Merrimack Valley Branch Publications, 1967-1977

Collection number: UA 20/1/4 [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 Publications

This collection contains various publications for the public and from the institution of Merrimack Valley Branch including course bulletins and brochures, and news bulletins for fall, spring, and summer semesters. A staff and student handbook is included as well as a few volumes of the intercollegiate newspaper and programs from the Saul Sidore Lecture. There are also some scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.

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], Merrimack Valley Branch Publications, 1967-1977, UA 20/1/4, 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 at Manchester Library in March 2002.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Fall 1967-Spring 1968Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 1, Folder 2Fall 1968-Summer 1969Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 1, Folder 3Fall 1969-Summer 1970Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 1, Folder 4Fall 1970-Summer 1971Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 1, Folder 51970-1971News Bulletins
Box 1, Folder 61970-1975News Articles on M.V.B.
Box 1, Folder 7Fall 1971-Summer 1972Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 1, Folder 8Fall 1972-Summer 1973Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 1, Folder 9Fall 1973-Summer 1974Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 1, Folder 101974Staff Handbook
Box 1, Folder 111974-1975News Bulletin
Box 1, Folder 121974-1975Student Handbook
Box 1, Folder 13January 1975Course Brochure
Box 1, Folder 141975Student Handbook
Box 1, Folder 15Fall 1975Intercollegiate Newspaper: 2cents worth, v.I, No.1- v.II, No. 10
Box 1, Folder 161975-1976News Bulletin
Box 1, Folder 171975-1977Saul Sidore Lecture Programs
Box 1, Folder 18January 1976Course Brochure
Box 1, Folder 19July 1976-March 1977Intercollegiate Newspaper: 2cents worth, v. III, No.1-9
Box 1, Folder 201976-1977News Bulletin
Box 1, Folder 21Spring-Summer 1977Course Brochures
Box 1, Folder 221977News Bulletin
Box 6
1967-1975Scrapbooks: Newspaper clippings


Newspapers & Publications