News from the Old Academy

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

The New London Town Archives preserves municipal records and manuscript materials documenting the history of New London, New Hampshire. Its mission is to collect materials related to the government, landscape, events, and people of New London; to preserve, organize, and provide access to the collection; to compile and publish town histories; and to assist in preserving the town’s historical resources. …

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

The New London Town Archives preserves municipal records and manuscript materials documenting the history of New London, New Hampshire. Its mission is to collect materials related to the government, landscape, events, and people of New London; to preserve, organize, and provide access to the collection; to compile and publish town histories; and to assist in preserving the town’s historical resources.

2014 ANNUAL REPORT

The New London Town Archives serves as the repository for town records and other materials documenting the history of New London, New Hampshire. Its mission is to collect records and materials related to the government, landscape, events, and people of New London; to preserve, organize, and provide access to the collection; to compile and publish town histories; and to assist the town in preserving historical resources. …

2013 ANNUAL REPORT

The New London Town Archives serves as the repository for town records and manuscript materials documenting the history of New London, New Hampshire. Its mission is to collect records and materials related to the government, landscape, events and people of New London; to preserve, organize, and provide access to the collection; to compile and publish town histories; and to assist the town in preserving historical and cultural resources. …

2013 MID-YEAR UPDATE

The mid-year update is a little late this year, as we haven't found much time to take stock of all the activities going on at the Archives. Briefly, the highlights:

We received a major donation of materials from the Burpee Homestead on Main Street, which we inventoried using a new database designed for that purpose. …

2012 ANNUAL REPORT

The Town Archives Committee is responsible for the collection, use and maintenance of New London's historical record. Located in the Old Academy building, the Archives holds documents, images, and other ephemera in a secure, climate-controlled space.

Some of our oldest volumes have aged over 200 years and can no longer withstand repeated handling, so we have been creating digital versions of the materials we consider most fragile. …

2012 MID-YEAR UPDATE

We are pleased to report on a number of ongoing and new projects.

Our effort to digitize the entire series of town annual reports is nearly done. All of the reports from 1847 through 2011 have been scanned into PDF files, where the computer-recognizable text has been extracted for searching. Next we are looking into compressing the files in order to make them available through our website. …

2011 ANNUAL REPORT

New London’s archival collection reflects over a century of generosity and care. In 1910, descendants of Elder Job Seamans (1748–1830) entrusted his papers to the town library, and in 1915, librarian Emma Bartlett reported that "a safe has been purchased so that rare and valuable documents ... may be carefully preserved." …

2011 MID-YEAR UPDATE

Our work has focused on developing the Main Street wiki, an online building history database of structures along New London's Main Street. We hope this will become a repository for more and more information about our built environment. It is already being used by the NL Historical Society as it researches sites for upcoming walking tours of New London. …

2010 ANNUAL REPORT

Account books * Bibles * Commendations * Daguerrotypes * Etchings * Family trees   Genealogies * House histories * Inventories * Journals * KRSD reports * Letters * Manuscripts Newspapers * Obituaries * Postcards * Quilt patterns * Recipes * Sermons * Telephone books  U.S. patents * Video tapes * Warrants * X-rays * Yearbooks * Zoning maps...


2010 MID-YEAR UPDATE

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we have made excellent progress on projects this year.

We have put a major effort into sorting, culling, and re-shelving our collection. Over the years related materials have become scattered among different parts of the Archives, so we are now reorganizing. By the time we're done every box and folder will have been opened, inspected, and moved to a new physical location in our stacks. …

2009 ANNUAL REPORT

New London's Town Archives Committee collects and preserves letters, official records, photographs, and other information needed to document the town’s history. A volunteer staff manages the collection and assists researchers in its use.

Over the past year, we have focused on using technology to improve both the preservation and accessibility of the collection. …


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