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Michael J. Spinelli, Jr. Center for University Archives and Special Collections

George H. Browne Robert Frost Collection


The library has a small collection of material relating to the poet Robert Frost. This consists of correspondence, first edition books, audio-visual material, photographs and other items. George H. Browne summered in Bridgewater, New Hampshire, and was an acquaintance of Frost. 

Robert Frost Collection Finding Aid

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Brown Company Collection


The Brown Company operated in Berlin NH for many years. Through this collection of thousands of photographic negatives and prints, researchers have access to images of the logging and paper industry from the late 19th century through the 1960′s. There are also many images of the town of Berlin during this time period. Through a generous grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a portion of this collection is now digitized and available at Beyond Brown Paper. Another exhibit using photographs from the Brown Company Collection can be viewed online at Industrial Explorers.

Rogers Family Collection

The Rogers Family Collection documents the history of a prominent family in the town of Plymouth including Dr. John  Rogers, the first permanent physician in Plymouth, and well known abolitionist, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. The collection consists of mid 20th century scrapbooks reflecting events from 1779-1963 and contains biographical materials, books, newspapers, correspondence, songbooks, playbills, speeches, articles, photographs, certificates of achievement, and supplemental materials documenting the lives and careers of various members of the Rogers family. 

Rogers Family Collection Finding Aid

George Allen Foster Civil War Collection

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, pictures, and note cards related to the Civil War collected by Foster while writing Sunday in Centreville and The Road to the Whitehouse. Also included in the collection are the textual and biographical note cards and text outlines for Sunday in Centreville, which was originally titled July Blood Bath, and The Road to the Whitehouse

George Allen Foster Civil War Collection Finding Aid