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Charles E. Hatch Papers

Call Number: MS265

Content Description

The collection includes teaching materials, correspondence, speeches, photographs, writings, clippings, and ephemera documenting the career of Charles E. Hatch (1892-1976), Tufts Professor of Dental Anatomy and Operative Technic, Professor of Operative Dentistry, and Professor of Dental History. The collection also includes photographs of Howard Marjerison, Dean of the Illinois College of Dentistry from 1940 to 1943.


  • Creation: 1916 -- 1977
  • Creation: Majority of material found within circa 1920s -- 1940s


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.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Elliott Hatch (1892–1976) earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts Dental School (1916). Hatch went on to serve as Instructor (1916–1921), Assistant Professor (1921–1925), and Professor (1925–1933) of Dental Anatomy and Operative Technic; Professor of Operative Dentistry (1933–1941); and Professor of Dental History (1949-1963) at Tufts.

Charles Elliott Hatch was born in Isleboro, Maine on November 17, 1892 to Alfred Porter Hatch and Sarah E. (Pendleton) Hatch. Upon graduating from Ilseboro High School (1911), Hatch attended Tufts Dental School, graduating in 1916. Hatch married Elise Turpyn December 20, 1919 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with whom he had one daughter, Odette Eloise Hatch, born on July 29, 1928.

From 1918–1928, Hatch was a First Lieutenant in the Dental Reserve Corps. From 1941-1946, Hatch was a Professor and Chairman of the Illinois College of Dentistry. Hatch was Chief of Clinic at the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children from 1949-1958 and its Acting Director from 1955-1956. He received the Distinguished Service Award of the Tufts Alumni Association in 1956.

Hatch died in Plymouth, Massachusetts on October 24, 1976.


2.55 Linear Feet (2 legal size document boxes and 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



Charles Elliott Hatch (1892-1976) was a Professor of Dental Anatomy and Operative Technic, Operative Dentistry, and Dental History at Tufts from 1916-1941 and 1949-1963. His papers document his teaching and scholarly activities, and include correspondence, reports, scholarly publications, photographs, awards, and certificates.


The collection is arranged in one series. The order in which the material was received has been maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donald M. Nielsen, 2019 and 2020, accession numbers MS-2019-090 and MS-2022-016.

Condition Description

Good overall. Clippings brittle, some photos silvered.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jane Kelly, Records and Accessioning Archivist, in Fall 2019 and 2021. The collection has been maintained in the order in which it was received from the donor. Rolled items were flattened when possible and placed in archival folders. A folder-level inventory, series-level description, and finding aid were created at the time of processing. Folder titles were devised based on donor-provided description of the material.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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