By LAC Group
Title: Louisiana State Dental Society records, 1942-1948
ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 626
Primary Creator: Louisiana State Dental Society.
Extent: 9.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: correspondence (1942-1948), reports (1942-1948), and records (1942-1948). The collection consists of 9 boxes.
Date Acquired: 03/09/1969
Subjects: American Dental Association., Dentistry, State., Fourth War Loan Drive., Louisiana State Dental Society., United States. Armed forces.
Forms of Material: Application forms., Correspondence., Financial records., Membership lists., Reports.
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collection consists primarily of correspondence of the Louisiana State Dental Society, a professional organization within the twelfth district of the American Dental Association. The Louisiana State Dental Society is comprised of eight districts located throughout the state. The collection includes lists of members who have paid their Louisiana State Dental Society and American Dental Association dues, acceptance and rejection letters of those appointed to various committees of the Louisiana State Dental Society, and letters welcoming dentists in the armed services back to civilian life and offering them assistance and any needed rehabilitation. Primary correspondents include officers of the Louisiana State Dental Society, including Julian S. Bernhard, Secretary; Louis A. Legett and Oscar J. Ory, Treasurers; Wallace M. Necaud President; and Colin A. McHardy, President-Elect. Included is the correspondence of the 8th District Dental Society reflecting the Society's opposition to the Wagner-Murray Bill (Senate Bill Number 1161), which proposed the socialization of several branches of the medical profession, including dentistry. The collection also documents the Society's commitment to the war effort as manifested by a letter from the Chairman of the American Dental Association asking Presidents and Secretaries of the State Dental Societies to adopt intensive programs to further the Fourth War Loan Drive, specifically, soliciting their fellow members to purchase War Bonds in 1944. The collection contains reports ranging from individual reports concerning the status of various districts to resolutions, reports, and duties of several state committees. There are also bills and receipts, financial aid applications, materials relating to annual meetings, and membership lists including applications for membership, lists of dentists belonging to the Society, various committees or those in military service.
Louisiana State Dental Society is a fraternal organization within the twelfth district of the American Dental Association. It is comprised of eight districts located throughout the state. The Society opposed the Wagner-Murray Bill (Senate Bill Number 1161), which proposed the socialization of several branches of the medical profession, including dentistry. It was also committed to the war effort during World War II, soliciting members to purchase war bonds. In addition, the Society, welcomed back dentists in the armed services to civilian life, offering them assistance and any needed rehabilitation.
Louisiana Research Collection
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Dr. John Duffy.
Louisiana State Dental Society records, Manuscripts Collection 626, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Collection processed in 1980 by Jeannine A. Eckholdt.
Finding Aid Revision History:
Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.
OCLC Number: 747046831
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
[Box 1: Correspondence, 1942-1943],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1944
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1945
[Box 4: Correspondence, 1946
[Box 5: Correspondence, 1946-1947
[Box 6: Correspondence, 1947
[Box 7: Correspondence, 1948
[Box 8: Reports, 1942-1948
[Box 9: Records, 1942-1948
- Box 1: Correspondence, 1942-1943