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Harold Leslie Peterson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1741

Scope and Contents

This collection contains production material for juvenile books by Harold Peterson, written on the history of body armor, firearms, knives, and forts in America. The manuscript material consists of corrected typescript, proofs, clippings, notes, and correspondence.


  • 1959 - 1969


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Leslie Peterson was born May 22, 1922, in Peekskill, NY. He was a professional military historian and became a curator and historian for the National Park Service, Washington, D. C. Because of an interest in social and cultural history, he became involved in 'living history' demonstrations at sites administered by the National Park Service. Much of his writing dealt with arms and armor or military history. He died in 1978.

Biographical Source:

"Harold L(eslie) Peterson (1922-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 8. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript material for four nonfiction titles published between 1961 and 1968.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Harold Leslie Peterson Papers, 1959-1969
Larry Peterson
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Revision Statements

  • May 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library