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William S. Peterson papers

 Collection 0193-UA

Professor William Peterson served the English Department at the University of Maryland from 1974 until he retired in 2004. He is the author or editor of fourteen books (several of them about William Morris and his Kelmscott Press) and is a free-lance book-designer. He also edited two academic journals, Browning Institute Studies and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. The Peterson papers consist of correspondence, photographs, publications, and work papers related to his book, Victorian Heretic: Mrs. Humphrey Ward's "Robert Elsmere," and a proposed edition of the essays of Mrs. Ward. This collection is unprocessed, but a preliminary inventory is available.


  • 1967-1982
  • Majority of material found within 1968-1976

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed, and may require pre-screening before viewing. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


6.25 Linear Feet

Guide to the William S. Peterson Papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742