Anne Tjomsland papers, [ca. 1872-1966]

Collection Number: 2924

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Anne Tjomsland papers, [ca. 1838-1966]
Collection Number:
2924
Creator:
Anne, Tjomsland, 1880-1968.
Quantity:
4.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, publication reprints, patient record notes, schoolwork, and manuscripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, photographs, publication reprints, patient record notes, schoolwork, and manuscripts. Materials relating to her service in WWI, such as her application, contract, and petitions for veteran benefits, are also included. Tjomsland's correspondence covers both her daily and professional life, including her work as a translator and writer. Also includes her correspondence with Morris Bishop, author of "A History of Cornell," about her experience as a student in Burt Green Wilder's class.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dr. Anne Tjomsland (Cornell University B.A. 1911, M.D. 1914) worked at Bellevue Hospital in New York City before serving as a contract surgeon for the U.S. Army in Vichy, France during World War I. She wrote about her experiences with the Bellevue Hospital medical unit in her book "Bellevue in France: Anecdotal History of Base Hospital No. 1." When she returned to the U.S. Tjomsland continued to practice medicine as a general practitioner and anesthesiologist. She also began pursuing a Ph. D. in history at Columbia University, stopping a few credits short. Tjomsland continued writing, both fiction and non-fiction, as well translating Norwegian medical histories and Icelandic mythology. In 1951, Cornell University Library issued her translation of "The Saga of Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson: The Life of an Icelandic Physician of the Thirteenth Century" as Islandica Volume 35.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, photographs, publication reprints, patient record notes, schoolwork, and manuscripts. Materials relating to her service in WWI, such as her application, contract, and petitions for veteran benefits, are also included. Tjomsland's correspondence covers both her daily and professional life, including her work as a translator and writer. Also includes her correspondence with Morris Bishop, author of "A History of Cornell," about her experience as a student in Burt Green Wilder's class.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Tjomsland, Anne, 1880-1968.
Bishop, Morris.
Waller, Erik.
Thorek, Max.
Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ingjald.
Hermannsson, Halldor.
Fahraeus, Robin.
Falkberget, Johan.
Cornell University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Cornell University -- Students.
World War (1914-1918)

Subjects:
Women college students.
Authors.
Medicine.
Physicians.
Women physicians.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- France.
Authors
Medicine
Physicians
Women physicians

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, all individually identifiable health information in patients' medical records in Box 4 are restricted.
Cite As:
Anne Tjomsland papers, #2924. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related collections: Mary Merritt Crawford and Family Papers, #41-5-619
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence, 1838-1966
Boxes 1-2
Series II. World War I Related Materials, 1914-1963
Box 3
Series III. Writing and Translations, 1910-1963
Box 3
Series IV. Schooling Materials, 1891-1949
Box 3
Series V. Research Materials, 1935-1959
Boxes 4-6
Series VI. Photographs, 1904-1956
Box 4
Series VII. Assorted Materials, 1904-1961
Box 4

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
1838-1966
Contains personal and professional correspondence.
Assorted Correspondence
1838-1966
Arranged chronologically.
Box 1 Folder 1
Blank postcards
Undated
Box 1 Folder 2
Postcards
Undated
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence and documents from Norway
1838-1902
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
1872, 1880-1889
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1908-1916
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1916-1919
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1920
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
1921-1922
Box 1 Folder 20
Assorted postcards
1924, 1935, 1938, 1942, 1946-1947
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence
1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence
1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence
1929
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence
1930-1931
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence
1932-1933
Box 1 Folder 37
Correspondence
1934-1935
Box 1 Folder 45
Correspondence
1936-1937
Box 1 Folder 50
Correspondence
1938-1939
Box 1 Folder 52
Correspondence
1940-1941
Box 1 Folder 53
Correspondence
1942-1944
Box 1 Folder 54
Correspondence
1945
Box 1 Folder 56
Correspondence
1946
Box 1 Folder 59
Correspondence
1947
Box 1 Folder 65
Correspondence
1948
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence
1949
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence
1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 9
Assorted postcards
1950-1959
Box 2 Folder 10
Holiday cards
1950-1965
Box 2 Folder 14
Correspondence
1953-1954
Box 2 Folder 16
Correspondence
1955-1957
Box 2 Folder 25
Correspondence
1958
Box 2 Folder 27
Correspondence
1959
Box 2 Folder 29
Correspondence
1960
Box 2 Folder 31
Assorted postcards
1960-1965
Box 2 Folder 33
Correspondence
1961-1962
Box 2 Folder 34
Holiday cards
1961-1962
Box 2 Folder 35
Correspondence
1963
Box 2 Folder 36
Correspondence
1964
Box 2 Folder 37
Correspondence
1965-1966
Subject Correspondence
1919-1965
Arranged chronologically.
Box 1 Folder 4
Valentine Colonna correspondence
Undated
Box 1 Folder 10
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1919
Box 1 Folder 12
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1920
Box 1 Folder 13
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1921
Box 1 Folder 15
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1922
Box 1 Folder 17
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1923
Box 1 Folder 18
Et. Petit correspondence
1923-1933, 1938-1940
Box 1 Folder 19
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1924
Box 1 Folder 22
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1925
Box 1 Folder 23
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1926
Box 1 Folder 25
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1927
Box 1 Folder 26
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1928
Box 1 Folder 28
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1929
Box 1 Folder 29
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1930
Box 1 Folder 31
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1931
Box 1 Folder 32
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1932
Box 1 Folder 34
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1933
Box 1 Folder 35
Henry E. Sigerist correspondence
1933-1957
Box 1 Folder 36
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1934
Box 1 Folder 38
Fredrik Gron correspondence
1934-1937, 1947
Box 1 Folder 39
Nordisk Tidende Newspaper correspondence
1934-1939
Box 1 Folder 40
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1935
Box 1 Folder 42
Ingjald Reichborn-Kjennerud correspondence
1935-1939
Box 1 Folder 43
Nordisk Tidende Newspaper correspondence
1935-1951
Box 1 Folder 44
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1936
Box 1 Folder 46
Halldor Hermannsson correspondence
1936-1954
Box 1 Folder 47
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1937
Box 1 Folder 48
Erik Waller correspondence
1937, 1948-1955
Box 1 Folder 49
Valentine Colonna correspondence
1938
Box 1 Folder 51
Sigrid Undset correspondence
1939-1949
Box 1 Folder 55
Dittrick correspondence
1945-1949
Box 1 Folder 58
Correspondence on Reichborn-Kjennerud obituary and pamphlets
1946-1950
Box 1 Folder 60
Page Cooper correspondence
1947-1948
Box 1 Folder 61
Genevieve Miller correspondence
1947-1963
Box 1 Folder 62
Petra Jaabek correspondence
1947-1954
Box 1 Folder 63
Junius Bird correspondence
1947-01-1948-10
Box 1 Folder 64
George Strong correspondence
1947-11-1949-10
Box 1 Folder 66
John La Monte
1948
Box 1 Folder 67
Ellen H. Ringer
1948, 1956-1961
Box 2 Folder 1
Max Thorek correspondence
1948-1949
Box 2 Folder 2
Austin Evans correspondence
1948-02-1949-05
Box 2 Folder 4
Amy Grace Mekeel correspondence
1949, 1957-1965
Box 2 Folder 5
Temkin Correspondence
1949-1960
Box 2 Folder 7
Emma and Inger Munch correspondence
1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 8
Chr. M. Spilling correspondence
1950-1954
Box 2 Folder 11
Ciba - The History of the White Potato, National Potato Council correspondence
1951, 1961-1962
Box 2 Folder 12
History of Medicine by Robin Fahraeus correspondence
1951-1962
Box 2 Folder 13
Egill Snorrason correspondence
1952-1964
Box 2 Folder 17
Pentothal postcards
1956-1957, 1960-1961
Box 2 Folder 18
Odd Helland correspondence
1956-1958
Box 2 Folder 19
NSF Medical translation inquiries
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 20
G. Natrud correspondence
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 21
Curt Proskauer correspondence
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 22
Iago Galdston correspondence
1957-1959
Box 2 Folder 23
Felix Marti-Ibanez correspondence
1957-1964
Box 2 Folder 24
D.H. Daugherty, American Council of Learned Societies correspondence
1957-06-1958-11
Box 2 Folder 26
Erik J. Friis, Robert Hunter related correspondence
1958-1965
Box 2 Folder 28
Accident related correspondence
1959-1962
Box 2 Folder 30
Morris Bishop correspondence
1960
Family Correspondence
1914-1966
Arranged chronologically.
Box 1 Folder 3
Family correspondence
Undated
Box 1 Folder 8
Family correspondence
1914-1915, 1918
Box 1 Folder 16
Family correspondence
1923
Box 1 Folder 41
Family correspondence
1935-1938
Box 1 Folder 57
Family correspondence
1946
Box 2 Folder 15
Family correspondence
1954-1959
Box 2 Folder 32
Family correspondence
1960-1966
1914-1963
Contains materials related to Tjomsland's service as a contract surgeon in World War I.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 3 Folder 23
Vichy photographs
Undated
Box 3 Folder 24
Red Cross Cases - France
1914-1919
Box 3 Folder 25
Singing in Vichy writing
1917-1919
Box 3 Folder 26
WWI soldier photographs
1917-1919
Box 3 Folder 27
WWI soldier photographs
1917-1919
Box 3 Folder 28
WWI U.S. Army application and related materials
1917-07-1919-05
Box 3 Folder 29
Passport and application
1918-02
Box 3 Folder 30
U.S. Army technician appointment
1918-02-1919-03
Box 3 Folder 31
U.S. Treasury Department Patriotic Cooperation citation
1945-12-31
Box 3 Folder 32
Veteran pension petition correspondence
1956-06-1958-05
Box 3 Folder 33
Social Security benefits petition correspondence
1958-05-1958-07, 1963-05, 1965-03
Box 3 Folder 34
Veterans' Exemption from Real Property Taxes application
1962-1963
Box 3 Folder 64
U.S. Army contract
1918-12-04
Box 3 Folder 65
U.S. Army French transport form
1919
1910-1963
Contains fiction, non-fiction, and translated manuscripts, including her history of the Bellevue Hospital medical unit in France during World War I.
Bellevue in France
1915-1943
Arranged chronologically.
Box 3 Folder 35
Bellevue Hospital photographs
Undated
Box 3 Folder 36
Bellevue Hospital newspaper clippings
1915-1926
Box 3 Folder 37
Bellevue Hospital article
1941
Box 3 Folder 38
Bellevue in France book reviews
1942-1943
Box 3 Folder 39
Bellevue in France book notice
1942-05-23
Other Writing and Translations
1910-1963
Arranged chronologically, if no date arranged alphabetically.
Box 3 Folder 40
Assorted poetry and notes
Undated
Box 3 Folder 41
Assorted poetry and notes
Undated
Box 3 Folder 42
Assorted writing and notes
Undated
Box 3 Folder 43
Another Kind of Place
Undated
Box 3 Folder 44
The Captain of the Men of Death
Undated
Box 3 Folder 45
Hermann Von Helmholtz
Undated
Box 3 Folder 46
The Incoming Tide
Undated
Box 3 Folder 47
Jan Fearnley's Flower-piece
Undated
Box 3 Folder 48
Karin
Undated
Box 3 Folder 49
Off the Norwegian Coast
Undated
Box 3 Folder 50
The Saga of Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson translation
Undated
Box 3 Folder 51
Ships that List
Undated
Box 3 Folder 52
Tug
Undated
Box 3 Folder 53
A Visit to Stratford-on-Avon
Undated
Box 3 Folder 54
Assorted writing and notes
1910
Box 3 Folder 55
The Glory of Opportunity series
1913
Box 3 Folder 56
The Life Clinic
1914-1915
Box 3 Folder 57
Daily journal entries
1927
Box 3 Folder 58
Hospital stay notes
1946
Box 3 Folder 59
Robin Fahraeus articles
1956-1957, 1960
Box 3 Folder 60
Bergman Ole Johnsen Jamt translation
1958
Box 3 Folder 61
Robin Fahraeus book translation
1958
Box 3 Folder 62
It Can't Be Done
1959
Box 3 Folder 63
The Bear Hunters in Bjollelfa translation
1959-10, 1961-04
Box 3 Folder 66
Don Felipe and Covarrubias history
1963-09
1891-1949
Contains mainly coursework from Columbia University, as well as work prior to college.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 3 Folder 1
Columbia University papers and notes
Undated
Box 3 Folder 2
Columbia University papers and notes
Undated
Box 3 Folder 3
Columbia University History of Italian Medicine
Undated
Box 3 Folder 4
Columbia University History 167
Undated
Box 3 Folder 5
Columbia University Philosophy 165-166
Undated
Box 3 Folder 6
School notebooks
1891-1893, 1907
Box 3 Folder 7
Central High School
1904-05-27
Box 3 Folder 8
Neurology drawings and notes
1915
Box 3 Folder 9
Columbia University History 235-236
1934-1935
Box 3 Folder 10
Columbia University History of Science notebook
1935-1939
Box 3 Folder 11
Columbia University Latin notes
1936-1939
Box 3 Folder 12
Columbia University History 132
1945-1946
Box 3 Folder 13
Columbia University History 25-26: Intro to the History of Science
1946-1947
Box 3 Folder 14
Columbia University History 171
1946-1947
Box 3 Folder 15
Columbia University History 201
1946-1947
Box 3 Folder 16
Columbia University Latin America
1947
Box 3 Folder 17
Columbia University History
1947
Box 3 Folder 18
Columbia University papers and notes
1947
Box 3 Folder 19
Columbia University papers and notes
1947-1948
Box 3 Folder 20
Columbia University History 115-116
1947-1948
Box 3 Folder 21
Columbia University Presidential Inauguration program
1948-10-12
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Box 3 Folder 22
Columbia University transcripts
1949
1935-1959
Arranged chronologically.
Box 6
Bibliographic index cards
Undated
Box 7
Bibliographic index cards
Undated
Box 4
Horse index cards
Undated
Box 4
Personal notebooks
Undated
Includes notes on Vichy, anesthesia, Falkberget, and address books. Some notes are in shorthand.
Box 4 Folder 21
Victor Robinson materials
1935-1948
Box 4 Folder 22
Frederick Barry materials
1936
Box 4 Folder 25
Application for Public Health Service Research Grant
1959
1904-1956
Arranged chronologically, if no date arranged alphabetically.
Box 4 Folder 1
Assorted photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 2
Assorted photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 3
Europe trip photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 4
Maranon photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 5
Max Thorek photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 26
Anne Tjomsland photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 6
Venice photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 7
Erik Waller photographs
Undated
Box 4 Folder 8
Anne Tjomsland photographs
1904, 1918
Box 4 Folder 9
Canoe trip photographs
1916
Box 4 Folder 10
Norway photographs
1919
Box 4 Folder 11
Mexico photographs
1923
Box 4 Folder 12
Spain photographs
1936
Box 4 Folder 13
Norway photographs
1946-1947, 1954, 1956
Box 4 Folder 27
Carl Burdick photograph
1917-1919
1916-1961
Arranged chronologically.
Box 4
Patient records A-Z
Undated
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, all individually identifiable health information in patients' medical records in Box 4 are restricted.
Box 4 Folder 14
Resume and professional history notes
Undated
Box 4 Folder 15
Dinner at 501 and France photographs, assorted painting reprints
Undated
Box 4 Folder 16
Birth certificate statement
1916-07
Box 4 Folder 17
Passports
1924-04, 1935-08, 1954-08
Box 4 Folder 18
English Setter dogs information
1926, 1944-1947, 1961
Box 4 Folder 19
New York City lease
1929-1932
Box 4 Folder 20
Spain trip materials
1935-1936
Box 4 Folder 23
Ole Tjomsland materials
1951-1952
Box 4 Folder 24
Europe trip materials
1956-08
Box 4 Folder 28
10th Congresso Internacional de Historia de la Medicina related materials
1935-09-1936-05
Box 4 Folder 29
Hans Tjomsland notebooks
1903-1928
Box 5
Unprocessed material
Date Unknown