Guide to the Merrimack Valley College Directors and Deans Files, 1974-1986

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.

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 College Directors and Deans Files, 1974-1986, UA 20/2/2, 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 3
Box 3, Folder 11977-1978Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Administrative Board Minutes
Box 3, Folder 2Sept 1977-April 1978Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Reports to System Trustees
Box 3, Folder 31977-1979Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Accreditation Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 4Fall 1978Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Draft of Self Study Committee Report to Commission on Accreditation
Box 3, Folder 51980Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Grant Council for the Humanities
Box 3, Folder 61981Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Deeds to present and future building of UNH-M
Box 3, Folder 71982-1983Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Reports to System Trustees
Box 3, Folder 81980-1985Dean Roger Bernard Papers: Accreditation Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 9Feb. 1976-Mar. 1979Associate Dean William A Cook Papers: Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 101979Associate Dean William A Cook Papers: Humanities for the Adult Commuter Student Grant Proposal
Box 3, Folder 111974-1981Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Admissions Correspondence and Data
Box 3, Folder 121975-1984Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Veterans Administration Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 131976-1977Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Data and Committee
Box 3, Folder 141976-1986Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 151977-1985Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Exchange Program Agreement
Box 3, Folder 161979-1981Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: College Eligibility
Box 3, Folder 171979-1982Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Right and Rules Policy Drafts
Box 3, Folder 181979-1984Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Higher Education General Information Survey Reports
Box 3, Folder 191980Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Academic Standards Policy
Box 3, Folder 201980-1981Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transfer Credit Policies
Box 3, Folder 211981-1983Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: NG Coordinating Committee for Promotion of History
Box 3, Folder 221981-1984Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Memorial High Project News Article
Box 3, Folder 231983Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Opportunity Scholarship
Box 3, Folder 241983-1984Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Issues
Box 3, Folder 251984-1985Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Task Force from M.V.C. to UNH-M
Box 3, Folder 261985-1986Assistant Dean Peter Haebler Papers: Transition Issues
Box 3, Folder 271978-1979Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 281980-1984Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Annual Performance Report and Final Grant Report for National Endowment for Humanities
Box 3, Folder 29Aug 28, 1981Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Sharing Manchester's Past People, Images and Music Project Report
Box 3, Folder 30Nov 8, 1984Assistant Dean Jack Resch Papers: Overcoming the Threat to Excellence
Box 3, Folder 311978Assistant Dean Frances A. Mahoney Papers: Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 321978-1982Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: Miscellaneous
Box 3, Folder 331981Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: Market Strategies
Box 3, Folder 341981-1983Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 351983Associate Dean Lee Warren Papers: School for Lifelong Learning