School of Dental Medicine Records, 1868 -- 2017


Title: School of Dental Medicine Records
Dates: 1868 -- 2017
Creator: Miller, Russell E.
Call Number: UA020
Size: 10.9 Cubic Feet, 19 boxes and 5 oversize folders., 23 Volumes, 43 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection includes artifacts, brochures, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, student papers and theses, and subject files. Significant topics addressed in this collection include the history of the Tufts School of Dental Medicine, as well as the activities of its administrative officials, faculty members, and students.


This collection is organized into five series: Subject files; Minutes; Photographs and artifacts; Student theses, dissertations, papers; and Unprocessed accessions.


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine was established in 1868 as Boston Dental College. It was incorporated into Tufts College in 1899. Although founded as a school to educate students from New England, today Tufts is renowned throughout the United States and the world as a center for academic and clinical excellence. Tufts boasts over 6,900 alumni composed of individuals from all fifty states and thirty-nine countries. The majority of the alumni outside of the USA have completed an Advanced Education Certificate program. Students receive a comprehensive education emphasizing the importance of didactic coursework, clinical experience, and practice management that prepares them to enter the work force as confident, proficient clinicians.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is partially processed.

Custodial History

Originally the collection contained material gathered by Russell Miller in preparation for writing his two volume history of Tufts, Light on the Hill. It includes subject files from or about the Dental School, Senior Dental Essays (Peridontia Papers) and Junior Dental Essays (Operative Dental Essays). This material was arranged by subject and no attempt has been made to recreate original order. Material relating to administering the collection was removed to the documentation files of the collection in the archives.

New additions were made recently.

Series Description

  1. Subject files, 1868 -- 1994

    This series contains reports, correspondence, brochures, and other materials related to the School of Dental Medicine.

  2. Minutes, 1878 -- 1959

    This series contains three bound volumes of meeting minutes from the Board of Trustees of the Boston Dental College, the Faculty of the Tufts Dental School, and the Faculty of the Tufts Dental School Administrative Committee.

  3. Photographs and artifacts, 1910 -- 1995

    This series contains photographs and artifacts related to the School of Dental Medicine.

  4. Student theses, dissertations, papers, 1930 -- 1963

    This series contains student theses, dissertations, and papers.

  5. Unprocessed accessions

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