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Western District Dental Hygienists Society Collection (MC 44)

Organizational History

The Dental Hygienist Society of Columbus was organized in May of 1969. At a luncheon at the Martinique Hotel in Columbus, Georgia on May 25, 1969, Mrs. Ennis Walter of Richland, Georgia was installed as president of the new organization. The Dental Hygienist Society of Georgia presented Mrs. Walter with a Charter, formally incorporating the local chapter into the state organization. Other officers were then installed.

The goals of the society were to unite all those in the profession of Dental Hygiene and to educate the public. In October of 1974 the Dental Hygienist' Society of Georgia became a component of the American Dental Hygienist's Association.

Scope and Content

The collection includes the history and photos from the early organization, scrapbooks and awards. There are minutes from meetings, annual reports, financial statements, annual reports, membership rosters, newsletters, and journals from the executive and local boards. There are also miscellaneous educational and historical materials.

1969-1988 1 box (1 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Western District Dental Hygienists Society Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Western District Dental Hygiene Society Collection (MC 44)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Donated by Mrs. Norman (Betty) Loftin in 1990.

Box and Contents List

Box 1

Miscellaneous Head Start Minutes, 1969-1970

48th annual Session, October 15-17, 1976

WDDHS Annual Meeting, May 15, 1977

Annual Reports of Committees, 1976-1977

Annual Session Registration Committee, 1977

GDHA Annual Session, 1977

WDDHS, Annual Reports (to President), 1978-1979

HDDS, Annual Reports (to President), 1979-1980

Extra copies of GDHA Bylaws

Extra copies of citation, National Child D.H.H. and awards for outstanding service, 1975-1977

Legislative and ethics reports from ADHA, 1977

ADHA Legislative bulletin, 1978-1979

Executive Board Meetings-Minutes, June 1976-May 1977

Board Meetings GDHA, 1976-178

GDHA Executive Board Minutes, 1978-1979

Minutes of state Board Meetings, 1979-1980

Policy and Procedures Manual GDHA

Correspondence received and written, 1974-May, 1976

Correspondence, Joy Rutland's Presidency, 1976-1977

Correspondence, local WDDHS, 1977-1978

Correspondence, ADHA, 1977

Correspondence, GDHA, 1977-1978

Minutes, Regular Meetings, September 1, 1976-1977

Minutes, October, 1974-April, 1976

Minutes, Board Meetings, HDDHS, 1977-1978

WDDHS Meetings, Minutes, 1977-1978

WDDHS Minutes (Pres.), Board and Monthly, 1978-1979

Minutes of board Meetings, WDDHS, 1979-1980

Roster, 1976

Members, WDDHS, 1978-1979

Memos, GDHA, 1978-1979

Memos, ADHA, 1978-1979

Memos of WDDHS, 1979-1980

GDHA Nominating Committee, 1977

WDDHA, Officers and Committees, 1977-1978

WDDHS, Treasurer's Reports of Acc. At Board Meetings, 1979-1980

WDDHS, Membership Roster, Minutes, Misc, 1984-1985

Children's Dental Health Week Information

Model Employment Agreement

Professional Vitae Form

Special Continuing Education Committee—GDHA

ADHA Membership Forms

Box 2

Medical College of Georgia, 1969-1970

O.D.C., 1970-1971

Columbus College – Oral Hygiene, 1971

A.D.A. Hygiene Society (component)

Essays and Notes

WDDHS, Bank Statements, 1978-1980

ADHA (Georgia Western District), Membership and dues rolls

American Dental Hygienists' Association, membership and dues rolls, 1977-1979

WDDHS, Officers and Membership lists, 1978-1979

WDDHS, Misc. Records, 1973-1980

WDDHS, Misc. Records