Guide to the University of New Hampshire 75th Anniversary Files, 1941

Collection number: UA 1/5/3
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About University of New Hampshire

In 1861, the United States federal government approved the Morrill Act which set aside land in each state for the founding of public higher education. In 1862, the New Hampshire state legislature accepted the grant of 80,000 acres of public lands on which to set up a university. It wasn't until 1866, however, that the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was incorporated by the state legislature.

The NHCAMA was established in Hanover, NH in order to share the resources of Dartmouth College. Each institution, however, was to retain their separate identities. In 1893, The New Hampshire College moved to its present campus in Durham after Benjamin Thompson, a prosperous farmer, bequeathed his land and money to further the development of the College. The College thrived in Durham, and in 1923 the state legislature granted it a new charter as the University of New Hampshire.

About the University of New Hampshire 75th Anniversary Files

This series contains information which documents the 75th anniversary celebration of the University of New Hampshire in 1941. Most of the information is contained in scrapbooks.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], University of New Hampshire 75th Anniversary Files, 1941, UA 1/5/3, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 175th Anniversary Committee
Box 1, Folder 275th Anniversary Committee
Box 1, Folder 375th Anniversary Scrapbook photocopy
Box 1, Folder 475th Anniversary Scrapbook - Events programs
Box 1, Volume 175th Anniversary Events Scrapbook
Box 1, Volume 275th Anniversary Scrapbook