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George E. Peterson Collection

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information


Collection Overview +/-

Title: George E. Peterson Collection
Dates: 1914-2002 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 288
Summary: 2 linear feet
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Certificates
item 1.: American Chamber of Commerce Executives: 1959
item 2.: Delta Sigma Pi: 1935
item 3.: Highway Patrol Civil Service Commission: 1961
item 4.: Kiwanis Club Legion of Honor
item 5.: Ogden High School: 1991
item 6.: Sons of Utah Pioneers
item 7.: State Board of Higher Education: 1957, 1967, 1969, 1973
item 8.: United Fund: 1971
item 9.: United States Junior Chamber of Commerce: 1950
item 10.: Utah State Senator: 1988
item 11.: Utah Technical College of Provo- Honorary Associates of Science: 1983
item 12.: Utah Valley Community College- Reed Smoot Citizen of the Year: 1990
item 13.: Veterans of Foreign Wars: 1969-1970
item 14.: Weber College Alumni: 1979
item 15.: Weber State University Legacy Society: 1994
item 16.: 1931 OHS Classicum
item 17.: 1932 OHS Classicum
Box 1: Correspondence
item 18.: American Red Cross: 1949
item 19.: Wallace Bennett: 1962, 1968
item 20.: BYU about Abraham O. Smoot Public Service Award: 1978
item 21.: Randy and Debbie Cusick
item 22.: Ron Hyde: 1974
item 23.: Sherm Lloyd Committee: 1962
item 24.: Gov. Calvin Rampton about being on State Boards: 1973
item 25.: George Romney: 1965
item 26.: Utah Technical College: 1983
item 27.: Utah Valley LDS Hospital: 1973
item 28.: Wasatch School: 1962
Box 1: Miscellaneous
item 29.: 50th Wedding Anniversary Invitation: Oct. 4, 1985
item 30.: BYU 96th Commencement Exercises: 1971
item 31.: BYU 103rd Commencement Exercises: 1978
item 32.: Campaign Brochures: 1984
item 33.: Christmas Card
item 34.: Citizen of the Year: 1978
item 35.: Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity Paddle
Box 2: Miscellaneous
item 1.: Funeral Service for Charles: January 18, 2002
item 2.: Identification Card- Geneva Steel: 1943
item 3.: Newspaper- CC Manager to Address Training Meet: Daily Herald: March 11, 1959
item 4.: Newspaper Articles
item 5.: Ogden High School- Helyn Allen and Carma: 1932
item 6.: Paper Making Brochures
item 7.: Program- Dancing Party- Twelfth Ward Hall: January 1, 1934
item 8.: Program- “Sakura Adori”- Weber College- Berthana Ballroom: May 5, 1933
item 9.: Program- Weber College Promenade; 1933
item 10.: Resume- Charles Peterson
item 11.: Weber College Commencement Exercises: 1934
Box 2: Harriet's Scrapbook Materials
item 12.: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
item 13.: Baby Shower Announcements
item 14.: Central Jr. High- Dance Programs
item 15.: Central Jr. High- Programs and Student Body Card
item 16.: The Deseret News Peter Rabbit Club Card: 1923
item 17.: Graduation Cards
item 18.: Knights of Pythias Diamond Jubilee: February 18, 1924
item 19.: Letters to Ethel Robison from Aunt Harriet Robison
item 20.: Miscellaneous Cards
item 21.: OHS- Dance Programs
item 22.: OHS- Commencement Program and Student Body Card
item 23.: Poems
item 24.: Sribble Sribble Club
item 25.: Stellae Club
item 26.: Study of Stars and Virgo
item 27.: Utah State R.O.T.C. Military Ball: February 20, 1935
item 28.: Weber College Prom and Student Card
item 29.: Zeta Phi Xi
item 30.: Photo- Harriet’s Training Class from Weber College
item 31.: Scrapbook- Family Photos and OHS Classmates
Box 3: Photographs
item 1.: House of Representatives: 1951
item 2.: House of Representatives: 1953
item 3.: House of Representatives: 1955
item 4.: Utah State Board of Higher Education: 1971
item 5.: Utah State Board of Regents: 1969
item 6.: Utah State Board of Regents: 1974
item 7.: Utah State Board of Regents: 1974
item 8.: Utah State Board of Regents: 1977-78
item 9.: Utah State Senate 46th Session: 1985
item 10.: Utah State Senate 47th Session: 1987
item 11.: Utah State Senate 48th Session: 1989
item 12.: Utah State Senate 49th Session: 1991
item 13.: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Board of Directors: 1975
item 14.: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Board of Directors: 1979
item 15.: Peterson Receiving Weber College Presidential Citation: 1981
item 16.: Weber State Class of 1934, 60th Reunion: October 21, 1994
Box 3: Plaques
item 17.: IHC Hospital Service Award: 1973-1980
item 18.: IHC Hospital Service Award: 1983-1985
item 19.: Kiwanis Club: 1999
item 20.: Kiwanis Club: 1999
Box 4: Plaques
item 1.: Provo Downtown Coaches Club: 1961-1962
item 2.: Provo Sertoma Club: 1973-1974
item 3.: United State Junior Chamber of Commerce: 1949-1950
item 4.: Utah Automobile Dealers Association: 1967
Box 5: Plaques
item 1.: Utah County Council of Governments: 1978
item 2.: Utah State Senate Seal: 1986
item 3.: Utah Taxpayers Association: 1992
item 4.: Weber State College- Presidents Society: 1990
item 5.: Utah State Board of Regents: 1979
Box 6: Plaques
item 1.: Certificate- Appellate Court Nominating Committee: 1994
item 2.: Plaque- Weber State College Presidential Citation: 1980
item 3.: Plaque- Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award: 1973

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Charles Eric "Chuck" Peterson was born June 4, 1914 in North Ogden, Utah, the son of Charles Eric Peterson and Dora Ann Brown, and raised in Ogden, Utah by his grandfather, Charles Alma Peterson after the death of his father. Chuck later graduated from Weber State College and the University of Chicago. Charles married Harriet May Robison October 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Chuck's greatest love was for his family. Their children are Charles Eric "Charlie", Ida Joan, Kent Davis, and Steven James. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all his life, Chuck served as high counselor, bishop, stake president, President of the Chicago South Mission, and home teacher. Chuck loved political life and served his community and state in many positions. Six governors appointed him to various committees and leadership positions. He served five years on the Coordinating Counsel for Higher Education and as Vice Chair for ten years on the Board of Regents as well as on the Utah Highway Patrol Commission. Chuck served six years in the State House of Representatives, two years as Majority Leader and two years as Speaker of the House, and eight years in the State Senate and was a delegate almost every year of his life in Utah to the Republican State Convention. He was President of the Provo Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1950 and then manager of the Provo Chamber of Commerce in 1959; Chairman of the Board for Utah Valley Hospital; Walker Bank Board of Advisors and on the Board of Directors for State Savings and Loan from 1965 to 1980; chairman of the Utah Automobile Dealers Association in 1967 and the Volkswagen Dealers Council in 1973. Chuck also served on the National Parks Council of The Boy Scouts of America, was a member of the Provo Kiwanis for 50 years, and former Kiwanis President. Chuck Peterson has received numerous awards of recognition and he would say that he never deserved these awards. As owner of "Chuck Peterson's Motors", a Volkswagen dealership in Provo, Utah for 24 years, he received the 1973 TIME "Quality Dealer Award," and was made a member of the Utah Auto Dealers Hall of Fame in 1995. Chuck was named Provo's "Mr. Free Enterprise" in 1974, received the Brigham Young University Abraham O. Smoot Public Service Award in 1978, and the Utah County Council of Governments Citizen of the Year Award, 1978. He also received an Honorary Alumni Award from BYU in 1977; the Weber College Presidential Citation in 1980; Utah Valley State College Honorary Degree, 1983; BYU Presidential Citation, 1995, and was a founding member and former president of the BYU Cougar Club. Chuck at age 87, died at home January 14, 2002 from lung failure due to pneumonia.

Content Description +/-

This collection contains information on Charles Peterson and his wife Harriet May Robison. It includes materials from Central Junior High, Ogden High School, Weber College, and Peterson’s personal and political career. The collection was donated by their daughter Joan Fisher in 2006. Copies of Central Jr. High’s Blue and Gold, Ogden High’s Classicum and Weber College Acorn Crumbs were removed from the collection and cataloged in Archives and Special Collections, in memory of Charles Peterson.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-


This collection is arrranged by subject group.

Acquisition Information:


Processing Note:

This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.


Peterson, George E.


Collection materials are in English.


Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


6 boxes

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid created by Sarah Langsdon.

EAD Creation Date:



Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Central Junior High
Ogden High School
Utah. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives

Personal Names:

Peterson, George E.
Peterson, Harriett

Geographical Names:

Ogden, Utah

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