Victor Petertyl Family Collection Finding Aid

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Title

Victor Petertyl Family Collection Finding Aid

Subject

Petertyl Family

Description

Finding Aid for the Victor Petertyl Family Collection, circa 1890s - 1919. The collection is 1 linear foot and is held at the Traverse City Area District Library, Woodmere branch as a part of the local history collection.

The records contain albums of black and white photographic images, personal letters by Sgt. Louis Petertyl during WWI, Masonic Temple menu booklet which include an ephemera piece, and a newspaper page.

Creator

Victor Petertly Family

Source

None

Publisher

Traverse Area District Library (Traverse City, Mich,)

Date

1890s to 1919

Contributor

None

Rights

Traverse Area District Library unless otherwise noted in the collection item record.

Relation

None

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

1225.072611

Coverage

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States

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Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Collection Name, 1

LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION
Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
610 Woodmere Avenue Traverse City MI 49686

Creator: Victor Petertyl Family
Title: Victor Petertyl Family Collection
Inclusive dates: 1890s-1919
Bulk dates:
Extent: 1 linear feet
Call number: WOOD-LHC 1225.072611

Language: Material is in English
Acquisition: Anonymous donation.
Accruals: Periodic additions to the collection are not expected.
Access: The collection is open without restriction.
Photographs: Yes, albums in Box 1 and Box 2.
A-V Material: None.
Digital Material: None.
Copyright: Copyright is held by Traverse Area District Library unless
otherwise noted in the item record.
Processed By: Amy Barritt, 2014 and Michelle Seman, 2021

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Collection Name, 2

Abstract: The Petertyl Family featured in this collection lived in the Traverse City,
Michigan area. This collection contains materials representing aspects of their daily
lives, mostly in the Traverse City and Leelanau counties of Michigan. Materials in this
collection consist of albums of black and white photographic images, personal letters
from Louis Petertyl during his time as a sergeant in WWI, Masonic Temple menu
booklets, a local Newspaper page, and an ephemera piece.
History: The Petertyl Family of this collection lived in the Traverse City, MI area. Victor
Petertyl worked at Traverse City Wagon Works along with his cousin A.J. Petertyl, who
was the owner of the company. In 1899, Victor bought out A.J. Petertyl, and continued
Traverse City Wagon Works without his cousin and the company became Victor Petertyl
Wagon Works.
(Note: information on Victor Petertyl came from the Clarke Historical Library of Central
Michigan University finding aid for the “Traverse City Wagon Works Business records.”)
Scope and Content Note: Consists of albums of photographic images, ephemera,
personal letters, a newspaper page, Masonic Temple menu booklets.

Container No.

Description

Albums
Box 1

Bertha Petertyl Family Album, 4 November 1914 (Identifier #1225.072611)
(Note: Album contains an incomplete collection of images, mainly of
daily life at 419 Sixth Street, Traverse City, from 1907 to 1919.
According to a note left by a previous collection processor, the
Album was collected by Nancy White Olsen, granddaughter of the
Victor Petertyl Family.)
Folder 1:
Dedication of The Masonic Temple booklet, Traverse City, MI, 1891
Saladin Temple, menu booklet
Calumet Pilgrimage, Traverse City, MI, ribbon, 1892
Midwinter Carnival, Grand Rapids, MI, menu booklet, 1893
Folder 2:
Letters by Louis Petertyl, 1916, 1918, undated. (6 letters, totaling

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Collection Name, 3

33
pages)
(Note: WWI hand-written and typed letters home from Sargent
Louis Petertyl)
Traverse City Record Eagle Newspaper, pages five and six
(Note: page five has the names of the Grand Traverse area enlisted
men. Newspaper date is unknown.)
Petertyl Family Album, circa 1890’s -1912 (identifiers
#940.080309.90 - 940.080309.36)
(Note: Album is of the daily life of Petertyl family and friends.
Previous owners of the album, members of the Petertyl family, have
identified subjects in some of the photographs.)

Box 2
Petertyl Album #1, dates unknown. (identifiers #762.080707.46 762.080707.88)
(Note: Incomplete album mainly of images of daily life. According to
a note left by a previous collections processor, the album and some
of the photographs were given to Julius Petertyl from Leslie Petertyl
and some of the photographs were given by Nancy Olsen.)

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