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Peterson, Cornelius Rawlings, 1911-1995



  • Existence: 1911 - 1995

Biographical History

Cornelius Rawlings Peterson (1911-1995), also known as Neal, was a purchasing agent in Provo, Utah. He served a mission in the North Central States for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and later worked for Brigham Young University.

Cornelius Rawlings Peterson papers, circa 1920-1975

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Oct. 27, 2008 (C.R. Peterson), viewed Oct. 27, 2008 (Cornelius Rawlings Peterson; Cornelius R. Peterson; b. Jan. 4, 1911; d. Feb. 13, 1995 in Provo, Utah)

UPB files, Oct. 27, 2008 (C.R. Peterson; Neal Peterson; Cornelius Rawlings Peterson; b. in Provo, Utah; purchasing agent at Brigham Young University)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Class of 1936 records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231036473]
Identifier: UA 259
Scope and Contents

Contains receipts, lists of paying students and correspondence from Cornelius R. Peterson and Eli K. Clayson to class members concerning donations for the construction and furnishing of the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse. 6 items.

Dates: 1936-1937

Oral history interview with Cornelius Rawlings Peterson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 176
Scope and Contents

Interview with C. R. Peterson about his life and career at Brigham Young University. Discusses his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the North Central States, his student experience at BYU, his work as Alumni Board secretary, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his time as Purchasing Department director at BYU. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1995

Cornelius Rawlings Peterson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 715
Scope and Contents

Includes personal and professional correspondence, retirement book and photographs, Church papers, mission and military correspondence, and a description of experiences at Iwo Jima. Also includes a certificate of graduation from grammar school, and a certificate of the Ancient Order of the Deep.

Dates: approximately 1920-1975

Cornelius Rawlings Peterson sweater, coat, and hat

 Collection — Carton 1: [Barcode: 31197232516556]
Identifier: UA 716
Scope and Contents

Contains a student council school sweater, a leather coat decorated with a cougar head painted by Glen Potter, and a felt hiking hat with pins awarded for each year of the Timp Hike (1935-1946).

Dates: 1935-1936

Peterson family photographs

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233281028]
Identifier: MSS P 37
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 82 photographs and two tintypes collected by the Peterson family between the 1850s and the 1930s. Includes images of missionaries, weddings, portraits, and other items. Also includes a program for the Manti Temple Pageant.

Dates: approximately 1850-1939

Additional filters:

Colleges and Universities 3
Education 3
Letters 2
Artifacts 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1