Granite State College Files, 1970-2023

Collection number: UA 24/1/1 [Offsite Storage, Unprocessed]
Size: (21 boxes) (21 cu.ft.)

About the Granite State College (1972-2023)

Granite State College (GSC) was located in Concord, New Hampshire. It was established in 1972, and consisted of the College of Lifelong Learning (CLL) and School of Lifelong Learning (SLL). In 1980 it merged with UNH-Manchester, then joined the University System of New Hampshire in 2023. It is now known as the UNH College of Professional Studies. The target audience is adult learners.

About the Granite State College Files (1970-2023)

This collection consists mostly of organizational, self-study, publicity, curricular, and commencement materials.

This collection is unprocessed; researchers should expect that certain materials will not be easy to locate and/or reproduce. Copyright may be unclear on some items. Additionally, this collection requires staff to review boxes prior to patron access to comply with federal privacy laws.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open, but materials must be screened for private personnel or student information before access by researchers. This will take time; please schedule your visit with sufficiant lead time for staff to review the materials.

This collection is housed in the Library Storage Building. Please contact the Special Collections staff a minimum of 5 business days prior to visiting the library.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Box number], Granite State College files, 1970-2023, UA 24/1/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transfer, 2023

Separated Material

No material has been separated from this collection prior to processing.

Collection Arrangement

  • Materials are in original order as received. This collection is unprocessed. Box order, date ranges, and material locations will change during processing.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Committees, undated
Box 2
CLL/SLL Planning docs, undated
Box 3
Course catalogs, commencement, undated
Box 4
Commencement and honors video recordings – VHS, 8mm, undated
Box 5
GSU/CLL Newsletters, flyers, undated
Box 6
Publicity, brochures, fliers, mailings, undated
Box 7
CLL Minutes, incl. Advising Meeting, Joint Coordinators, others, 1970-2010
Box 8
Standard 5: Faculty standards, undated
Box 9
Commencement, New England Accredidation of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Reports, Self Studies, undated
Box 10
Program Information: SLL / CLL/ GSC, undated
Box 11
Pease Campus info: Correspondence, Lease, Pease Education Training Center, Curriculum & Misc., undated
Box 12
Marketing materials, undated
Box 13
Self Design and Faculty; Outcome Assessment, Learning Contracts, Certificate Programs, undated
Box 14
Name changes and UNH-Manchester merger, 1980-2005
Box 15
Institutional history, framed awards, some commencement materials, undated
Box 16
Catalogs, undated
Box 17
Photo albums – CLL, UNH-M, possibly others, undated
Box 18
CLL – early college documents, regional planning,, 1973-2002
Box 19
CLL / SLL self-studies, undated
Box 20
SLL Grants, Portfolio program, Governor’s efficiency, tapes, early 1980s
Box 21
Videos (VHS) of commencement, 1986 Trustees slides, 1986


Ledgers & Receipts
Legal Papers
Letters & Postcards
Newspapers & Publications
Photographs, Slides & Negatives
University Financials
Video Recordings