Guide to the University of New Hampshire 75th Anniversary Files, 1941
Collection number: UA 1/5/3
Size: 1 box
About University of New Hampshire
In 1861, the United States federal government approved the Morrill Act which set
aside land in each state for the founding of public higher education. In 1862, the
New Hampshire state legislature accepted the grant of 80,000 acres of public lands
on which to set up a university. It wasn't until 1866, however, that the New
Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was incorporated by the state
The NHCAMA was established in Hanover, NH in order to share the resources of Dartmouth
College. Each institution, however, was to retain their separate identities. In
1893, The New Hampshire College moved to its present campus in Durham after Benjamin
Thompson, a prosperous farmer, bequeathed his land and money to further the development
of the College. The College thrived in Durham, and in 1923 the state legislature
granted it a new charter as the University of New Hampshire.
About the University of New Hampshire 75th Anniversary Files
This series contains information which documents the 75th anniversary celebration of
the University of New Hampshire in 1941. Most of the information is contained in
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], University of New Hampshire 75th Anniversary Files,
1941, UA 1/5/3, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New
Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the
establishment of the University Archives in 1992
|Box 1, Folder 1||75th Anniversary Committee|
|Box 1, Folder 2||75th Anniversary Committee|
|Box 1, Folder 3||75th Anniversary Scrapbook photocopy|
|Box 1, Folder 4||75th Anniversary Scrapbook - Events programs|
|Box 1, Volume 1||75th Anniversary Events Scrapbook|
|Box 1, Volume 2||75th Anniversary Scrapbook|