John A. Peterson papers: 1918-1960
Summary Information
Title: John A. Peterson papers
Creator: Peterson, John A.
Dates: 1918-1960
Extent: 1 folder
Papers of a soldier with the 339th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Call number: 2010138 Aa 1
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
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Finding aid created by Olga Virakhovskaya, 2012

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Janice Moss, of Grand Marais, Michigan, in 2010 (Donor No. 10351).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Alternate Format:

This collection has not been digitized by the Bentley Historical Library.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box. no., John A. Peterson papers, 1918-1960, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


John A. Peterson, of Grand Marais, Mich., served with Company B, 339th U.S. Infantry, during the American intervention of Archangel, Russia, the Polar Bear Expedition.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The John Peterson papers consists of photocopies of military discharge papers and other official documents and a 1960 invitation to Polar Bear reunion and also a photograph of Peterson in uniform.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
  • Photographs.
  • Polar Bear Expedition.
  • Peterson, John A.
  • Polar Bear Expedition (1918-1919)
  • United States. Army. Infantry, 339th.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
John A. Peterson papers [series]
Folder   1  
Military papers
Folder   1  
1960 Polar Bear Reunion invitation
Folder   1  
Photograph of Peterson in uniform