Robert Leroy Anderson, D.M.D. was born in Baker, Oregon in 1924. He graduated from the University of Oregon Dental School in 1952. He maintained a dental practice in Portland, Oregon from 1952-1986. Dr. Anderson died on March 7, 2008. Karen Ann Brinkman, R.D.H., (registered dental hygienist ) was a graduate of the UO Dental School, Dental Hygeine Program. She served as an instructor in the Dental Hygeine program of the UO Dental School and author for dental publications. She was employed by Dr. Robert L. Anderson as a dental hygienist. They were married in 1991. The materials consist of documents, certificates, photographs, drawings and an audiotape.
Dr. Herbert C. Miller, D.D.S., M.D., was born in 1864, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the Missouri Dental College in 1885 and from the St. Louis Medical College in 1887. Dr. Miller founded the North Pacific College of Dentistry in 1898. As president, he gave North Pacific College of Dentistry to the State of Oregon in 1945. He died, December 20, 1947, at his new home, Newport, Oregon. The collection consists of personal papers and photographs and professional documents from Herbert Miller's career as an early dentist in the Pacific Northwest.