Brief Overview of Collection, MC72


Name Samuel V. McCall Dental Student Lecture Notes
Dates 1929-1932
Extent .75 cubic foot
Historical Note

Samuel V. McCall was born in 1908, the third and youngest child of Samuel J. McCall and Cora T. Ellis McCall.  By 1930 he was living with his parents and two older siblings in the City of Tuscaloosa.  McCall graduated from Atlanta-Southern Dental College in 1932. Atlanta-Southern Dental College was created from the merger of Atlanta Dental College and Southern Dental College in 1918.  In 1944, the college was incorporated into Emory University as the Emory School of Dentistry.  By 1938, Dr. McCall had returned to Tuscaloosa and established a general practice dental office; he practiced there until the 1970s.  He appears to have died in Tuscaloosa in 1978.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes lectures, diagrams, personal annotations, and illustrations from dental school classes.

Arrangement Alphabetically arranged by academic subject.  The collection consists of lecture notes on various subjects involving the field of dentistry.  Many lectures discuss the history of dentistry and medicine. Diagrams accompany some of the lectures. Interestingly, there are intermittent commentaries, cartoon illustrations and poems throughout the lectures that add wit and character. For instance, folder 1.65 includes a comedic poem entitled “At the Bacteriological Ball.”
Accession Number M1999-12
Provenance The entire collection of lecture notes was donated to the UAB Archives in October 1999 by a dentist living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who had purchased the notebook in 1998 at the estate sale of Mrs. McCall, University Circle, Tuscaloosa
Copyright The UAB Archives maintains its proprietary rights to all material in this collection; the current holder of the copyrights to these materials is unknown..
Fnding Aid Printed descriptive guide by Michelle Devins available in repository.
Access Points

Atlanta Southern Dental College (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dental schools  z  Georgia  z  Atlanta.
Dentistry  x  Study and teaching.
McCall, Samuel V.,  d  1908-1978.

Document Types

Lecture notes.

Location Manuscript Stacks
Related Series

n/a

Physical Condition Acid free folders and an acid free box

This page created 2011

Copyright:  The University of Alabama Board of Trustees.