Historical collection

Abstract: 

Miscellaneous records, including correspondence and printed material, documenting the history of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (founded 1916) and its predecessor institutions, including the College of Dental and Oral Surgery of New York (1892-1923).

The largest part of the collection appears to have come from the records of Dr. Henry Gillett, a long-time professor of dentistry. Dating from 1916 to 1927 and including letters received and carbons of his responses, the correspondence covers both his work for the dental school as well as his tenure as Dean of the New York Postgraduate School of Dentistry (founded in 1916 but affiliated with Columbia from 1917). There are also records relating to the 1935 shooting deaths of two faculty members by a crazed handyman; records of orthodontics instruction; and a variety of secondary historical material for both CDM and the College of Dental and Oral Surgery of New York.
Henry S. Dunning, William B. Dunning, William J. Gies, Houghton Holliday, Alfred Owre, Frank T. Van Woert, and Leuman Waugh are among the correspondents

Creator: 

Columbia University. College of Dental Medicine

Date [inclusive]: 

1892-1989 (bulk 1916-1936)

Physical Description: 

.35 cubic feet (1 box)

Collection: 

Cite as: 

Columbia University. College of Dental Medicine Historical Collection