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H MS c503

American Dental Association. Department of Library Services. Records, 1885-2011 (inclusive), 1925-2011 (bulk): Finding Aid.

Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: H MS c503
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Creator: American Dental Association. Department of Library Services
Title: American Dental Association Department of Library Services records
Date(s): 1925-2011 (bulk)
Date(s): 1885-2011 (inclusive)
Quantity: 54.3 cubic feet (53 records center cartons, 1 letter size document box, 1 legal size document box, and 1 oversize flat storage box)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The American Dental Association Department of Library Services records were gifted to the Center for the History of Medicine by the American Dental Association in 2016 (Accession #2017-116).

Processing Information:

Collection was rehoused and inventoried by Jill Chancellor.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to Public Services. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from Public Services are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

Preferred Citation:

American Dental Association Department of Library Services records, 1885-2011 (inclusive), 1925-2011 (bulk). H MS c503. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Administrative history

The American Dental Association Department of Library Services (formerly the Bureau of Library Services) provides information resources to members of the American Dental Association.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series reflecting the original order as received from the donor: Series I. Vertical files, and Series II. Manufacturing and supply catalogs. Files within each series are arranged alphebetically.

Content Description

Collection consists of vertical files collected and maintained by the American Dental Association Department of Library Services which contain membership directories, bylaws, and annual event programs from various national and regional dental associations in the United States and globally; informational and educational pamphlets on topics such as fluoride use, dental health education, preventative dentistry, dental public health policy, community health dental programs, general dental hygiene, the dental impacts of particular health issues such as anorexia and cancer, school dental programs, nutrition, orthodontic care, and managing dental pain among other topics; and dental manufacturer and supply company marketing literature and catalogs.

Collection Inventory

A box and folder list for the collection is available as a separate document (spreadsheet/xls). Click to download: Inventory-HMSc503.xls

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Dentistry
Dentists
Dentists -- Societies, etc.
Dental health education
Dental schools
Dental libraries
American Dental Association. Department of Library Services

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