Guide to the Northwestern University Dental School Deceased Alumni Records

Collection Title: Northwestern University Dental School Deceased Alumni Records
Dates: ca. 1892-1947
Identification: 13/3
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Dental School
Extent: 3 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Northwestern University Dental School Deceased Alumni Records consist of three card-file boxes of 3” x 5” index cards containing information about alumni/alumnae of the Dental School. The records span the years 1892 to 1947 and consist of file cards. Graduates include dental hygienists as well as dentists. Information on each card is generally sparse, limited in most cases to graduation year, address at graduation, last known address, date of death, and source of information.
Acquisition Information: The Northwestern University Dental School Alumni Records were separated from Accession Number 03-119, which transferred to the University Archives from Megumi Sakaie of the Alumni Records Office on August 4, 2003.
Processing Information: Janet C. Olson; August 2003.
Separated Materials: None.
Conditions Governing Access: Permission to use the Northwestern University Dental School Alumni Records must be requested from the University Archivist.
Related Materials: These records supplement other resources for information on Northwestern University Dental School students and alumni, including Series 51/4, Dental School Alumni Biographical files, 1879-1925; Series 13/1, student records, 1901-1980; and Series 13/2, transcripts, 1930-1988.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

For a history of Northwestern University's Dental School, see Clifton O. Dummett and Lois Doyle Dummett, Culture and Education in Dentistry at Northwestern University, 1891-1993 (Chicago: Northwestern University Dental School, 1993). The Dental School closed in 2001.

Scope and Content

The Northwestern University Dental School Deceased Alumni Records consist of three card-file boxes of 3” x 5” index cards containing information about alumni/alumnae of the Dental School. The records span the years 1892 to 1947 and consist of file cards, organized alphabetically by the surname of the alumnus/alumna. Graduates include dental hygienists as well as dentists. Information on each card is generally sparse, limited in most cases to graduation year, address at graduation, last known address, date of death, and source of information.

In many cases there are two index cards for a graduate—one with the graduation information and one with the death information. For some of the students who graduated in the 1890s, the card may read “American College of Dental Surgery, N.U.D.S. diploma,” reflecting the merger of the ACDS (founded 1885) and the Northwestern University Dental School in 1895/1896.

Arrangement of Materials

Cardfiles are organized alphabetically by the surname of the alumnus/alumna.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Dental School--Alumni and alumnae