Leon W. Hitchcock Files, 1918-1971

Collection number: UA 8/3/3
Size: 3 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About Leon W. Hitchcock

Leon W. Hitchcock taught at the University of New Hampshire for 46 years. He was born in West Medway, Massachusetts on June 21, 1886. After graduating from Medway High School he enrolled in Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering in 1908. He came to UNH in 1910 and taught electrical engineering until his retirement in 1956. He also served as chairman for his department from 1922-51 and as Acting Dean of the College of Technology during the World War II years, from 1940-45.

About the Leon W. Hitchcock Files

This collection consists of files kept by Leon W. Hitchcock during his career at the University of New Hampshire, the bulk of which concerns student war training during World Wars I and II. Box 3 contains photos and ca. 100 letters commemorating his 1957 retirement.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leon W. Hitchcock Files, 1918-1971, UA 8/3/3, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage from the Sports Information Office on February 11, 1993.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11924Correspondence with C.E.Hewitt, War Dept.
Box 1, Folder 21924A Study of the Content of an Army Manual on Training Methods for All Arms.
Box 1, Folder 31927Lighting for pool tables
Box 1, Folder 41935-1956Need for new school (Durham)
Box 1, Folder 51941Student Personnel Council
Box 1, Folder 61941-1943National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.)
Box 1, Folder 71941-1944Student Aid Committee - N.Y.A. Program
Box 1, Folder 81941-1944Correspondence with Arnold E. Hanson, coordinator E.S.M.W.T.
Box 1, Folder 91941-1945Engineering, Science and Management War Training
Box 1, Folder 101946Engineering, Science and Management War Training Final Report
Box 1, Folder 111941-1965National Defence Training
Box 1, Folder 121942Trainee Evaluation Reports
Box 1, Folder 131943-1945Correspondence, N.H. State Board of Education
Box 1, Folder 141922-1971Misc.
Box 1, Folder 151951Future Policy and Financing of UNH
Box 1, Folder 16Blueprint of Edison 125 volt, 24 amp Dynamo
Box 1, Folder 17Memoirs of early UNH, by LWH (written in 1966-68)
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11918Storage Batteries For Trucks; A Job Sheet Manual
Box 2, Folder 21918Telephone Electricians Training Manual
Box 2, Folder 31919Final Report of the National Army Training Detachments later known as Vocational Section S.A.C.T
Box 2, Folder 41943Technical Manual; Army Instruction
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11957Retirement dinner photos
Box 3, Folder 2-31957Retirement letters
Box 3, Folder 41975-1977-Elise Clough Hitchcock: hospitalization and obituary


Letters & Postcards
Military Papers
Minutes & Reports