Brand

Carl J. Peterson Papers

ca. 1921, 1935-1936

MSS 105
0.25 linear inches (1 box)



Name of Creator(s):

Peterson, Carl J.

Languages:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Blueprints
Architecture
Bell Towers
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)

Finding aid prepared by:

Julia G. Westblade

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Custodial History
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Related Materials
Container List



CUSTODIAL HISTORY
The Carl J. Peterson Papers were donated to Augustana College Special Collections on June 28, 1979, by his son, Leroy R. Peterson, class of 1931.
 
HISTORICAL NOTE

Carl J. Peterson was a resdient of Rock Island for voer 50 years until his death in 1954. He was the construction foreman for the contractors who built Wallberg Hall in 1934. He was also the designer and builder of the Augustana College Bell Tower.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Carl J. Peterson Papers consist of photographs from the 1921 lowering of Zion Hill on 38th Street, prior to the building of Seminary Hall and Ascension Chapel, as well as blueprints, sketches, and building permits from the 1935-1936 construction of the Augustana College Bell Tower and the Bulletin Board located next to Denkman. The collection measures 0.25 linear inches.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The Carl J. Peterson Papers are organized by project and is divided into three series: Augustana College Bell Tower, Bulletin Board (Donated by the Class of 1936), and Photographs.

The Augustana College Bell Tower series dates from 1935-1936 and includes blueprints and drawings from Petersons' plans for the Bell Tower. It also contains contracts and invoices of supplies needed.

The Bulletin Board (Donated by the Class of 1936) series dates from 1936 and contains a building proposal and drawings of the Bulletin Board given by the class of 1936.

The Photographs series dates from around 1921 and contains six black and white photographs of the leveling of Zion Hill to prepare for the building of Seminary Hall and Ascension Chapel.

 

RELATED MATERIALS
MSS 176 Augustana College Buildings and Grounds

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1
Augustana College Bell Tower, 1935-1936

Blueprints and drawings, undated

Building Permit, 1935

Contract, 1936

Invoices, 1936

Bulletin Board (Donated by the Class of 1936), 1936

Drawing, 1936

Building Proposal, 1936

Photographs, ca. 1921

Lowering of Zion Hill


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