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Title Bottolf Thomas Bottolfson Collection
Call Number MSS 307
Extent 2 folders
Dates of Creation 1913, 1916 1931, 1942, 1965
Creator Bottolf Thomas Bottolfson
Scope & Content This collection relates to the accomplishments of Dr. B.T. Bottolfson a former phyisician and Mayor of Moorhead. It includes certificates relating to his various memberships in various groups across the state. It also includes a large portrait of Dr. Bottolfson, and an oversized photograph of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Urological Association in 1942.
Admin/Biographical History Dr. B.T. Bottolfson was born in Moorhead Minnesota to parents of Norwegian decsent. He attended school at the University of Minnesota to become a doctor and served the City of Moorhead as a respected opthamalogist on staff at St. Angsar's Hospital. He became the president of the Clay-Becker County Medical Society in 1921, and served again in 1931. As Dr. Bottolfson was such a well recognized public figure he ran for Mayor in 1929 serving a two year term.

In 1931 he started an affiliation with St. Luke's and St. John's hospitals in Fargo. He also spent a few years during this time working as a doctor in Europe where upon returning he served as a lecturer at North Dakota State University speaking about his experiences over seas. In 1961 he served a second two-year term as mayor of Moorhead. He retired from medicince in 197? at the age of 70.
People Bottolfson, Bottolf Thomas
Subjects Medicine
Portrait
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Acquired from Owen Lee in 1991. (Accession # 91.27)
Containers Certificates, 1913, 1916, 1931, 1965
Oversized Photos and diploma, 1942, undated