Collection number: UA 20/2/2 [Offsite Storage]
Size: 1 box (.33 cu.ft.)
About the University of New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley Branch
The Merrimack Valley College began as a branch of the University of New Hampshire in 1967, providing continuing education programming to the residents of the Merrimack Valley area, the largest population center of the state. In 1977, the state legislature established Merrimack Valley College as a separate educational entity within the University System of New Hampshire, which would "provide the people of the greater Manchester area with a college where they can attain an associate degree." In 1978, the Concord regional center of the School for Lifelong Learning moved to MVC, joining the college in its building, and took over MVC's continuing education programs. The two institutions operated cooperatively to deliver a wide range of educational programs. Also in 1978, the College applied to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for candidacy for accreditation. The Governance Task Force at MVC was established while the school was still a branch of the University of New Hampshire. The task force was charged with fashioning a governance structure under which the emerging Merrimack Valley College could function. Electing a committee to develop by-laws for the College was the first step taken. From those by-laws came the skeleton organization for the running of the school; i.e. an Academic Affairs Committee to oversee all matters relating to programs, a Management Committee to manage business matters, and a college-wide Forum to run the College. The Forum had the final authority for all matters concerning the running of the College, and was subject only to the veto power of the Dean of the College. By action of the MVC Forum, a strategic planning process was put into place to chart a course for steady expansion. In addition, and Executive Committee to the Forum was organized to deal with sensitive issues, and a Merrimack Valley College Advisory Board was authorized by the USNH Board of Trustees. This mode of governance remained in place until 1985, at which time the MVC became the University of New Hampshire at Manchester (UNHM).
About the Merrimack Valley College Directors and Deans Files
This collection contains the miscellaneous papers, policies, and correspondences from the directors and deans of Merrimack Valley College. The list of names includes Dean Roger Bernard, Assistant Deans Peter Haebler, Jack Resch, and Frances Mahoney, and Associate Deans William A. Cook and Lee Warren.
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 College Directors and Deans Files, 1974-1986, UA 20/2/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred from the University of New Hampshire-Manchester Library in March 2002.
|Box 3, Folder 1||1977-1978||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Administrative Board Minutes|
|Box 3, Folder 2||Sept 1977-April 1978||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Reports to System Trustees|
|Box 3, Folder 3||1977-1979||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Accreditation Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 4||Fall 1978||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Draft of Self Study Committee Report to Commission on Accreditation|
|Box 3, Folder 5||1980||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Grant Council for the Humanities|
|Box 3, Folder 6||1981||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Deeds to present and future building of UNH-M|
|Box 3, Folder 7||1982-1983||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Reports to System Trustees|
|Box 3, Folder 8||1980-1985||Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Accreditation Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 9||Feb. 1976-Mar. 1979||Associate Dean William A Cook Papers: Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 10||1979||Associate Dean William A Cook Papers: Humanities for the Adult Commuter Student Grant Proposal|
|Box 3, Folder 11||1974-1981||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Admissions Correspondence and Data|
|Box 3, Folder 12||1975-1984||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Veterans Administration Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 13||1976-1977||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Data and Committee|
|Box 3, Folder 14||1976-1986||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Miscellaneous Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 15||1977-1985||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Exchange Program Agreement|
|Box 3, Folder 16||1979-1981||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: College Eligibility|
|Box 3, Folder 17||1979-1982||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Right and Rules Policy Drafts|
|Box 3, Folder 18||1979-1984||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Higher Education General Information Survey Reports|
|Box 3, Folder 19||1980||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Academic Standards Policy|
|Box 3, Folder 20||1980-1981||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transfer Credit Policies|
|Box 3, Folder 21||1981-1983||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: NG Coordinating Committee for Promotion of History|
|Box 3, Folder 22||1981-1984||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Memorial High Project News Article|
|Box 3, Folder 23||1983||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Opportunity Scholarship|
|Box 3, Folder 24||1983-1984||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Issues|
|Box 3, Folder 25||1984-1985||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Task Force from M.V.C. to UNH-M|
|Box 3, Folder 26||1985-1986||Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Issues|
|Box 3, Folder 27||1978-1979||Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 28||1980-1984||Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Annual Performance Report and Final Grant Report for National Endowment for Humanities|
|Box 3, Folder 29||Aug 28, 1981||Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Sharing Manchester's Past People, Images and Music Project Report|
|Box 3, Folder 30||Nov 8, 1984||Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Overcoming the Threat to Excellence|
|Box 3, Folder 31||1978||Assistant Dean Frances A. Mahoney Papers: Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 32||1978-1982||Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: Miscellaneous|
|Box 3, Folder 33||1981||Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: Market Strategies|
|Box 3, Folder 34||1981-1983||Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: Miscellaneous Correspondence|
|Box 3, Folder 35||1983||Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: School for Lifelong Learning|