New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association Records, 1976-2000

Collection number: MC 96
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association, est. 1977

The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association was organized on April 10, 1976. It was incorporated as a voluntary association with the New Hampshire Secretary of State on April 12, 1977. The Association’s mission is “to discover, restore, maintain, map and record inscriptions in the old burial places before they become completely lost."

About the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association Records (1976-2000)

The collection consists of documents concerned with the Association’s establishment, meeting minutes, correspondence, and several issues of Rubbings, the Association’s newsletter.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], {Folder], [Box], New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association Records, 1976-2000, MC 96, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Gift, Phil Wilcox, July 1983 (Accession number: 8756)

Donation, 2001 (Accession number: 2001.42)

Collection Contents

Series 1: Incorporation & By-laws, 1976-2000

(2 folders)
Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Incorporation and by-laws, 1976-2000
  • April 12, 1977. Certification by Secretary of State William Gardner that the Articles of Agreement of NHOGA have been recorded in the Records of Voluntary Corporations.
  • 1975 Voluntary Corporations, Associations, and N.H. Charitable Fund. Revised Statutes Annotated.
  • NHOGA donors listing.
  • Charter Member Organizations April 10-Oct.9, 1976.
  • Charter Member Individuals April 10-Oct.9, 1977.
  • By-laws, Articles of Agreement and membership roster, January 1983.
  • Revised By-laws, September 2000.
Box 1, Folder 2Official NHOGA founding book that contains the mission statement and lists of donors, charter members and membership organizations. Presented to NHOGA by Mr. John Pike Grady, Eastport, Maine., n.d.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1976-1983

(2 folders)
Box 1, Folder 3From NHOGA, 1976-1977
  • Aug.29, 1976. Letter to Dale Clement from Philip Wilcox informing him of the decision for letterhead and membership card. (2 copies; copy 2 is annotated)
  • Dec.2, 1976. Letter to Dale Clement from Philip Wilcox asking for suggestions for the lettering and design of the masthead for the newsletter.
  • Feb.2, 1977. Letter to Dale Clement from Mrs. William H. Emhardt (corresponding secretary NHOGA) suggesting modifications for masthead.
  • April 6, 1977. Letter to Sec. of State William Gardner from Philip Wilcox regarding Articles of Agreement.
Box 1, Folder 4To NHOGA, 1976-1983
  • Aug 24, 1976. Letter to Philip Wilcox from Dale Clement regarding suggestions for design of letterhead and membership card.
  • Jan.26, 1977. Letter to Philip Wilcox from Dale Clement explaining his ideas for the newsletter.
  • Feb.11, 1977. Letter to Philip Wilcox from Dale Clement with suggestions for a layout of the letterhead.
  • March 24, 1977. Letter to Philip Wilcox from Ruth F. Page concerning a meeting with the Board of NHOGA on April 2, 1977.
  • April 7, 1977. Letter to Philip Wilcox from Ruth F. Page concerning copies of the Articles of Agreement.
  • Oct.28, 1982. Letter to Barbara Benoit from Barbara White inviting NHOGA to present their records as a gift to Special Collections, Dimond Library.
  • June 15, 1983. Gift agreement between NHOGA and Special Collections.
  • July 1983. Contents of storage box for NHOGA materials in archives of Dimond Library. Also included, meeting places for NHOGA since inception.

Series 3: Minutes of Meetings, 1982-2000

Box 1, Folder 5Minutes, 1982-2000
  • NHOGA meeting at Salisbury Historical Society, Oct.9, 1982.
  • NHOGA Board meeting, January 21, 1983. Meetings, 1988-2000.

Series 4: Publications, 1976-2000

(7 folders)
Box 1, Folder 6NHOGA Newsletter, 1976-1978

Rubbings, Vol.I-III: May 18, Sept.15, 1976; Spring, Summer, Fall 1977; Spring, Summer, Fall 1978.

Box 1, Folder 7NHOGA Newsletter, 1979-1982

Rubbings, Vol.IV-VII: Spring, Summer, Fall 1979; Spring, Fall 1980; April 11, 1981 – Annual meeting; Summer, Fall 1981; Spring, Summer, Fall 1982.

Box 1, Folder 8NHOGA Newsletter, 1983-1986

Rubbings, Vol. VIII-XI: Spring, Summer, Fall 1983; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter 1984; Spring, Summer, Fall 1985; Spring, Summer, Fall 1986.

Box 1, Folder 9NHOGA Newsletter, 1987-1990

Rubbings, Vol. XII-XV: Spring, Summer, Fall 1987; Spring, Summer, Fall 1988; Spring, Summer, Fall 1989; Spring, Summer, Fall 1990.

Box 1, Folder 10NHOGA Newsletter, 1991-1994

Rubbings, Vol. XVI-IXX: Spring, Summer, Fall 1991; Spring, Summer, Fall 1992; Spring, Summer, Fall 1993; Spring, Summer, Fall 1994.

Box 1, Folder 11NHOGA Newsletter, 1995-2000

Rubbings, Vol. XX-XXV: Spring, Summer, Fall 1995; Spring, Fall 1996; Summer, Fall 1997; Spring, Summer, Fall 1998; Spring, Summer, Fall 1999; Spring, Summer, Fall 2000.

Box 1, Folder 12Graveyard Restoration Hand Book, 2nd printing, 1987

Series 5: Photographs, 1982

Box 1, Folder 13Photograph of Ida Pineo with plaque presented at the September meeting in Salisbury for her work for the Association, 1982

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 14Ideas for lettering styles, design and layout of the letterhead, membership card and masthead of Rubbings. All done by Dale Clement, n.d.
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