Archives > Online Collection Guides

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

School of Dental Medicine. General Records
1878-1983 (bulk 1878-1977)

UPC 4.5

2.375 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph - James Ahern

September 2015

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). 

 

Return to the top

ARRANGEMENT

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

 

Return to the top

AGENCY 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 merger with the Dental Department of the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia in 1916. 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. 

 

Return to the top

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

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. 

 

Return to the top

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.

Return to the top

 

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

Return to the top