Guide to the Third District (ALDA) Dental Society Records

Record Group 093

Date Span:  1957 - 1997

Extent: 1.33 c.f.

Organizational Sketch: Incorporated in 1965, the Third District Dental Society is a nonprofit corporation whose mission includes promoting the dental profession, providing continuing education to its members, and representing the interest of its membership.  Part of the Alabama Chapter of the American Dental Association, the Third District Dental Society is one of nine districts.  The Third District Dental Society represents Houston, Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Pike Counties. Officers for the Third District Dental Society include: President, President Elect, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer with their organizational year beginning June first and ending May thirty-first. Membership dues are paid annually to the American Dental Association National Headquarters, who in turn pay the Alabama Dental Association.  Each district is self-supporting.  Meetings for the Third District occur five times per year and provide continuing education for its membership through a program of speakers.

Scope Content: Contains organizational documents from the Third District Dental Society.  Records include incorporation document, constitution and by-laws, minutes, membership and dues records, meeting handouts and  correspondence.  Financial records include: bank statements, receipts, and bills from the Third District Dental Society.  This collection also contains by-laws, annual reports, and publications from the Alabama Dental Society and the American Dental Society.

Organization:   Organized into 5 series: 

1. Governing Documents, 1963, 1993;

2. Meeting Minutes, 1957-1996; 

3. Officer Records, 1966-1997 [include correspondence, membership rosters, meeting attendance rosters bills, receipts, and bank statement, and Reference materials];  this series arranged chronologically by the Society's organizational year (June 1 - May 31), then type of record.

4.  Alabama Dental Association Records and Publications, 1970-1992; 

5.  American Dental Association Records, 1977-1981.

Provenance: Donated by the Third District Dental Society of the Alabama Dental Assn. by resolution of its Board of Directors.  Contact with The Wiregrass Archives made by Dr. Nancy Hein.  Dr. Hein delivered the accession on afternoon of 11-21-08.

Processing Notes:  No obvious original order, so The Wiregrass Archives staff imposed series organization and internal arrangement.

Access/Use Restrictions : Open per gift agreement, 7-22-2009

Preferred Citation:  Third District (ALDA) Dental Society Records, RG 093, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Date processed:   July 2009

Processed By:  B. Strickland

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Photo, New Brockton (AL) High School, 1937

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Ruth Stewart, Student Nurse Notebook, Frasier-Ellis Hospital, Dothan AL, 1940 - 1941

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News clips and Images, Student-Ellis Hospital, Dothan, AL, 1940 - 1941

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Ruth Stewart, Graduation Announcement, Diploma, Licenses, Frasier-Ellis Hospital, Dothan, AL, 1941 - 1942

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Photos, Frasier-Ellis Employees, ca. 1940 - 1941

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News clips and Programs (1983), re: Student and Employee Reunions, Frasier-Ellis Hospital, Dothan, AL, 1983 - 1985

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News clips, re: Frasier-Ellis Hospital, Dothan, AL, 1984 - 1986

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Dothan Eagle news story re: Flowers Hospital, November 11, 1985

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Photo and caption, Supreme Ice Cream storefront, n.d.

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Photo and cardboard frame, Crumpler Family (Ruth Stewart maternal grandmother), ca. 1917

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Photos, Ruth Stewart as a toddler (ca. 1918), Stewart's parents' 50th wedding anniversary family photo (1966)

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Letter and Photo, Frasier-Ellis Hospital, Dothan AL, Nurses' Reunion, 1986

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Class Autograph Book, New Brockton (AL) High School, 1937, 1941

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Ruth Stewart, Memo book of poetry / partial diary, with loose writings, ca. 1937 - 1942