Business, Industry & Professions

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    The NH and Durham Vertical Files were collected over ca. 30 years and contain materials accumulated mostly by subject rather than creator. The New Hampshire and Durham vertical files contain historical information and publications covering a very wide…
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    Outward Bound began in Wales, UK in 1941, opened by German educator Kurt Hahn and his benefactor, the shipping magnate Lawrence Holt. The first Outward Bound School in the U.S. opened in Marble, Colorado in June, 1962. Materials contain administrative records, marketing materials,…
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    Whittemore School Faculty Meetings
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    Three handwritten menu planning books, possibly from the Spaulding Inn, Whitefield NH. Menus created to feed an affluent client base in the midst of the Great Depression.
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    Milton Prince Appleby (1923-2018) was a fiddler and farmer from Rochester, N.H., of New Brunswick French/English and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) heritage. He was born in Needham, Mass., son of John “Jack” Bickford Appleby (1881-1974) and Laura Alice…
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    Harrison D. Robertson (ca. 1807 Hopkinton-9 June 1862 Warner) was a postmaster as well as "wood + lumber denter" according to the 1860 Census. His personal estate was valued at $30,000 at that time with extensive real estate holdings; most of the…
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    The University of New Hampshire Occupational Therapy program was initiated in 1942 as a major program offered by the Art Department of the College of Liberal Arts. It was first accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the…
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    From 1917 to 1944, UNH offered a degree in architecture through the College of Technology. This collection includes photographs of the course work submitted for the Architectural Design classes.
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    From 1912 to 1930 the Durham Cooperative Company offered its members alternatives in reducing the cost of living in Durham. This collection contains the accounts of the Durham Coop Co. from 1915-1917
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    The Concord Railroad ran between Concord and Manchester, and was founded in 1835. In 1889/1890 it merged with the Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad and became the Concord & Montreal Railroad. Later this was absorbed into the Boston &…
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    Nehemiah George Ordway (1828-1907) was born in Warner, NH. He went on to become a Republican Legislator in NH 1875-1880, Merrimack County sheriff, US Post Office General Agent for New England, and the 7th Governor of Dakota Territory. Ordway's 1858-…
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    The Choate Manufacturing Company of South New Market (now in Exeter) N.H. was incorporated in 1862, and manufactured parts for steam engines. In 1867 the company went bankrupt due to a failure to pay by the American Safety Steam Engine Co., and after reorganization emerged as the Exeter Machine…
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    George Plummber Hadley II (1846-1934) was a farmer and surveyor from Goffstown, Hillsborough County, NH. Hadley's notebook contains detailed surveys of Goffstown, including distances, maps, local landmarks, names, and more.
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    Ira Joslin Prouty (1857-1932) was the son of a doctor from Ogdensberg, NY. He began medical practice in 1882 in Keene, NH, where he lived and worked until his death. A single notebook listing the recipes for 100-120 remedies to common (and some not so…
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    The Blake General Store/Tavern was run by the Blake family of Kensington, NH from ca. 1828-the 1920s. A boot manufacturing business was housed on the second floor until an 1894 fire, and the Kensington Post Office was housed with the general store…
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    The Torr family was a prominent Revolutionary War era farming family in the Dover/Durham/Madbury area of New Hampshire. Materials in this collection are from Benjamin Torr (ca. 1787-1852) and Vincent Torr (1777-1815). Many other Torr family members…
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    The New Hampshire Account Book Collection creaters made their living through a variety of rural professions, mostly farmers, blacksmiths, doctors, town officials, tanners, cobblers, and other mixed income streams. The account books are organized by town within New Hampshire, Maine, Massachussetts…
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    Solon Burpee Sargent (New London NH 1861- Franklin NH 19??) was a granite/cutter and carver. After working in various odd jobs as a laborer and stone cutter, he settled down in Franklin/Tilton NH around 1894 and became both a dealer and a carver of…
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    Hazel and Clayton Sinclair operated Rock Rest, an inn primarily for African American guests in Kittery Point, ME. They also helped establish the first Seacoast branch of the NAACP. The collection consists of a small amount of material directly related…
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    The New Hampshire Plant Growers Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to grow and nurture the interests of horticulture and horticultural allied trades in New Hampshire.
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    New Hampshire was chosen as the theme for the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., during which cultural, political, economic, and indiustrial traditions of all kinds were highlighted for festival visitors. The festival was repeated…
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    Kingsbury Machine Works was established in 1912, following the independent success of Albert Kingsbury’s design for a new type of mechanical thrust bearing. This year also marked the successful implementation of a Kingsbury bearing at McCall’s Ferry (…
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    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…
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    The diverse records in this collection relate to lumber trade in early 19th century Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, and originate from the Amasa P. Niles Company of Haverhill, MA. They were kept by Ebenezer Carleton (Sr.) (1773-1849) and…
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    George F. Frost was born in New Castle, New Hampshire in 1720. He was a seaman from roughly 1740 until 1760. Frost married “a widow Richards of London” and lived in Rye, New Hampshire. In 1764, following her death, Frost married Margaret Weeks Smith,…
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    Joseph Bradley (1762-c1840) was born in Plaistow, New Hampshire, the son of William and Sarah Smith Bradlery. He became a merchant, money lender, and inn keeper in Hawke (New Danville), Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Three volumes of account books…
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    Ralph Page’s career as a dance caller began in 1930. Ralph continued to call for the next 54 years, becoming one of the leading callers of his time and an important figure in the history of traditional dance in America. The Ralph Page Manuscript…
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    The University of New Hampshire Occupational Therapy program was initiated in 1942 as a major program offered by the Art Department of the College of Liberal Arts. This collection contains memorabilia and artifacts compiled as part of the 50th…
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    Levi Chapman Tuttle was born on August 3, 1835 in Nottingham, New Hampshire and died in 1914. He enlisted in the 13th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers Infantry, Company F on August 26, 1862. He saw fighting at Fredericksburg and fifteen other battles…
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    The New England Center for Continuing Education was established in Durham, NH in 1966. Its mission was to support continuing education programs at the six universities, sponsor seminars and research on issues of regional importance, and serve as a conference site for all New England. Major funding…
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    The Agricutural Alumni Association organizes and sponsors the annual Homecoming Barbecue. This series contains the correspondence and records of the treasurer of the Agricultural Alumni Association.
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    The Interscholastic Prize Speaking Contest was organized each year by the Alumni Association for high school students in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts beginning in 1912. The prize money was provided by the class of 1911. This series contains programs for the prize speaking contest. Some of…
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    Herbert A. Warden was a member of the Class of 1896 of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. This series contains a book of mechanical drawings created by Herbert A. Warden. The drawings progress from simple to more complex. Included are surveys of the campus in Hanover,…
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    The Engineering Experiment Station was formed by the Board of Trustees in 1929, as a non-teaching division of the College of Technology. It wasn't until 1932 that the station began operation. It was established to provide professional engineering and…
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    In 1915 the Electrical Engineering Department offered a correspondence course in the use of measuring instruments. This folder contains booklets titled "Measuring Instruments and Integrating Wattmeters".
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    The School of Health and Human Services was established as the Division of Health Studies in 1969. The following year it was renamed the School of Health Studies. In 1990, it was reorganized as the School of Health and Human Services. Prior to 1969 health studies courses were part of the College of…
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    Joan R. Leitzel earned her bachelor's degree from Hanover College in 1958, her master's degree from Brown University in 1961, and her doctorate from Indiana University in 1965, all in mathematics. Dr. Leitzel was appointed seventeenth president of the…
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    The Whittemore School of Business and Economics of the University of New Hampshire operated two hotels in the White Mountains region in order to give young people job training and skills in the hotel-motel industry. This series contains the program's…
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    Thomas Wilson Thorndike (1797-1888) was born in Concord, N.H. and married Ruth Dow in 1823. He was a carriage maker, first of Concord, then, as of 1839, a manufacturer of Weare, N.H. He died in Weare in 1888. A 18 pp. manuscript in two parts (14pp. and 4pp.), mostly written in 1884, outlines his…
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    George Austin Wason inherited the family estate of four hundred and seventy-five acres and devoted his life to the pursuit of agriculture. He specialized in raising thoroughbred Devon cattle. He lived on the family farm until 1885, when he moved to Nashua, where he died June 21, 1906, aged 71, but…
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    The Northam Colonists, named for the original town of Dover, was the historical society of Dover, New Hampshire from 1900 until the organization disbanded in 2008. The mission of the Society was to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts, information…
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    The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was an industrial union of textile workers established through the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1939. It waged a decades-long campaign to organize J.P. Stevens and other Southern textile…
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    The Green Harbor Fishermen's Association was founded in 1896 as a "temporary organization" and "compact body that shall advocate the interests of the villages contiguous to Green [H]arbor and the adjacent coast, and urge on the efforts for the…
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    Franklin Buss (1792-1812) was the son of Samuel and Lydia Buss (nee Lincoln) of Jaffrey, NH. He was the youngest of eight children. Buss began an apprenticeship in the J. Parker and Co. Keene, NH store in June of 1809 at the age of seventeen. The…
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    The Jones family resided for generations in Milton, N.H. Levi Jones, a farmer, businessman, innkeeper, and prominent mason and the senior figure in the collection, was born in 1771 and died in 1847. The Jones Farm now forms part of the New…
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    George Harrington Carter (1873-1910) was born in Montreal, Canada in 1873. After his mother died in 1880 he was sent to Waltham, Massachusetts to live with relatives. He returned to Canada to work selling paper and he later joined the Nashua Card and…
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    The Dowst family lived in Allenstown, near Manchester, New Hampshire. They included various generations of men named Henry Dowst (beginning in 1784) and Frank Dowst (-1905). Contents of this collection were kept by the men of the family. The…
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    The Hardy family of Nelson, New Hampshire, was a well-to-do group of farmers, schoolteachers, and ministers in nineteenth-century New England. The Hardy Family papers are almost entirely composed of the family's internal correspondence, dated 1862-…
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    Rebecca Peabody was a widow with six young children who lived in Franklin, N.H. Letter to Mr. Horace Chase, Judge of Probates, Hopkinton NH, May 1, 1848 in which Rebecca details her desperate plight. Her husband, who has recently left her - though…
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    Alan F. Kiepper was born in 1928. He was a prominant director in major public transit construction projects and their subsequent running in Richmond VA, Atlanta GA, and New York City. He also served as Associate Professor of Public Administration at…