ADA Archives and history | American Dental Association

ADA Archives

The ADA Archives preserves, identifies, organizes, and provides access to the organization’s historical records and publications in addition to maintaining a reference collection on the history of dentistry.
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Dental History

Check out the comprehensive history of dentistry and the American Dental Association.

ADA Archives houses:

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  • Council meeting records such as minutes, agendas, manuals, lists of significant or major actions
  • Photographs/slides of ADA events, members, and staff
  • ADA sponsored dental conference proceedings, programs, and more
  • Programs, proceedings of ADA affairs/events
  • Final reports of projects, programs, studies, surveys, etc.
  • Objects/artifacts of historical interest connected to the ADA, people, places, or events
  • Speeches and papers of ADA officers
  • Biographical information on dentists, dental professionals, and ADA officers
  • ADA agency published advertisements, brochures, directories, guides, reports, etc.