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Creator: Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists.
Title:Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists records
Dates:1962-1992
Call Number:A79
Location:31/2
Volume:0.35 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:The Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists records include agreements between Northeastern University and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists; correspondence and memoranda related to administrative arrangements, financial agreements, program requirements, and tuition/fees; meeting minutes of the Forsyth-Northeastern Administrative Committee; newsletters; brochures and course catalogs; and commencement materials. Additional materials in the collection are from the Forsyth Dental Center and the Northeastern-Tufts Dental Assistant Program.
Historical Abstract:The Forsyth family of Roxbury, Massachusetts, founded the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children in 1910. Recognizing that oral hygiene was a key factor in controlling dental disease, the family established The Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in 1916. In 1948, the school entered into an affiliation with Tufts University. In 1962, it became affiliated with Northeastern University, and in September 1963, the first class was admitted. The Northeastern-Forsyth partnership offered dental hygiene students a two-year certificate or a four-year bachelor's program through Northeastern's Bouvé College of Health Sciences. In 2002, the school was acquired by the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children

  • Children -- Dental care -- Massachusetts
  • Dental auxiliary personnel -- Training of -- Massachusetts
  • Dental hygiene -- History
  • Dental hygienists -- Training of -- Massachusetts

Restrictions:The collection is partially restricted; for further information, consult the University Archivist.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Linda Carroll, May 2004