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James M. Peterson scrapbook

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4193

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about James M. Peterson, his family, and church news from 1935 to 1937. Includes a letter of consolation to Mrs. Peterson from President Grant upon the death of her husband in August 1939. Also includes clippings about Peterson's civic aspirations, his ancestry, his twenty-five-year wedding anniversary, and correspondence from Church presidency and other mission memorabilia, as well as newspaper clippings in Norwegian.


  • 1935-1937


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James M. Peterson scrapbook must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

James M. Peterson (1879-1939) was president of the Texas Mission.

James Morton Peterson III, son of James Morten and Laura Hansine Christine Hansen Peterson of Richfield, Utah, was born on July 12, 1879. In 1903, he married Louisiana Carrie Heppler (July 6, 1882), daughter of Andrew and Louisiana Seegmiller Heppler, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and settled in Richfield. James and his wife raised a family of twelve children. Later in life, James was called as President of the Texas Mission, serving from March 1935-March 1937. Peterson died in Salt Lake City July 7, 1939 and was buried in Richfield.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Louisiana Peterson in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Louisiana Peterson; 1989.


LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Clark; July 30, 2007.

Register of James M. Peterson scrapbook
Amanda Clark and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States