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Þorbjörg Dýrleif Árnadóttir fonds

    Þorbjörg Dýrleif Árnadóttir (1898-1984) emigrated from Iceland to Copenhagen in 1919 to train as a nurse, graduating in 1923. She moved to Seattle, Washington, for her work and study in 1925 but returned to Iceland in 1929 after being appointed head nurse of the Vífilstaðaspítali hospital. In 1931-1937, she worked as a nurse in Reykjavík and Oslo, Norway, before returning in Seattle in 1937, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in public health in 1945. She returned to Iceland in 1946, where she worked as a teacher and novellist.This fonds contains 31 boxes. Her papers include drafts of articles and books, an application for American citizenship, documents relating to her international studies and travel and 15 boxes of correspondence.

    Original source name : Þorbjörg Dýrleif Árnadóttir. Einkaskjalasafn.
    English translation : Þorbjörg Dýrleif Árnadóttir fonds
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : correspondence
    Document- type 2 : personal
    Reference number : IcReLIH KSS 0074
    Language(s) : Icelandic, English, Danish, Norwegian
    Geographical coverage : Iceland, United States, Denmark, Norway
    Time range : 19th-20th c.
    Year(s) : 1898-1984
    Theme 1 : experience of migration
    Theme 2 : work
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Archive name : Kvennasögusafn Íslands
    Archive name (English) : The Women's History Archives
    Archive address : Arngrímsgötu 3, 107 Reykjavík, Iceland
    City : Reykjavík
    Country : Iceland
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