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Philadelphia Dental College Collection


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center [Contact Us]3401 Market Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

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The Philadelphia Dental College was founded in 1863 as the second oldest school of dentistry in the United States. In 1878 the College opened the Garretson Hospital for Oral Surgery, which was the first hospital to specialize in oral and maxillofacial Surgery. The campus for the Philadelphia Dental College was located at Eighteenth and Buttonwood Streets. In 1877 a committee from the University of Pennsylvania (which decided to establish a dental department of its own) approached the faculty of the Philadelphia Dental College to propose a merger. The faculty officially declined the offer. The Philadelphia Dental College continued as an independent school until its merger with Temple University in 1907. The Philadelphia Dental College retained its name until 1913, when it was renamed the Temple University School of Dentistry. Today it is the Kornberg School of Dentistry.

The Philadelphia Dental College Collection consists primarily of an incomplete run of published announcement from the school between 1869 and 1906. In addition, included are a photograph of a graduate, and a commencement invitation.

The Philadelphia Dental College Collection is arranged chronologically by publication year.

The Philadelphia Dental College Collection was transferred to the University Archives from the School of Dental Medicine Library (Accession Number 2015:018, May 2015).

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
Joseph - James Ahern
Finding Aid Date
July 2015
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Seventh Annual Announcement Session of 1869-70, 1869.
Box 1 Folder 1
Eighth Annual Announcement Session 1870-71, 1870.
Box 1 Folder 2
Tenth Annual Announcement Session 1872-73, 1872.
Box 1 Folder 3
Fourteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1876-77, 1876.
Box 1 Folder 4
Fifteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1877-78, 1877.
Box 1 Folder 5
Sixteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1878-79, 1878.
Box 1 Folder 6
Seventeenth Annual Announcement Session of 1879-80, 1879.
Box 1 Folder 7
Eighteenth Annual Announcement Session 1880-81, 1880.
Box 1 Folder 8
Nineteenth Annual Announcement Session of 1881-1882, 1881.
Box 1 Folder 9
Twentieth Annual Announcement Session 1882-83, 1882.
Box 1 Folder 10
Twenty-First Annual Announcement Session 1883-84, 1883.
Box 1 Folder 11
Twenty-Second Annual Announcement Session 1884-85, 1884.
Box 1 Folder 12
General Announcement, 1888-89, 1888.
Box 1 Folder 13
General Announcement, 1889-90, 1889.
Box 1 Folder 14
General Announcement, 1893-94, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 15
General Announcement, 1894-95, 1894.
Box 1 Folder 16
General Announcement, 1895-96, 1895.
Box 1 Folder 17
Fortieth Annual Session 1902-1903, 1902.
Box 1 Folder 18
Forty-First Annual Session 1903-1904, 1903.
Box 1 Folder 19
Forty-Second Annual Session 1904-1905, 1904.
Box 1 Folder 20
Forty-Third Annual Session 1905-1906, 1905.
Box 1 Folder 21
Forty-fourth Annual Session 1906-1907, 1906.
Box 1 Folder 22
Callahan, John R., Jr (1853-1918) Class of 1877, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 23
Commencement Invitation, 1877.
Box 1 Folder 24

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