Nebraska Authors

Alvin Marius Petersen

Born 1910-04-05 Kenmare, ND (USA)

Died 2003-07-08
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Buried
Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Peterson was installed in 1946 as the first campus pastor to Lutheran students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Alvin Petersen was a leading influence in the movement to minister to students in public universities with on campus chaplaincies.

Places Lived

Northfield, MN
Blair, NE,
WY
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography

Keywords

Autobiography

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1933, St.Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Seminary Degree, 1936, St.Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Occupation

Teacher
Pastor
Chaplain to Lutheran students at the University of Nebraska on both campuses

Places Worked

Lutheran Church
Lutheran Student Association

Associations

Spouse of Nebraska author Edel J. Petersen.

Bibliography

From a North Dakota Homestead to Homestead Court: These Eighty Years. 1990.

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