Guide to the Merrimack Valley Branch Governance Structures and Committees Files,
Collection number: UA 20/1/1
Size: 1 box
About the Merrimack Valley Branch
University of New Hampshire was established in Manchester in September 1967. The
branch started as an extension center. There were thirty-one credit courses, taught
almost entirely by regular faculty members from the main campus, and enrolling 590
students. There also were seven short-term certificate courses enrolling 231. The
first branch director, Frederick J. Robinson '49, had a small office in the
Manchester Memorial High School and the classes met evenings in the high school. A
year later, a house in the neighborhood was rented as an office and library
building, while the growing number of classes continued to meet in Memorial High
School and in nearby Southside Junior High. The unit got its first recognition as a
separate entity when the 1969 legislature voted an appropriation of $60,000 for
planning a campus. During the next few years, with the assistance of interested
citizens, members of the Board of Trustees, and legislators, several sites in the
region were investigated to determine their suitability for a commuter campus. A
site within the City limits of Manchester was finally selected after a Feasibility
Study of the site proved that it was satisfactory. The first building, named French
Hall in honor of J. Fred French, a trustee for the University System for 11 years,
opened on Hackett Hill Road in 1975. In 1977, the Legislature passed the House Bill
1006 establishing the MVB as a college in its own right with all the necessary
powers and duties. Renamed the Merrimack Valley College, it became the fourth
institution within the University System.
About the Merrimack Valley Branch Governance Structures and Committees Files
This collection contains the minutes, reports and by-laws of different Merrimack Valley
Branch committees including: Governance, Forum, Academic Affairs, and Management.
This collection is open. Please note, the MVB files are housed in the Library
Storage Building and require 24 hour notice for retrieval.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Merrimack Valley Branch Governance Structures and
Committees Files, 1969-1978, UA 20/1/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives,
University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester
Library in March 2002.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1973||Governance Committee|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1974-1977||Governance Task Force|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1975-1976||Forum Committee Minutes & By-Laws|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1976-1977||Forum Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1977-1978||Forum Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1974-1975||Academic Affairs Committee Minutes & Report|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1975-1976||Academic Affairs Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1976-1977||Academic Affairs Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1973-1974||Management Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1974-1975||Management Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1975-1976||Management Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1976-1977||Management Committee Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 13||1969||Proposal for Development of a Master Plan for Merrimack by Campbell,
Aldrich, and Nulty|
|Box 1, Folder 14||1971-1973||Proposal for Development of Master Plan by Earl R.
|Box 1, Folder 15||1972-1973||Interim Board of Advisors Materials|
|Box 1, Folder 16||1973||Merrimack Valley Branch Master Plan Manchester Site