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N. CURTIS PETERSON PAPERS, RG5588, 1970-1991

Scope and Content Note


Peterson, sitting rear right, campaigns
for election

The Curtis Peterson Papers were donated to the Special Collections unit of the Lakeland Public Library in 1998 by Curtis Peterson's nephew, Peter Peterson. The records were in good condition and no particular order when received.

Curtis Peterson donated the bulk of his personal papers to the University of Florida in Gainesville upon his retirement from the Florida State Senate in 1990. The materials in this collection document to a very small degree Curtis Peterson's career in the Florida State Senate. Included are copies of brochures and programs for events which Peterson attended, a bumper sticker promoting Peterson in his first attempt at electoral office in 1970, a campaign button from his campaigns for the Florida State Senate, correspondence with constituents and colleagues, newspaper clippings, a typed copy of the proceedings of the Senate Democratic caucus which elected Peterson president of the Senate, a copy of the journal of the Senate session which confirmed Peterson's election as president of the Senate, speeches, and biographical sketches.

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FOLDER TITLE

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1

1

Biographical Sketches

n.d.

    

2

Brochures and Programs

1983-90 scattered

    

3

Campaign Buttons and Brochures for Peterson's Campaigns

1970, n.d.

        

4

Chiles, Governor Lawton: Correspondence

1991

    

5

Committee on Education (Florida Senate)

1989-91

     

6

Correspondence

1970-91 scattered

     

7

Newspaper Clippings

1972-81

     

8

Newspaper Clippings

1982

     

9

Newspaper Clippings

1983-91

       

10

Photographs

1972-90 scattered

         

11

Photographs

n.d.

     

12

Photographs

n.d.

2

13

Photographs: Caricature: 'they can't get me now'

n.d.

            

14

Polk Community College/University of South Florida Lakeland Campus

1987-88, n.d.

            

15

Polk Parkway

1984-88

       

16

Resolutions and Certificates

1978, 1982-84, 1989

         

17

Senate Democratic Caucus, Journal of

1982

    

18

Senate Journal

1982, 1984

     

19

Senate President Election:  Conflict re.

1981

          

20

Speeches

1983-84, n.d.

     

21

Miscellaneous

1970-82 scattered