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Mabel F. Petersen papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.192

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1971

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 volume)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Mabel F. Petersen Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
September 2009
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US