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Dan Peterson (1936- ) Papers

Identifier: 31/6/142

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Scope and Contents

This collection largely consists of magazine articles, books, and biographical information pertaining to basketball coach and broadcaster Dan Peterson. The collection is primarily organized according the steps in Peterson’s career, beginning with his time at the local YMCA, followed by subsequent coaching jobs at McKendree college, Michigan State University, the United States Naval Academy, the University of Delaware, the Chilean National Team, and ending with his career in Italy. The collection further contains magazines to which Peterson made contributions as well as books written about his coaching, books he authored, and finally, books to which he contributed.


  • 1953 - 2014


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There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


5 Boxes

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A Northwestern University alumnus, Dan Peterson began coaching youth basketball in Evanston, Illinois, and eventually became a coach in international professional basketball, best known for his career in the Italian basketball league. His papers contain biographical information, magazines, newspaper articles, and books pertaining to his basketball coaching career.


The first part of the papers of Dan Peterson consist of folders reflecting his career, arranged in chronological order. These are followed by books about Peterson; books by Peterson (in chronological order); and contributions to periodicals.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Northwestern University Archives by Dan Peterson (Accession #13-85).

Separated Materials


Guide to the Dan Peterson (1936- ) Papers
Kevin B. Leonard
January 2014
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US