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College of Dentistry Photographs Collection

Identifier: RG30.0001.025

Scope and Contents

The College of Dentistry Photographs Collection consists of individual portrait images of the College's graduates, arranged by year of graduation and, within each year, alphabetically by name of individual. Graduating class years represented in this collection are from 1883 to 1967. The photographs were originally mounted on large cardboard backing as composite images, with each composite grouping representing the members of a given graduating class. With the exception of the years 1893, 1894 and 1899, the photographs were separated from the cardboard backing by University Libraries conservation staff and placed in individual sleeves after undergoing digitization. Because of their unique artistic characteristics, the three composite boards for the above-noted years have been preserved intact and are housed at the University Archives.The online version of this collection is at


  • 1883-1967


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


10.25 linear feet

Method of Acquisition

The College of Dentistry Photographs Collection was transferred from the College of Dentistry to the University Archives in February 2007. They were originally mounted on poster board but were removed for preservation and digitization purposes. Guide posted to the Internet in May 2009.

Related Materials

Historical Sketch of Dentistry at Iowa. Iowa Alumnus 13, no. 8 (May 1916): 5-7, illus.

University of Iowa. College of Dentistry. A Proud Heritage, 1882-1982, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Iowa City, 1982. 44 pp., illus., bibliog.

Weidenbach, Amelia Rose. "History of the University of Iowa: The College of Dentistry." M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1944.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242