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THE SOFIE NORDHOFF-JUNG PAPERS

The Sofie A. Nordhoff-Jung Papers primarily consist of letters to and from Dr. Sofie A. Nordhoff-Jung, with some certificates belonging to her husband , Dr. Franz Jung. The Papers comprise .25 linear feet of material arranged in 16 folders in one box.

Sofie A. Nordhoff was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1864. After immigrating to the United States, she studied medicine at the Columbian University, now George Washington University Medical School, graduating in 1893. Nordhoff later married Franz Jung, a prominent physician in Europe and the two later lived settled together in Washington,D.C. Nordhoff-Jung served at Columbia Hospital for Women and was an associate professor of gynecology at Georgetown University. In 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, Dr. Nordhoff-Jung went to Germany,where she served with the Red Cross and established a hospital in Munich under American auspices. Dr. Sofie A. Nordhoff-Jung died in Washington,D.C. on June 21, 1943 and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.

The Sofie A. Nordhoff-Jung Papers consist of correspondence to and from Nordhoff-Jung between 1900 and 1935, much of which is with the Georgetown University concerning donations she made. Other correspondence consists of personal and business correspondence by Nordhoff-Jung with prominent Europeans, including Oskar von Miller. One folder contains documents relating to the professional career of her husband while he was in Europe, including government documents from Prussia and Imperial Russia.

ACCESSION DATA: Gift of Sofie A. Nordhoff-Jung in several parts in the 1920's.

BULK DATES: 1895 - 1935
SPAN DATES: 1884 - 1943

EXTENT: .25 linear feet



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