In 1952 an unsuccessful attempt was made by some Utah Republicans to endorse Dwight D. Eisenhower as Utah's choice to receive the Republican Party's national nomination for president. Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) geography professor, Edwin Peterson, was teaching at the Southern Branch of Utah State Agricultural College in Cedar City. Peterson, an ardent Republican, organized the Eisenhower campaign in southern Utah.
For additional information regarding Edwin L. Peterson see: Coll Mss 274: Edwin L. Peterson World War II Propaganda
This one box collection contains materials related to Edwin L. Peterson's efforts in Utah to promote the Eisenhower campaign. Folders 1-7 contain Peterson's correspondence. Folders 8-10 contain financial records and documents related with Eisenhower's campaign.
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Initial Citation: Edwin L. Peterson-Eisenhower Campaign Documents USU_COLL MSS 174, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 174, USUSCA.
|1||1||Correspondence||1951 December-1952 January|
|1||8||“I Like Ike” bank account statement||1952|
|1||9||Copy of prayer offered by Eisenhower at his 1953 inauguration||1953|
|1||10||Eisenhower campaign documents||Undated|