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Pederson, Lydia Luhman, 1905-1993



  • Existence: 1905 - 1993


Lydia Luhman Pederson held a degree in taxation; she owned a foundry and a pony farm in Caledonia, Illinois. She travelled extensively with her dog, visiting Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the trans Canadian pipeline. (She visited the pipeline while it was being constructed, and stayed in the cabins of the construction workers.) She documented her travels with photographs, motion pictures and artifacts. During her 1953 trip from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt, she hired cars with drivers who spoke the local languages; this made it possible for her to include audio on her films describing what she saw. She gave talks about her travels in her local community.

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Lydia Luhman Pederson collection

Identifier: 039

Artifacts and other objects collected during Lydia Pederson's 1953 trip from Capetown, South Africa to Cairo, and during Sonjia and Jim Olstad's 1967 stay in Nigeria. The collection includes a small amount of related material.

Dates: 1969 - 1990