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Bea Peterson Papers, 1895-1986

Collection Overview

Title: Bea Peterson Papers, 1895-1986

ID: OGLMC/1154

Creator: Peterson, Beatrice M. (1916-2000)

Extent: 4.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/00/1987

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

1916-2000; Stark County, ND, newspaper columnist, member ND Democratic Party, delegate ND Constitutional Convention

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bea Peterson Papers have been divided into four series:

Series 1: Biographical Information

Series 2: Newspaper Columns and Feature Articles

Series 3: Political and Community Activities

Series 4:  Photographs

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Bea Peterson, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Acquisition Method: Donation; 87-1563

Related Publications:

Hendrickson, Lucille. "Bea Peterson" in Women on the Move.  Edited by Pearl Andre. 1975.

Hunke, Linda and Jason Yecoshenko. "Bea's Busy Life" in Dakota Days.  Dickinson: LEAP, Dickinson Public School District, 1986.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Bea Peterson Papers. OGLMC 1154, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in December 2014.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000721911


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Biographical InformationAdd to your cart.
This series includes autobiographical information, newspaper clippings and award certificates which Bea Peterson received. The material in this series covers many members of the Peterson and Olson families, although the majority of the material relates to Bea Peterson.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Peterson/Olson familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Awards: 1960-1980sAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Newspaper Columns and Feature ArticlesAdd to your cart.
This series contains photocopies of Bea Peterson's regular newspaper columns: "Rural View" for the Bismarck Tribune, "West of the Wide Missouri," published in the Dickinson Press and Daglum News, and "Bea Line" for various Stark, Slope, Adams and Hettinger county newspapers. Also included are miscellaneous feature articles and columns from church periodicals from the 1950s through the 1980s. These articles describe life at Flag Staff Farms and the Peterson home, as well as local happenings, businesses and personalities.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper columns: “Bea Line” and “West of the Wide Missouri,” 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper columns: “Rural View,” 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: “From Bea to You” in Parish Visitor, Belfield, Daglum and Medora Lutheran Churches, 1959-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: “From the Grass Rootsin Churchmen, American Lutheran Church, 1961-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: “Centennial Blips for Radio and Television:” Dickinson Centennial, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper articles written by Bea Peterson: 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper articles written by Bea Peterson: 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper articles written by Bea Peterson: 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper articles written by Bea Peterson: 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Peterson’s articles printed in 1965 and 1980 Congressional RecordAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Political and Community ActivitiesAdd to your cart.
This series consists of newspaper articles, correspondence and publications related to Bea Peterson's political and community activities. Peterson maintained active involvement in a variety of issues and concerns, including: women's issues, the Equal Rights Amendment, agriculture, U.S. trade issues, human rights, health issues and medical education.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 15: North Dakota Democratic Non-Partisan League Women: 1967-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Democratic Non-Partisan League Candidate for the North Dakota House: 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Delegate to the North Dakota Constitutional Convention: 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: North Dakota Democratic Committee Women: 1974-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Equal Rights Amendment: 1975-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: North Dakota Civil Rights Commission, State Advisory Committee: 1979-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 21: North Dakota Medical Center Advisory Council: 1963-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 22: North Dakota Mother of the Year Committee: 1961-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Inaugural Invitation: 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Rosalyn Carter’s Seminar on Employment: 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Rural American Women: 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 26: “Americans for Salt,” U.S. Salt II Advisory Committee: 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 27: U.S. Department of Agriculture Commission on International Trade Negotiations, Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee: 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: World Conference of the United Nations, Decade for Women: 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Democratic National Committee Women’s Caucus: 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 30: North Dakota Press Women: 1958-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Memberships and activities: 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Memberships and activities: 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Memberships and activities: 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Belfield News, Historical Edition: April 12, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Miscellaneous publications about North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Miscellaneous correspondence and U.S. Government PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Miscellaneous undated and unidentified photographsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook: Political and community activities, 1961-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Oversize photograph, OGL#1154-191: North Dakota Constitutional ConventionAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Oversize photograph, OGL#1154-192: 1934 Belfield High School Senior ClassAdd to your cart.
Series 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
The photographs date from 1895-1986 and depict the Peterson-Olson families, as well as Stark County pioneers, schools, farms, businesses, houses and organizations. Photographs of North Dakota political figures, women's organizations and the Democratic-NPL Party are also included. The photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.
Photograph 1: Bea Peterson, 1935Add to your cart.
Photograph 2: Bea Peterson, 1935 - rural school teacherAdd to your cart.
Photograph 3: Bea Peterson, 1935 - teacher, Daglum School in Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 4: Bea Peterson, 1935 - teacher and class, Fischer #15, Daglum, Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 5: Bea Peterson, 1950Add to your cart.
Photograph 6: Bea Peterson, 1953Add to your cart.
Photograph 7: Bea Peterson, 1954Add to your cart.
Photograph 8: Bea Peterson, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 9: Bea Peterson, 1964Add to your cart.
Photograph 10: Bea Peterson, 1968Add to your cart.
Photograph 11: Bea PetersonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 12: Bea Peterson, 1972Add to your cart.
Photograph 13: Bea Peterson, 1974Add to your cart.
Photograph 14: Bea Peterson, 1977Add to your cart.
Photograph 15: Bea Peterson, 1978Add to your cart.
Photograph 16: Bea Peterson’s home, 1985 - DickinsonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 17: Bea Peterson, 1986Add to your cart.
Photograph 18: Bea Peterson, June 1986Add to your cart.
Photograph 19: Bea Peterson, 1986Add to your cart.
Photograph 20: Bea Peterson, 1935 - Fischer #15, Daglum, Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 21: Daglum 4-H, 1962Add to your cart.
Photograph 22: Bea Peterson, Ida Olson (mother), Alvin Olson (brother) - 1968Add to your cart.
Photograph 23: Bea Peterson, grandson Jeff - Flag Staff Farms, 1978Add to your cart.
Photograph 24: Gilman Peterson, grandson Jeff - Flag Staff Farms, 1978Add to your cart.
Photograph 25: Holt Combine of Halvor and Nancy Peterson, 1947Add to your cart.
Photograph 26: Self propelled combine, 1952 - Flag Staff FarmsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 27: Massey-Harris combine, Bea and Debbie Peterson, 1958 or 1959 - Flag Staff FarmsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 28: Swathing, Bea Peterson, 1970 - Flag Staff FarmsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 29: Stacking bales, 1970s - Flag Staff FarmsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 30: Bea Peterson’s home, 1980s - DickinsonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 31: Debbie Peterson, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 32: Sonja and Bea Peterson - 1986Add to your cart.
Photograph 33: Bea and Vickie Peterson, 1958Add to your cart.
Photograph 34: Peterson family, 1961Add to your cart.
Photograph 35: Rumley combine and John Deere tractor, Gilman and Halvor Peterson, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 36: Hauling hay to cattle, 1940s - Peterson farm in Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 37: Steamer and 6 bottom plow, 1941 - Peterson Brothers farm, Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 38: Putting hay in barn, 1947 - Peterson farm, Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 39: Peterson farm harvest crew, 1941 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 40: Gilman Peterson seeding, 1940s - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 41: Peterson family homeAdd to your cart.
Photograph 42: Peterson family homeAdd to your cart.
Photograph 43: Rainy Buttes, west of New England, near Flag Staff FarmsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 44: Bea Peterson's home office, 1968Add to your cart.
Photograph 45: Bea Peterson's home office, 1968Add to your cart.
Photograph 46: Jacob and Martha Wulff (Bea Peterson's grandparents from Norway)Add to your cart.
Photograph 47: Knute and Beste Olson (Bea Peterson's grandparents), Olaus Olson (Bea's father) and Bea PetersonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 48: Halvor Peterson family, 1919 - homestead in Daglum, Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 49: Emma and Halvor Peterson wedding portrait, 1912 - DickinsonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 50: Ida and Olaus Olson (Bea Peterson's parents), Bea Peterson, 1924 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 51: Ida and Olaus Olson (Bea Peterson's parents) - Badger, IowaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 52: Bea Peterson and Leone Ingmore, 1933 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 53: Bea Peterson, 1941 - Flag Staff Farms, Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 54: Hans Peterson farm, 1917 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 55: Bea Peterson (on right), 1933 - BelfieldAdd to your cart.
Photograph 56: Gilman, Bea, Nancy and Diane Peterson, 1943 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 57: Daglum Pioneers, 1960 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 58: Olaus Olson family, 1947 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 59: Bea Peterson and Mark Andrews at the Rural Telephone Conference, 1970 - Washington, D.C.Add to your cart.
Photograph 60: National League of American Pen Women (Bea Peterson at far right), 1969Add to your cart.
Photograph 61: Bea Peterson and Grace Link, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 62: Bea Peterson, Official U.S. delegate to International Women's Year Conference, 1980 - Copenhagen, DenmarkAdd to your cart.
Photograph 63: Nancy Johnson presents Bea Peterson with her second North Dakota Press Woman Achievement Award, 1981Add to your cart.
Photograph 64: Bea Peterson, Liz Carpenter and Millie Jeffreys, 1978 - Washington, D.C.Add to your cart.
Photograph 65: Bea Peterson, State Cowbelles President, 1958Add to your cart.
Photograph 66: New England Centennial Book Committee (Bea Peterson at far left)Add to your cart.
Photograph 67: Gilman, Bea and Debbie Peterson, with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Greenwood at Art Link's first Inaugural BallAdd to your cart.
Photograph 68: Gilman and Bea Peterson, Rollie Redlin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 69: Oldea Myring, Bea Peterson and Gladys Rorem (sisters), 1979Add to your cart.
Photograph 70: Bea Peterson (far left), President of North Dakota Pen Women,1968Add to your cart.
Photograph 71: Byron Dorgan and Bea Peterson, 1984Add to your cart.
Photograph 72: Gilman and Bea Peterson at the White House, 1976Add to your cart.
Photograph 73: ND Cowbelles officers, 1957-58Add to your cart.
Photograph 74: Art and Grace Link, Bea Peterson, 1983Add to your cart.
Photograph 75: Bea Peterson and Lois Vogel at the North Dakota Constitutional Convention, 1972Add to your cart.
Photograph 76: Bea Peterson (at microphone) at Ethnic Festival in DickinsonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 77: Silver Haired Legislature, 1984 - BismarckAdd to your cart.
Photograph 78: Jean Guy, Bea Peterson and Governor’s Wives, 1973 - Governor’s Mansion, BismarckAdd to your cart.
Photograph 79: Democratic Women’s Caucus in the White House, Bea Peterson chair, 1979Add to your cart.
Photograph 80: Bea Peterson and Senator Quentin Burdick, North Dakota Rural Telephone Cooperative Meeting, 1969Add to your cart.
Photograph 81: Bea Peterson at 1972 North Dakota Constitutional ConventionAdd to your cart.
Photograph 82: Muriel Humphrey, speaker at Rural American Women ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Photograph 83: Bea Peterson at unidentified, undated meetingAdd to your cart.
Photograph 84: Bea Peterson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 85: Cowbelles luncheon, ca. 1956Add to your cart.
Photograph 86: Mabel Guy (Governor William Guy’s mother) and Bea Peterson at Mother of the Year reception, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 87: Muriel Humphrey, Rural American Women Convention, 1978Add to your cart.
Photograph 88: Muriel Humphrey and Bea Peterson, Rural American Women Convention, 1978Add to your cart.
Photograph 89: Muriel Humphrey and Bea Peterson, Rural American Women Convention, 1978Add to your cart.
Photograph 90: Eleanor McGovern, Bea Peterson, Art and Grace Link, Corliss Mushik, 1975Add to your cart.
Photograph 91: Bea Peterson presenting Bill Stebens’ Special Recognition, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 92: Bea Peterson, 1979Add to your cart.
Photograph 93: Gilman and Bea Peterson, 1966Add to your cart.
Photograph 94: American Lutheran Church Women, Badlands Conference, 1965Add to your cart.
Photograph 95: North Dakota Mother of the Year Reception, 1972Add to your cart.
Photograph 96: Bea Peterson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 97: Dick and Diane Ista, Mr. and Mrs. George Gaulker, and Bea Peterson at the Democratic Convention, 1976Add to your cart.
Photograph 98: Bea Peterson (far right), Democratic National Convention, 1976Add to your cart.
Photograph 99: Unidentified, ca. 1918Add to your cart.
Photograph 100: Cowpunchers, Western North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 101: Peg Gorgen, undated - Amidon, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 102: Rural Ladies Aid, 1908 - Shalesmode, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 103: Rural Ladies Aid, ca. 1918 - Gaylord, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 104: South Heart, North Dakota, ca. 1908Add to your cart.
Photograph 105: Horse and buggy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 106: McAdams Drug, Belfield, North Dakota, ca. 1910Add to your cart.
Photograph 107: Norwegian Family in Norway, ca. 1895Add to your cart.
Photograph 108: Funeral hearse, Dr. Gumper and Kenneth Olson (on right) - Belfield, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 109: Joe Wandler’s rock house (built ca. 1907) and Model T Ford - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 110: Horse and wagon, ca. 1906Add to your cart.
Photograph 111: Stone House, 1906Add to your cart.
Photograph 112: Postcard, "Bad Land Scenery in North Dakota," 1918Add to your cart.
Photograph 113: Badlands Lutheran Bible CampAdd to your cart.
Photograph 114: Post card, "Birds Eye View, Medora, North Dakota," undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 115: 1948 SnowAdd to your cart.
Photograph 116: Ladies Aid meeting, ca. 1914 - Shollsmade, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 117: Pioneer residence of Ole Ellestad, 1907 - Dunn CenterAdd to your cart.
Photograph 118: Amidon, North Dakota, ca. 1915Add to your cart.
Photograph 119: Grassy Butte Round-up, September 1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 120: Oil rig, Marmath, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 121: Belfield, North Dakota, school group, late 1920sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 122: Fischer School #4, 1968 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 123: Fischer School #4, 1968 - Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 124: Buffalo near Medora, North Dakota, 1985Add to your cart.
Photograph 125: 1958 wheatAdd to your cart.
Photograph 126: Truck Hauling Wheat From Flag Staff Farms, 1970Add to your cart.
Photograph 127: Custom combines, 1984 - Flag Staff Farms, Stark CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 128: Second Daglum Lutheran ChurchAdd to your cart.
Photograph 129: Interior of Third Daglum Lutheran Church, dedicated 1960Add to your cart.
Photograph 130: Exterior of Third Daglum Lutheran Church, dedicated 1960Add to your cart.
Photograph 131: Exterior of Third Daglum Lutheran Church, dedicated 1960Add to your cart.
Photograph 132: John Bell School, ca 1907-08 - Daglum, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 133: Mr. and Mrs. J.O. DaglumAdd to your cart.
Photograph 134: Flag Staff Farms Flag Pole, 1972Add to your cart.
Photograph 135: Flag Staff Farms Flag Pole, 1961Add to your cart.
Photograph 136: Aerial View, Flag Staff Farms, 1984Add to your cart.
Photograph 137: Aerial View, Flag Staff Farms, 1984Add to your cart.
Photograph 138: Horse Corral at Badlands Lutheran Bible Camp, 1950s - Medora, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 139: Casey Tibbs, Rodeo CowboyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 140: Badlands Lutheran Bible Camp - Medora, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 141: Aerial View of Retzlaff Farms, Griggs CountyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 142: Williston Salt PlantAdd to your cart.
Photograph 143: Valley City Winter Show BuildingAdd to your cart.
Photograph 144: Roll Call Board for 1972 Constitutional ConventionAdd to your cart.
Photograph 145: North Dakota Conference on AgingAdd to your cart.
Photograph 146: Mrs. John Bell of Ellendale, North Dakota, Mother of the YearAdd to your cart.
Photograph 147: Antoine de Vallombrose (Grandson of the Marquis de Mores), 1967 - Medora, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 148: Elderhostel, Dickinson State College, 1981Add to your cart.
Photograph 149: Unidentified North Dakota governmental figures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 150: Jerry Olson and son, horse jumping show, Valley City Winter Show, 1966Add to your cart.
Photograph 151: Jerry Olson, horse jumping show, Valley City Winter Show, 1966Add to your cart.
Photograph 152: James Randall, Stark County SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 153: Daglum Lutheran Church, 1982 Confirmation ServiceAdd to your cart.
Photograph 154: Jean Guy, Grace Link, and Barbara Olson (North Dakota Governors’ Wives), ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Photograph 155: Jean Guy (left)Add to your cart.
Photograph 156: Mrs. John Jelle, BismarckAdd to your cart.
Photograph 157: 1972 Mother of the Year, Ella Stedjec of HettingerAdd to your cart.
Photograph 158: 1972 Mother of the Year, Ella Stedjec with Bill GuyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 159: Daglum Young Citizens LeagueAdd to your cart.
Photograph 160: Senator Rick Maxiner with father Dick and son JackAdd to your cart.
Photograph 161: Jocelyn and Quentin Burdick, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 162: Warner Litten and Frank Wenstrom, 1972 Constitutional ConventionAdd to your cart.
Photograph 163: Ben Bird, 1961Add to your cart.
Photograph 164: Agnes Geelan, 1978 Democratic ConventionAdd to your cart.
Photograph 165: Quentin Burdick, Rollie Redlin, Sam Ewonick and Jim ChristianAdd to your cart.
Photograph 166: Cowbelles Annual Picnic, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 167: Mother of the Year Search Committee, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 168: Art and Grace Link, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 169: Jean and Bill Guy, 1968Add to your cart.
Photograph 170: Agnes Geelan, North Dakota Press Woman Achievement AwardAdd to your cart.
Photograph 171: Harold and Sheila SchaferAdd to your cart.
Photograph 172: Mabel SchaferAdd to your cart.
Photograph 173: Hubert Humphrey and Jean Guy at dedication of Kennedy Center, 1968Add to your cart.
Photograph 174: Officers of 1968 North Dakota League of Pen WomenAdd to your cart.
Photograph 175: Bea Peterson and Clarice Ressler, North Dakota League of Pen Women, 1970Add to your cart.
Photograph 176: North Dakota League of Pen Women Display, 1969Add to your cart.
Photograph 177: North Dakota League of Pen Women, Representative Fern Lee, 1967Add to your cart.
Photograph 178: Peg Pohorney (left), President of North Dakota Democratic Women, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 179: Officers of North Dakota Democratic Women, 1975Add to your cart.
Photograph 180: Nellie Olynick in Ukrainian costume, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 181: Senator Quentin Burdick Riding in a Car in a Parade, 1972Add to your cart.
Photograph 182: Delegates to Rural Telephone Conference, Bea Peterson at far rightAdd to your cart.
Photograph 183: Earl Rundle and Marion Piper Sullivan, ca. 1958 - Rundle’s Ranch, New England, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 184: James Randall, Marion Connelly and Dorothy Harnick, Senior Citizens Officers, 1970 - Belfield, North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 185: Doris Eastman and Rosamund O’Brien Lowe at Cowbelles LuncheonAdd to your cart.
Photograph 186: Art and Grace Link with Mrs. Adolph Silverman at her First Ladies of the Land Doll Show, 1967Add to your cart.
Photograph 187: Bea Peterson with President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, 1979Add to your cart.
Photograph 188: Dean’s Chair presented to Bea Peterson by the UND Medical SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph 189: Bea Peterson’s Wall of AwardsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 190: Aerial View of Flag Staff Farms, 1981Add to your cart.