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Historical Collections

The archive collection contains historical materials and photographs pertaining to the history of Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the profession of dentistry in Rochester, New York.

Contents of the Archive Collection are available from the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section of Miner Library.  Rare books, manuscript collections, historical photographs, etc. may be used under supervision during departmental hours.

The Eastman Dental Center collection has been processed in accordance with SAA standards and has an inventory. It includes a biographical introduction, an outline of the collection's organization, and a container list describing the collection at the folder level.

Eastman Dental Archives Digital Exhibits Dentists working on patients at Rochester Dental Dispensary

Search for Historical Images and Documents available in UR Research

Group photo of Rochester Dental Dispensary staff

Contents of the Eastman Dental Center collection:

  • Board minutes 1915 - present
  • Annual reports 1921 - present
  • European Dental Clinics
  • School for Dental Hygienists
  • Rochester Dental Dispensary
  • Dental history in Rochester and surrounding areas
  • Construction of the Elmwood Avenue building
  • Biographical: board members, directors and faculty
  • Eastman Dental departments
  • URMC/Eastman Dental merger
  • Press releases 1976 - present
  • Dentistry publications
  • Dentistry events
  • Dentistry newsletters
  • Newspaper clipping file - 1900's - present
  • Bibby Library Gazette - 1976-2005 (print)