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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915
Title:G.V. Black Manuscripts, Correspondence and Photographs in the Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Date: 1867-1915
Quantity: 7 boxes (2 linear feet)
Forms of Material: Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs (black and white), other ephemera
Repository: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Health Sciences Library
Abstract: The Collection includes: manuscripts on general subjects; correspondence between G.V. Black and Dr. Frederick S. McKay on mottled teeth; photographs; correspondence and other ephemera pertaining to the 1893 World Dental Congress held in conjunction with the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.
Location: Special Collections

Index

Persons

Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915
McKay, Frederick S. Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
World Dental Congress (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

Places
Colorado
Jacksonville (Ill.)

Subjects
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Fluorosis, Dental--epidemiology
Tooth Abnormalities
Zoology

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Greene Vardiman Black (1836-1915), the acknowledged father of modern dentistry, was born in Winchester, Illinois. His work and contributions to dentistry were all based in Illinois. His career included dental practices in Winchester and Jacksonville, Illinois. Dr. Black taught at several dental schools in the area, and served as the second dean of the Northwestern University Dental School, which became know as the largest and most outstanding institution of its kind under his administration.

Dr. Black contributed to the advancement of dental science by standardizing operative procedures and providing uniformity in the manufacture of amalgam, cavity preparation and dental terminology. His development of dental amalgams, over 150 years ago, set the standards for formulae, clinical use and techniques. He provided the first dental identification and categorization of dental procedures to restore diseased or injured teeth. Among his dental inventions were the foot-powered drill engine and the gnathodynamometer for measuring bite force.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Northwestern University G.V. Black collection contains 43 manuscripts, 100 letters and several photographs covering the period between 1867 and 1915. Some of the more important items in the collection are: correspondence between Dr. Black and Dr. Frederick S. McKay from the turn of the century that focus on mottled enamel of teeth and early hypotheses on water and fluoridation; correspondence, program announcements and other ephemera from the World Dental Congress held in conjunction with the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893; a manuscript on zoo chemistry.

The collection is organized into 4 series.

  • Series I. Manuscripts on general subjects, 1867-1900 (Boxes 1-3)
  • Series II. Correspondence between G.V. Black and F.S. McKay on mottled enamel of teeth, 1907-1915 (Box 4)
  • Series III. Correspondence, photographs, other documents and memorabilia related to the World's Columbian Dental Congress, 1893 (Box 5)
  • Series IV. Photographs (Box 6)

Series I. Manuscripts on general subjects, 1867-1900. 3 boxes.

These manuscripts are kept in Boxes 1-3. See descriptions of individual manuscripts below for location of the manuscript. The descriptions are arranged alphabetically by the title of the manuscript.

Antiseptics. (1889) 46 p.
Published in Dental review.
Accession No.: 615.778-2 (3)
Digital Images
Subjects
Anti-Infective Agents, Local

Balance of reason. (1885) 20 p.
Title on manuscript: Ballance of reason.
Given as a toast at a joint meeting of the four Jacksonville, Ill. clubs (Literary Union, Sorosis, Club, and Round Table) on February 13, 1885. Includes membership rosters.
Accession No.: 600-15 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Sorosis (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Club (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Round Table (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Thinking
Problem Solving

The basis of morality. (1880) 6 p.
Read before the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Ill.
Accession No.: 600-5 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Morals

Calender log of cruise of the Microbe, July-August 1891. (1891) 7 p.
By the Crew, G.V. Black and W.N. Filson.
Accession No.: unknown (Box 2)
Digital Images
Persons
Filson, W. N.
Subjects
Sailboats
Microbe (Sailboat)
Recreation

City water works of Jacksonville, Illinois. (1884) 29 p.
Presented to the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Ill., 1884.
Accession No.: 614-1 (Box 3)
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Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Places
Jacksonville (Ill.)
Subjects
Water Supply

A Contribution to the theory of sight. (1882) 20 p.
Translated from the German, additional remarks added by Dr. Black.
Accession No.: D612-33 (Box 3)
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Subjects
Vision

The development of the arts. (1879) 75 p.
Presented to the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Ill.
Accession No.: 600-4 (Box 1)
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Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Art

Drawings on the Cicada, the seventeen year locust. (1876) 8 p.
Pencil drawings presented to the Jacksonville, Illinois Microscopical Society.
Accession No.: 590-2 (Box 1)
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Organizations
Microscopical Society (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Hemiptera
Periodical cicada

The early diagnosis of disease of the kidneys, especially Bright's disease. (1883) 16 p.
Accession No.: 616-5 (Box 3)
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Subjects
Kidney Diseases--diagnosis
Glomerulonephritis--diagnosis

The earth worm. (1875) 73 p
Accession No.: 590-1 (Box 1)
Digital Images
Subjects
Oligochaeta

Experiences with anesthetic spray producers in mouth operations. (1867) 15 p.
Read before the Morgan County Medical Society.
Accession No.: 615.781-1 (Box 3)
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Organizations
Morgan County Medical Society (Ill.)
Subjects
Anesthetics
Surgery, Oral

A few words about salicylic acid. (1882) 6 p.
Translation of an article that appeared in the Vierteljahrsschrift fur Zahnheilkunde.
Accession No.: unknown (Box 2)
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Subjects
Salicyclic Acid

From Quebec to the Saguenay River and Chicontimi. (1887) 52 p.
Accession No.: 600-18 (Box 2)
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Places
Quebec (Province)
Chicontimi (Quebec)
Subjects
Travel
Saguenay River (Quebec)

The histopathology of scarlet fever. (1878) 69 p.
Read before the Morgan County Medical Society.
Accession No.: 616-2 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Organizations
Morgan County Medical Society (Ill.)
Subjects
Scarlet Fever

How to rest, or modes of recreation. (1891) 14 p.
Presented to the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Ill., 1884.
Accession No.: 600-21 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Rest
Recreation

Industrial picture. (1885) 23 p.
Presented to the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Ill.
Accession No.: 600-12 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Industry

Inflammation. (1882) 31 p.
Read before the Morgan County Medical Society.
Accession No.: 616-3 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Organizations
Morgan County Medical Society (Ill.)
Subjects
Inflammation

Influence of the middle man in the formation of social castes in the United States. (1886) 6 p.
Presented to the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Ill.
Accession No.: 600-14 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Places
United States
Subjects
Social stratification
Social Class
Middle Class

Lee County Texas fossil woods. (1881) 6 p.; 12 drawings
Multigraph reproductions of fossil woods from Lee County, Texas. A camera lucida was used to draw the images.
Accession No.: 600-7 (Box 1)
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Places
Lee County (Tex.)
Subjects
Fossils
Wood

Man, a representative of the universe. (1885) 36 p.
Read before the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Accession No.: 575-1 (Box 1)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Hominidae
Human Activities

The man eater, a story. (1887) 9 p.
Accession No.: 600-19 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Subjects
Dreams

Manual training as an element in education. (1886) 40 p.
Presented before the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Accession No.: 600-16 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Vocational Education
Education

The mechanic arts of 1776 and 1876. (1876) 10 p.
A toast to the Literary Union.
Accession No.:
600-1 (Box 1)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Technology--history

New Orleans. (1889) 21 p.
Accession No.: 600-23 (Box 3)
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Places
New Orleans (La.)

Oil of cassia. (1881) 11 p.
History of the use of oil of cassia followed by 4 case reports.
Published in Dental review.
Accession No.: 615.778 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Subjects
Cassia

Originality. (1878) 16 p.
An extract from Wilhelm Jordan's epic letter. Translated from the German with Dr. Black's reflections. Presented to the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Ill.
Accession No.: 600-2 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Persons
Jordan, Wilhelm, 1819-1904
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Originality
Creativeness

Our police system. (1890) 11 p.
Presented before the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Accession No.: unknown (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Police

Out sailing. (1886) 46 p.; 3 drawings
Includes drawings of the Microbe, designed by Dr. Black.
Accession No.: 600-17(Box 2)
Digital Images
Subjects
Sailing
Microbe (Sailboat)
Recreation

Practical relations of observation and thought. (1883) 8 p.
Presented before the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Accession No.: 600-10 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Observation
Science--methods

Progress of civilization. (1882) 34 p.
Presented before the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Accession No.: 600-8 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Civilization

Pus formation. (1887) 45 p.
Recent theories of the formation of pus, considered with reference to dental operations.
Accession No.: 616-6 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Subjects
Suppuration
Abcess
Oral Surgical Procedures

Report of a post mortem examination in case of Wm. Patterson. (1883) 5 p.
Gastric ulcer with pathological specimen.
Read before the Morgan County Medical Society.
Accession No.: 616-4 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Persons
Patterson, William, d. 1883
Organizations
Morgan County Medical Society (Ill.)
Subjects
Autopsy
Peptic Ulcer--pathology

Salicylic acid as an antispetic. (1881) 59 p.
Translation from the German of an article by H. Humm that originally appeared in the Vierteljahrsschrift fur Zahnheilkunde.
Accession No.: 615.778-1 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Persons
Humm, H.
Subjects
Salicylic Acid
Anti-Infective Agents, Local

Sam Marsden's race for life. (1885) 22 p.
An Indian story of the pioneer days on the Illinois prairies.
Accession No.: 600-13 (Box 2)
Digital Images Images
Subjects
Marsden, Sam (Fictitious character)
Illinois--history

Some experiments with acids. (1885) 24 p.
The quality of the orginal manuscript is very poor and in some places illegible. No digital images were created for this manuscript.
Accession No.: 540-3 (Box 1)
Subjects
Acids

Students I have known. (ca. 1900) 45 p.
Frazzels of the moral sense -- Incentive and initiative -- A group of four -- 12th inch lense incident -- Elbert -- Hit -- F --John -- Russell.
Accession No.: unknown (Box 2)
Digital Images Images
Subjects
Students, Dental

Studies of saprophitic moulds. (1892) 55 p.
Accession No.: D6a-95 (Box 3)
Digital Images Images
Subjects
Molds (Fungi)
Food Chain
Fungi

Typhoid fever. (1875) 49 p.
Read before the Morgan County Medical Society.
Accession No.: 616-1 (Box 3)
Digital Images Images
Organizations
Morgan County Medical Society (Ill.)
Subjects
Typhoid Fever

The Walk under the lindens. (1878) 29 p.
Translated from the German. Original author, Friedrich Schiller.
Accession No.: 600-3 (Box 3)
Digital Images
Persons
Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805
Subjects
Lindens
Trees

Waste products of thought. 1884 12 p.
An inaugural address before the Literary Union of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Accession No.: 600-11 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Literary Union (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Thinking

What is solution, letter to Dr. George H. Cushing replying to a question. (1883) 10 p.
Accession No.: 540-2 (Box 1)
Digital Images
Persons
Cushing, George H.
Subjects
Solutions

Wind and storm. (1882) 97 p.
First, second and third lectures presented before the Jacksonville, Illinois Y.M.C.A.
Accession No.: 600-9 (Box 2)
Digital Images
Organizations
Young Men's Christian Association (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Subjects
Weather
Wind
Rain

Zoo chemistry. (1867) 148 p.
This was used for his lectures when he conducted a class in chemistry.
Accession No.: 540-1 (Box 1)
Digital Images
Subjects
Biochemistry

Series II. Correspondence between G.V. Black and F.S. McKay on mottled enamel of teeth, 1907-1915. (Box 4).

Between 1908 and 1915 Dr. Black and Dr. McKay, a practicing dentist in Colorado, had a running discussion concerning mottled teeth, or Colorado Brown Stain. Dr. Black spent the summer of 1909 in Colorado Springs to gather information and make observations. Their work culminated in the publication of Mottled teeth: an endemic developmental imperfection of the enamel of the teeth heretofore unknown in the literature of dentistry. (See: Dental cosmos, 1916; vol. 58, pp. 129-153, 477-484, 627-644, 781-792, 894-904)

After Dr. Black's death, McKay continued their studies and discovered that fluoride in drinking water was the causal agent of the imperfection, noting the effect on enamel, but the lack of dental caries in those who had the condition. This was a critical breakthrough in understanding the etiology and prevention of dental caries. This discovery is the foundation for water fluoridation, which is the single most effective public health measure to inhibit tooth decay.

Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915
McKay, Frederick S.
Black, Arthur Davenport, 1870-1937
Places
Colorado
Subjects
Fluorosis, Dental--epidemiology
Tooth Abnormalities

Arrangement

The list is arranged in chronological order

G.V. Black to McKay (Sept. 6, 1907) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Mar. 5?, 1908) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Mar. 5, 1908) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Nov. 17, 1908) 5 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Dec. 7, 1908) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Dec. 19, 1908) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Dec. 24, 1908) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Jan. 27, 1909) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Jan. 29, 1909) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Feb. 17, 1909) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Feb. 23, 1909) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (May 14, 1909) 3 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 19, 1909) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (May 20, 1909) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 24, 1909) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (May 26, 1909) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (May 28, 1909) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 29, 1909) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (June 17, 1909) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (July 3, 1909) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (July 8, 1909) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Aug. 20, 1909) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black(Aug. 26, 1909) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Sept. 2, 1909) 3 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Sept. 3, 1909) 3 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Sept. 4, 1909) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Sept. 10, 1909) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Sept. 14, 1909) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Sept. 20, 1909) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Oct. 26, 1909) 8 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black(Oct. 29, 1909) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Nov. 1, 1909) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Dec. 23, 1909) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Dec. 26, 1909) 4 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Dec. 31, 1909) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Jan. 17, 1910) 6 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Feb. 6, 1910) 6 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Feb. 9, 1910) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Mar. 4, 1910) 4 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Mar. 25, 1910) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Mar. 31, 1910) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Apr. 17, 1910) 9 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 5, 1910) 3 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (July 14, 1910) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (July 31, 1910) 8 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Oct. 19, 1910) 4 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Nov. 3, 1910) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Jan. 8, 1911) 8 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Jan. 21, 1911) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Sept. 21, 1911) 4 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Sept. 22, 1911) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Sept. 27, 1911) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Oct. 10, 1911) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Oct. 14, 1911) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black(Oct. 22, 1911) 3 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Nov. 16, 1911) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Jan. 14, 1912) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Jan. 18, 1912) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Feb. 27, 1912)19 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Feb. 27, 1912) 12 p.
Typed transcription of the original.
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McKay to G.V. Black (June 6, 1912) 6 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (June 24, 1912) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (June 25, 1912) 3 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Aug. 30, 1912)1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Oct. 7, 1912) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Dec. 12, 1912)5 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Feb. 23, 1913) 10 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Feb. 25, 1913) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Feb. 28, 1913) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Mar. 18, 1913) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Mar. 18, 1913) 4 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Oct. 7, 1913) 5 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay Dec. 4, 1913) 4 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Dec. 28,1913) 4 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Jan. 30, 1914) 2 p.
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McKay to A.D. Black (Oct. 23, 1914) 2 p.
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A.D. Black to McKay (Nov. 14, 1914) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Nov. 14, 1914) 2 p.
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McKay to A.D. Black (Jan. 22, 1915) 2 p.
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A.D. Black to McKay (Jan. 23, 1915) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Feb. 19, 1915) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Feb. 23, 1915) 3 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Mar. 3, 1915) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Apr. 9, 1915 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Apr. 12, 1915) 4 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Apr. 20, 1915) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (Apr. 24, 1915) 4 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (Apr. 29, 1915) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 10, 1915) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 11, 1915) 1 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 14, 1915) 2 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (May 17, 1915) 2 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (May 27, 1915) 1 p.
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McKay to G.V. Black (May 30, 1915) 3 p.
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G.V. Black to McKay (July 20, 1915) 1 p.
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A.D. Black to McKay (July 24, 1915) 1 p.
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Series III. Documents, correspondence, and ephemera relating to the World's Columbian Dental Congress, Chicago, Illinois, 1892-1893. (Box 5)

The World's Columbian Dental Congress was held in Chicago, Illinois, August 1893, in conjunction with the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The transactions of the Congress were published in a 2 volume set (cited below):

World's Columbian Dental Congress (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). Transactions of the World's Columbian Dental Congress. Chicago (Ill.) : Knight, Leonard & Co.,1894.

The documents and correspondence provide some insight into the planning for the Congress. Dr. Black was the Chairman of the World's Columbian Dental Congress Committee on Nomenclature.

Organizations
World's Columbian Dental Congress (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
World's Columbian Dental Congress (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). Committee on Nomenclature
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Subjects
Dentistry

Documents

Documents related to the World's Columbian Dental Congress.

Preliminary communication from the Committee on Essays, World's Columbian Dental Congress (September 24, 1892) 2 p.
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The general programme of the World's Congresses of 1893. 18 p.
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The World's Congress Auxiliary of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. 3 p.
A brochure that provides general information about the World Congresses held in conjunction with the World's Columbian Exposition, including location of the meetings, registration, publications, dates and hotels.
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The World's Columbian Dental Congress, Chicago, Illinois, August 14-19, 1893. 4 p.
A circular addressed to dentists in the Western Hemisphere announcing the Congress.
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World's Columbian Dental Congress, Committee on Nomenclature (Feb. 20, 1893) 18 p.
A pamphlet prepared by Dr. Black listing questions to be answered by the Committee, and specifying its duties and responsibilities.
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The World's Columbian Dental Congress to be held in Chicago, August 14th to 19th inclusive, 1893 (1893) 1 p.
A form letter addressed to dentists in Illinois soliciting their support for the Congress. Prepared by the Finance Committee for Illinois.
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Questions for the state committees of the World's Columbian Dental meeting (1893) 1 p.
A survey questionnaire for dentists in various states.
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Correspondence

Correspondence related to the planning of the World's Columbian Dental Congress, 1892-1893 / G.V. Black ... [et al.].

A.O. Hunt to G.V. Black (Sept. 10, 1892) Digital Images

A.O. Hunt to G.V. Black (Sept. 30, 1892) Digital Images

G.V. Black to A.O. Hunt (Oct. 9, 1892) Digital Images

A.O. Hunt to G.V. Black (Oct. 12, 1892) Digital Images

G.V. Black to E.C. Kirk (and other Committee members) (Oct. 13, 1892) Digital Images

A.O. Hunt to G.V. Black (Oct. 14, 1892) Digital Images

C.T. Stockwell to G.V. Black (Oct. 18, 1892) Digital Images

J.S. Cassidy to G.V. Black (Oct. 19, 1892) (Oct. 19, 1892) Digital Images

E.C. Kirk to G.V. Black (Oct. 20, 1892) Digital Images

E.C. Kirk to G.V. Black (Oct. 29, 1892) Digital Images

J.L. Howe to G.V. Black (Nov. 1892) Digital Images

M.C. Gottschaldt to G.V. Black (Nov.1892) Digital Images

A.O. Hunt to G.V. Black (Nov. 7, 1892) Digital Images

G.V. Black memo (Nov. 28, 1892) Digital Images

G.V. Black to H.C. Bolton (Nov. 30, 1892) Digital Images

W.O. Kulp to G.V. Black (Nov. 30, 1892) Digital Images

H.C. Bolton to G.V. Black (Dec. 1, 1892) Digital Images

G.V. Black to G.H. Cushing (Dec. 1, 1892) Digital Images

C.N. Johnson to G.V. Black (Dec. 5, 1892) Digital Images

A.H. Fuller to G.V. Black (Dec. 12, 1892) Digital Images

A.H. Thompson to G.V. Black (Dec. 15, 1892) Digital Images

G.H. Cushing to G.V. Black (Dec. 26, 1892) Digital Images

G.H. Cushing to G.V. Black (Dec. 30, 1892) Digital Images

H.A. Smith to G.V. Black (Jan. 2, 1893) Digital Images

J.E. Line to G.V. Black (Jan. 23, 1893) Digital Images

R.R. Andrews to G.V. Black (Feb. 13, 1893) Digital Images

A.O. Hunt to G.V. Black (Feb. 18, 1893) Digital Images

R.R. Andrews to G.V. Black (Feb. 22, 1893) Digital Images

J.S. Cassidy to G.V. Black (Mar. 2, 1893) Digital Images

E.C. Kirk to G.V. Black (Mar. 2, 1893) Digital Images

F. Peabody to G.V. Black (Mar. 6, 1893) Digital Images

G.V. Black to E. Damain (Mar. 7, 1893) Digital Images

W.H. Whitslar to G.V. Black (Mar. 9, 1893) Digital Images

W.H. Whitslar to G.V. Black (Mar. 22, 1893) Digital Images

G.V. Black to E.C. Kirk (and other Committee members) (Apr. 10, 1893) Digital Images

A.C. Hugenschmidt to G.V. Black (Apr. 14, 1893) Digital Images

G. Newkirk to G.V. Black (Apr. 15, 1893) Digital Images

J.S. Cassidy to G.V. Black (Apr. 19, 1893) Digital Images

H.J. Billeter to G.V. Black (Apr. 21, 1893) Digital Images

J.B. Hodgkin to G.V. Black (Apr. 21, 1893) Digital Images

A.O. Hunt to G.V. Black (Apr. 24, 1893) Digital Images

A.H. Fuller to G.V. Black (May 28, 1893) Digital Images

A.W. Harlan to G.V. Black (Sept. 24, 1893) Digital Images

Memorabilia and Photographs

Memorabilia and photograph from the World's Columbian Dental Congress, 1893.

Opening of the World's Congresses of 1893 (May 10, 1893) Digital Image
Invitation to the opening ceremonies of the World's Congresses held on May 15, 1893 in the Memorial Art Palace of Chicago, Illinois.

Invitation to a Reception in honor of the officers and members of the World's Columbian Dental Congress held on August 12, 1893.
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World's Columbian Dental Congress member's ticket (August 14-19, 1893)
Digital Images
Front and back Dr. Black's ticket to the Dental Congress. On the back is a map of Chicago showing the locations of the various venues of the Congress.

Dinner given by the American members of the World's Columbian Dental Congress to their friends from abroad on August 18, 1893.
Digital Images
Menu of the dinner held in the Chicago Beach Hotel, and autographed by some of the attendees, including Dr. Black.

Invitation to the World's Columbian Dental Congress luncheon held at the Wellington Catering Company's Cafe in the Terminal Station inside of the World's Fair Grounds on August 19, 1893.
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Group photograph of the participants in the World's Columbian Dental Congress, 1893.

Series IV. Photographs. Box 7

Portrait of G.V. Black. (n.d.)
Portrait of G.V. Black. Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.

G.V. Black statue in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. (1935)
The statue was created by Frederick Hibbard and dedicated in 1918. The larger than life seated figure was originally located in Lincoln Park, just east of the Chicago Historical Society building. This photograph was taken before the statue was relocated to its current site at the head of Astor Street on North Avenue in Lincoln Park.G.V. Black statue in Lincoln Park.
Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.
Hibbard Frederck Cleveland, 1881
Places
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Subjects
Statues

G.V. Black as a teacher. (1900)
Dr. Black with giant models of teeth and oversized instruments. He used these for classroom demonstrations of cavity preparation.
Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.
Subjects
Tooth
Dental Models

G.V. Black as a scientist
G.V. Black as a scientist. (1900)
Dr. Black is operating his machine for the grinding of microscopic sections of teeth and bone in his laboratory in the Northwestern University Dental School.
Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.
Organizations
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Dental School
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Subjects
Histological Techniques

G.V. Black as an administrator.
G.V. Black as an administrator. (1897)
Dr. Black , the second dean of the Northwestern University Dental School, with other faculty members including Thomas Gilmer and Frederick Noyes.
Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.
Noyes, Frederick Bogue, 1872
Gilmer, Thomas
Organizations
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Dental School
Subjects
Education, Dental

G.V. Black and other instructors in the Great Dental Clinic
G.V. Black and other instructors in the Great Dental Clinic.
(1902)
The Clinic was located in the former Tremont Hotel at the corner of Lake and Dearborn in the Chicago Loop.
Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.
Organizations
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Great Dental Clinic
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Subjects
Dental Clinics


G.V. Black and colleagues. (1912)
An unidentified patient is surrounded by Dr. Black and other prominent dentists, including Dr. C.N. Johnson at the Institute of Dental Pedagogics meeting in 1912 in Chicago, Ill.
Persons
Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.
Johnson, Charles Nelson, 1860-1915
Organizations
Institute of Dental Pedagogics (U.S.)
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Subjects
Dentistry


G.V. Black as outdoorsman. (1900)
Dr. Black on vacation, Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Persons

Black, G. V. (Greene Vardiman), 1836-1915.
Places
Mackinac Island (Mich.)

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