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Brian Peterson: Education Reform Collection

Identifier: SPC6090

Scope and Contents

This collection includes papers and articles such as statistics, educational reform newspaper articles, and papers from the United Faculty of Florida Correspondence by former Florida International University professor Brian Peterson. His work focused on reforming the educational system in poorer neighborhoods, particularly in Miami, Florida.


  • Created: 1981-2003


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The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Brian Lee Peterson was born in Anamosa, Iowa, in 1942 and died in Miami on January 12, 2019. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and taught at Florida International University from 1973 until he retired in 2016 as Emeritus Associate Professor of History. He had a life-long interest in social justice, spent time as an activist in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer, also known as the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964, advocated for raising academic performance in Miami's poorest neighborhoods and served as a member of the Miami-Dade County Social and Economic Development Council. Brian was one of FIU's Founding Faculty where in addition to his usual teaching responsibilities he also mentored students in the Gordon Institute's Student Honors Mentor Program, served in the Faculty Senate, and served as both secretary-treasurer and president of the FIU chapter of United Faculty of Florida.


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Collection includes papers, articles, research and personal correspondence by Brian Peterson, professor of history at Florida International University.


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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
11200 SW 8th Street, GL 422
Miami FL 33199 US