Merrimack Valley College Publications, 1976-1985

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.

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 Publications, 1976-1985, UA 20/2/4, 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-Manchester Library in March 2002.

Collection Contents

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Dec. 1976-Jan. 1978Dedication and naming of First Building at M.V.C. Correspondence and Speech
Box 4, Folder 2Sept. 1977-Jan. 1978Intercollegiate Newspaper: 2cents worth Volume IV No. 1-14
Box 4, Folder 3FY 1978News Bulletins
Box 4, Folder 41977-1978Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 4, Folder 51978M.V.C. Curriculum Plan
Box 4, Folder 61978Staff Handbook
Box 4, Folder 7FY 1979News Bulletins
Box 4, Folder 81978-1982Saul Sidore Lecture Series Program
Box 4, Folder 9Feb. 1979M.V.C. Newsletter from Administrative Staff
Box 4, Folder 10Fall 1979-Spring 1980Course Bulletins
Box 4, Folder 11Summer 1980News Bulletins
Box 4, Folder 121980-1981Course Bulletins and Brochures
Box 4, Folder 131981M.V.C. Newsline
Box 4, Folder 14Spring 1981News Bulletin
Box 4, Folder 15Fall 1981News Bulletin
Box 4, Folder 161982Art Exhibit: "Art Along the Merrimack"
Box 4, Folder 171982-1983Bulletin: Realities and Opportunities Admissions Degree Programs and Courses
Box 4, Folder 18Fall 1982-Spring 1983News Bulletin
Box 4, Folder 19Jan.-May 1983Newspaper articles on M.V.C.
Box 4, Folder 201983Photography Exhibit: "Love's Compositions"
Box 4, Folder 211983Rights and Rules Student Handbook and Student Appeals Process
Box 4, Folder 22FY 1984News Bulletin
Box 4, Folder 23March 1984Opportunity Concert Program and Poster
Box 4, Folder 24July-Nov. 1984Intercollegiate Newspaper MVC/SLL Newsletter. v. I, No. 1-5
Box 4, Folder 25Sept. 1984Transition Plan
Box 4, Folder 26Fall 1984-Spring 1985News Bulletin
Box 7
1978-85Scrapbooks: Newspaper clippings


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