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Philadelphia Dental College Collection
1869-1906

UPC 509

0.25 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph - James Ahern

July 2015

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PROVENANCE

The Philadelphia Dental College Collection was transferred to the University Archives from the School of Dental Medicine Library (Accession Number 2015:018, May 2015). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT NOTE

The Philadelphia Dental College Collection is arranged chronologically by publication year. 

 

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AGENCY HISTORY

The Philadelphia Dental College was founded in 1863 as the second oldest school of dentistry in the United States. In 1878 the College opened the Garretson Hospital for Oral Surgery, which was the first hospital to specialize in oral and maxillofacial Surgery. The campus for the Philadelphia Dental College was located at Eighteenth and Buttonwood Streets. In 1877 a committee from the University of Pennsylvania (which decided to establish a dental department of its own) approached the faculty of the Philadelphia Dental College to propose a merger. The faculty officially declined the offer. The Philadelphia Dental College continued as an independent school until its merger with Temple University in 1907. The Philadelphia Dental College retained its name until 1913, when it was renamed the Temple University School of Dentistry. Today it is the Kornberg School of Dentistry. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Philadelphia Dental College Collection consists primarily of an incomplete run of published announcement from the school between 1869 and 1906. In addition, included are a photograph of a graduate, and a commencement invitation. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Philadelphia Dental College and Hospital of Oral Surgery.. Announcement.

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INVENTORY

 

Records 

Box

Folder

Seventh Annual Announcement Session of 1869-70 1869 

1

2

Eighth Annual Announcement Session 1870-71 1870 

1

3

Tenth Annual Announcement Session 1872-73 1872 

1

4

Fourteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1876-77 1876 

1

5

Fifteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1877-78 1877 

1

6

Sixteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1878-79 1878 

1

7

Seventeenth Annual Announcement Session of 1879-80 1879 

1

8

Eighteenth Annual Announcement Session 1880-81 1880 

1

9

Nineteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1881-1882 1881 

1

10

Twentieth Annual Announcement Session 1882-83 1882 

1

11

Twenty-First Annual Announcement Session 1883-84 1883 

1

12

Twenty-Second Annual Announcement Session 1884-85 1884 

1

13

General Announcement, 1888-89 1888 

1

14

General Announcement, 1889-90 1889 

1

15

General Announcement, 1893-94 1893 

1

16

General Announcement, 1894-95 1894 

1

17

General Announcement, 1895-96 1895 

1

18

Fortieth Annual Session 1902-1903 1902 

1

19

Forty-First Annual Session 1903-1904 1903 

1

20

Forty-Second Annual Session 1904-1905 1904 

1

21

Forty-Third Annual Session 1905-1906 1905 

1

22

Forty-fourth Annual Session 1906-1907 1906 

1

23

Callahan, John R., Jr (1853-1918) Class of 1877 n.d. 

1

24

Commencement Invitation 1877 

1

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