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

Digital Collections Policies

Copyright Policy

Images in the archives digital collections are copyrighted by Plymouth State University unless otherwise noted.  Images may be used for personal research or non-profit educational purposes without prior permission. Publication or commercial use of any image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the copyright holder. To inquire about permissions or to request an image file contact the Lamson Library Reference Desk, Plymouth State University at or 603-535-2455.

Notice and Takedown Policy

You have grounds to request material be taken down if you believe that material in the collection:

  • infringes on your or another’s copyright.
  • is otherwise unlawful.

To submit a request, send an email or letter including:

  • your contact details
  • item description(s) and URL(s)
  • nature of complaint

to or
Michael J. Spinelli, Jr. Center for University Archives and Special Collections
MSC 47
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

When a request is received, Archives staff will:

  • acknowledge receipt of the request.
  • remove the item from the repository while the request is investigated.
  • investigate the validity of the claims and seek to verify identity and authority of complainant.
  • contact complainant concerning the findings of the investigation and the resolution of the complaint.

We will seek to resolve the issue to satisfaction of all parties. Possible outcomes include:

  • The item is replaced in the repository without any changes.
  • The item is replaced in repository with changes or under restricted access.
  • The item is permanently removed from the repository. Metadata for the resource will remain in repository.

Brown Company Collection

The Brown Company Collection documents much of the history of the Brown Company of Berlin, New Hampshire from the late nineteenth century through the mid-1960s.  This collection provides access to images that depict work activity ranging from the felling of trees to the final manufacture of pulp and paper in Berlin and Gorham.  This is an educational resource that chronicles engineering projects, mill construction, equipment installation, as well as the social, cultural, and recreational lives of the workers, their families, and Berlin itself.  The Brown Company digital images currently represent a small portion of the entire collection; this collection will continue to grow over the next two years.

Plymouth Historical Collection

The Plymouth State Historical Collection currently includes images of Plymouth State buildings and campus scenes as far back as 1896.  Soon the collection will be expanded to include images of Plymouth State students, faculty, and staff, as well as Plymouth town photos.

Campus Publications Collection

The Campus Publications Collection includes periodicals published by the college from its days as Plymouth Normal School up through today. It contains a wealth of information on campus events, as well as student, faculty and alumni news.  In most cases the full text of these periodicals is searchable.

Plymouth Yearbooks Collection

The Plymouth Yearbook Collection is an ongoing project dedicated to making the PSU yearbooks accessible to PSU affiliates and the public. Years are being added gradually, but not chronologically, so check back periodically to see if the year you graduated has been digitized. This collection is searchable using the search box at the top of the page, and you are welcome to print or download yearbook material as needed.