Special Collections & Archives

Douglas and Helena Milne Special Collections & Archives acquires, preserves, and makes available research collections of both published and original source materials, particularly those related to the state of New Hampshire and to the University of New Hampshire.

  • Special Collections focuses on rare books, manuscripts, recordings, and artifacts. Prospective researchers, visitors, and donors may contact Special Collections staff.
  • University Archives houses UNH records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical value. You may direct questions regarding research, donations, records transfer, or file maintenance to Archives staff.
  • University Museum features rotating exhibitions that explore and illustrate the history of the university or reflect topics and/or collections of community interests. Most of its permanent collections are housed off-site. Anyone wishing to see or donate UNH-related memorabilia should contact the University Museum curator.

Location & Hours

Level 1 of Dimond Library (Room 101)

Please see our regular reference hours.

Physical access to and reference help with most materials is available in the Dunleavy Reading Room, which is both wireless and handicapped accessible. Reference assistance, research consultation, instruction, and tours can also be scheduled outside of regularly posted hours.

Some collections are housed off-site and it may take up to 48 hours to make them available, so you should contact us in advance of a visit.