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Sindecuse Museum

Our Wish List

We need your help in finding back issues of the School of Dentistry's Alumni Bulletin from the very beginning up to 1970! We are looking for missing issues from the last century with our biggest gaps from the earliest years to 1935 and from 1942-1952. If you or your family have any of these back issues and would be willing to donate to our collection, please contact us directly using the Sindecuse Museum Donation Form.

Examples from our wish list
Dental product packaging and advertisements
Dental Advertising
Dentistal Products Trade Catalogs
Dental Trade Catalogs

Our wish list

  • Photographs of dentists or dental staff in their dental office, any date, United States only
  • Interior company/factory photographs and advertising items from any Michigan dental supplier, equipment manufacturer or laboratory. Will also consider published histories
  • Pre-1880 dental equipment and tools in excellent condition, especially if made or used in Michigan with a known history of use
  • Dental fraternity or honors society membership pins for dentists and hygienists
  • Dentist and hygienist occupational uniforms pre-1980, with known owners
  • Dental supplier catalogs and equipment manuals or instructions, 1940-1990
  • Personal dental hygiene items like toothpastes, powders, toothbrushes, picks, mouth rinses, pre-1940 (pre-plastic era)
  • Advertising literature or posters featuring dental products, dentists or dental practices, pre-1940

Items Not Accepted

  • Dental units, cabinets, chairs, lights, engines, articulators, amalgamators, X-ray units, steel handled instruments dated after WWI
  • Text books, professional periodicals, newspapers or clippings
  • Graduation gowns, diplomas, dental licenses
  • Plaques, trophies, awards
  • Patient records and related images
  • Dental patient records, x-rays, or impressions/casts
  • Any item in poor condition or with mold