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School of Dental Medicine Records, 1867-1990 | WUA University Archives

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Title: School of Dental Medicine Records, 1867-1990Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/01/wua00145

Primary Creator: School of Dental Medicine - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of historical materials from the Washington University School of Dentistry.  This includes speeches, programs, brochures, and other publications.  The items in the collection are arranged alphabetically.

Collection Historical Note

The first dental college in Missouri was the Missouri Dental College, which was located in St. Louis and admitted its first class of students in 1866. At the time the school was only the 6th dental college in the United States.  In 1892 the Missouri Dental College became the Dental Department of Washington University. The name was changed several times over the years -- in 1909 to the Washington University Dental School; in 1919 to the Washington University School of Dentistry; in 1974 to the Washington University School of Dental Medicine.

Co-education came to the dental school in 1908, and the first woman graduate of the W.U. Dental School was Sophia Wachsmuth, of Munich, Germany, who graduated in 1910.  In 1950, the School of Dentistry opened admissions to African-American students.  The Washington University School of Dental Medicine closed after 125 years of existence in 1991.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are interfiled within the collection.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to University Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in November 2005. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in September 2018.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in September 2018.

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Folder 1: Centennial Honors Program, 17 March 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dedication Ceremonies and Alumni Meeting, February 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dental School Cornerstone Laying Speech, by Walter M. Bartlett, 22 February 1929 (includes facts and dates on dental school)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dentistry BrochuresAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Harriett L. Steuernagel Library Dedication, 9 September 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: History of School of Dentistry, by Dean John H. Kennerly, 1901Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Items Relating to the Building DedicationAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: A Look at the School of Dentistry of Washington University and Its NeedsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: The McKellops Dental Library, by Dr. John Campbell, from Dental Era, Vol. V, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Missouri Dental College Catalog, ca. 1898-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notice, Washington University School of Dentistry name change, June 14, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Poster, School of Dentistry Centennial Celebration, March 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: School of Dentistry Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, April 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 14: A Story of a Pioneer Dental School (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Valedictory Address, First Commencement Address of the Missouri Dental College, by H. Judd, M.D., February 22, 1867Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Views of Washington University School of Dentistry (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Washington University Dental Journal, Vol. III, No. 1, August 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Washington University School of Dentistry Rededication, 10 March 1973 (2 copies)Add to your cart.

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