The collection is comprised of papers written by William Jasper and collected over his career, focusing on dental health, along with class notes from the University of Pennsylvania and articles he wrote.
William Jacob Jasper was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, on 1925 May 7 to Samuel Harry and Leona Rae (Frank) Jasper. He entered the United States Navy V-12 Unit in July 1943 at Bucknell University. In 1945 he transferred to University of Pittsburgh Dental School. Upon graduation in 1948, he was commissioned Lieutenant Junior Grade, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy. His active duty was from 1949 to 1966; during this time he served on carriers Antietam and Forrestal, and in nine shore stations, including Taiwan. Jasper proposed the establishment of the first permanent Navy Jewish Chapel and suggested to name it after Commodore Levy. (Levy Chapel was dedicated in 1959 at the Norfolk Naval Station). He earned a masters of public health from the University of North Carolina in 1967. During his career, he worked at North Virginia Community College, Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine, District of Columbia Health Department, and Baylor College of Dentistry. He married Retha Friedman in 1956, and they had Noreen (Berger) and Warren. Jasper died 2011 August 7 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Herge, Henry C. Navy V-12. Vol. 12, pg. 103. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 1996.
The collection is comprised of papers William Jasper collected over his career, focusing on dental health, along with class notes from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School and articles he wrote.
2009 September 8: 25 year collection of dental, public health, and medical books, articles, journals, and miscellaneous. Gift of William J. Jasper.
Gift of William J. Jasper
Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015
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