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.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[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.
Various acquisitions and dates, 2000-present.
See also various larger individual collections in the University of New Hampshire Archives.
Several large items were removed to the collection of the University Museum.
Collection is in order of acquisition.
|Box 1, Folder 1||John Fisher, Class of 1909
One letter dated Dec. 17 1905, describing various activities on campus.
|Box 1, Folder 2||John 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 3||Stephen W. Dyer, Class of 1916
A 1916 commencement program, prom week sports score booklet, newspaper, and a retirement notice.
|Box 1, Folder 4||Ralph Read Pitman, Class of 1917
Photographs of students and the interior and exterior of the Gamma Theta House (later ATO).
|Box 1, Folder 5||Ruth 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 6||George 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 7||Horance 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 8||Class 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 9||Alin R. Warren, Class of 1928
Photographs of the interior, exterior, and members of Delta Pi Epsilon.
|Box 1, Folder 10||Richard 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 11||William Prince, Class of 1930
Certificates from The Sphinx and the Mask and Dagger.
|Box 1, Folder 12||George Minard, Class of 1932
Snapshot of campus and of friends having fun.
|Box 1, Folder 13||Edward 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 14||Georgiana "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, Folder 1||Class 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 2||June 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 3||Merrill 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 4||Ramona 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 5||Gladys McCrone Smith, Class of 1945
A photograph of McCrone, and 4 slides of ornamental plantings on the UNH Campus in 1943.
|Box 2, Folder 6||Edna Longacre, Class of Summer 1946
Programs, dining hall tickets, and a summer convocation program.
|Box 2, Folder 7||Gerald 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 8||Marilyn E. Staples, Class of 1948
Several photographs of UNH students and activites, including an equestrian jump and outing club activities.
|Box 2, Folder 9||Marjorie Anderson Johnson, Class of 1948-49
Snapshots ca. 1948 - mayorality race, dorms decorated for a football game.
|Box 2, Folder 10||Constance 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 11||Emogene 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, Folder 1||Lawrence 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 2||J. Herbert Marceau, Professor of Modern Langauges,
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 3||Joseph 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 4||Betsey 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 5||Betsy Vannah cont.
Vannah's diploma and commencement program.
|Box 3, Folder 6||Betsy Vannah cont.
Vannah's scrapbook: Photographs, correspondence, programs from campus events.
|Box 3, Folder 7||Ardelia 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, Folder 1||Harry 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 2||Class 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 3||Class of 1920 Minutes
One notebook of minutes dated 1916-1975 documenting class activities and reunions.
|Box 4, Folder 4||Joseph 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 5||Mary 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:
|Box 4, Folder 6||Mary 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 7||Robert 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 8||Emogene Libby, Class of 1956
Programs, tickets, college correspondence re: tuition, events, etc. See also Box 2 Folder 11.
|Box 5, Folder 1||LaForest 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 2||Bernard 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 3||Harold 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 4||Harold M. Robinson, cont.
This folder contains dance cards and photographs from Robinson's time at UNH.
|Box 5, Folder 5||Edwin 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 6||Gladys 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 7||David 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 8||Janet 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 9||Edith 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.
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