Guide to the Union Leader News articles, by Frank Heald 1939-1943
Collection number: UA 6/5/9
About Frank Heald
L. Franklin "Frank" Heald was born and raised in Littleton, NH. He
graduated from UNH in 1939 with a B.A. degree in political science. While in college
he was a three-sport athlete (track, cross-country and winter sports) and an amateur
photographer. He worked for The New Hampshire as news editor throughout his college
years and was sports editor for The Granite. During his senior year, he served as
UNH correspondent to The Union Leader (Manchester, NH). In 1940, he was selected by
the Union Leader to manage the Claremont News bureau, covering the territory from
Lebanon to Claremont.
During World War II, he served as a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve. He
returned to NH after the war and got a job in The Associated Press and organized a
bureau in Concord. In 1948, he joined UNH heading up the News Bureau and serving as
editor of the Alumnus Magazine. He retired in 1993. His many volunteer activities
included serving as the official UNH carilloneur for 50 years and photographer for
the Durham police department. He died Aug. 30, 2003, he was 86.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Union Leader News articles, 1939-1943, UA 6/5/9, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
These scrapbooks were transferred to the archives from the Sports Information
office, May 2011.
|Oversize Box 1|
This collection contains two scrapbooks of clippings of photos and articles
created by L. Franklin Heald. The first scrapbook contains photos and
captions taken by Heald when he was a correspondence for UNH. They cover
many campus activities in 1939-40. Most of the photos use the credit line
"Photo by the Wildcat Studio". The second half of the book
contains clipping from the Union Leader.
The second scrapbook contains articles written about Claremont, NH where
Heald was the sports editor and photographer. The bulk of the scrapbook
contains his column titled, "Talking o’ Sport".