GD38 Edinburgh Dental Alumni Society

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD38
Title: Edinburgh Dental Alumni Society
Dates of Creation of Material: 1979-2001
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.3 shelf metres: papers

Name of creator(s):Edinburgh Dental Alumni Society
Administrative History:  The Edinburgh Dental Alumni Society (EDAS) was founded in 1972 for the benefit of the graduates from the Edinburgh Dental School. The establishment of a President and fellow committee members was established in 1979, with Honorary Life members being appointed from 1980.  An important aspect of the society was the opportunity it created for graduates to embark on various research projects through the society’s travel and research awards. Numerous applications were made by graduates for assistance in their dental research, with various amounts of funding being allocated by the society’s committee to individuals. Reports of research trips as far a field as Nepal and Singapore were written for the society as evidence of how the awards were being utilised.  The first Annual General Meeting was held on 9th May 1980. Graduates from across the world had the opportunity to attend guest presentations, participate in the Dental Ball, and to meet fellow graduates of the Edinburgh Dental School.  Due to a lack of funding for dental education in Scotland, the Dental School was closed in 1995. Since its closure, the society has not been as active. There are approximately 1,000 members who continue to receive the annual Presidential Newsletter. 

Archival History:Held by Society until transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer:  Acc 04/18 - J I Montgomery, President of Edinburgh Dental Alumni Society

Scope and Content: Minutes and agendas 1980-1999; constitution, 1982-1997; correspondence, 1979-2001; papers relating to travel awards, 1985-1998
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Alison Scott
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: June 2010