James J. Ailinger
Dentist. Graduate of the University of Buffalo Dental School, 1925; part time instructor in the Dental School; member of the University of Buffalo Council, 1959-1963. Tape of an interview with Alinger conducted by Brenda K. shelton, January 9, 1979, concerning the University of Buffalo, including comments on athletics, the Dental School and UB Chancellor Samuel P. Capen. James Ailinger is a Buffalo dentist who graduated from the University of Buffalo Dental School in 1925 and was later affiliated with the school for many years as a part-time faculty member. In this interview, Dr. Ailinger discusses his experiences as a student at UB, including his involvement in athletics. He also talks about the changes in the character of the UB Dental School over time and the importance he feels the school has had in the development of the profession within Western New York. The attitude of the UB administration toward athletics, both during Dr. Ailinger's days as a student and more recently, is also discussed at length.
Interviewer's Observations: Dr. Allinger's dental office is full of momentos [sic] of his long association with the University of Buffalo and especially with its athletic program and the Dental School. Various athletic awards, the Samuel P. Capen Award, pictures of the UB Council and a Bison Head citation hang on the walls, and in a back room there are piles of old copies of the Iris, pictures, athletic programs, etc. As he showed them to me before the interview, he related various stories and memories. When the second tape ended, a patient walked on, and Dr. Allinger did not complete the story he was telling. I do not feel, however, that he had left out anything of importance.
ca. 50 min.
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