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Donald Albert Petersen Papers

Identifier: M2234

Scope and Contents

Collection contains memoir: My Father, Soldier (2016). Memoir based on information collected by son, Michael P. Peterson.


  • 2016

Language of Materials

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Donald Albert Petersen was born on April 21, 1919 in Burlington, N. D. Following high school graduation he worked as a supervisor for Boeing aircraft in Seattle, Wash. where he married Sherry Wynne and had two sons: Rand Donald and Russell Lynn. Petersen was drafted to the United States Army on June 23, 1944, shortly after the birth of his second son. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Texas, and went on with the Division to fight in Italy. Petersen was a Private First Class in the 87th Infantry Regiment, Company I. Petersen passed away in 1987.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Ginger Wharton; 2017.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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