Interview with Donald Peterson, 1993

Coy, Richard


0.1. linear feet (1 cassette tape).
Arrangement: Single item.
An oral history with a liberal leader in the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Topics covered are the presidential candidacy of Eugene McCarthy in 1969 and Peterson's role in the Wisconsin primary, the Democratic National Convention, and the election.
Box 1. Shelf location: A10/3f.
Donald Oliver Peterson, a liberal leader of the anti-Vietnam faction of the Wisconsin Democratic Party during the late 1960s and early 1970s, was born in Renville, Minnesota, on March 9, 1925. Although a prominent businessman, Peterson is best known for his activities within the Democratic Party. During the late 1960's Peterson emerged as a leader of the state Democrats opposed to U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and in 1967 he helped to organize Concerned Wisconsin Democrats that eventually grew into the National Conference of Concerned Democrats. In this capacity Peterson was instrumental in persuading Eugene McCarthy to enter the 1968 presidential race. As co-chair of the Wisconsin McCarthy for President Committee and chairman of the Wisconsin delegation to the national convention Peterson gained national recognition as a leader of the protest against the more conservative members of the party organization.
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Interview with Donald Peterson, 1993. UHC321. Special Collections & Archives, McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
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Materials are in English.
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