Durham

  • The Campus Development office manages the use of all the property and buildings on the University of New Hampshire campus. They are responsible for the construction of new buildings, the buying and selling of land and the allocation of space for all…
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    The Tuesday Afternoon Club is a women's club in Durham, New Hampshire. Founded in 1894, its mission is "to promote the mutual improvement and social enjoyment of its members". This collection consists of history, minutes, photographs, correspondence, constitutions, and activity programs dated 1894-…
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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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    Edwin Scheier (1910-2008) and Mary Goldsmith (1908-2007) met and married 1937. They became travelling puppeteers, designing and building their own puppets, and in 1938 the Scheiers worked with the Federal Art Project in Norris, Tennessee where they learned about ceramics. In 1941, they began work…
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    Theater Resourcess for Youth, or Project TRY, was started by Professor Joseph Batcheller of the University of New Hampshire. The aim of Project TRY was to introduce elementary school children in New Hampshire to live theater. It also provided support…
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    The Campus Planning Office is responsible for the allocation of and planning for the University's physical plant. This series contains the records from the office of Campus Planning and Real Property Management at the University of New…
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    The New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music and Dance was formed in 1988 when the collections of the New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA), the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS), and the materials of caller Ralph Page were combined at the University of New Hampshire. This folder…
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    Founded in 1959 by the University of New Hampshire System, New Hampshire Public Television (Channel 11) provides educational, local, and more recently also national broadcast content to residents of New Hampshire. In 2011 it became a community…
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    The Durham (NH) League of Women Voters was founded in 1926 and functioned on a local, state, and national political level to bring non-partisan political information to voters regardless of gender. The Durham/Dover L.W.V. Papers include internal…
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    Margery Sullivan Chapter No. 278 Daughters of the American Revolution Pages 59-83 of Inscriptions from some Homestead Cemeteries and other Burial places in Strafford County in and around Dover, N.H. and a few from the adjoining County of York, ME. compiled and typed by Emma Neal Steuerwald from…
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    Jonathan Chesley (1721-1765) was born in Dover NH and died in Durham NH. He was the son of Jonathan Chesley (1695-1785) and Mary Weekes (1710-1755), and married Mary Smith (?-?) bef. 1736. A single document probating Chesley's will, dated 3 July 1765 at Portsmouth. The Justice of the Peace was…
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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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    Drs. Lorus and Margery Milne were an eminent husband-and-wife team, who worked together as biologists, teachers, writers, lecturers, and experts on ecology. This collection has been roughly sorted by subject.
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    James Horrigan led a distinguished career as a Professor of Accounting and Finance. He taught at Notre Dame from 1956 to 1966, and then at the University of New Hampshire for 30 years until his retirement in 1996. Teaching and community files of…
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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 Milne Special Collections and Archives is located at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The repository collects materials related the history and culture of New Hampshire and greater New England. The collection contains financial…
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    In 1989, a group of people from Maine called the TrainRiders Northeast, began a grassroots movement to restore high-sped passenger rail service from Boston to Portland. In 1991, TrainRiders, through its political action committee, RailVision,…
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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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    The University of New Hampshire was founded in 1866 by the state legislature as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. First situated in Hanover in connection with Dartmouth College, the NHCAMA was removed to its Durham campus…
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    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…
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    A native of Exeter, NH, Gregg Sanborn graduated from UNH in 1966 with a B.A. degree in zoology. He returned to UNH in 1971 to work part-time in the student affairs office and then at Health Services, earning a master's degree in counseling in 1977. In…
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    This series consists of information at the Federal, State and Local level concerning the implementation of Air Raid and Dim-out Regulations in Durham and on campus.
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    Charles H. Pettee served the University of New Hampshire in various ways for 62 years. He was instrumental in the move of NHC from Hanover to Durham from 1890-1893. He was also acting president three times: 1891-93, 1912, and 1917. He continued to teach at the University of New Hampshire until 1928…
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    Oren V. Henderson served in various bureaucratic positions at the University of New Hampshire, on the Durham board of selectmen, and in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. This collection contains both his personal and professional papers.
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    “Save Our Shores” was a citizens group organized in 1973 to combat the proposal to build a massive oil refinery to be built on Great Bay just outside of Durham, N.H. Dudley Dudley played an integral part in the fight as a freshman legislator. She sponsored House Bill 18 that reaffirmed towns’ home-…
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    Charles Simic was born on May 9, 1938, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, moving to the United States in 1953. His first full-length collection of poems, What the Grass Says, was published in 1962. Since then he has published more than sixty books in the U.S.…
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    The Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend celebrates the legacy of New Hampshire dance caller Ralph Page (1903-1985) with an annual 3 day festival of New England music and dance. It was established in January 1988 as a branch of the New England Folk…
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    The Works Projects Administration (WPA) was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program in 1935. The Historical Records Survey of New Hampshire, established in 1936, was one of its public works projects. The University of New Hampshire assumed…
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    George R. Thomas (1906-1988) was in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of George John and Ida Rixse. George Thomas married Naomi “Billye” Williams on September 11, 1931, and daughter Ann Lee was born in 1944. The George Thomas Letters were donated to Special…
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    The Historic American Buildings Survey of New Hampshire was one of the WPA’s many projects that compiled information of historical significance. Carried out between 1933 and 1939, it was supervised by Professor Eric T. Huddleston, Chairman of the…
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    This collection was primarily assembled by Mary P. Thompson (1825- 1894) and her nephew Lucien Thompson (1859-1924), Durham historians. Their prominent ancestors included “Judge” Ebenezer Thompson (1737-1802), and Benjamin Thompson (1806-1890). This…
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    The Works Project Administration (WPA) was created under President F. D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program in 1935. Designed to provide relief for the Nation’s unemployed, the WPA provided jobs on public work projects. The photographers on the Federal Art…
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    This collection consists of assorted eighteenth, nineteenth, and some twentieth-century New Hampshire newspapers, mostly from Dover, Exeter, and Portsmouth. These are rarely complete runs, and often only individual issues. Also included in the…
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    Amanda Elizabeth Homiston (Mrs. E.E.) Thompson was born in 1864 and married Elmer Ellsworth Thompson in 1885 and they had two children, a daughter, Ethel Elizabeth, in 1886 and a son, Sereno Wright, in 1889. In 1896 they adopted another daughter, Ina…
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    Henry Bailey Stevens (1891-1976), author and playwright was born in Hooksett, New Hampshire. He graduated from Manchester Central High School and Dartmouth College. After graduation in 1912, he worked the Woman’s Journal, whose managing editor was…
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    The town of Durham was settled in 1635 at the mouth of the Oyster River on Great Bay, and incorported in 1732. It is situated within Strafford County. The town government consists of a town council, town administrator, and annual town meetings. This…
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    Jennie M. Demeritt was born on June 2, 1863, graduated in 1882 from Robinson Seminary in Exeter, New Hampshire and from 1892 until 1901 was employed as an assistant librarian in the Boston Athenaeum Library. Jennie M. Demeritt was the author of several historical works including “The Story of the…
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    The Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire, Inc., was formed at a meeting held on September 19, 1950, in Wakefield with 13 local historical societies represented. Incorporated in October 1951, with 24 Charter Members, the non-profit…
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    Harvard University graduate (1697) and Congregationalist minister. Manuscript sermon preached by Reverend Hugh Adams to the Congregationalist church in Durham, N.H. on Oct. 21, 1739.
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    The Reverend Alvan Tobey was born in Wilmington, VT on April 1, 1808 and graduated from Amherst College in 1828 and at Andover Seminary in 1831. He succeeded the Rev. Robert Page at the Congregational Church in Durham, NH and began preaching there on…
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    Farmer from Durham, New Hampshire. Born 30 Sep. 1839 son of Stephen Perkins Chesley and Elizabeth Pickering Woodman. Maried Nancy Adaleine Sanborn in Durham 12 Oct. 1861, died there 13 Oct. 1896. Diaries with brief entries written in pencil recording daily activities.
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    Mining engineer, a summer resident of Durham, N.H., and benefactor of U.N.H. Copies of Hamilton Smith’s business correspondence. Many of the letters pertain to Smith’s numerous investments, which included mining operations in California, Alaska, South Africa, and South America, and the Central…
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    Ellen Clarke, b. ca. 1852, was resident of Durham or Lee, N.H. Diary kept by thirteen year old Ellen Clarke. She mentions her family, local affairs, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The diary also contains two stories written by Clarke.
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    Eight page typed pamphlet and original minutes documenting the proceedings of the New Hampshire Christian Conference held at Durham, May 25, 1832. Also included is an 1839 resolution of the Conference to establish “an Academy of a strictly literary character” in Durham.
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    John Follett was a cousin of the Follett family of Durham, N.H. He was probably John Follett Jr. of Kittery, 1681-1719. A letter written between 1706 and 1722 by John Follett to James Bunker, regarding the settlement of the estate of William Follett, John Follett’s uncle.
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    Nancy Doe (1798-1880) was a resident of Durham, N.H. Letter written by Nancy Doe April 29, 1825 to the Congregational church in Durham. In the letter, Doe confesses that she had “criminal connexions with the man who is since my husband” and she asks for the forgiveness of the church. Also included…
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    Reverend Curtis Coe was born in Middleton, CT in 1750. He graduated from Brown University in 1776 and began preaching in Durham, NH in 1779. He was ordained and installed as Durham minister on November 1, 1780 and served until 1806. Three manuscript sermons written in 1787, 1797, and 1800 by the…
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    Benjamin Doe (1791-1884), son of Ebenezar and Hannah Chesley Doe was a farmer and lifelong resident of Durham, N.H. He married Nancy M. Moore (1802-1887) and had two children, Philena and Olinthus. Doe served as Durham town moderator in 1836, as a…
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    Sixty-four images (28 copy negatives and 36 additional contact prints) copied from the original 4 x 5 glass negatives in the collection of the Whalley Masonic Museum in Portsmouth, N.H.. These include images of North Conway, the Seacoast, including…
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    Daniel Ford was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1931 and moved to New Hampshire in 1946, where he graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro and, in 1954, from the University of New Hampshire. After a year in England as a Fulbright scholar, he…