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Norma Peterman Material Culture and Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B211

Norma Shirley Peterman (1922-1941) was the daughter of Sophie (nee Miller) and Joseph Peterman; she died at the age of 18. The collection contains clothing and accessories worn by or belonging to Norma Peterman as well as papers by or about her. Material items include Norma Peterman's baby shoes and childhood clothing as well as three fans that belonged to her. The papers in the collection include her essays as well as condolence letters and cards addressed to her parents and her aunt, Irene Miller Stein, shortly after Norma Peterman's death in 1941.

Dates

  • 1922-1941

Creator

Language of Materials

Text items in the collection are in English.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes; 1 legal document box)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains clothing and accessories worn by or belonging to Norma Shirley Peterman (1922-1941) as well as papers by or about her. The clothing includes baby shoes as well as a dress and two slips that would have been worn by Peterman when she was a small child. Three fans make up the rest of the non-textual items. The papers in the collection include two essays written by Peterman as well as condolence letters and cards addressed to her parents, Sophie and Joseph Peterman, and her aunt Irene Stein (1894-2000) shortly after Norma Peterman's death in 1941.

Biographical / Historical

Norma Shirley Peterman (1922-1941) was the only child of Sophie (nee Miller) and Joseph Peterman and the niece of Irene (nee Miller) Stein. Norma Peterman grew up in Denver, Colorado, and died at the early age of eighteen on December 9, 1941. She was in hospitals for treatment for an ulcerated leg after she broke her leg at the age of fifteen and died of a staph infection she contracted at the Mayo Clinic.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series:; 1. Clothing, between 1922-1926; 2. Personal Accessories, between 1937-1941; 3. Essays and Condolences, between 1937-1941.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irene Stein, November 12, 1990.

Accruals

No accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in Sophie Peterman Wedding Dress (B249) and Box 5 of Irene Miller Stein Family Objects, Artwork, and Papers (B173).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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