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Society of the Alumni of the Department of Dentistry Records
1892-1976 (bulk 1892-1969)

UPC 4.78

1.25 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph - James Ahern

July 2015

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PROVENANCE

The Society of the Alumni of the Department of Dentistry Records came from files in the Dental School Library Historical Collection (UPC 4.11), and from files transferred from the School of Dental Medicine Library to the University Archive (Accession Number 2015:018, May 2015). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Society of the Alumni of the Department of Dentistry Records are organized into one series and arranged alphabetically. 

 

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AGENCY HISTORY

The Society of the Alumni of the Department of Dentistry was formed on March 1, 1881 by the first three graduation classes from the University of Pennsylvania's new Department of Dentistry. Those present at the first meeting elected officers, formed a committee to draft a constitution, and sent out notification to other alumni. Over the years, the Society has grown as the Department of Dentistry developed into the School of Dental Medicine. One of the Society's activities was the publication of the Penn Dental Journal. Today the organization exists as the Dental Alumni Society. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Society of the Alumni of the Department of Dentistry contains the record for the formation of the Dental Alumni Society from 1881 through to the mid-twentieth century. It consists of membership records, correspondence, meeting minutes, and copies of the Penn Dental Journal. The Records are not complete for the period. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Delta Alumni Association.

Subject(s)

  • Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae.

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INVENTORY

 

Records 

Box

Folder

Annual Dues Correspondence 1902-1907 

1

1

Annual Dues Correspondence 1908-1913 

1

2

Annual Dues Forms 1907 

1

3

Annual Meeting Minutes and Proceedings 1890 

1

4

Annual Meeting Minutes 1911-1912 

1

5

Annual Meeting Program and Invitation 1894 

1

6

Annual Meeting Programs 1901-1910 

1

7

Annual Meeting Programs 1911-1920 

1

8

Annual Meeting Programs 1921-1932 

1

9

Constitution and By-laws Original with Signatures and List of Members 1881-1906 

1

10

Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Ethics 1888 

1

11

Correspondence (1) 1940-1945 

1

12

Correspondence (2) 1940-1945 

1

13

Dental Alumni Banquet 1912-1913 

1

14

Executive Committee, Minutes 1933-1942 

1

15

Executive Committee, Minutes 1942-1953 

1

16

Executive Committee, Minutes 1955-1960 

1

17

Honorary Membership for Dr. William T. Wallace 1945 

1

18

Ledger 1921-1954 

1

19

Minute Book and Treasurer's Accounts 1881-1890 

1

20

Penn Dental Journal 1898-1899 

1

21

Penn Dental Journal 1933-1934 

1

22

Penn Dental Journal 1942-1943 

1

23

Penn Dental Journal 1956 

1

24

Penn Dental Journal 1958-1961 

2

1

Penn Dental Journal 1963-1969 

2

2

Penn Dental Journal 1970 January, 1971 November, 1976 Spring 

2

3

Penn Dental Journal Cash Book and Accounts 1918-1930 

2

4

Penn Dental Journal Cash Book and Library Endowment 1897-1926 

2

5

Professor Charles J. Essig Memorial 1906 

2

6

Treasurer's Book with Partial List of Life Members 1892-1903 

2

7

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