Nebraska Authors

Alvin Marius Petersen

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

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

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,
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography




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


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

Places Worked

Lutheran Church
Lutheran Student Association


Spouse of Nebraska author Edel J. Petersen.


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

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