Mabel F. Petersen Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Peterson, Mabel F.
Mabel F. Petersen papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 volume

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Mabel Petersen received her B.A. from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1932. In 1934 she became a housing assistant, and was a housing supervisor from 1938 to 1944. From 1944 to 1946 she served in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). In 1946 she became an assistant counselor for women. In 1952 she was the assistant to the Dean of Students and in 1963 she was assistant director in the Division of Student Activities. In 1969 she became assistant director in the Dean of Students Office. Petersen helped found the Spartan Women’s League student organization. She retired in October 1974. She died in 1986.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a scrapbook for “Mabel Petersen Night” held on May 4, 1971 honoring Petersen for her work with sororities and Pan Hellenic organizations. The scrapbook contains letters to Petersen from chapter advisors thanking her for her work, a program of the event, guest signatures, and a newspaper article about the event.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Students. Societies, etc.
  • Michigan State University. Students. Women.


  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Emerson, Robert, Mrs.
  • Peterson, Mabel F.


  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory


Mable Petersen Night scrapbook 1971 

SB 366