Social Activists

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    Valerie Cunningham, award-winning historic preservationist and Portsmouth native, has spent more than forty years researching and writing about northern New England’s Black history. An energetic community activist, she is the founder of the Portsmouth…
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    The New Hampshire Council of Churches (NHCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1945. It works to promote Christian Unity, ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, and prayer throughout the state. It has a strong commitment to social justice and the promotion of spiritual growth. The New Hampshire…
  • CHAOS was a student literary magazine, sponsored by the United Protestant Association. This series contains the entire short run of the Chaos magazine.
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    Roland Douglas Sawyer, a Protestant minister and Massachusetts state legislator, was born in Kensington, New Hampshire on January 8, 1874. Sawyer graduated from Revere Lay College in 1898 and worked as pastor. During his ministerial career, Sawyer was…
  • University Archives
    This series contains one issue of a newsletter produced by the group Students for Open Debate at the University of New Hampshire. The group and its publication was intended as an organized alternative to the newsletter "Strike Daily" that was produced at the same time (see collection UA 18/7/9).
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    This series contains issues of the leaflet Strike Daily which was produced by students at the University of New Hampshire during the student strike in the spring of 1970. The leaflets give information on how to get involved in anti-war work and…
  • University Archives
    The Gay Student Organization at the University of New Hampshire was formed in 1973. This series contains photocopies made of 7 scrapbooks compiled by Robert F. Kruger. The scrapbooks show the fight in the community over the group's legal status at the…
  • University Archives
    The mission of the OMSA office is to provides services and advocacy to Black, Latino/a, Asian / Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning students, in order to assist in elevating their…
  • University Archives
    This series contains one booklet produced by University students challenging their peers to become active participants in the world they inherit.
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    The Commission on Contemporary Issues was appointed in academic year 1967-68. The Commission was unable to meet until September 1968. The goal of the Commission was to find ways to create dialogue at UNH with respect to social crisis (civil rights and…
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    Evelyn Browne joined the UNH faculty as an Instructor in women's physical education, establishing the University's riding progam as well as coaching riflery and basketball. In 1973, her love of the outdoors led her to become one of the leaders of Save…
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    The Saul O. Sidore Memorial Lecture series was established in 1965 in memory of Saul O. Sidore of Manchester, New Hampshire. The purpose of the series is to offer to the university community, the Manchester area, and the state of New Hampshire…
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    Elizabeth Yates was a prolific American author. In 1938, her first book, High Holiday, was published by London publishing company A & C Black. She is perhaps best known for her 1951 Newbery Medal winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. She also received the Newbery Honor in 1944 for Mountain Born…
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    The High School Underground Newspaper Collection includes the first ten issues of what was initially called The Concord Union Leader (from January-December 1969, issues 1-6), and then The Bane (issues 7-10, February-May 1970) produced by students at Concord High School, St. Paul’s, and Bishop Brady…
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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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    Isadore Zack (11 October 1912-January 8, 2011) was born in Quincy, MA. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945 and was assigned as Special Agent in Charge of the Counter Intelligence Group/Subversive Squad, First Service Command, Boston, CIC from…
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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 Dover Children’s Home's mission is “to provide for the reception, care and education of destitute children.” It is located at 207 Locust Street in Dover, New Hampshire. Over the years the Dover Children’s Home has reflected many of the changes in…
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    Author, economist, political activist and theorist. Ralph Borsodi (1888-1977) was a major figure in community living and homesteading movements in the United States during the Great Depression. He was responsible for creating the School for Living in…
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    A Republican member of the NH State Legislature from Rollinsford, N.H., elected in 1920 via a write-in campaign by newly enfranchised women voters, Jessie Doe was an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. She was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932, and from 1934 until 1943…
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    Henry Wilson, author, United States Senator and Vice-President was born in Farmington, NH in 1812. In 1855 he was elected to the United States Senate, and in 1872 he was nominated for Vice-President on the Republican ticket – a position he held until his death in 1875. Wilson devoted his career to…
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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-…