Guide to the Dean F. Petersen Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0967
Creators:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Petersen, Dean F., 1913-1989
Dates:
1952-1977
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.6 cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
The collection documents some of the writings by Dean F. Petersen, a civil engineer specializing in water resource management.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Journal articles and publications written by Peterson, on engineering subjects such as irrigation, drainage, and water resource management, and a copy of his book,
Environmental Management in the Colorado River Basin
.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dean F. Petersen (1913-1989) graduated from Utah State with a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. He earned his masters and doctorate in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Petersen taught engineering at Utah State, 1946 to 1949 and at Colorado State University, 1949-1957. He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State, 1957-1973. Petersen specialized in hydraulics and water resource management and published widely on these subjects.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, 2017.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Dean F. Peterson in 1977 to the Museum's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now the Division of Engineering and Industry).

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Dean F. Petersen Collection, 1952-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry, 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Environmental management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Water resources development Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Water-supply Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drainage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irrigation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles -- 1950-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- Environmental management Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
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