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School of Dental Medicine. General Records

UPC 4.5

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Title:
School of Dental Medicine. General Records
Date [bulk]:
1878-1977
Date [inclusive]:
1878-1983
Call Number:
UPC 4.5
Extent:
2.375 Cubic feet
Language:
English
ABSTRACT:
The School of Dental Medicine opened in 1878. A century later it was the third largest dental school in the United States. The School of Dental Medicine General Records is an eclectic group of items that document the students and faculty from the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries.
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Biography/History

The School of Dental Medicine can trace its origin back to 1877 when the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees sought to establish a department of dental medicine based on a proposed by the medical faculty. A special committee of the medical faculty approached the two existing dental schools in Philadelphia – the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and the Philadelphia Dental College – to explore a possible merger with the University. At that time both faculties declined the proposal, however Dean Charles J. Essig, and Drs. Drs. Edwin T. Darby, George T. Barker and James Tyson of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery expressed their interest in the idea. As such, they were invited to join the faculty of the University and establish the new Department of Dentistry of the University of Pennsylvania, which opened in 1978.

Over the course of the next century, the Department of Dentistry would grow in size and scope. The Thomas W. Evans Museum and Institute Society affiliation with the school allowed for the construction of a new building at 40th and Spruce Street (completed in 1915), which included both the Dental School with its new lecture halls, clinics, and laboratories, and the Evans Museum. Expanded facilities were necessary as the student body increased with the admission of women in 1914 and the mergers with the Dental Department of the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia in 1916 and the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery (founded in 1856) in 1909. In 1921, Dean Charles R. Turner approved the establishment of the School of Dental Hygiene, whose chief administrative officer and faculty were to be staffed by members of the faculty of the Dental School. After completing a one-year training course, the student was awarded a certificate of proficiency. J.L.T. Appleton, dean from 1941 to 1951, emphasized the role of dentistry in the health professions and strengthened association with the Graduate School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The school changed its name in 1964 from the School of Dentistry to the School of Dental Medicine. When the Dental School celebrated its centennial anniversary in 1978, it was the third largest in the United States with over 700 dental, hygiene and postgraduate students and a faculty of about 100 full-time and 300 part-time teachers.

Scope and Contents

The School of Dental Medicine General Records is an eclectic group of items that document the students and faculty from the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries. This includes application material, class information, financial records, department catalogues, and reports. Those seeking administrative information on teh School of Dental Medicine should consult the Deans Records.

ARRANGEMENT

The School of Dental Medicine General Records are organized into one series, which is arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center,  September 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Joseph - James Ahern

Access Restrictions

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

The School of Dental Medicine General Records were transferred to the University Archives from the Dental School Library in 2015 (Accession 2015:018, and 2015:025).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • School of Dental Medicine.
  • University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine.
  • University of Pennsylvania. Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute.
Personal Name(s)
  • Appleton, Joseph Luke Teasdale, 1888-
  • Asbel, Milton B.

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Collection Inventory

Records.

Box Folder

Alumni Day Program, 1960 April 29.

1 1

Annual Report of the Directors of the Alumni to the Trustees, ca. 1917.

1 2

Appleton, Joseph Luke Biographical Material, n.d.

1 3

Applicant Names, Colleges, and Home States, 1967-1969.

1 4

Applications for Class, 1957-1961.

1 5

Applications for Class, 1961, 1965-1967.

1 6

Applications for Class, 1962-1964.

1 7

Background and Official Action on Change of Name of School and Name of Degree offered in Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, 1964.

1 8

Class Fund Ledger, 1930-1941.

1 9

Class Fund Ledger, 1941-1944.

1 10

Class Lists, 1923-1935.

2 1

Class of 1924 Fiftieth Reunion, 1974.

1 11

Class of 1927 Class Day Exercises Program, 1927 June 14.

1 12

Class of 1930 Dental Reception, 1926 December 3.

1 15

Commission on Dental Accreditation Evaluation Report, 1983 December 1.

1 14

Concerning the First Women Graduates of the Dental School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1975 January 30.

1 15

Cryer Society of Oral Surgery Minutes and Membership Lists, 1912-1927.

4

Dental Alumni Society Program, 1915.

1 16

Dental Aptitude Testing Program Report of Scores, 1969.

1 17

Dental School Blueprints (oversized), 1913.

OS 1

Dental School History Draft by Milton B. Asbell (1), 1978.

1 18

Dental School History Draft by Milton B. Asbell (2), 1978.

1 19

Department of Dentistry First Annual Announcement 1878-79, 1878.

1 20

Department of Dentistry Catalogue and Announcements, 1885-1890.

1 21

Department of Dentistry Catalogue and Announcements, 1891-1899.

1 22

Department of Dentistry Catalogue and Announcements, 1899-1908.

1 23

Department of Dentistry Catalogue and Announcements, 1910-1912.

1 24

Dora and George Hellerick Endodontic Clinic Dedication Ceremony, 1971 October 15.

1 25

Financial Reports and Statements, 1916-1919.

2 2

Financial Reports and Statements, 1920-1929.

2 3

Financial Reports and Statements, 1930-1939.

2 4

Financial Reports and Statements, 1932-1939.

2 5

Financial Reports and Statements, 1940-1950.

2 6

Financial Reports and Statements, 1941-1948.

2 7

Financial Reports and Statements, n.d.

2 8

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1879.

1 26

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1880.

1 27

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1881.

1 28

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1882.

1 29

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1883.

1 30

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1884.

1 31

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1885.

1 32

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1886.

1 33

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1887.

1 34

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1888.

1 35

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1889.

1 36

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1890.

1 37

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1891.

1 38

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1892.

1 39

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1893.

1 40

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1894.

1 41

Graduates and Class Statistics, 1895.

1 42

Graduation Excercises of the Class in Oral Hygiene, 1923-1929.

1 43

Graduation Excercises of the Class in Oral Hygiene, 1930-1939.

1 44

Graduation Excercises of the Class in Oral Hygiene, 1940-1949.

1 45

Gradutes, 1879-1893.

3 1

Gradutes, 1894-1900.

3 2

Gradutes, 1901-1910.

3 3

Gradutes, 1911-1919.

3 4

Gradutes, 1931-1939.

3 5

Gradutes, 1940-1949.

3 6

Gradutes, 1950-1959.

3 7

Gradutes, 1960-1969.

3 8

Gradutes, 1970-1973.

3 9

Kirk Dental Society Treasurer's Record, 1913-1924.

3 10

Lester W. Burket Alumni Lectures, 1972-1977.

3 11

Orland, Franz T., "Herman Prinz (1868-1957) Foremost Pharmacologist and Dental Historian", 1972.

3 12

Pennsylvania State Dental Society Annual Meeting, 1923.

3 13

Philadelphia Dental Health Services (1), 1956-1958.

3 14

Philadelphia Dental Health Services (2), 1956-1958.

3 15

Pierre Fauchard "Elmer S. Best Award" Photographs, 1963 April 24.

3 16

Prinz, Herman Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology Certificate, 1938 June 1.

3 17

Proposed Budgets Cancer Training Grant, 1949-1953.

3 18

Proposed Budgets Caries Control Laboratory, 1950-1955.

3 19

Proposed Budgets Edwin T. Darby Professorship of Operative Dentistry Fund, 1954-1955.

3 20

Proposed Budgets H.D. Justi and Son, Inc. Grant, 1948-1954.

3 21

Proposed Budgets Microbiology Department, 1954-1955.

3 22

Proposed Budgets Navy Contract, 1950-1954.

3 23

Proposed Budgets Office of Naval Research Grant, 1948-1954.

3 24

Proposed Budgets Oral Pathology Department, 1954-1955.

3 25

Proposed Budgets Pathology Department, 1953.

3 26

Proposed Budgets Pathology Department National Cancer Institute, 1953-1954.

3 27

Proposed Budgets W. K. Kellog Foundation, 1953.

3 28

Sawyer, Raymond W. Certificate of Examination, 1931.

OS 2

Scholarships, 1920-1934.

2 9

Testing and Grading, n.d.

3 29

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute Graduates, 1881-1906.

2 10

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute School of Dentistry Announcements, 1913-1919.

3 30

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute School of Dentistry Announcements, 1920-1929.

3 31

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute School of Dentistry Announcements, 1930-1939.

3 32

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute School of Dentistry Announcements, 1940-1944.

3 33

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute School of Dentistry Announcements, 1945-1947.

3 34

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute School of Dentistry Announcements, 1948-1950.

3 35

Thomas W. Evans Museum and Institute Society - Thomas Evans Will, Charter, and By-Laws, n.d.

3 36