Guide to the NHC Alumni Association Ledgers, 1880-1921
Collection number: UA 6/1/1
Size: 1 box
About the NHC Alumni Association
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
First situated in Hanover in connection with Dartmouth College, the New Hampshire
College moved to its present campus in Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson, a
prosperous farmer, bequeathed 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.
When the NNCAMA opened its doors in 1868, ten men had regisered for classes. Three of
these students, William Ballard from Concord, Lewis Perkins from Hampton, and
Charles Sanders from Penacook, became its first alumni when they greaduated at the
first Commencement in 1871. By 1880, there were forty-nine alumni. A growing
interest in starting an alumni association resulted in about thirty-five alumni
meeting at the City Hotel in Keene, NH, on March 23, 1880.
About the NHC Alumni Association Ledgers
This series contains the minute books of the Alumni Association of the New Hampshire
College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 1880-1918. There are also three
account books with information on financial dealings and dues of the Alumni
Association. There are also a few loose items such as revised by-laws and a revised
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Alumni Association Ledgers, 1880-1921,
UA 6/1/1, 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.
UNH Alumni Association Records, UA 6/1/2
|Box 1, Folder 1||1880-1895||Records of the graduates of the NHCAMA|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1881-1895||Cash book, NHCAMA Alumni Association|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1898-1918||Records of meetings of the NHCAMA Alumni Association|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1910-1921||NH College Alumni Association Account book|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1911-1921||NH College Alumni Association Account Book (Dues)|