Register of the Willard Corwin Fleming Papers, 1940-1968

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Register of the Willard Corwin Fleming Papers, 1940-1968

Collection number: MSS 74-10

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
June 1990
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Willard Corwin Fleming Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1968
Collection number: MSS 74-10
Creator: Fleming, Willard Corwin, 1899-1973
Extent: 5 cartons
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Willard Corwin Fleming Papers, MSS 74-10, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Willard C. Fleming, a native Californian, was born in Sausalito, CA, October 11, 1899, and spent his adolescence there and in Alameda, CA. After serving in the army in WWI, he entered the College of Dentistry in the 1919-1920 session. A knee injured in the Army prevented him from graduating with the class of 1922, and he received the D.D.S. degree in 1923, having served as student body president.
Dr. Fleming became a part-time faculty member in the College of Dentistry in 1924, as instructor in operative dentistry, a post he held through 1925-26 session. In 1930-31 he became assistant professor in the same subject. Dr. Fleming became Assistant Dean of the College in 1935, and became Dean in 1939. He held this post until 1965 when he was appointed Dean of Students. Less than a year later he became Chancellor of UCSF, stepping down from this post in 1969.
An avid curiosity led Dr. Fleming to conduct research in periodontal disease even as a student, publishing eleven articles in that area 1923-1939. He served as president of the American Association of Dental Schools (1946) and the American College of Dentists (1951) and chair of the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association (ADA); vice-president of the AAAS (1955), and Commissioner of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Dr. Fleming received the following awards: F.A.C.D (American College of Dentists), D.Sc. (University of Southern California). and L.L.D. (University of Toronto and University of California. In 1967 he received the William John Gies Award of the American College of Dentists and an honorary fellowship in the National Academy of General Dentistry.

Scope and Content

Papers include correspondence, photographs, biographical materials, appointment books, manuscripts. Order is that maintained in Dr. Fleming's files by his secretary, Ms. Frances E. Petrocelli. Received 9/27/73.

Container List

Carton 1

Outlines for speeches, talks: 1940-68 (6 packets)

 

Correspondence: 1943-68 (re WCF's book)

 

Correspondence, F-G, 1943-68

 

Correspondence, H-K, 1942-67

 

Pictures (5 folders)

 

Biographical materials (3 folders)

 

Appointment books, 1965-66 (2v.)

Carton 2

MSS of talks, speeches, book reviews, journal articles, 1949-69 (126 folders)

Carton 3

MSS of talks, speeches, journals articles, 1940-48 (14 folders)

 

History

 

Coro certificates

 

Reprints of talks, articles

 

Appointment books, 1966-68 (3 v.)

 

Photographs, glass negatives, of early U.C. buildings (1 box)

Carton 4

Correspondence (alphabetical; 24 folders)

 

Miscellaneous general correspondence, UCSF

 

Academic Senate--Problems, re: professional schools

 

Academic Senate

 

American College of Dentists

 

WCF biography

 

Willard C. Fleming Award fund

 

School of Dentistry correspondence

 

Student correspondence

 

WCF, misc.: educational information

 

WCF, misc.: "fun" information

 

Newsletters, etc.

 

WCF misc. correspondence, October 1965-July 1966

 

WCF date file: Aug. 1966-Aug. 1968 (5 folders)

 

Dean of students: MU art exhibit and S.F. Mime Troupe

 

State boards information

 

Summer session technical course, technical information, 1963-65

 

National Library of Medicine, Dr. Dixon

 

Advisory Comm. Dental Education and Manpower needs, 1963-64

Carton 5

Vietnam consultant, ADA (2 folders)

 

Comm. on Specialties and General Practice, ACD (2 folders)

 

Comm. on Honorary Decrees (2 folders)

 

Fleming scholarship

 

History of dentistry

 

Interdisciplinary course, Fall 1968

 

Glass slides (1 box)

 

Two statuettes: fireplug, carved wooden figure titled "Der Chefarzt.."

 

ALSO: Collected reprints from the Calif. Stomatological Research of the University of California, 1923-1934; Willard C. Fleming memorial dinner, 1974