Guide to Barnacles, 1928-1991

Collection number: UV 10/6/3
Size: 5 boxes (1.0 cu.ft.)

About the Barnacles

In 1928 a Marine Zoological Laboratory was established under the leadership of UNH Professor C. Floyd Jackson on Appledore Island, one of the Isles of Shoals off Portsmouth. Students flocked to the island each summer to engage in field research until the outbreak of World War II led to the lab's closing. In the early 1970s, Cornell University professor John Kingsbury began to offer courses on Star Island, and by 1974, Cornell and UNH had jointly founded the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore, still one of the nation's largest and best programs for undergraduate field research in marine science. Alumni of the Marine Zoology Laboratory on Appledore Island from 1928 to 1941 are known as the Barnacles. The intense experience of living in near isolation, without most of the amenities of the mainland, created strong bonds between these student that continue to this day.

About the Barnacles Photograph Collection

This series contains the original Barnacles scrapbook and photographs that have been donated to the collection by members of the Barnacles. It also includes photographs from the annual Barnacles reunions.

Collection contains:

  • Box 1. Leather Barnacles shield, Leather bound scrapbook with index
  • Box 2. Photographs from loose scrapbook pages and individual donations
  • Binder I. photographs of Barnacles and Phi Sigma trips, 1928-1940
  • Binder II. photographs from Barnacles reunions, 1976-present
  • Binder III. copy negatives and contact sheets of photographs selected for preservation

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Barnacles Photograph Collection, 1928-1991, UV 10/6/3, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in 2000.

Separated Material

Records for this collection can be found in UA 10/6/3.