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

Plymouth State University Digital Collections

You can find all of our digital collections, including both University Archives and Special Collections, online at

Museum of the White Mountains

The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the unique history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region, and provides unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving researchers, students, and the public. Over 4,00 selected materials are digitized and included in the digital collection.

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 to that includes:

  • your name and email address
  • item description(s) and URL(s)
  • nature of complaint

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.

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 represent a large portion of the entire collection.

For more information, see the related collections and resources at The Berlin and Coos County Historical Society. The BCCHS provides online access to the Brown Company Bulletins published by and for the Brown Company employees from the early part of the 20th century through the 1960s.

Draper and Maynard (D&M) Collection

The Draper and Maynard (D&M) Collection houses hundreds of original artifacts from the former D&M Sporting Goods factory, located in Plymouth, New Hampshire on the campus on Plymouth State University. The collection documents D&M’s contribution to the world of professional sport and the Plymouth community, and the items have been donated or loaned by PSU alumni, living relatives of the Maynard family and supportive citizens.

McGoldrick Image Collection

The photographs in the McGoldrick Collection were taken in the summer of 1886 by Charles D. Kennedy, a 3rd Lieutenant on the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear. Composed of shots that document their cruise, the collection contains a variety of subjects, people, and locations. They describe the diversity that the sailors on the ships experienced along the coast of Alaska and Russian Siberia.

Plymouth Historical Collection

The Plymouth State Historical Collection currently includes images of Plymouth State buildings, students, faculty, staff, and campus scenes as far back as 1896.

Campus Publications Collection

The Campus Publications Collection includes periodicals published by the college from its days as Plymouth Normal School up through the present. 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. Publications include:

  • The Prospect (1905-1926)
  • P.T.C. Prospect (1946-1948)
  • Conning Tower Gleanings (1951-1982)
  • Plymouth Passages (1982-1985)
  • Plymouth State Update (1985-1997)
  • Plymouth Magazine (1998-2017)
  • New Hampshire: the Magazine of the University System (1972-1978)

Plymouth Yearbooks Collection

The Plymouth Yearbook Collection makes the PSU yearbooks publicly accessible online. Inclusive years are 1922, 1924-2017. This collection is searchable using the search box at the top of the page, and browsable by subject terms on the left side of the page. Yearbook material may be printed or downloaded as needed.