenner (United States Navy) to Mary N. Peterson, 1945-1946
Correspondence, Robert G. Tavenner
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1947
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1948
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1949
Correspondence, Allus Wilson to Mary N. Peterson, 1950-1989
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1951
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1952
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1953
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1954
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1957
Correspondence, ?Aunt Jen? and ?Aunt Clara? to Mary N. Peterson, 1953-1958
Correspondence, Nell Tavenner to Mary N. Peterson, 1960-1966
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1960
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1964
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1965
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1965
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1967
Correspondence, Mary N. Petrerson, 1969
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1972
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1973
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1974
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1975
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1976
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1977
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1978
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson, 1979
Correspondence, J. G. to Mary N. Peterson, n.d. and 1943 - 1964
Correspondence, Mary N. Petrerson to Agnes Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, Personal and Business, 1970s-1990s
Correspondence, Political, Roland H. Peterson and Mary N. Peterson, 1960s-1990s
Diaries, Mary N. Peterson, Relating to Bread and Roll Cooking, Two Volumes, 1983-1994
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Materials, Mary N. Peterson
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1970s-1980s
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson and Mary N. Peterson, 1970s-1980s
Neal Peterson
Bruton Peterson
Marcia Peterson
Newspaper, ?The Chicago Maroon,? University of Chicago, 1967
Playbills, Kanawha Players and Area Productions, 1943-1999
Commencement Program and Sermon, Martinsburg High School, May 28, 1933
Commencement Book, Mary N. Tavenner, West Virginia University, 1937
Commencement Programs, Huntington East High School, 1993, Huntington High School, 1988
Handmade Valentine, Jane Tavenner, 1925
Teaching Certificate, Mary N. Tavenner, 1937
Diploma, Mary N. Tavenner, West Virginia University, B.S. Education, 1937
Berkeley County School Directory, 1939-1940
Mary N. Tavenner, "Kate Greenway's Birthday Book," n.d.
International Naval Review, 1957
Deed of Sale, Roland H. Peterson, Druid Place, Charleston, 1964
Roland H. Peterson, Automobile Insurance Policies, 1940, 1952
Centennial Program, Centennial, Martinsburg, 1963
Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library Dedication, July 6, 1968
Article, Mary N. Peterson, ?Reader?s Digest,? 1969
Brochure, American Field Service, St. Albans
Program, Trees of the Nations, Sunrise, Charleston


Box 3

Birth Certificate, Russell H. Peterson
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1930
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1933
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1935
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1936
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1937
Police Exchange Bulletin, Charleston, 1938
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1938
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1938
Grade Card, Russell H. Peterson, Kanawha College, 1939
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1939
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1940
Correspondence, Roland Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1940
Grade Cards, Russell H. Peterson, Morris Harvey College, 1940
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1941
Material from Morris Harvey College, Russell H. Peterson, 1941
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1941
Personal Income, Russell H. Peterson, 1941
Homework, Russell H. Peterson, Morris Harvey College, 1941 (1 of 2)
Homework, Russell H. Peterson, Morris Harvey College, 1941 (2 of 2)
Correspondence, Encole to Russell H. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Roland Peterson to Norton Gerber (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1942
Promotion to Corporal, Russell H. Peterson, 83rd Chemical Battalion, 1942
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Agnes Peterson (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1943
Correspondence, Roland Peterson to Agnes Peterson (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1943
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1943
Life Insurance Policy, Russell H. Peterson, 1943
Receipts and Financial Papers, Russell H. Peterson, 1940-1943
Correspondence, Russell H. Peterson, 1944
Returned Correspondence Sent to Russell H. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to War Department (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1944
Comfort Card, Association of Christian Women, Boone County
Sympathy Card, General George H. Marshall, 1944
Sympathy Letter to Roland Peterson from First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, 1944
Correspondence, Roland Peterson to Agnes Peterson (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1944
Telegrams Announcing Loss of Russell H. Peterson, 1944
Purple Heart Award, Russell H. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence to Agnes Peterson (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1944
Correspondence to Roland Peterson (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1945
Correspondence, Major Gordon M. Mindrum, 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion to Agnes Peterson (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1945
Correspondence to Agnes Peterson (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1945
Correspondence, Look Magazine, 1945
Correspondence, Roland Peterson to War Department (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1946
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Office of Dependency Benefits (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1946
World War II Ration Books, Peterson Family
Insurance Papers, Russell H. Peterson, 1942-1946
Correspondence Regarding the Estate of Russell H. Peterson, 1949-1969
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Veterans Administration (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1947
Settlement of Claim, Russell H. Peterson, 1947
Notice of Transfer of Military Records, Russell H. Peterson, 1949-1951
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Veterans Administration (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1949
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Veterans Administration (concerning Russell H. Peterson), 1952
Dependency Benefit Forms, United States Army (blank)
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to War Department (concerning Russell H. Peterson), n.d.
Booklet, ?For Uncle Sam?s Boys,? Frankenberger?s Store, Charleston
Greeting Cards, from Russell H. Peterson, n.d.
Miscellaneous Clippings, Russell H. Peterson
Miscellaneous Materials, Russell H. Peterson
Inheritance and Transfer Tax Return, Russell H. Peterson, 1970
Certificate of Admissions, University of Chicago, Roland H. Peterson, 1933
Aptitude Test, Roland H. Peterson, 1934
Diploma and Graduation Materials, Roland H. Peterson, University of Chicago, 1937
Receipts, University of Chicago, Roland H. Peterson, 1934-1937
Correspondence, University of Chicago to Roland Peterson, 1938
Phi Beta Kappa, Roland H. Peterson, 1937-1940
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1937
Alumni Foundation, Univeristy of Chicago, Roland H. Peterson, 1941
Correspondence, University of Chicago Magazine, Roland H. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Northwestern University to Roland H. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Federal Communications Commission to Roland H. Peterson, 1938
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1940
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1942
Medical Report, Roland H. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1958
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1961
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1962
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1963
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson, 1975
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1937
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1939
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1941
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1942
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1943
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1944
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1945
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, 1954
Correspondence, John Keith Butters, n.d.
Correspondence, Norman H. Nachtrieb to Roland H. Peterson, 1937
Correspondence, Wayne Proell to Roland H. Peterson, 1937
Correspondence, Wayne Proell to Roland H. Peterson, 1939
Correspondence, Jerome Goldstein, 1937
Correspondence, Jerome Goldstein, 1938
Correspondence, Jerome Goldstein, 1939
Correspondence, Jerome Goldstein, 1941
Correspondence, Albert Anderson, 1937
Correspondence, Albert Anderson, 1938
Correspondence, Albert Anderson, 1939
Correspondence, Albert Anderson, 1940
Correspondence, Albert Anderson, 1941
Correspondence, Albert Anderson, 1943
Correspondence, Albert Anderson, 1945
Marriage Invitation, Albert Anderson, n.d.
Correspondence, John Epp, 1937
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1937
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1938
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1939
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1940
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1941
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1942
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1943
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1944
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1945
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1946
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1961
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1965
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1966
Correspondence, Norton Gerber to Roland H. Peterson, 1998
Correspondence, Norton Gerber, 1999
Miscellaneous, Norton Gerber
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to "Emory", 1942


Box 4

Biographical, Peterson Family
Marriage Announcement, Mary N. Tavenner and Roland H. Peterson, June 20, 1943, Williamsburg, Virginia
Birth Information, Nels Ludwig Peterson, 1880
Birth Certificate, Agnes H. Nordlof Peterson, 1886
Passenger List and Post Card, (Peterson?s), Cunard Lines, RMS Caronia, 1905
Employment Verification, Agnes Nordlaf Peterson, 1908
Employment Verification, Agnes Nordlaf Peterson, 1909
Employment Verification, Agnes Nordlaf Peterson, 1910
Marriage Record, Nels Peterson and Agnes Noroleff, 1910
Draft Cards, Nels Peterson, World War I, World War II
Agnes H. Peterson v. Nels L. Peterson, 1929
Legal Bill, Peterson v. Peterson, 1929
Agnes H. Peterson
Foreign Correspondence, Agnes Peterson, 1928-1969
Exams, Agnes H. Peterson, American School, 1952-1953
Correspondence, Nels and Carolina Sunden to Agnes Peterson, 1951-1953
Correspondence, Bruton Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1964
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1927
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1928
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1928
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1929
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1930
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1931
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1931
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1932
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1933
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1933
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1934
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1934
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1935
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1935
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1936
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1936
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1937
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1937
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1938
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1938
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1939
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1939
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1940
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1940
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1943
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Nels Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Nels Peterson to Agnes Peterson, n.d.
Death Notice, Nels Peterson, 1951
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1943
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1947
Agnes Peterson, 1947
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1948
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1949
Legal Document, Agnes Peterson, 1949
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1950
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1951
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1952
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1954
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1955
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1957
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1958
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1959
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1960
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1961
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1962
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1963
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1964
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1965
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1966
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1967
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1968
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, 1969
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Agnes Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Incomplete, Roland H. Peterson
Agnes H. Peterson, Affidavit of Heirs, 1980
Agnes H. Peterson, Miscellaneous Correspondence and Material
Charleston Federal Savings and Loan, 1941
Charleston Federal Savings and Loan, Shareholders Report, 1942
Life Insurance Program, Roland H. Peterson
Roland H. Peterson, Housing Information, 1944-1946
Roland H. Peterson, Union Carbide Correspondence, 1937-1983
Union Carbide, Gas Rationing Regulations, 1943
Union Carbide Jubilee Program, 1945
Carbide News, Anniversary Issue, 1945
Correspondence, Union Carbide, Art Doolittle to Roland H. Peterson, 1947
Union Carbide, Timberland Guide, 1952
Calendar, Union Carbide, 1954-1955
Union Carbide, Research and Development, New Personnel Profiles, 1954-1976
Union Carbide, Christmas Party Program, 1956
Carbide News, Special Spring Issue, 1958
Union Carbide, Carlos J. Hilado, 1958
Roland H. Peterson, Union Carbide, Hotel Receipt, 1959
Roland H. Peterson, Union Carbide, Patent, Preparation of Vinyl Chlorine Polymer Foams, 1964
Union Carbide, ?The Powder Keg,? 1973
Union Carbide, Retirement and Pension Program, Roland H. Peterson, 1976
x Roland H. Peterson, Union Carbide, ?An Approach to the ?Ideal? Coating,? 1976
Roland H. Peterson, Union Carbide, ?The Possibility of High-Solids, Ambient-Cure Coatings,? 1977
Union Carbide, High Solids Latex, Patent, 1978
Roland H. Peterson, Union Carbide, Articles, Research Projects
Union Carbide Patents
Union Carbide, Telephone Directory, Kanawha Valley Area, 1980
Union Carbide, Medicare Plan, 1988
?Carbide News? and ?Hill-Topper,? Miscellaneous Issues and Clippings, 1959-1999
Union Carbide, History, South Charleston Technical Center, 1949-1999


Box 5

Scrapbook, American Association of University Women, St. Albans Branch, 1957-1960
Diploma, Roland H. Peterson, Lakeview High School. Chicago, 1933
Diploma, Russell H. Peterson, Le Moyne School of Grammar, Chicago, 1934
Diploma, Russell H. Peterson, Charleston High School, 1938
Invitation, Russell H. Peterson, Charleston High School Junior-Senior Prom, 1938
Newspaper, Senior Edition, Orange and Black, Martinsburg High School, May 18, 1933


Box 6

Correspondence, Gore Hospital to Mary N. Tavenner, 1933
Correspondence, Nel Tavenner to Mary N. Tavenner, 1933
Correspondence, Mary N. Tavenner to West Virginia University, 1936
Correspondence, Letter and Card from Pen Pal to Mary N. Tavenner, 1941
Correspondence, N. T. [Nell Tavenner] to Mary N. Peterson. 1943
Correspondence, Robert C. McKelre, U.S. Army, to Mary N. Tavenner, 1943
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Tavenner (Peterson), 1943
Marriage Records and Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson and Mary N. Tavenner, 1943
Marriage Materials, Roland H. Peterson and Mary N. Tavenner, 1943
Dewees Shoe Catalog, 1943
Settlement of Accounts for Nelson G. Tavenner, 1944
Correspondence, Olivia to Roland H. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Thal to Mary N. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Sadie Lewis, 1944
Correspondence, Franny to Mary N. Peterson, 1944-1945
Correspondence, Peggy to Mary N. Peterson, 1944-1951
Sugar Rationing Home Canning Form, Mary N. Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Sadie Lewis to Mary N. Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Nell Tavenner to Mary N. Peterson, 1945-1953
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1966
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1969
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1994
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mary N. Peterson, 1946-2007
Correspondence, Nell Tavenner to Mary N. (Tavenner) Peterson, n.d.
Birth Certificate, Agnes Peterson, 1886
Naturalization Certificate, Agnes Peterson, 1941
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1941
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1943
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1945
Tax Receipts, Agnes Peterson, 1945-1947
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1968
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1969
Correspondence, Agnes Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, n.d.
Baltimore City Hospital, Agnes Peterson, [1969?]
Veterans Administration, Agnes Peterson, 1969
Death Certificate, Agnes Peterson, 1969
Settlement of Estate, Agnes Peterson, 1969
Grade Cards, Lakeview High School (Chicago), Russell H. Peterson, 1934-1937
Grade Cards, Lakeview High School (Chicago), Roland H. Peterson, 1930-1933
Herbert R. Smith, Lakeview High School, to Roland H. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Leighton to Roland H. Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Lt. George C. Leslie, USNR, to Parents, 1945
Correspondence, Mary N. Tavenner to Jane Tavenner, 1928
Correspondence, Mary N. (Tavenner) Peterson to Jane Tavenner, n.d.
Grade Cards, Mary N. Tavenner, Martinsburg High School, 1932-1933
Diary, Mary N. Peterson, ca. 1956
Pre-written Obituaries, Peterson's
Vintage and Assorted Greeting Cards
Correspondence, Lee Belser (Hollywood Correspondent) to Mary N. Peterson, 1958
Correspondence, Colleen Anderson to Mary N. Peterson, 2000-2002
Correspondence, Dr. Richard Koch, 2002
Mary N. Peterson, Girl Scout Activities, n.d.
Assorted Marriage Invitations
Mary N. Peterson, Medical Diet, 1999
Mary N. Peterson, Checks, Matewan National Bank, 1938
Tavenner Family History
Expense Notebooks, Roland H. Peterson, 1964-1971, 1996-1997 and Bank Book, 1957-69
"History of Charleston Public Library" by Mabel Delle Jones
Address Book, Friends Attending West Virginia University, Mary N. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Peterson Family, Miscellaneous, Folder I
Correspondence, Peterson Family, Miscellaneous, Folder 2
Holiday Photo Cards
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Mary N. Peterson
Funeral Home Receipt/Cremation, Roland H. Peterson, 2008
Card Letters, Miscellaneous
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mrs. Joe Eisenbach, 1943
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Mr. Peterson, n.d.
Medical Papers, Nels Peterson, 1941-1945
Correspondence, "J" to Mary N. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, "J" to Mary N. Peterson, 1953
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Jane Tavenner to Mary N. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, Merle to Mary N. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Jane Hunter to Mary N. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Eleanor to Mary N. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Department of Agriculture, 1947
Receipt, Mary N. Peterson, Charleston General Hospital, 1951
Certificate of Naturalization, Nels Peterson, 1948
Correspondence, Nell Tavenner to Roland H. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Marcia Peterson to Jane Tavenner, 1966
Newsletters, "From the Paw Paw Patch", 2006-2007
Baptism Book, Breton [Bruton] Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Jim to Roland H. Peterson, 1939
Correspondence, C. H. Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1941
Correspondence, Mischa Mischakoff to Mr. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Mary N. Tavenner (Peterson) to Roland H. Peterson, 1942
Correspondence, Mary N. Tavenner (Peterson) to Roland H. Peterson, 1943
Correspondence, Ann to Roland H. Peterson, 1943
Correspondence, Charlene Turkington to Roland H. Peterson, 1943
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1944
Roland H. Peterson, Charleston Federal Savings and Loan, 1945
Correspondence, Jane Tavenner to Roland H. Peterson, 1944-1945
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Mary N. Peterson to Roland H. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Nell Tavenner to Roland H. Peterson, n.d.
Correspondence, Nell Tavenner to Jane Tavenner, 1940
Correspondence, Mary N. Tavenner to Jane Tavenner, 1940
Correspondence, Haskins Service to Jane Tavenner, 1945
Correspondence, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Roland H. Peterson, 1937


Box 7

Correspondence, W. H. Carte to Roland H. Peterson, 1939
Correspondence, Auto Carburetor and Electric Company, Roland H. Peterson, 1941
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Columbia Broadcasting System, 1942
Correspondence, National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel, 1942
Summons, Roland H. Peterson, 1943
Life Insurance Papers, Roland H. Peterson, 1944
Correspondence, John H. Ball to Roland H. Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Gardiner S. Plumley/Real Estate, Roland H. Peterson, 1945
Correspondence, Erland H. Hedrick to Roland H. Peterson, 1946
Correspondence, Wm. T. Liverly to Roland H. Peterson, 1949
Correspondence, C & P Telephone / Roland H. Peterson, 1951-1952
Correspondence, Charles M. Love / Roland H. Peterson, 1953
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, 1963
Checks, Roland H. Peterson, 1947-1974
Correspondence, Roland H. Peterson to Harvey Kilgore, 1948
Contribution List for Sweet Acres Road, 1962
Service Programs, Mary N. Peterson (2006), Roland H. Peterson (2008)
The Petrerson Family, Miscellaneous Correspondence and Materials
Assored Letters, Cards, Postcards (loose)


Photographs (moved to Ph2009-008)

Winchester Apple Blossom Festival, Martinsburg School System Float, Jane Tavenner and Mary N. Tavenner in court, circa 1925
Postcards, Non-West Virginia
Typical West Virginia Hollow, Kanawha River, circa 1930s
Charleston Area Views, circa 1930s (3)
Crowd, Premier of ?Gone With the Wind,? Charleston
Peterson Family (5)
Russell H. Peterson
Russell H. Peterson, in uniform, 1943
Norton Gerber, 1937
Norton Gerber, 1942 (3) Unidentified group, February 3, 1939
Roland H. Peterson with group, Gordon Research Conference, Adhesion, New Hampton School, New Hampton, New Hampshire, August 26-31, 1956
Unidentified group, June 25, 1957
Roland H. Peterson with group, Gordon Research Conference, Adhesion, New Hampton, New Hampshire, August 26-30, 1957
Roland H. Peterson with unidentified, working on project, Union Carbide Tech Center, n.d. (2)
Roland H. Peterson with unidentified group, n.d.
Roland H. Peterson receiving coatings prize, Union Carbide, with Jack Long and ___ Powell, n.d.
Dave Bassett, unidentified, Union Carbide (2)
Unidentified research equipment, Roland H. Peterson, Union Carbide (16)
C. C. Richardson, Frank George, unidentified, Pipestem Festival, 1970s (4)
West Virginia Environment exhibit, Marcia Peterson, West Virginia State Fair (3)
Blackwater Falls
Schoolhouse Cave
West Virginia strip mine site (acid rain) (5)
Rhododendron Girls State (6)
St. Albans High School dances (14)
St. Albans High School prom, 1968 (10)
St. Albans High School prom, 1972 (2)
St. Albans High School homecoming parade, 1965 (4)
St. Albans Town Fair (2)
Plane at Charleston Airport
Mary Tavenner with unidentified, WVU Women's Hall, circa 1937 (2)
Cast members, play, "Tea House of August Moon" (4)
Boys Scouts in West Virginia, July 1956 (3)
Unidentified complex (Union Carbide?)
Leslie family
Agnes Peterson
Martinsburg Library (2)
Highlawn Elementary School, St. Albans (5)


Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History