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.
This collection is open. Please note, the MVB files are housed in the Library Storage Building and require 24 hour notice for retrieval.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[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.
These records were transferred from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester Library in March 2002.
|Box 1, Folder 1||Fall 1967-Spring 1968||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 2||Fall 1968-Summer 1969||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Fall 1969-Summer 1970||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Fall 1970-Summer 1971||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1970-1971||News Bulletins|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1970-1975||News Articles on M.V.B.|
|Box 1, Folder 7||Fall 1971-Summer 1972||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 8||Fall 1972-Summer 1973||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 9||Fall 1973-Summer 1974||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1974||Staff Handbook|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1974-1975||News Bulletin|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1974-1975||Student Handbook|
|Box 1, Folder 13||January 1975||Course Brochure|
|Box 1, Folder 14||1975||Student Handbook|
|Box 1, Folder 15||Fall 1975||Intercollegiate Newspaper: 2cents worth, v.I, No.1- v.II, No. 10|
|Box 1, Folder 16||1975-1976||News Bulletin|
|Box 1, Folder 17||1975-1977||Saul Sidore Lecture Programs|
|Box 1, Folder 18||January 1976||Course Brochure|
|Box 1, Folder 19||July 1976-March 1977||Intercollegiate Newspaper: 2cents worth, v. III, No.1-9|
|Box 1, Folder 20||1976-1977||News Bulletin|
|Box 1, Folder 21||Spring-Summer 1977||Course Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 22||1977||News Bulletin|
|1967-1975||Scrapbooks: Newspaper clippings|