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

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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 ArchivesSpace on December 19, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Film reels and building illustration rehoused by John Zarrillo Updated by Jennifer E. Neal to incorporate artwork being sent to offsite art storage in April 2019 Updated by Jennifer E. Neal to incorporate materials being sent offsite in 2019 and for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description Updated by Jacqueline Rider to incorporate materials being sent offsite in 2019 and for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description  , March 2019 , March 2019 , June 2019 , September 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New York University. College of Dentistry
Title: Records of the New York University College of Dentistry
Dates [inclusive]: 1550-2003
Dates [bulk]: 1850-1950
Abstract: The New York College of Dentistry was founded in 1865 with 31 students and ten faculty members. In 1925, the College merged with New York University (NYU) 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 and memorabilia.
Quantity: 59.75 Linear Feet in 55 boxes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Call Phrase: RG.25

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Historical Note

The New York College of Dentistry was established in 1865 in a small rental space on 22nd 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 31 students and 10 faculty members. Only 9 of the original 31 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 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 Contents

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

Arrangement

General administrative documents are filed chronologically by subject. Student materials are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the student. Accreditation materials are in their original order.

The files are grouped into four series:

Series I: General Administration

Series II: Memorabilia

Series III: Student Records

Series IV: Accreditation Records

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Access Points

Subject Topics

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

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Administrative records and unpublished reports of New York University are closed for a period of 20 years from the date of their creation. Access to files spanning multiple years will be opened to researchers based on the date of the most recent materials. Board of Trustees records are closed for 35 years from the date of creation. Materials related to personnel, grievances, job and fellowship searches and applications, and all files that fall under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are permanently restricted. Additional restrictions may apply to other materials in this collection. For questions regarding specific restrictions, please contact the University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the creator are maintained by New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from New York University Archives. Please contact university-archives@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; The Records of the New York University College of Dentistry; RG 25; box number; folder number or item identifier; New York University Archives, New York University.

Separated Materials

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the University Archives by the Waldman Library of the New York University College of Dentistry in August 2000; additional materials were transferred in December of 2015. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 80-011, 94-021, 03-006, 2016-002.

Processing Information

In 2015, an addition to the collection was transferred to the archives and incorporated into the collection as Series IV. Accreditation Records based on the content of the materials and in keeping with previous arrangement and description decisions.

Film reels which were housed in boxes 11 and 12 were transferred to box 43 by John Zarrillo in March 2019. An illustration of the NYU College of Dentistry building (circa 1940s) was found in box 11. The illustration had not been described in the collection's finding aid. This item has been added the Memorabilia series and rehoused in University Archives Shared Box 010.

In 2019, some materials were rehoused by Preservation staff and sent to offsite storage.

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Container List

Series I: Administrative Records, 1851-1996. 7 Linear Feet in 13 manuscript boxes, one flat box, and one custom box.

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 Committee on the Role and Function of the Faculty
1970
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Bethune Stein Physiology Lectures
1900-1901
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Faculty, Minutes
1869-1895
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Faculty, Minutes
1869-1895
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Faculty, Meeting Minutes
1898-1915
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Faculty Minutes
1950-1953
Box: 3 Folder : 3-4 Faculty, Progress Examinations
1913-1915
Box: 4 Faculty Records, Graduates
1915-1923
Box: 5 Folder : 1-2 Faculty Records, Graduates
1924-1925
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Guest Book
1948
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Henry Dodge Record of Operations
1868
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Henry Dodge Day Book
1851-1852
Box: 8 Folder : 2 General Correspondence
1934-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Gifts/Donations
1966
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Investigation into Theft
1916
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Murray and Leone Guggenheim Foundation for Dental Research
1954
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Parent Agreement for Minors
1920-1921
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Peridontia Corresponding Group, Bulletin 1- 25
1942
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Undergraduate Preventative Dentistry Variety Show
1968-1980
Box: 7 Registration, Applications
1919-1924
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Registration, Applications
1925
Box: 9 Folder : 2-5 Report on Oral Surgery Clinic
1890-1893
Box: 10 Student Records: Expelled students, non-attending students, qualifying certificates, signature book, Student Council, certificate, NYU Journal of Dentistry article
1897-1966
Box: 11 Student record book, non-attending students
1866-1910
Box: 12 Qualifying Students
1918-1925
Box: 13
Box: 13 Trustees and Directors
1865-1914
Box: 15
Folder: 1 Faculty Group Portrait
1917
Folder: 2
Folder: 3 Faculty Group Portrait
1909
Folder: 4 Mural on the History of Anesthesia
1938
Folder: 5 Faculty Group Portrait
1923
Box: Shared University Archives 052 Folder : 6 Portrait
circa 1920s
Box: Shared University Archives 008 Folder : 8 Portrait
circa 1930s-1950s

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Series II: Memorabilia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Medallions (10)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Paperweights (3)
undated
Box: 43 Film Reel
undated
Box: 43 Film
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Plaques
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Saklad Nameplate
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Centennial Certificate
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Framed Faculty Photos (7)
undated
Box: Shared University Archives 011 Glass plates (2)
undated
Box: Shared University Archives 079 LP recordings (3): Century Club Dinner, NY Hilton
1963-10-19
Box: Shared University Archives 079 LP, 33-1/3: NYUCD Dental Violet
1970
Box: 55 Saklad Nameplate
undated
Box: 17 Dental Toolkit and Tools, "Dr. Clarence Cohen"
undated
Box: Shared University Archives 010 NYU College of Dentistry building illustration
circa 1940s
Box: 53 Dentistry Alumni Banner
undated
Box: 16 Film Reels (4): Class of 1952, class and fraternity activities
undated
Box: 44 Dental School scrapbook materials: reunion and class photographs, diplomas and diploma mock-ups, newspaper clippings
1788-1965
Box: 52 Framed dental tool
undated
Box: Shared University Archives 052 Folder : 7 Howard L. Ward Certificate of Honor - President of the College of Dentistry Alumni Assocation
1974

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Series III: Student Records, 1866-1929. 4.5 Linear Feet

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 18 College of Dentistry Admission Cards
1889-1907
Box: 19 Student Report Cards, First - Third Year Class
1913-1914
Box: 20 Student Report Cards
1914-1916
Box: 21 Student Report Cards
1926-1929
Box: 22 J.L. Blass Notebooks
1919,1929
Box: 23 Student Lecture Notes in anatomy, anesthesia, surgery, hypnosis, oral surgery, physiology,
undated
Box: 24
Box: 54 Student Record Book
1866-1906

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Series IV. Accreditation Records, 1973-2003. 16.5 Linear Feet in 16 record cartons and 1 manuscript box

Scope and Contents

This series consists of materials created through the course of a reaccreditation process that document various administrative and educational aspects of the College of Dentistry's programs. Materials include syllabi, information about the curriculum of the programs, reports outlining the programs' compliance with accreditation standards, and materials produced in preparation for accreditation site visits.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 25A Predoctoral Curriculum
1978-1989
Box: 26
Box: 27
Box: 28
Box: 40
Box: 41
Box: 28 Self-Study Reaccreditation Reports
1980, 1996, 2003
Box: 29
Box: 30
Box: 31
Box: 32
Box: 33
Box: 34
Box: 35 Standards for Accreditation
1989
Box: 36
Box: 37 Syllabi
1973-1975, 1989
Box: 38
Box: 39
Box: 40
Box: 41 Grants for Health Professions Schools
1980
Box: 41 Manual for Accreditation Site Visit
1980
Box: 42 Task Force Report
1976
Box: 47 Manuals for Accreditation
1989
Box: 48
Box: 49
Box: 50
Box: 51

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