Paul M. Cummings Jr. Papers

1930-1989, undated
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.56
Cummings, Paul M., Jr.
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0.525 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Paul M. Cummings Jr. Papers (LL 02.56), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Articles, papers, and slides belonging to dentist and periodontist, Paul M. Cummings Jr.

Biographical/historical information

Paul Mahan Cummings Jr. was born on 1924 February 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Paul Mahan Cummings and Helen L. Cummings. Cummings enlisted in the U.S. army during World War II and served from 1943 March 3 to 1945 December 10. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Premed in 1949 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1953. He also studied Periodontology at the University of Alabama, receiving a Master of Science in this field in 1958. He served as the director of periodontia at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 1957-1964 before opening a private practice in Winston Salem, North Carolina. From 1971 to 1989, Dr. Cummings operated a private practice as a periodontist in Wilmington, North Carolina. Cummings died on 1992 April 7 in Treasure Island, Pinellas, Florida and was buried in Harnett County, North Carolina.

Scope and arrangement

Articles collected by or sent to and papers written and delivered by Paul M. Cummings Jr. at conferences about periodontal disease. Dental slides from his years in Periodontics School are also included. Cummings was a supporter of the "Keyes Method" to help prevent periodontitis.

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Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015. Updated by Layne Carpenter, 2018.

Copyright notice

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

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Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Articles, 1930-1932, 1948-1956
Box 1 Folder 2 Articles, 1978
Box 1 Folder 3 Articles, 1979-1980
Box 1 Folder 4 Articles, 1981
Box 1 Folder 5 Articles, 1982
Box 1 Folder 6 Articles, 1983
Box 1 Folder 7 Articles, 1984
Box 1 Folder 8 Articles, 1985
Box 1 Folder 9 Articles, 1986
Box 1 Folder 10 Articles, 1987
Box 1 Folder 11 Articles, 1988
Box 1 Folder 12 Articles, 1989
Box 1 Folder 13 Articles, undated
Box 2 Folder 1 "Periodontal Treatment Today without Surgery" compiled by Cummings, 1980-1982
Box 2 Folder 2 Papers Written by Cummings, 1979-1984, undated
Box 2 Folder 3 Letters to Editor, 1981-1988
Box 2 Folder 4 Miscellaneous Papers, 1956, 1985-1987, undated
Box 2 Folder 5 Dental Slides, 1954-1955