Media Services Files, 1946-1991

Collection number: UA 3/4/7 [Offsite Storage]
Size: 11 boxes (11 cu.ft.)

About the Media Services Center

The UNH Audio Visual Center was organized in the summer of 1946 when the film libraries previously operated by the UNH and State Department of Education were combined. In 1970, Photo Service was merged with the Audio Visual Center as a new Department of Media Service in Dimond Library.

Service units within the department included Photo Service (including graphics and cinematography), Campus Service (including equipment distribution and technical services). The Film Library (including acquisition and cataloging services), and Administration (including planning and consulting services). Publications included film catalogs, quarterly newsletters and occasional papers on a variety of subjects. The department was closed in 2014.

About the Media Services Files

This collection consists of projects, scripts (including topics like women's history and Franco-Americans in New Hampshire), committee files, correspondence, releases, annual reports of the media center, and publications.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box number], Media Services Files, 1960-1987, UA 3/4/7, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transferred to the University Archives, 2014

Collection Arrangement

Collection is in origional order as received and has been left in a single series.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Media Services Center Files, , 1946-1991

(11 boxes (11 cubic feet))
Box 1
1960-1979Projects and Scripts

Folders include information about various film courses, development of buildings such as the physical plant and Parson's Hall, and films/projects entitled "The Meaning of Perception," "A Part of the Main," "Medical Information Systems," and others.

Box 2
1980-1984Projects and Scripts

Mostly scripts. History of Women at UNH, White Mountains, Situational Management, Radio Isotope Safety, Piscataqua River Basin, The New Hampshire Hospital, NEw Hampshire History Resource Guide, New Hampshire Cultural Agencies, Mt. Washington Observatory, International Perspectives, Enviornments for Experiential Learning, Handicapped Funding, Fowls and Violations, Claremont, RMC Communication, Colonial Kitchen, Alumni videotape, World Within A World (a film about the Amoskeag Mills), and others.

Box 3
1982-1984Scripts, Credits, Releases

Materials from a proposed Ethnic Studies Program (mostly about Franco-Americans/Frenco-New Hampshire residents), as well as releases, credits, evaluations, and the like for various films. Contains several folders of negatives taken by photographer Gary Sampson of the French New Hampshire community, and a book entitled "Emigration: A Franco-American Experience".

Box 4
1979-1985Grants and Film Projects

Materials on Lotte Jacobi (a photographer), Louis Wager, NH Humanities, NH Charitable Fund, and Library Perspectives grants (among others), and projects entitled "Roots and Branches" and "Power for the People."

Box 5
1968-1985Needs Assesments

Folders on the Spaulding Youth Center (Tilton, N.H.), New England Center, York High School, Whittimore School of Business, Farmington High School summer institute, and more.

Box 6

Chronological by year.

Box 7
1980-1988System Media Council Committee Files

Chronological by year.

Box 8
1960-1987Office Files

Film inventory, films produced at UNH, task force on educational television, NH Commission ont he Arts, Governor's Commission on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, heath and safety of photographic chemicals, and more.

Box 9
1946-1985Annual Reports

Mostly towards the latter end of this date range.

Box 10
1966-1987Annual Reports

Predominantly 1970s.

Box 11

Including "Audio-Visual Center Newsletter," "List of Instructional Films," and various promotional booklets for the media center.


Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts
Minutes & Reports
Video Recordings