Merrimack Valley Branch Faculty Papers, 1972-1978

Collection number: UA 20/1/10 [Offsite Storage]
Size: 1 box (.33 cu.ft.)

About the University of New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley Branch

The Merrimack Valley Branch of the University of New Hampshire was established in Manchester in September 1967. The branch started as an extension center. There were thirty-one credit courses, taught almost entirely by regular faculty members from the main campus, and enrolling 590 students. There also were seven short-term certificate courses enrolling 231. The first branch director, Frederick J. Robinson '49, had a small office in the Manchester Memorial High School and the classes met evenings in the high school. A year later, a house in the neighborhood was rented as an office and library building, while the growing number of classes continued to meet in Memorial High School and in nearby Southside Junior High. The unit got its first recognition as a separate entity when the 1969 legislature voted an appropriation of $60,000 for planning a campus. During the next few years, with the assistance of interested citizens, members of the Board of Trustees, and legislators, several sites in the region were investigated to determine their suitability for a commuter campus. A site within the City limits of Manchester was finally selected after a Feasibility Study of the site proved that it was satisfactory. The first building, named French Hall in honor of J. Fred French, a trustee for the University System for 11 years, opened on Hackett Hill Road in 1975. In 1977, the Legislature passed the House Bill 1006 establishing the MVB as a college in its own right with all the necessary powers and duties. Renamed the Merrimack Valley College, it became the fourth institution within the University System.

About the Merrimack Valley Branch Faculty Papers

This collection contains files collected by Jack Resch and William A. Cook, as well as added materials.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open. Please note, the MVB files are housed in the Library Storage Building and require 24 hour notice for retrieval.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Box number], Merrimack Valley Branch Faculty Papers, 1972-1978, UA 20/1/10, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred from the University of New Hampshire-Manchester Library in March 2002.

Collection Contents

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1April 5, 1972Assessment of Career Objectives and Educational Plans of Students
Box 5, Folder 2undatedBackground, Programs, Facilities Planning Report
Box 5, Folder 31974-1977Cooperative Education
Box 5, Folder 41973Curriculum Planning and Development Learning Clusters
Box 5, Folder 51972-1973Faculty Papers Jack Resch: Questionnaire Correspondence and Analysis
Box 5, Folder 6Spring 1973Faculty Papers Jack Resch: Ad Hoc Committee for Faculty Cooperation Minutes and Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 71973-1978Faculty Papers Jack Resch: Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 8April 1976Faculty Papers Jack Resch: National Conference on Social Welfare Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 9Fall 1977-Fall 1978Faculty Papers Jack Resch: Student Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 10September 1975-January 1978Faculty Papers Dr. William A. Cook: Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 11April 1977Faculty Papers Dr. William A. Cook: Humanities for the Adult/Career Based Student
Box 5, Folder 12April 15, 1977Faculty Papers Dr. William A. Cook: Faculty Development through Curriculum Development
Box 5, Folder 13June 1976-July 1977Liberal Studies Division Reports
Box 5, Folder 14January 28, 1972Proposed Development Plans Report
Box 5, Folder 151972-1974Adult Education Association of the USA certificates


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