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Ella Elizabeth Wilhelmina Schmelz Papers
1906-1975, undated

UPT 50 S348

1.0 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern and Timothy H. Horning

September 2015

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PROVENANCE

The Ella Elizabeth Wilhelmina Schmelz papers were transferred from the Dental School Library to the University Archives in 2015 (accession number 2015:18). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Ella Elizabeth Wilhelmina Schmelz papers are arranged alphabetically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ella Elizabeth Wilhelmina Schmelz was born on April 16, 1890. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. in 1918. She was the first recipient of The Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery Fellowship, which was established by the Board of Corporators of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery (which merged with the School of Dentistry in 1909). The fellowship was awarded to an applicant and the purpose was to allow them to undertake research on a problem bearing upon the scientific or clinical problems of dentistry. Schmelz conducted research on leukoplakia and attended the Dental Graduate School in 1918-1919. She was an Instructor in Crown and Bridge Work from 1921 to 1925. At some point she also established a dental clinic for the Chester Valley, Pennsylvania Red Cross. Ella Elizabeth Wilhelmina Schmelz died in June 1975. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Ella E. Schmaltz Papers is an eclectic collection spanning Dr. Schmaltz’s life. The material reflects her time as a dental student, in private practice, and her own personal pursuits. This includes notebooks, certificates, essays from an English composition course, and dental publications and brochures. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Function(s)

  • Women --Education (Higher) --United States

Occupation(s)

  • Women dentists

Subject(s)

  • University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine
  • Women in medicine--United States.

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INVENTORY

 

Papers 

Box

Folder

An Investigation on Leucoplakia 1919-1920 

1

1

Bacon Mfg. Co. Brochure n.d. 

1

2

Chemistry Notebook 1915-1916 

1

3

Christensen, William E. 1914 

1

4

Chronology of Activities 1918-1923 

1

5

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania High School Equivalency Certificate 1915 

1

6

Dental Association Cards 1961, 1975 

1

7

Dentist License 1973 

1

8

Drawingbook Sect. D. Table 70 1915-1916 

1

9

English Composition Essay "A Nervous Strain" 1935 October 21 

1

10

English Composition Essay "A Perfect Day" 1935 October 14 

1

11

English Composition Essay "Anticlimax" 1935 October 28 

1

12

English Composition Essay "August Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen" 1935 December 2 

1

13

English Composition Essay "Gold and Silver" 1936 January 20 

1

14

English Composition Essay "One Ox" 1935 December 16 

1

15

English Composition Essay "Phantom Ship" 1935 November 18 

1

16

English Composition Essay "Storms" 1935 November 25 

1

17

English Composition Essay "Sunday Afternoon" 1935 November 4 

1

18

English Composition Essay "The Why" 1935 November 11 

1

19

Fifteen Minutes a Day: The Harvard Classics 1922 

1

20

Girl's High School of the City of Munich Diploma 1906 

1

21

Graduation Photograph n.d. 

1

22

Lary, Elsa n.d. 

1

23

Matthew H. Cryer Society of Oral Surgery Admission Letter 1917 March 19 

1

24

Mechanical Dentistry Notebook 1917 

1

25

Miscellaneous Writings n.d. 

1

26

Notebook "Nietzsche Also sprach Zarathustra" n.d. 

1

27

Notebooks n.d. 

1

28

Official List of Tools and Instruments for Prosthetic and Operatives Technics Require during the First Year n.d. 

1

29

Pamphlet "A Survey of Focal Infection" 1927 

1

30

Pamphlet "How to Cast" 1920 

1

31

Pamphlet "Some Useful Information for Nurses" 1915 

1

32

Philadelphia Dental License Register 1918 December 18 

1

33

Slenderizer Unit System Calorie Counter n.d. 

1

34

The Vitamins 1941 

1

35

Trubyte Compend No. 1 1914 

1

36

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