Guide to the Robert Frost Farm Papers, 1965-2000

Collection number: MC 60
Size: (2 boxes) (2 cu.ft.)

About the Robert Frost Farm Papers

In 1965, the State of New Hampshire purchased the farmhouse in Derry New Hampshire where Robert Frost and family lived from 1900 to 1909. In 1969, two adjacent properties were purchased that served to protect the homestead’s beauty. With the help of Robert Frost’s eldest daughter, Lesley Frost Ballantine and a group of early trustees and state officials, the homestead was restored to the condition it was in during the Frost ear began. The property was opened for public visitation in 1975.

Currently under the direction and care of the State of New Hampshire, Division of Parks and Recreation, The Robert Frost Farm is a New Hampshire Historic Site, and listed on the National Registry for historic landmarks of national significance.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

This collection is housed in the Library Storage Building; access requires 48 hours’ notice. Please contact the Special Collections staff prior to visiting the library.

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], Robert Frost Farm Papers, 1965-2000, MC 60, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: David Watters, Apr 17, 2003; Accession #2016.13

MC 44 Robert Frost Papers, Milne Special Collections and Archives, UNH

MS 178 Robert Frost Letter and Poem, Milne Special Collections and Archives, UNH

MC 185 Lesley Frost Ballantine Papers, Milne Special Collections and Archives, UNH

Collection Contents

Box 1
Trustee By-Laws and Trustee Files, 1965-1999
Box 2
Trustee Files, Farm Chronology, Photocopies of newspaper clippings, Derry School Frost Poetry Project, 1987-1988
Collection

Formats

Legal Papers