Although the Dentistry College Class Photos Collection is just over halfway complete, it has already received much attention surrounding the 125th anniversary of the UI College of Dentistry. A University press release highlighted the collection and the excitement surrounding it.
Illustrating the relevance of this digital collection, two people closely associated with its creation found family members on these photo boards. Sally Myers, DLS student assistant and lead scanning technician for the project, identified her father as a dental student. Likewise, Christine Tade, Cataloging Supervisor in CTS and former DLS intern, found her father’s photograph as a member of the faculty.
Seen from these two examples, it is likely that this digital collection will have a connection to many Iowans as they discover the rich history of this College.
–Mark F. Anderson
Digital Initiatives Librarian