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Wallace D. Armstrong papers

Identifier: 196; 197

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, conference papers, books and abstracts.


  • 1960s-1970s


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Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Wallace D. Armstrong papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Wallace D. Armstrong (1905-1984)

Wallace David Armstrong was born on July 8, 1905 in Hunt County, Texas. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Texas in 1926, his M.S. from New York University in 1928, his Ph.D. in physiological chemistry in 1932 and his M.D. in 1937 from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Armstrong joined the faculty as a graduate assistant in physiological chemistry in 1929. Dr. Armstrong was appointed as an instructor in the School of Dentistry in 1934 and professor of dentistry and physiology, director of the dental research laboratory and professor of biochemistry in 1943. Dr. Armstrong became head of the biochemistry department in the Medical School in 1946 and he held this position until he retired as regents' professor emeritus in 1974.

Dr. Armstrong was an authority on calcium metabolism and bone biochemistry. His research led to the fluoridation of the nation's public water supply to combat tooth decay and dental problems. He was often asked to present at conferences and confer with international governments regarding fluoride, and its role in dental health. Wallace Armstrong died on June 7, 1984.


8 boxes (10.4 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Dr. Wallace D. Armstrong, regents' professor emeritus of biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a partial contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives in October 1982 and July 1984.

Related Materials in University Archives

Peter John Brekhus papers

University of Minnesota. Department of Biochemistry papers

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Wallace D. Armstrong papers, 1960s-1970s
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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