In answering a patron question today, I had an opportunity to look through issues of The Datter, the student newsletter from the North Pacific College, for the years 1922-1924. As many of you know, the North Pacific College was the precursor to our own OHSU School of Dentistry; a short history of the school and its many name changes (and you thought OHSU was bad!) can be found on the HC&A website.
The editorial in v.1, n.2 of The Datter (December 1922) notes that: "North Pacific has the third largest student body of any college in the state..." Fully equipped with an assortment of fraternities, organized sports, band and Glee Club, the College had nine departments (including Military Science and Tactics) and six additional units as well as an associated School of Pharmacy. During the session of 1921-1922, 715 students were in attendance.
In 1921, the College expanded into a newly constructed facility at the corner of East Sixth and Oregon Streets in Portland. A fantastic side benefit of this little foray into dental history was that the image of the new building published in the 1921 yearbook Dentalium jumped right off the page at me--another one of our unidentified photographs!
Just goes to prove the old (archival) adage: Access = preservation.