Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 16/3/4/53
Lucille Peterson (1914-    )
4-H Record Book, 1927-1935

Descriptive summary


Peterson, Lucille (1914-    )


4-H Record Book




1.0 linear ft. (1 oversize box)

collection number:

RS 16/3/4/53


University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information


Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Lucille Peterson 4-H Record Book, RS 16/3/4/53, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Biographical note

Lucille Peterson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Peterson of Harcourt, Webster County, Iowa. She, along with her sister Evelyn, was a charter member of the Lost Grove Leaders 4-H Girls' Club which was organized in April 1927. Lucille was an active member in her local club holding various offices including club vice president and president. She was elected Webster County 4-H Club president as well. Lucille completed a number of 4-H projects in canning, baking, clothing, and home furnishing, attended several state conventions and banquets, and wrote a number of news articles about 4-H activities for the local paper.


Collection description

The collection (1927-1935) consists of the 4-H record book of Lucille Peterson. The record book contains letters of recommendation, record books for 4-H projects, club programs, longtime personal expense account record books and awards, lists of club and personal activities, her 4-H story, photographs, letters (mostly from Webster County Home Demonstration Agent Elizabeth Peterson), and Iowa State Fair and Webster County Fair ribbons.

Some related collections include the Iowa 4-H Records (RS 16/3/4), the Iowa 4-H Foundation Records (RS 16/3/7), the Jessie Field Shambaugh Collection (RS 16/3/60), and the 4-H record books and papers of James Kearns (RS 16/3/66), Verneil Branstad (RS 16/3/4/51), Marie Mann (RS 16/3/4/52), Evelyn Peterson (RS 16/3/4/54), and Elva Brown (RS 16/3/4/55).


Container list







Record book (41- 3x4" b/w and 12- 4x6" b/w photographs)