Category Archives: Dentistry

UMB and MLB: Our four baseball stars

In celebration of the Oriole’s 2021 opening day, let’s take a look back at some of UMB’s major leaguers: John Francis Hayden, Robert Baker Lawson, Archibald Wright Graham, and John Frederick Anderson.  From 1901 to 1918, four UMB graduates appeared in major league baseball games, including the World Series!  The players graduated from the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine with the Classes of 1902, 1905, and 1909.   Continue reading

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First Women of the University of Maryland, Baltimore

In March 2020, before UMB entered into mandatory telework due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the HSHSL installed an exhibit called First Women of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. As the title suggests, the exhibit highlighted the first women—first graduates, deans, etc.—of UMB. Unfortunately, the exhibit was installed a mere two weeks before the library shut down and was taken down before the library reopened in the fall; therefore, few people had the opportunity to view the exhibit. This blog post recreates the exhibit’s literature and photographs. Continue reading

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A Brief History of UMB African American Student Organizations

As Black History Month 2021 draws to a close, the Historical Collections in the HSHSL could not let the month past without looking back on UMB’s African American history. The following highlights a few of the many student organizations throughout UMB’s history in an attempt to acknowledge the work of many to make our campus more inclusive and diverse. Continue reading

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UMB and the United States Presidency: Faculty and Alumni Ties to the Country’s Highest Office

In celebration of President’s Day, Historical Collections at the HSHSL is looking back on University of Maryland, Baltimore’s connections to the United States Presidency.  With a founding date of 1807, UMB is just thirty-one years shy of sharing a birthyear with the United States and with a home in Baltimore a mere thirty-eight miles from Washington, D.C. it is not surprising to find ties to the U.S. Presidency.  The following outlines three UMB faculty and alumni and their ties to the highest U.S. Office.  Continue reading

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1920: A Look back at the School of Dentistry 100 Years ago

In the 1920-21 academic year the University of Maryland School of Dentistry was entering into its 39th session. It was established as a department in the School of Medicine in 1882.  In 1920 the University of Maryland (in Baltimore) had merged with the Maryland State College of Agriculture.  The merger brought with it the promise of a new dental building, which opened in January 1930 after yet another merger between the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (SOD) and the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (occurred in 1924).  Continue reading

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Play Ball! The University of Maryland Nine vs. the Orioles, April 13, 1898

The Historical Collectiond department of the HS/HSL is throwing it back to 1898 when the University of Maryland, Baltimore baseball team took on the professional Orioles team. Continue reading

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“Her Smile” a Poem by Dr. Bert E. Doyle

Rounding out National Poetry Month 2020, is a beautiful love poem by Dr. Bert E. Doyle, School of Dentistry Class of 1904.  The poem, titled “Her Smile” was published in the 1903 Bones, molars, and Briefs, the original name for the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s yearbook.    Continue reading

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UMB Ties to the Hospital Ship USNS Comfort

On March 30, 2020 the USNS Comfort arrived in New York City’s Harbor on a mission to provide assistance to the city’s overwhelmed hospitals in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The USNS Comfort is a Navy Hospital Ship with 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms, which has been deployed in times of crisis and peace around the world.  The USNS Comfort is stationed in Norfolk, VA but for a significant portion of her life (1988-2013) as a hospital ship, she was stationed in Baltimore’s Port.  The location is not her only ties to the city of Baltimore, as several UMB alumni and faculty served on this hospital ship during her 33-year history.  Continue reading

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UMB in WWII: the classes of 1943M and 1943D

On March 26, Dr. Bruce Jarrell, the University of Maryland Baltimore’s (UMB) Interim President, released a video to the Class of 2020.  In the video, Dr. Jarrell, refers to the uniqueness of the 1943 School of Medicine graduating classes and how they had to overcome unusual circumstances surrounding World War II.  World War II began in September 1939, with Germany’s invasion of Poland; however, the United States did not officially become involved in the conflict until after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Continue reading

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Dr. Georgiana Palmer Monks, University of Maryland Dental Department Class of 1909

Georgiana “Georgia” Palmer Monks became the first woman graduate of the University of Maryland Dental Department in 1909. She came from a small town in Tioga County, Pennsylvania; she was a graduate of Lock Haven State Normal School and taught in Chatham Valley before becoming a Dentist. Continue reading

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