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Guide to the Records of the New York University College of Dentistry RG 25

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2641
university-archives@nyu.edu


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Collection processed by Jennie Johanson. Finding Aid updated by Archives staff in 2007. Additional processing by Nathasha Alvarez.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 06, 2014
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New York University. College of Dentistry.
Title: Records of the New York University College of Dentistry
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1550-2000
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1850-1950
Abstract: The New York College of Dentistry was founded in 1865 with thirty-one students and ten faculty members. In 1925, the College merged with New York University and developed into a leading center for dental care, research and policy. This collection allows the viewer to understand the School’s development through a series of student notebooks and administrative files from the late 1800s and early 1900s. It also contains a wide array of antique dental tools.
Quantity: 30.0 linear feet (24 boxes)
Call Phrase: RG 25

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History of the New York University College of Dentistry

The New York College of Dentistry was established in 1865 in a small rental space on Twenty-Second Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The mission of the College was to promote altruism in dentistry while providing first-rate education. Upon its inception, the school had thirty-one students and ten faculty members. Only nine of the original thirty-one students graduated in the first graduating class.

When the New York College of Dentistry merged with New York University in 1925, it became known as the New York University College of Dentistry. The merger led to the creation of a dental school at the forefront of research and postdoctoral education.

Today, the College of Dentistry has approximately 1,600 students from across the world. About fifty percent of the student body is female, and fifty percent are minority students. The greater aim of the College is to improve the health of underserved populations, and more generally, to improve health worldwide. The College of Dentistry is also home to the John and Bertha E. Waldmann Memorial Library, which holds more than 38,000 bound volumes and subscribes to 442 professional journals.

The New York University College of Dentistry offers D.D.S., B.S. and A.A.S. degrees. It is now the third oldest and the largest private dental school in the United States.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes administrative and student records, as well as a large collection of dental tools and models.

Arrangement

General administrative documents are filed by chronologically by subject. Student materials are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the student.

The files are grouped into three series:

  1. General Administration
  2. Memorabilia
  3. Student Records

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Access Points

Subject Organizations

  • New York University. College of Dentistry.

Subject Topics

  • Dental instruments and apparatus.
  • Dentistry -- Study and teaching.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Transferred to the University Archives by the Waldman Library of the New York University College of Dentistry in August 2003.

Access Restrictions

Institutional records of New York University are closed for a period of 20 years from the date of their creation (the date on which each document was written). Board of Trustees records are similarly closed for 35 years from the date of creation. The opening date for files spanning several years will be 20 years from the most recent date. Access will be given to material already 20 years old contained within a collection that is not yet open when such material can be isolated from the rest of the collection.

Materials related to personnel, faculty grievances, job searches and all files with information that falls under the University's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy are permanently restricted.

Material pertaining to individual student records may be restricted in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Please contact the Archives with specific questions regarding access to such records.

Use Restrictions

Some materials may be restricted. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2641
Fax: (212) 995-4225
E-mail: university-archives@nyu.edu

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); The Records of the New York University College of Dentistry; RG 25; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University Libraries

Separated Material

Promotional materials, bulletins, annual reports, publications, commencement records, audiovisual materials, and photographs were incorporated into the general University Archives collections for those formats.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Accreditation, Kriser Dental Center Waldmann Dental Library
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Act of Incorporation of NYCD
1865
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Agreement between NYU and NYCD
1923
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Alpha Omega Fraternity, 1985-1987
1985-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Book of Contacts
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Centennial Committee
1964-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Centennial History
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Certificates
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Clinical Fee Schedules
1977 , 1986
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Clinic book
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Clinics
1889-1890
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Collective Bargaining Agreement
1979-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Dean’s Memoranda
1960-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Dean Edward G. Kaufman Memoranda
1994-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Department of Preventive Dentistry and Community Health, Dental Health Organizations
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Educational Standards
1982-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Faculty, Lectures in Physiology, Professor Stein
1900-1901
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Faculty, Meeting Minutes
1898-1915
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Faculty, Minutes
1869-1895
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Faculty, Minutes
1869-1895
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Faculty, Minutes
1869-1895
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Faculty, Progress Examinations
1913-1914
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Faculty, Progress Examinations
1914-1915
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Faculty, Records
1915-1917
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Faculty, Records
1918-1919
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Faculty, Records
1920-1921
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Faculty, Records
1922-1923
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Faculty, Records
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Faculty, Records
1925
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Gifts/Donations
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Investigation into Theft
1916
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Henry Dodge Record of Operations
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Henry Dodge Day Book
1851-1852
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Murray and Leone Guggenheim Foundation for Dental Research
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous
0000
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Parent Agreement for Minors
1920
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Parent Agreement for Minors
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Peridontia Corresponding Group, Bulletin 1- 25
1942
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Registration, Applications, A-C
1919
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Registration, Applications, D-Z
1919
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1919
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1920
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1921
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1921
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1922
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1922
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Registration, Applications, A-Z
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Report on Oral Surgery Clinic
1890-1891
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Report on Oral Surgery Clinic
1891
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Report on Oral Surgery Clinic
1892-1893
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Report on Oral Surgery Clinic
1892-1893
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Student Record Book
1898-1906
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Student Records, Non-attending Students
1895-1910
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Student Records, Qualifying Certificates
1920
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Student Records, Signature Book for Diplomas
1897-1926
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Trustees and Directors
1865-1897
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Trustees and Directors
1904-1913
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Trustees and Directors
1914-1925
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Trustees Roster
1865
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Undergraduate Preventative Dentistry Variety Show
1968-1980

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Series II: Memorabilia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Medallions (10)
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Box: 6 Folder : 2 Paperweights (3)
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Box: 7 Folder : 1 19th Century Dental Tools (100+)
1800-1900
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Model teeth
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Box: 9 Folder : 2 Small Metal Tools (10)
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Box: 10 Folder : 1 Moldings (2)
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Box: 10 Folder : 2 Model Teeth (8)
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Box: 11 Folder : 1 Model Teeth
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Box: 11 Folder : 2 Tools (20)
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Box: 11 Folder : 3 Film Reel
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Box: 11 Folder : 4 Dental tool

Provenance

This item was given to Dr. Waldman by John Steinbeck.

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Box: 11 Folder : 5 Metal Plates (2)
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Box: 11 Folder : 6 Plaques (6)
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Box: 11 Folder : 7 Post Extracter
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Box: 12 Folder : 1 Film
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Box: 12 Folder : 2 Condyles (27)
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Box: 12 Folder : 3 Pins (6)
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Box: 12 Folder : 4 Gysi Trubyte Articulator
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Box: 12 Folder : 5 Tools (28)
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Box: 12 Folder : 6 Shells (5)
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Box: 12 Folder : 7 Facebow
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Box: 12 Folder : 8 Antique Instruments (25)

Provenance

These items were a gift from Erum Kaplan.

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Box: 13 Folder : 1 Stamps
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Box: 13 Folder : 2 Atomizer
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Box: 13 Folder : 3 Model Teeth
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Box: 13 Folder : 4 Molten Metal Endo File
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Box: 13 Folder : 5 Reame Sterilizer
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Box: 13 Folder : 7 Paper Disks
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Box: 13 Folder : 8 Protractor
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Box: 13 Folder : 9 Cloth Strips
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Box: 13 Folder : 10 Antique Dental Instruments (15)
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Box: 14 Folder : 1 Plaques
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Box: 14 Folder : 2 Saklad Nameplate
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Box: 14 Folder : 3 Centennial Certificate
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Box: 14 Folder : 4 Framed Faculty Photos (7)
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Box: 15 Folder : 1 Benjamin R. Hoch Dental Toolkit with Tools
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Box: 15 Folder : 2 NYU Banners (2)
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Box: 16 Folder : 1 Antique Dental Tools (20+) with Descriptions
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Box: 17 Folder : 1 X-rays (2)
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Box: 17 Folder : 2 Records (3)
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Box: 17 Folder : 3 Dr. J. Van Chandler Dental Toolkit with Tools
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Box: 17 Folder : 4 Saklad Nameplate
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Box: 17 Folder : 5 Framed Certificates (3)
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Box: 17 Folder : 6 Antique Dental Toolkit and Tools
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Series III: Student Records

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 College of Dentistry Admission Cards
1889-1907
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Student Report Cards, D-K, First Year Class
1913-1914
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Student Report Cards, A-Z, Third Year Class
1913-1914
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Student Report Cards, Third Year Class
1913-1914
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Student Report Cards, First Year Class
1914-1915
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Student Report Cards, A-H, Second Year Class
1914-1915
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Student Report Cards, H-P, Second Year Class
1914-1915
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Student Report Cards, P-W, Second Year Class
1914-1915
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Student Report Cards, Third Year Class
1914-1915
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Student Report Cards, A-V, Third Year Class
1914-1915
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Student Report Cards, S-Z, Third Year Class
1914-1915
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Student Report Cards
1915-1916
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Student Report Cards, A-E
1926
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Student Report Cards, E-K
1926
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Student Report Cards, K-Z
1926
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Student Report Cards, A-M
1927
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Student Report Cards, M-P
1927
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Student Report Cards, P-R
1927
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Student Report Cards, M-R
1927
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Student Report Cards, R-S
1927
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Student Report Cards, S-W
1927
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Student Report Cards, W-Z
1927
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Student Report Cards, A-H
1928
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Student Report Cards, H-P
1928
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Student Report Cards, P-Z
1928
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Student Report Cards, A-F
1929
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Student Report Cards, G-L
1929
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Student Report Cards, S-W
1929
Box: 22 Folder : 1 J.L. Blass Notebook
1919
Box: 22 Folder : 2 J.L. Blass Notebook
1929
Box: 22 Folder : 3 J.L. Blass Notebook
1929
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Student Lecture Notes, Anesthesia
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Box: 23 Folder : 2 Student Lecture Notes, Anatomy
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Box: 23 Folder : 3 Student Lecture Notes, Chemical Lab
1925
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Student Lecture Notes, Chemistry, Second and Third Year
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Box: 23 Folder : 5 Student Lecture Notes, Diseases and General Surgery of the Mouth
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Box: 23 Folder : 6 Student Lecture Notes, General Pathology
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Box: 23 Folder : 7 Student Lecture Notes, Hypnosis
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Box: 23 Folder : 8 Student Lecture Notes, Materia Medica, Second Year
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Box: 23 Folder : 9 Student Lecture Notes, Materia Medica, Third Year
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Box: 23 Folder : 10 Student Lecture Notes, Operative Dentistry
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Box: 23 Folder : 11 Student Lecture Notes, George Kaplan, Oral Surgery
1941-1942
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Student Lecture Notes, Oral Case Recording
1941-1942
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Student Lecture Notes, Oral Case Recording
1941-1942
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Student Lecture Notes, Abraham Gralnick, Orthodontia
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Box: 24 Folder : 1 Student Lecture Notes, Orthodontia
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Box: 24 Folder : 2 Student Lecture Notes, Physiology
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Box: 24 Folder : 3 Student Lecture Notes, Physiology Lab
1920
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Student Lecture Notes, Prosthetic Dentistry, Second and Third Year
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Box: 24 Folder : 5 Student Lecture Notes, Jacob Louis Blass
1929
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Student Lecture Notes, Jankelson
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Box: 24 Folder : 7 Student Lecture Notes
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