Guide to the Student Strike Scrapbook, 1912

Collection number: UA 17/8
Size: 1 box (.33 cu.ft.)

About the University of New Hampshire

The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was founded in 1866 in Hanover, NH. The College moved to Durham, NH in 1893 and became the University of New Hampshire in 1923. In the spring of 1912, all but the senior class went on strike. The students were protesting the expulsion of William H.L. Brackett, the president of the sophomore class. As part of a contest between the freshmen and sophomore classes, Brackett rang a false fire alarm and was caught by President William David Gibbs. The strike ended with Brackett on probation.

About the Student Strike Scrapbook

This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings concerning the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. The topics include sports, curriculum, general interest and the student strike of 1912. Also included are correspondence about the strike and a transcription of the pre-strike meeting between President William David Gibbs and representatives of the sophomore class.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Student Strike Scrapbook, 1912, UA 17/8, 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, Volume 1 Scrapbook
Box 1, Folder 1 1912, Student Strike - Correspondence and Transcription