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Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery Records
1852-1925 (bulk 1856-1918)

UPC 508

2.25 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph - James Ahern

July 2015

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

PROVENANCE

The majority of material for the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery Records were transferred to the University Archives from the School of Dental Medicine Library (Accession Number 2015:018, May 2015), with some records moved from the Dental School Library Historical Collection (UPC 4.11). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery Records are organized into three series: Records, Publications, and Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery. The Records and Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery series are arranged alphabetically, while the Publications Series is arranged by publication type then chronologically. 

 

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AGENCY HISTORY

Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery was founded in 1856 with Henry C. Carey as President, with the faculty consisting of many of the former members of the closed Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery. The College initially operated at 528 Arch Street, then moved to Tenth and Arch Streets. The school suffered two setbacks in the nineteenth century. The first in 1863 when a number of its faculty left to found the Philadelphia Dental College. Later in 1877, the University of Pennsylvania approached the school regarding a possible merger to create a School of Dental Medicine at Penn. While the official reply was no, Dean Charles J. Essig, and Drs. Edwin T. Darby, George T. Barker and James Tyson were invited to join Penn's faculty and formed the Department of Dentistry which opened in 1878. By 1909 the College was short on funds needed to expand the faculty and modernize its equipment. That year a merger with the University of Pennsylvania was approved, forming the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery Records document the administrative activities of the school. The Records series consists of faculty and trustee minutes for the history of the school, while the publications series is composed of annual announcements from the nineteenth century. The Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery consist of the first announcement and a reunion program. There are no student records in the collection. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery.
  • School of Dental Medicine.

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INVENTORY

 

Records 

Box

Folder

Faculty Minutes 1856-1885 

1

1

Faculty Minutes 1885-1892 

1

2

Faculty Minutes 1892-1899 

1

3

Faculty Minutes 1899-1904 

1

4

Faculty Minutes 1904-1918 

1

5

Trustees Minutes 1863-1886 

1

6

Trustees Minutes 1887-1918 

1

7

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Publications 

Box

Folder

First Annual Announcement Session 1856-7 1856 

2

1

Second Annual Announcement Session 1857-8 1857 

2

2

Annual Announcement Session 1858-59 1858 

2

3

Annual Announcement Session 1861-62 1861 

2

4

Annual Announcement Session 1862-63 1862 

2

5

Annual Announcement Session 1869-1870 1869 

2

6

Nineteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1874-75 1874 

2

7

Twenty-Second Annual Announcement for Session 1877-78 1877 

2

8

Twenty-Third Annual Announcement for Sessions 1878-79 1878 

2

9

Twenty-Fifth Annual Announcement for Session 1880-81 1880 

2

10

Announcement of the Spring and Fall Sessions with Catalogue for Sessions 1880-81 1881 

2

11

Twenty-Sixth Annual Announcement for Sessions 1881-82 1881 

2

12

Twenty-Seventh Annual Announcement for Session 1882-83 1882 

2

13

Announcement of the Spring and Fall Sessions with Catalogue for Sessions 1883-84 1883 

2

14

Twenty-Eighth Annual Announcement for Sessions 1883-1884 1883 

2

15

Twenty-Ninth Annual Announcement for Session 1884-85 1884 

2

16

Thirtieth Annual Announcement for Session 1885-86 1885 

2

17

Thirty-First Annual Announcement for Session 1886-87 1886 

2

18

Thirty-Second Annual Announcement for Session 1887-88 1887 

2

19

Thirty-Third Annual Announcement for Session 1888-89 1888 

2

20

Thirty-Fourth Annual Announcement for Session 1889-90 1889 

2

21

Thirty-Fifth Annual Announcement for Session 1890-91 1890 

2

22

Thirty-Sixth Annual Announcement for Session 1891-92 1891 

2

23

Thirty-Seventh Annual Announcement for Session 1892-93 1892 

2

24

Thirty-Eighth Annual Announcement for Session 1893-94 1893 

2

25

Thirty-Ninth Annual Announcement for Session 1894-95 1894 

2

26

Fortieth Annual Announcement for Session 1895-96 1895 

2

27

Forty-First Annual Announcement for Session 1896-97 1896 

2

28

Forty-Second Annual Announcement for Session 1897-98 1897 

2

29

Forty-Seventh Annual Announcement for Secession 1902-1903 1902 

2

30

Forty-Eighth Annual Announcement for Secession 1903-1904 1906 

2

31

Forty-Ninth Annual Announcement for Secession 1904-1905 1904 

2

32

Fiftieth Annual Announcement for Secession 1905-1906 1905 

2

33

Fifty-First Annual Announcement for Secession 1906-1907 1906 

2

34

Fifty-Second Annual Announcement for Secession 1907-1908 1907 

2

35

Fifty-Third Annual Announcement for Secession 1908-1909 1908 

2

36

Commencement Programs 1876, 1878, 1882, 1897 

2

36

Xi Psi Phi Fraternity, Zeta Chapter Programs 1923, 1925 

2

37

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Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery 

Box

Folder

First Annual Announcement, Session 1852-1853 1852 

2

38

Golden Jubilee Class of 1854 1904 

2

39

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