Pete Peterson Collection, 1929-1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Peterson, Ralph "Pete"
Pete Peterson Collection
1929-1978 (inclusive)
.25 cubic feet, (1 document box)
Collection Number
This collection contains items collected by Pete Peterson, journalism instructor and Torch advisor at Lane, 1971-2002. The collection includes an interview with Harold Haskell in 1924-25, copies of newspapers, and a “War of the Worlds” recording.
Lane Community College Archives
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR
Telephone: 541-463-5466
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions. The collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ralph “Pete” Peterson was Media Arts and Technology Instructor, Cooperative Education Coordinator, and Torch news and editorial advisor and journalism instructor, 1971-2002. He received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 1968 and an M.S. in Journalism in 1977 from the University of Oregon. He is a freelance writer.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains items collected by Pete Peterson, journalism instructor and Torch advisor at Lane, 1971-2002.

“Living & Farming at Lane in 1924-25” is an interview with Harold Haskell. In 1924-1925, as a child of six or seven years old, the Rev. Harold Haskell lived on the land that became Lane's main campus. He was interviewed by Dierdre Reynolds in 1976 for a class project. The site of the farm where Harold Haskell lived in 1924-1925 and which he talks about in this interview became the Gonyea home and is currently the site of Oak Hill School. Wilfred Gonyea donated the land on which the college is situated to the Lane Community College District. There are also three photographs of the Russell Creek Basin, March 1976.

Newspapers – The collection contains copies of newspapers from Eugene High School, 1929; the Torch, Lane’s student newspaper, 1965, 1978; Eugene’s Register-Guard, 1942; and a reproduction of Harper’s Weekly from 1883.

Radio drama – Peterson also collected a recording of Orson Wells’ “War of the Worlds” radio drama from 1938.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use.

Preferred Citation

Pete Peterson Collection, 1929-1978 (M-010) Lane Community College Archives, Eugene, Oregon.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains descriptions of the materials in the collection.

Pete Peterson Collection, 1929-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Harold Haskell interview
Eugene High School newspaper
Torch newspaper
1965, 1978
Harper’s Weekly magazine
Eugene Register-Guard newspaper
War of the Worlds recording

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Community colleges--Oregon
  • Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)--Journalism
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Haskell, Harold
  • Peterson, Ralph "Pete"
  • Peterson, Ralph "Pete"
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)