Edward F. Mimmack
Faculty member of the University of Buffalo Dental School
Member of the University Council 1952-1970
University of Buffalo. School of Dentistry--History
State University Systems, merger with
State University of New York at Buffalo--Amherst Campus
Catholic hostility toward UB
University of Buffalo--Athletics
Dentist in Buffalo and member of the Dental School faculty at UB and teh State University of New York at Buffalo, 1923-1970; member of the University of Buffalo Council, 1952-1970; alumnus of the University of Buffalo. Tape of an intervew with Mimmack conducted by Brenda K. Shelton. Concerns UB Dental School, UB Council.
Overview: Edward Mimmack graduated from the University of Buffalo Dental School in 1921 and went on to establish a dental practice in Buffalo. From 1921-1970 Dr. Mimmack was on the dental school faculty as well, and from 1952-1970 he was a member of the University of Buffalo Council. The first half of this interview concerns Dr. Mimmack's education at UB and his early years as a faculty member in the dental school. Included in this discussion are comments on how the dental school evolved from a two year course of study directly following high school into a four year post-graduate program, and a description of the dental school as it was at the time of Dr. Mimmack's graduation in 1921. The problem of Catholic hostility toward the University and the University's attitude regarding athletics are also considered. In the second half of this interview, Dr. Mimmack concentrates on more recent University developments and describes his position on the University Council. The merger with the State University system and the move to Amherst are two issues which are addressed at length.
Interviewer's Observations: Dr. Mimmack is a friendly, relaxed person who clearly remains interested and involved in the affairs of Buffalo and of the University. His wife entered the living room where we were sitting toward the end of the first side of the tape, and I stopped it, I then asked him about the humorous incident involving Capen to which he had referred and he said that he thought it best not to talk about it. He began voicing his concern over the lack of loyalty to UB among some graduates and I started the second side in the middle of his comments.
Shelton, Brenda K.
Mimmack, Edward F., 1899-
1 sound cassette
ca. 50 min.
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