Education

  • Donald Morison Murray (1924-2007) was a Pulitzer Prize winnning journalist, writing teacher, and newspaper columnist. He was a veteran of WWII, professor of the University of New Hampshire, and husband of Minnie Mae (Emmerich) Murray (1920-2005).…
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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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    The Teen Assessment Project (TAP) is a multifaceted, community-based research and education program designed to help youth by helping parents, schools, youth-serving agencies and community leaders better support youth development. This collection contains the…
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    Elenore Freedman (b. 1926) has been called the "dean" of educational reform and advocacy in New Hampshire. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Radcliffe College in 1947 and began her career with the formation of a chapter of the League of Women…
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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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    Ernest Wilber Smith was born in Londonderry, NH on July 10, 1910. After graduating from Manchester Central High School, he enrolled in the College of Technology at the University of New Hampshire. While in college, he was a member of the Alpha Kappa…
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    The town of Nelson is situated in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. The population was 699 in 1860. Two school registers for District 1 in the town of Nelson, NH. Listed are names, ages, dates abscent from school, and visitors to the school…
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    The Pearl of Portsmouth is the only historic African-American church structure in the state of New Hampshire. The Friends of The Pearl began as a volunteer committee concerned with the long-term future of the Pearl Street Church. The ad hoc group…
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    TThe New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC) began in 1901 with a field trip led by William Morris Davis to the terraces of the Westfield River in south-central Massachusetts. The conference has met annually since, with exceptions…
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    This series contains the minutes of the Board of Trustees' Academic Affairs Committee.
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    This series contains meeting minutes, reports, proposals, and correspondence of the Board of Trustees' Educational Policy Committee.
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    Thelma Brackett served the state of New Hampshire as both the state librarian (1931-1942) and the head librarian at the University of New Hampshire (1942-1962). This series contains Thelma Brackett's correspondence, articles written by Thelma, and photographs which were collected by Jane Kaufman,…
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    The Commuter/Transfer Center, formerly called Off-Campus Housing, opened in 1979. Its purpose was to provide a wider range of support and services for the transfer and commuter students at UNH. Located in the Memorial Union Building, the center…
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    Though graduate study at UNH dates back to 1899, the Graduate School was not formally organized until 1928. The Graduate Club was formed by graduate students attending summer school courses, largely secondary school teachers and administrators seeking advanced degrees. They met once a week during…
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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 Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit organization. The Trail researched and created a self-guided walking tour and resource book emphasizing black heritage in Portsmouth and the New Hampshire seacoast area. The organization…
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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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    Cora Watson Lewis was born in Concord, N.H. on November 26, 1858. At age 20, on the death of her mother, she joined her father in Washington, D.C., where he was doing work for former N.H. Governor N.G. Ordway, and took up teaching primary school in the house of the family she boarded with. After…
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    Joseph A. Leach was a Keene, New Hampshire teacher. He was born in April of 1836 in Vermont and married Stella Eliza Ranney in 1866. Joseph A. Leach ran a school for the children of prominent people in Keene, New Hampshire. In these letters he tells General Henry Goddard Thomas about the progress…
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    Resident of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The initials "P.F." do not match current documentation of residents of Portsmouth at that time. Four letters to Mrs. P. F. Harrington, Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH, one from her daughter Ethel and one from her daughter [-in-law?] Helen Nelthropp Harrington,…
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    Edward Morgan Lewis served as president of the University of New Hampshire from September 1, 1927 to May 24, 1936. Lewis received both his undergraduate and graduate education from Williams College. He came to UNH from Massachusetts Agricultural…
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    The first training school for nurses in New Hampshire was opened at the New Hampshire State Hospital in 1888. The forerunner of the American Nurses Association was formed in 1896 and that of the National League for Nursing in 1893. On May 28, 1906, at…
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    The collection of Northwood Photographs consists of 53 negatives of various scenes in Northwood, New Hampshire, apparently taken between 1890 and the early 1930s, and made by the University of New Hampshire’s Media Services from original prints…
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    Martin Woodman Hoyt (1847-1924) was born in Northwood, N.H. He attended both Pittsfield Academy and Dartmouth College. Attending these schools with him was Nathan Robert Goss [1846-1905; Rye, N.H.]. The two became friends and lifelong collaborators in…
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    Joseph Foster was a colonial MA ship captain who served in the American Revolution. Lyman Spauling was a doctor in Portsmouth around the same time. Their families (including Elizabeth Coues, Adelade Spaulding, and Joseph Foster III) intermarried over…
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    Eliot Grant Fitch, son of Ida Eliot and Grant Fitch, was born on March 12, 1895. He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire between 1910 and 1913. While at St. Paul’s, Fitch wrote his mother on an almost daily basis. In 1923 he began his…
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    American author and educator who was best known for his proponents of homeschooling. Typescript of John Caldwell Holt’s work “The Dignity of Children” – an article that discusses issues of self-respect, child psychology, and children’s self-perception…
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    A letter from Laura to Lucy Sweet of Lowell VT. in which she describes her work at the Industrial School in Manchester, N. H.
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    Letter written by “Willie,” a student at Northwood Academy in Northwood, N.H., to his parents. In the letter, Willie thanks his parents for various items they had sent to him in a package, asks about the family, and remembers life at home.
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    Printer and politician of Concord, N.H., who lived from 1789 to 1851. Letter (1838) in which Hill lists the names of several blind students resident in Concord. In this Apr. 7, 1838 letter Hill discusses the expenses of several individual pupils and lists the appropriations given to each one.
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    The register, for a summer school class taught by Hannah C. Wood, includes wages, names of students, book lists, pedagogy, and studies. Based on names and ages of students, it may be from Nottingham, N.H.
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    School register kept by Emily E. Tomlinson, a teacher in Newington, N.H., during the year 1872. New Hampshire school register: for the school in district no. 1 in the town of Newington, county of Rockingham. The register documents student attendance and the class curriculum for the year 1872.
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    Benjamin Abbot (1762-1849) headmaster of Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, N.H.) Three page letter written by Benjamin Abbot to his brother, the Reverend Abiel Abbot. In the letter Benjamin Abbot disagrees with his brother’s opposition to capital punishment.
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    University of New Hampshire graduate (1942) and elementary school teacher. Twelve-page story written by Teresa Foley of Dover, N.H. about some of her childhood school experiences which appeared in Harper's, Dec. 1956
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    James Burns Wallace (1813-1853) was born in Salem, N.H. He eventually settled in Canaan, N.H., where he worked as a printer, merchant, teacher, and soldier. He described himself as a “reformist, an abolitionist, a pure Radical.” George Kimball (1787-…
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    The New England Organization for Nursing (NEON) was established in 1983 to foster collaboration for improved nursing practice and patient care, address the specific needs, issues and problems of New England's nursing community, and to provide a…
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    Mekeel McBride (1950-) is a writer who studied under Samuel Yellen, as well as going on to teach at Harvard, Princeton, Wheaton, and UNH (1979-present). Her books include A Change in the Weather (Chowder Chapbooks, 1979), No Ordinary World (1979), The…
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    Fred Simmons Keller (1899-1996) was a psychologist who taught at Columbia University and the University of Brasilia (Brazil). He was awarded a Certificate of Merit in 1948 for his development of "Code Voice", a new technique for teaching Morse Code.…