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Sooren Simon Alexander Papers and Dental Instruments

Call Number: MS149

Scope and Contents

This collection includes class notebooks from the dental school, a dental yearbook, a dental commencement program and photograph as well as dental instruments used by Dr. Alexander in his dental practice.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1918 -- 1922
  • Creation: 1918 -- 1969


Language of Materials



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Sooren Simon Alexander was born February 25, 1897 in Armenia as Sooren Simon Alexanian. His family escaped the Armenian genocide when he was eight years old and moved to Worcester, Massachusetts. Alexander changed his last name in 1921 when he began practicing dentistry. He died November 28, 1978 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Alexander graduated from the Tufts College Dental School in 1921. He practiced dentistry fifty-five years and was a member of the both the American and the Massachusetts Dental Associations, the North East Dental Society and the Worcester District Dental Society. He was a member of Athelstan Lodge of Masons, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, A Shriner, and a member of Aletheia Grotto.

Alexander was married to Alice Juskalian and had two daughters, Harriet and Beverly.


0.75 Linear Feet


This collection is organized in two series: Papers; and Dental Instruments

Custodial History

Donated by Alexander's daughter, Harriet Alexander.

Related Materials

UP143, Dental School Yearbook, DCA
UA020, Dental School Records, DCA

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States