Bertha Johnson Collection, 1848-1956

 
Bertha Johnson Collection

Biographical Note

Historical Note

Little is known about the life and work of Bertha Florence Johnson. According to the American Medical Directory for 1931, Johnson was born in 1880 and received her degree from the New York Medical Hospital and College for Women in 1905. She was licensed in 1925, but was not practicing in 1931. She was listed as located in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania. Bertha Johnson's sister, Pearl Johnson, was the partner of Benjamin Tucker, an American anarchist.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection is largely comprised of ephemeral materials on medical subjects from the office of Dr. Bertha F. Johnson. Ephemera on agricultural and culinary topics are also present, as well as a few personal papers of Dr. Johnson and Emery Andrews.

Arrangement of Collection

While the collection has not been arranged into series, three rough categories can be found - personal papers, medical ephemera, and culinary and agricultural ephemera. Within the medical ephemera, items have been organized alphabetically by publisher when the publisher is represented by two or more items.

These materials originally resided in the Benjamin Tucker Papers, held by the New York Public Library. The Bertha Johnson books, ephemera, and papers were separated from the Benjamin Tucker Papers and donated to the New York Academy of Medicine Library in 1988. The books donated have been cataloged individually and are part of our rare book collection.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Rebecca Pou

Requests for permission to quote from or publish any materials should be directed to the reference librarian or curator in writing.

Preferred Citation

Bertha Johnson Collection. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Provenance

The collection was donated by the New York Public Library, Division of Manuscripts and Archives, in 1988. It was removed from the Benjamin Tucker Papers.

Collection Contents

ContainerDescription
Box 1    Folder 1    Bertha Johnson Personal Papers, - undated, 1940
Box 1    Folder 2    Emery Andrews Personal Papers, - undated, 1900-1931
Box 1    Folder 3    Medical Ephemera - Appeal Publishing Co.,

Quantity:: 2 items

Box 1    Folder 4    Medical Ephemera - Battle Creek Sanitarium,

Quantity:: 7 items

Box 1    Folder 5    Medical Ephemera - Bilhuber-Knoll Corp., - 3 items
Box 1    Folder 6    Medical Ephemera - Cabinet Mfg. Co.,

11 items (10 duplicates)

Box 1    Folder 7    Medical Ephemera - S. H. Camp and Company,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 8    Medical Ephemera - Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc.,

13 items

Box 1    Folder 9    Medical Ephemera - Cole Chemical Co.,

2 items

Box 1    Folder 10    Medical Ephemera - Dios Chemical Company,

5 items

Box 1    Folder 11    Medical Ephemera - Fowler and Wells,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 12    Medical Ephemera - Harrower Laboratory, Inc.,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 13    Medical Ephemera - Life Extension Institute,

7 items

Box 1    Folder 14    Medical Ephemera - Lindlahr Sanitarium,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 15    Medical Ephemera - Merck and Co.,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 16    Medical Ephemera - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 17    Medical Ephemera - New Jersey. State Dept. of Health,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 18    Medical Ephemera - Pennsylvania. Dept. of Health,

23 items

Box 1    Folder 19    Medical Ephemera - Pennsylvania. Dept. of Health
Box 1    Folder 20    Medical Ephemera - Petrogalar Laboratories,

4 items

Box 1    Folder 21    Medical Ephemera - Physical Culture Publishing Co.,

2 items

Box 1    Folder 22    Medical Ephemera - Purdue Frederick Company,

2 items

Box 1    Folder 23    Medical Ephemera - Taylor Instrument Companies,

6 items

Box 1    Folder 24    Medical Ephemera - Thos. Leeming and Co., Inc.,

4 items

Box 1    Folder 25    Medical Ephemera - United States,

3 items

Box 1    Folder 26    Medical Ephemera - Winthrop Chemical Company (New York, N.Y.),

5 items

Box 1    Folder 27    Medical Ephemera - Miscellaneous
Box 1    Folder 28    Medical Ephemera - Miscellaneous
Box 1    Folder 29    Medical Ephemera - Miscellaneous
Box 1    Folder 30    Medical Ephemera - Miscellaneous, - 1883-1909
Box 1    Folder 31    Medical Ephemera - Miscellaneous, - 1919-1936
Box 1    Folder 32    Medical Ephemera - Miscellaneous, - 1937-1943
Box 1    Folder 33    Culinary and Agricultural Ephemera - Miscellaneous
Box 1    Folder 34    Culinary and Agricultural Ephemera - Miscellaneous

Find Similar Resources

The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College holds Bertha F. Johnson's papers, and the Labadie Collection of the University of Michigan has correspondence between Johnson and Agnes Inglis.

Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The New York Academy of Medicine Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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