New Hampshire Soil Conservation Service Photographs

Collection number: MC 372
Size: (3 boxes) (0.5 cu.ft.)

About the NH Soil Conservation Services (est. ca. 1933)

The New Hampshire Soil Conservation Services were initially part of the Extension Service under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1994 the national name was changed to the National Resources Conservation Service.

About the NH Soil Conservation Service Photos, ca. 1950-ca. 1970

This collection consists of ca. 400 black and white photographs and negatives documenting the work of the Soil Conservation Services across the state of New Hampshire. The dates are approximately 1950-1970. Each photo has a detailed label, and many have negatives accompanying them. Photographers, dates, and locations are listed on each. The collection covers all ten New Hampshire counties, and is particularly strong on documentation of watersheds, crops, and agriculture.

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], [Box number], New Hampshire Soil Conservation Service Photos, ca. 1950-ca. 1970, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transfer from UNH Photo Services 2000.25 via Ron Bergeron

Collection Arrangement

  • Arrangement is in original order by topic.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Waterways, Recreaction, Erosion, Cropping, 1950-1970
  • Oliverian River
  • Souhegan River
  • Cold River
  • Dead River
  • Recreation
  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • RC&D
  • Scenic
  • Recreation
  • Soil Survey
  • Soils
  • Streambank erosion
  • Streams and rivers
  • Strip cropping
  • Terrace cropping
  • Transportation
  • Urban development
  • Agricultural waste management
  • Ammonoosuc River
  • Ash Swamp watershed, Keene
Box 1, Folder 2Waterways, Harvests, People, Woodlands, Crops, 1950-1970
  • Sugar River
  • “Other”
  • Watersheds
  • Waterways
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife
  • Woodland
  • Unsorted
  • Historical
  • Harvesting Ice
  • Irrigation
  • Land clearing
  • Livestock
  • Farm machinery
  • Maple sugaring
  • Mulching
  • Orchards
  • Pasturing
  • People – non-SCS
  • SCS Personnel
  • Pollution
  • Ponds
Box 1, Folder 3Erosion, Buildings, Markets, Farms, 1950-1970
  • Gullies
  • Agronomy
  • Conservation education
  • Critical area stabilization
  • Crops
  • Districts
  • Drainage
  • Dry hydrants
  • Environment
  • Erosion
  • Erosion control
  • Farm buildings
  • Exhibits
  • Farm Markets
  • Farm operations
  • Fish
  • Flooding