Collection of Ella (Peterson) and Leonard Pehrson, 1895-1956.

CAMC Collection 113


 

Collection of Ella (Peterson) and Leonard Pehrson, 1895-1956.  CAMC Collection 113.  1 ½ Hollinger boxes.


ABSTRACT:
The Leonard and Ella Pehrson collection contains mainly correspondence to Ella from Leonard.  Also there are other letters sent to Ella, the couple’s marriage certificate, and some commencement invitations.  Programs from performances by both Ella and Leonard Pehrson are included along with a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Leonard, regarding music and politics.


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Ella Peterson attended the Gustavus Adolphus Conservatory, graduating in 1895.  While in school she received the Gold Medal for pianistic accomplishments.  She continued her music education at the Minneapolis School of Music and Sherwood School of Music in Chicago.  She joined the Music faculty at Gustavus in 1897.  She left in 1901 when she married Leonard Pehrson, a popular trombone player.  Leonard died in 1913, and Ella returned to Gustavus where she worked until her retirement in 1947.  The Pehrson’s had three children, Ethel, Bertil, and Helen.


RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:
Collection of Ella (Peterson) and Leonard Pehrson, 1895-1956. CAMC Collection 113.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:
Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during October 2011.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Pehrson, Ella Peterson, 1877-1956--Correspondence.
Pehrson, Leonard, -1913--Correspondence.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Faculty.
Gustavus Adolphus College.  Music Department.



CAMC Collection 113

Box

Folder

Commencement Invitation, Gustavus Adolphus College and Conservatory, 1895, 1900, and 1901

1

1

Correspondence from Arthur L. Gibson, 1896

1

2

Correspondence from Elmer Turner, 1900

1

3

Correspondence from G. Johnson, 1898; Inez Rundstrom, 1909; and O.A. Elmquist, 1916

1

4

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, February-October 1899

1

5

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, November-December 1899

1

6

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, January-February 1900

1

7

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, March-April 1900

1

8

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, May 1900

1

9

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, June-July 1900

1

10

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, August-September 1900

1

11

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, October-November 1900

1

12

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, December 1900-January 1901

1

13

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, February-March 1901

1

14

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, April-May 1901

1

15

Correspondence from Leonard Pehrson, June 1901 and May-June 1902

2

1

Correspondence, Condolences on the Death of Leonard Pehrson, May 1913

2

2

Correspondence, Condolences to Pehrson Family on the Death of Ella Pehrson, 1956

2

3

Leonard Pehrson, Programs from Performances, undated

2

4

Leonard Pehrson, Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1903-12

2

5

Programs and Clippings from Performances, 1895 and undated

2

6

Wedding Announcement and Marriage Certificate for Ella Peterson and Leonard Pehrson, 1901

2

7

Bertil Pehrson, Commencement Program, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1956

2

8