Collection number: UA 20/2/4 [Offsite Storage]
Size: 1 box (.33 cu.ft.)
About Merrimack Valley College
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 Merrimack Valley College Publications
This collection contains various publications for the public and from the institution of Merrimack Valley College. There are course bulletins and brochures, and news bulletins for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Staff and student handbooks are included as well as a few volumes of the intercollegiate newspaper and newspaper articles relating to Merrimack Valley College. Programs from the Saul Sidore Lecture, the Art Exhibit "Art Along the Merrimack", the Photography Exhibit "Love's Compositions", and the Opportunity Concert are also in this collection. 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 College Publications, 1976-1985, UA 20/2/4, 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 4, Folder 1||Dec. 1976-Jan. 1978||Dedication and naming of First Building at M.V.C. Correspondence and Speech|
|Box 4, Folder 2||Sept. 1977-Jan. 1978||Intercollegiate Newspaper: 2cents worth Volume IV No. 1-14|
|Box 4, Folder 3||FY 1978||News Bulletins|
|Box 4, Folder 4||1977-1978||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 4, Folder 5||1978||M.V.C. Curriculum Plan|
|Box 4, Folder 6||1978||Staff Handbook|
|Box 4, Folder 7||FY 1979||News Bulletins|
|Box 4, Folder 8||1978-1982||Saul Sidore Lecture Series Program|
|Box 4, Folder 9||Feb. 1979||M.V.C. Newsletter from Administrative Staff|
|Box 4, Folder 10||Fall 1979-Spring 1980||Course Bulletins|
|Box 4, Folder 11||Summer 1980||News Bulletins|
|Box 4, Folder 12||1980-1981||Course Bulletins and Brochures|
|Box 4, Folder 13||1981||M.V.C. Newsline|
|Box 4, Folder 14||Spring 1981||News Bulletin|
|Box 4, Folder 15||Fall 1981||News Bulletin|
|Box 4, Folder 16||1982||Art Exhibit: "Art Along the Merrimack"|
|Box 4, Folder 17||1982-1983||Bulletin: Realities and Opportunities Admissions Degree Programs and Courses|
|Box 4, Folder 18||Fall 1982-Spring 1983||News Bulletin|
|Box 4, Folder 19||Jan.-May 1983||Newspaper articles on M.V.C.|
|Box 4, Folder 20||1983||Photography Exhibit: "Love's Compositions"|
|Box 4, Folder 21||1983||Rights and Rules Student Handbook and Student Appeals Process|
|Box 4, Folder 22||FY 1984||News Bulletin|
|Box 4, Folder 23||March 1984||Opportunity Concert Program and Poster|
|Box 4, Folder 24||July-Nov. 1984||Intercollegiate Newspaper MVC/SLL Newsletter. v. I, No. 1-5|
|Box 4, Folder 25||Sept. 1984||Transition Plan|
|Box 4, Folder 26||Fall 1984-Spring 1985||News Bulletin|
|1978-85||Scrapbooks: Newspaper clippings|