Guide to the Alumni Memorabilia Collection, 1866-2018

Collection number: UA 6/6/1
Size: 5 boxes (1.66 cu.ft.)

About the University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire was founded in 1866 in Hanover, N.H. as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts; it moved to Durham N.H. in 1893 and became a university in 1923.

About the Alumni Memorabilia Collection

This collection is made up of small donations of all types from alumni/ae of of the New Hampshire College or Agriculture & Mechanical Arts and the University of New Hampshire.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alumni Memorabilia Collection, 1866-2018, UA 6/6/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Various acquisitions and dates, 2000-present.

See also various larger individual collections in the University of New Hampshire Archives.

Separated Material

Several large items were removed to the collection of the University Museum.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is in order of acquisition.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1John Fisher, Class of 1909

One letter dated Dec. 17 1905, describing various activities on campus.

Box 1, Folder 2John Spaulding Elliott, Class of 1915

Diploma from Elliott's Doctor of Law degree, his Charles H. Pettee award, and a copy of a letter of introduction dated 1949.

Box 1, Folder 3Stephen W. Dyer, Class of 1916

A 1916 commencement program, prom week sports score booklet, newspaper, and a retirement notice.

Box 1, Folder 4Ralph Read Pitman, Class of 1917

Photographs of students and the interior and exterior of the Gamma Theta House (later ATO).

Box 1, Folder 5Ruth McQuesten Twaddle, Class of 1920

Photographs of 1919 basketball team, McQuesten's graduation, and many interior/exterior shots of buildings and student life and outdoor activities. Some family photographs as well. See also UA 7/3/1.

Box 1, Folder 6George H. Batchelder, Class of 1921

Batchelder's diploma, as well as a photograph album containing shots of baseball, a rope pull, track, football, basketball, Kappa Sigma (interior shots of house, a costume party), military, and a band at the train station.

Box 1, Folder 7Horance Estow Hobbs, Class of 1921

A photograph of Hobbs, as well as correspondence written home to his family in Hampton, N.H. The letters are dated 1918-1924, and describe campus life and living conditions in detail.

Box 1, Folder 8Class of 1922

An unknown male student's photographs (ca. 10) of various UNH Durham buildings and three of a group of young men in the winter (presumably the collector is one of those pictured).

Box 1, Folder 9Alin R. Warren, Class of 1928

Photographs of the interior, exterior, and members of Delta Pi Epsilon.

Box 1, Folder 10Richard Flynn, Class of 1929

Photographs of Flynn in baseball, football, and wrestling gear (he was the New Hampshire welter weight champion the year the photo was taken). Also his diploma and newspaper articles about his career.

Box 1, Folder 11William Prince, Class of 1930

Certificates from The Sphinx and the Mask and Dagger.

Box 1, Folder 12George Minard, Class of 1932

Snapshot of campus and of friends having fun.

Box 1, Folder 13Edward Plourde, Class of 1932

Copies of newspaper articles about Plourde's UNH hockey career, as well as copies of his obituary and a prayer card from his funeral.

Box 1, Folder 14Georgiana "Nan" Pearson, Class of 1935

Pearson's Phi Mu induction certificate, a Phi Mu cook book, and copies of clippings about the UNH agricultural program.

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Class of 1936

A newspaper clipping about Malcom Brannon ('36), various correspondence, freshman hazing posters and rules, a Durham mayor's election poster, a menu from Grant's Cafe, and photographs. The photographs depict Follansbee Diner (including interior), a 1933 Kappa Sigma maypole dance, an aerial shot of campus, and various groups and individuals.

Box 2, Folder 2June Flanders Cote, Class of 1938

A program from the 1935 commencement ball, programs and autographs from the 1930s, copies of newspaper clippings, and commencement/reunion materials for the class of 1938.

Box 2, Folder 3Merrill P. Moore, Class of 1939

Moore served as the staff photographer for the 1939 Granite. Included are many photographs of sports, student life, and the campus. Subjects include dances, archery, football, military drills, 1938 Mayorality campaign, faculty, the 1939 Outing Club, 1938 graduation, and the construction of Pettee Hall, the fire station, a library addition, and the field house.

Box 2, Folder 4Ramona Williams Adler, Class of 1942

A newspaper clipping and dance cards for UNH, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Tau Omega, the Scabbard and Blade, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the outing club's annual winter carnival, and Beta Kappa of Kappa Sigma.

Box 2, Folder 5Gladys McCrone Smith, Class of 1945

A photograph of McCrone, and 4 slides of ornamental plantings on the UNH Campus in 1943.

Box 2, Folder 6Edna Longacre, Class of Summer 1946

Programs, dining hall tickets, and a summer convocation program.

Box 2, Folder 7Gerald Smith, Class of 1948

Tickets, postcards of Durham, tuition materials, photographs of students, and various shots of the UNH campus (including on aerial). Also a certificate of induction for the Granite Chapter of Alpha Zeta and the Senior Skulls.

Box 2, Folder 8Marilyn E. Staples, Class of 1948

Several photographs of UNH students and activites, including an equestrian jump and outing club activities.

Box 2, Folder 9Marjorie Anderson Johnson, Class of 1948-49

Snapshots ca. 1948 - mayorality race, dorms decorated for a football game.

Box 2, Folder 10Constance Paige Kippax, Class of 1952

Programs from musical events, the Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) at UNH ca. 1946, convocation and commencement programs, the inauguration program of UNH president Arthur Adams (1948), a postcard of the Phi Mu sorority building, and internal/external memos from the UNH Band and Orchestra. Also a 1951 UNH appointment book with a photo of Thompson Hall on the cover.

Box 2, Folder 11Emogene Libby, Class of 1956

Correspondence to home describing UNH, "Hints at Selecting a College Wardrobe", materials from the Department of Music, handbooks and sorority materials (Kappa Delta), and freshman handbook. Some copies of photographs and sports programs/tickets are included as well. See also Box 4 Folder 8.

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Lawrence Stover Holland, Class of 1925

Photograph album: Football, track, orchestra, military drills, rope pull, ski champion, debate team, soccer, fraternities, 1921-22, 1925-26 basketball team, the Lambda Chi Alpha house (interior & exterior) and members, train station, lacross, ice hockey, ski team, graduation, class of 1925, the 1924 football team pictured in 1984, and various faculty. Several photos have been removed prior to donation.

Box 3, Folder 2J. Herbert Marceau, Professor of Modern Langauges, 1923-1929

A minute and incorporation notebook for the Circle Francais Club for students of French, French Canadian, and Franco-American heritage on the UNH campus.

Box 3, Folder 3Joseph True Brown, Class of 1932

Name tags and reunion buttons, 1932 commencement program, certificates of recognition for Brown's work in agriculture, and an Epsilon Sigma Phi induction certificate.

Box 3, Folder 4Betsey Vannah, Class of 1938

Snapshots of Vannah's graduation, place tags, an invitation to the Alpha Xi Delta Rose Banquet, alumni reunion photographs, and various large photos of Vannah and other women performing in a May Day pagent. Vannah was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega; a song book and other soroirty memorabilia

Box 3, Folder 5Betsy Vannah cont.

Vannah's diploma and commencement program.

Box 3, Folder 6Betsy Vannah cont.

Vannah's scrapbook: Photographs, correspondence, programs from campus events.

Box 3, Folder 7Ardelia Hutchins, Class of 1945

Photographs of military drills, student life, buildings (exterior), skiing, and horse jumping. Programs from lectures, sports events, balls, etc., and other small Memorabilia such as patches and ribbons. Also various music programs and sports schedules (esp. basketball and football).

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Harry W. Evans, Class of 1901

Correspondence written ca. 1940, recalling all aspects of college life ca. 1899-1900 (faculty, student and town life, classes, sports, etc.). Many of these were apparently done as part of a formal interview series with an unnamed interviewer.

Box 4, Folder 2Class of 1916 Minutes

One photograph and a notepad of minutes from meetings of the class of 1916. Notes are dated ca. 1914-1918, and contain the earliest reference to "T-Hall" as an abbreviation for Thompson Hall.

Box 4, Folder 3Class of 1920 Minutes

One notebook of minutes dated 1916-1975 documenting class activities and reunions.

Box 4, Folder 4Joseph T. Brown, Class of 1932

Photocopied newspaper clippings about Brown's career, his induction certificate into Theta Epsilon Omega, and several photographs. These depict dining in Huddleston Hall, the exterior of the Theta Epsilon Omega house, and two photos of the fraternity members (one clothed in suits and one in costume).

Box 4, Folder 5Mary Bateman Bernard, Class of 1936

This folder contains correspondence with other UNH students who graduated between 1893 and 1905. Bernard seems to have been writing some article ca. 1944 about the earliest years of the college, and called upon several individuals to reminise about their time at Hanover and Durham. It is organized by class year, and includes the following individuals:

  • Charles L. Hubbard, Class of 1893
  • Charles A. Trow, Class of 1895
  • H. E. Barnard, Class of 1899
  • Grace Mark (Mrs. Herbert F. Moore), Class of 1899 (Herbert Moore was Class of 1898)
  • Alice Dorr Cilley, Class of ca. 1899
  • Charles E. Stillings, Class of 1900
  • (Mrs.) Gertrude G. Wilson, Class of 1902
  • Warren Hayes, Class of 1905
  • H. G. Darwell, Class of ca. 1901-1904
  • H. J. Pettee, Class of 1905
Box 4, Folder 6Mary V. Phillips, Class of 1945

Photographs, Football schedules and tickets, and a 1945 Granite signed by many of Phillips' friends and admirers.

Box 4, Folder 7Robert Carroll Kimball, Class of 1954

Kimball's diploma, room and board receipts for the years 1950-1952, and a 1993 awards banquit program featuring the Robert Kimball Scholarship winner for 1993-1994.

Box 4, Folder 8Emogene Libby, Class of 1956

Programs, tickets, college correspondence re: tuition, events, etc. See also Box 2 Folder 11.

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1LaForest John Carpenter, Class of ca. 1884

An autograph book signed and inscribed by many of Carpenter's classmates. The dates range from 1881-1884. Carpenter lived from 1859-1926.

Box 5, Folder 2Bernard A. Lougee, Class of 1909

Lougee was from Pittsfield, N.H., and served as the class photographer during his time at UNH. The folder contains photographs of campus buildings and Durham places that were made into postcards. (This folder was formally UA 7/8/22.)

Box 5, Folder 3Harold M. Robinson, Class of 1930

Robinson was from Lowell, MA, and was part of the UNH marching band, orchestra, Mask & Dagger, and Phi Mu Delta. This folder contains Mphi Mu Delta, marching band, and assorted academic related materials. This collection was originally UA 7/8/21.

Box 5, Folder 4Harold M. Robinson, cont.

This folder contains dance cards and photographs from Robinson's time at UNH.

Box 5, Folder 5Edwin Chertok, Class of 1937

Chertok's diploma and several individually-identified photographs of the Phi Alpha fraternity during the 1938-1940 period.

Box 5, Folder 6Gladys McCrone, Class of ca. 1944

Several photographs of UNH buildings taken in 1944, as well as a photograph of McCrone and Ruth Carrier working in the garden. There is also a "Mothers' Day" program and UNH map from 1940.

Box 5, Folder 7David Sleeper, Class of ca. 1943

Three photographs of Sleeper and his wife, a photocopy of the Crawford Notch trail log for the day they climbed it on their honeymoon, and a letter related to AMC activities.

Box 5, Folder 8Janet Sanderson, Fred Pitman, both Class of 1951

UNH Outing Club materials from Fred Pitman and Janet Sanderson-Pitman, commencement programs, Fathers' Day programs, concert programs, and materials related to Janet organizing aspects of the UNH Winter Carnival.

Box 5, Folder 9Edith Russell Wilder, Class of 1935

A scrapbook entitled "Production", entirely handmade, detailing the industrial and farming areas and capacities of the USA, including subjects such as soil erosion, changes in wages of farmers, classifications of workers, and similar topics.

Oversize Box 1
Diplomas
  • Ida Marion Wiggins, 1919 (rolled and tied with blue and white ribbon)
  • Roy Eugene Barchelder, BS, 1913
  • Gilbert Frederick Land, BS, 1913
  • Dwight Kilton Andrew, BS-Agriculture, 1923
  • Charles Lincoln Hubbard, BS, 1893
  • Etta Lilian Simpson, BS, 1899
  • Oscar George Kelsea, BS, 1927
  • Richard Theodore Lang, 1934
  • Roy George Kimball, BA, 1927
  • Harold Walter Cross, 2-year course Agriculture, 1933
  • Herbert Eaton Duffill, 2-year course Agriculture, 1938
  • Frank Clarence Hilbert, BS, 1924
  • Clifford George Santy, BS, 1932
  • Norman James Randell, BS, 1932
  • William F. Knox, Dr. of Law, 1932 (honorary)
  • Justin Edwin Flanigan, BS, 1930
  • William Michael Burke, MA Education, 1939
  • William Lawrence Hammond, BS Technology, 1930
  • Robert Archibald Beattie, BA, 1927
  • William Wallace Wilder, 2nd, BS, 1930
  • William Wallace Wilder, 2nd, MEd, 1934
  • Helen Fairfield Fitch [McLaughlin], Wisconsin, 1909
  • Helen F. McLaughlin, Simmons,
  • Helen F. McLaughlin, MA Columbia Univ., 1926
  • Charles L. Parsons, Cornell, 1888 (Hanover)
  • Marion Dunlap Williams, BS, 1923
  • Fred Driggs Fuller, BS, 1892 (Hanover)
  • James Edgar Gay, BS, 1883 (Hanover)
  • Edith Dorothea Sauithes [Savithes?], BA, 1926
  • Laurence Melbern True, BS, 1923
  • Fred Wiggen Randall, BS, 1907