Preliminary Guide to the Daniel E. Peterson Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Peterson, Daniel Eric, 1902-1977
Daniel Peterson papers
Date [inclusive]
Circa 1929-2010
1.5 Linear feet 4 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) MS.2010.16: 2-9-13-2; MS.2011.05: 2-9-13-2.
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Daniel Eric Peterson (1902-1977) was born in Minnesota, and grew up in Minnesota and California. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley (1924), and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary (1928). He served as a Presbyterian and interdenominational minister in Montana and Washington. In 1938 he and his family moved to Mason City, Washington, where he served as the minister of the interdenominational Coulee Dam Community Church until 1957, when he moved to Bothell. He helped establish a new Presbyterian church in Bothell, the Inglewood Presbyterian Church, serving as minister until he retired from active ministry in 1964.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of papers related to The Reverend Daniel Peterson's service as minister of the Coulee Dam Community Church (formerly Mason City Community Church), in Washington state.


Sermons, bulletins, and correspondence. Mixture of originals and reproductions (photocopies).


Ephemera and manuscripts. Mainly church bulletins; also an appointment book, newspaper clippings, church anniversary programs from 1985 and 2010, and small pieces of wood and copper from the church building.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Daniel Eugene Peterson, son of Daniel Eric Peterson, donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in multiple installments beginning in 2010 (MS.2010.16, MS.2011.05).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Coulee Dam (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

Personal Name(s)

  • Peterson, Daniel Eric, 1902-1977


  • Clergy -- Washington (State) -- Coulee Dam -- Records and correspondence

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