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Peggy Barnett Nelson papers

Guide to the Peggy Barnett Nelson papers

Collection number: HMC-1329.
Creator: Nelson, Margaret Barnett (Peggy).
Title: Peggy Barnett Nelson papers.
Dates: 1928-1931.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a schoolteacher and resident of the Kenai Peninsula.

Biographical note:
Margaret “Peggy Virginia Barnett (born 1908) taught school at Cooper Landing from 1929 to 1930. In May 1930, she married George B. Nelson. The couple had two sons, Alan and Dale Nelson, and later divorced.

Collection description:
The collection contains diaries, notebooks, drawings, and other papers kept by Peggy Nelson.

Arrangement: The collection has been arranged by document type.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to collection materials.

Preferred citation: [collection name], Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Some published materials were removed and placed in the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection.

Related materials: HMC-0187: George B. Nelson papers contains photographs and other documents related to Peggy Barnett Nelson.

Acquisition note: This collection was given to the Archives by Jacob Mlynarik in 1987.

Processing information: This collection was originally arranged and described by Dennis Walle in 1980 as part of the George B. Nelson papers. The collection was separated to the Peggy Barnett Nelson papers in 2019 and the guide updated by Arlene Schmuland.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Diary 1928-1930
1/2 Chemistry notebook from course at University of Washington 1928
1/3 Drawings Undated
1/4 Clothing and hat drawings Undated
1/5 Woman’s Home Companion and Better Babies bureau newsletters Undated, 1931


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