William J. Jasper Papers

1945-1999, undated
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.53
Jasper, William J.
Physical description
0.7 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
William J. Jasper Papers (LL 02.53), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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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.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

2009 September 8: 25 year collection of dental, public health, and medical books, articles, journals, and miscellaneous. Gift of William J. Jasper.

Source of acquisition

Gift of William J. Jasper

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Language of material


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Dental Interiors, 1969-1971
Box 1 Folder 2 Dental Caries, 1952-1972
Box 1 Folder 3 Dental Articles, 1961-1975
Box 1 Folder 4 Food Facts Nutrition Series, 1973
Box 1 Folder 5 Dental Health Pamphlets, 1970-1981
Box 1 Folder 6 Fluoridation Articles, 1957-1978
Box 1 Folder 7 Fluoridation Documents, 1992-1993
Box 1 Folder 8 Fluoridation Pamphlets, 1949-1981
Box 1 Folder 9 Dental Anesthesia Articles, 1948-1956
Box 1 Folder 10 Dental Equipment, 1963-1982, undated
Box 2 Folder 1 Periodontal Disease Articles, 1951-1972
Box 2 Folder 2 Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education , 1989-1992
Box 2 Folder 3 North Carolina Dental Health, 1975-1999
Box 2 Folder 4 William Jasper Correspondence and Articles, 1968-1973, undated
Box 2 Folder 5 Anatomy Lecture Notes, undated
Box 2 Folder 6 Crown and Bridge Prosthetics Notes, 1946-1948
Box 2 Folder 7 Histology and Dental Freshman Notes, 1945-1946
Box 2 Folder 8 Radiography Notes, 1947
Box 2 Folder 9 World Health Organization Reports on Syria, Sudan, Iran, Egypt, and Final Report, 1959