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Title: M. F. Peterson Family

Dates: 1900-1974

Collection Number: 00998

Quantity: 32 items

Abstract: Images of the Peterson and Swenson families, Lucca and Nome (ND), portraits of Governors Brunsdale, Guy, and Link, and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Provenance: The State Historical Society acquired this collection from M. F. Peterson in October 1992.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
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Martin Peterson and Fanny (Strand) Peterson married in Raritan Township in 1907 and filed on a homestead in Bowman County west of Reeder (ND). They had a son, Marvel F. Peterson on May 16, 1908 in Reeder. They returned to Barnes County where Martin farmed with his father, Peter O. Peterson east of Nome (ND). Marvel and his siblings, Charlotte, Dorothy, Frances, and Loyde attended Nome Public School.

Marvel married Gladys Pearl Swenson in Nome (ND) on December 25, 1938. Gladys had attended Valley City State College and Marvel received his B. A. at Concordia College in Moorhead (MN). Both became teachers. They moved to Galesburg where Marvel was principal and superintendent of schools in Kathryn and superintendent of schools in Galesburg. They moved to Nome where Marvel was superintendent of schools. They had three daughters: Gail Marvel, Carole Fan, and Pauline Marie. In 1947 Marvel began work at the State Department of Public Instruction and in 1951 was appointed Superintendent by Governor Brunsdale, a position he held for 26 years. Marvel earned an M.S. degree from UND in 1955. He was elected President of the Council of Chief State School Officers in 1968.


00998-01              Martin and Fanny Peterson by their claim shack, Gascoyne Township, Bowman County (ND) 1908
00998-02              M. F. Peterson at the farmstead near Nome (ND) 1925
00998-03              Martin Peterson and his father ca. 1912
00998-04              Martin Peterson family 1938
00998-05              M. F. Peterson on tractor on their 640 acre farm near Nome (ND) August 1944
00998-06              Peterson farmstead, Section 17 1942
00998-07              M. F. and Gladys Peterson at the time of their wedding December 25, 1938
00998-08              Peter Swenson family, Gladys seated in front ca. 1915
00998-09              Gladys and M. F. Peterson at the time of their retirement
00998-10              M. F. Peterson
00998-12              Grandma Carrie Fergusen Strand at age 80
00998-13              Anna Fredericka Strand 1943
00998-14              Peter O. Peterson family
00998-16              Strand Hotel, Lucca (ND) early 1900
00998-17              St. Petri Lutheran Church near Nome (ND)
00998-18              Peterson family: Marvel, Gail, Carole, Pauline, and Gladys
00998-20              Portrait of six men
00998-21              Arthur A. Link signing a document           
00998-22              Autographed portrait of Norman Brunsdale
00998-23              Officers and Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers 1958 including M. F. Peterson
00998-24       Autographed portrait of Governor William L. Guy 1969
00998-25            North Dakota officials in Washington, D.C. during the Nixon administration
00998-26         Autographed portrait of Governor William L. Guy 1972
00998-27              Officers and Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Williamsburg (VA)
00998-31              State Board of Administration: Math Dahl, James O. Fine, Howard Henry, Paul Dalager, M. F. Peterson
00998-32              Council of Chief State School Officers 1974

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