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Portrait of Granny D, by Sissy Shattuck

College Archives

Cover, Kronicle yearbook, 1928.
Cover, Kronicle yearbook, 1928.
Materials about Keene State College, including its former incarnations as Keene Normal School and Keene Teachers College, which have not been published or printed for a wide audience, are kept in the Archives. With collected material from the Library, the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Office of College Relations, and the Office of the President, we have begun to gather the core of an Archive of documents that together tell the story of the college. More about College Archives


Special Collections

Aspect Magazine, part of Zephyr Press Archives, Modern Poetry Collection.
Aspect Magazine, part of Zephyr Press Archives, Modern Poetry Collection.

The Special Collections consists of rare and unique books, papers, and manuscripts that were acquired for their historical, cultural, and scholarly importance and to support the college curriculum and undergraduate research. The Special Collections features a rare book library that includes the Preston New Hampshire History Collection and the Frank Shuffelton Modern Poetry Collection. The holdings also include the papers of political activist Doris “Granny D” Haddock, civil rights activist Jonathan Daniels, award-winning journalist William Seamans, NH film producer Louis de Rochemont, and NH Poet Laureates William Butts, Patricia Fargnoli, and Marie Harris. The Special Collections also houses the internationally-recognized Orang Asli Archive, a research collection dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. More about Special Collections


Digital Collections

Eighteen Century property records ledger attributed to Capt. Joseph Blanchard, surveyor for the colony of New Hampshire.
Eighteen Century property records ledger attributed to Capt. Joseph Blanchard, surveyor for the colony of New Hampshire.

KSCommons is a digital resource tool used to collect and archive the electronic records of enduring value produced by the academic and administrative departments of the College. KSCommons also provides a means to accumulate and share the research, scholarly, and artistic output of the Keene State academic community. More about Digital Collections


Research Guide

A view of the stacks in the Archives & Special Collections.
A view of the stacks in the Archives & Special Collections.
The guide categories the special collections holdings into subject groups to able easier browsing of the collections. The subject groups also reflect the collecting interest of the archives & special collections. The subjects include: children’s literature, civil rights, Dublin Art Colony, Holocaust Studies, journalism history, Keene State College history, modern poetry, New Hampshire/Monadnock Region history & literature, Orang Asli, and women’s history.. More about Research Guide


Contact Archives & Special Collections

Rodney Obien
Archivist/Special Collections Librarian
robien@keene.edu
603-358-2717

Mason Library
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435