Peterson Drug Company Prescriptions, 1914-1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Peterson Drug Company (Missoula, Mont.)
Peterson Drug Company Prescriptions
1914-1915 (inclusive)
0.5 linear ft.
Collection Number
Mss 449
The collection includes drug prescriptions filled by the Peterson Drug Company in Missoula, Montana, between 1914 and 1915.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Additional Reference Guides

Finding aid in the repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Peterson Drug Company was located in Missoula, Montana, at 216 North Higgins. It was started by Gustave F. Peterson, a Swedish immigrant, who entered into a partnership with his brother, Alexander Peterson, in 1903. By 1918, Alexander Peterson had purchased his brother's interest. For three years, Alexander was the sole proprietor and manager. After 1922, the two brothers owned all the stock and managed the firm together. In 1922, the Petersons had stores at three locations: the Peterson Drug Store at 216 N. Higgins Ave., the Garden City Drug Store at 118 N. Higgins Ave., and Peterson Drug Store No. 3. The store located at 216 N. Higgins remained open when the other branches closed. Several members of the Peterson family were involved in the business, including Gustave, Sr., Gustave F., Jr., and Francis, son of Alexander Peterson. Ownership and management of the Peterson Drug Company later fell to Gustave Peterson, Jr. During the 1940s, ownership passed outside of the Peterson family, although the business kept its name. Harold C. Kohlhase was the company's last owner. By 1980 the business ceased to exist.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes drug prescriptions filled by the Peterson Drug Company in Missoula, Montana, between 1914 and 1915.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Peterson Drug Company Prescriptions, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Drugs--Prescribing--Montana--Missoula
  • Medicine--Montana--Missoula- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Missoula

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