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Creator: Boston School of Dental Nursing.
Title:Boston School of Dental Nursing records
Dates:1940-1952
Call Number:M50
Location:68/4
Volume:0.17 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Note:The collection documents the initial organization of the Boston School of Dental Nursing as a legal entity. It includes annual meeting minutes, which give a synopsis of school events and administrative decisions. The collection does not contain information about the instructors or class offerings in the Boston School of Dental Nursing or Boston School of Mechanical Dentistry.
Historical Note:The Boston School of Dental Nursing was incorporated in 1940 as a non-profit organization. The Boston School of Dental Nursing offered women a one-year program in dental nursing that combined classroom education with on-the-job training at the Boston State Hospital and other local facilities. Day and evening instruction were available. The first class graduated 45 women, and enrollment remained small, but steady, throughout the 1940s and 1950s. The board also operated the Boston School of Mechanical Dentistry. The all-male Boston School of Mechanical Dentistry enrolled fewer students than The Boston School of Dental Nursing until the mid-1940s, when a government sponsored veterans training program made post-secondary education possible for returning GIs. The Boston School of Mechanical Dentistry also offered both day and evening classes.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Boston School of Dental Nursing
  • Boston School of Mechanical Dentistry


Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Amy Bosworth, April 2000