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Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc, White Mountains
Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc, White Mountains.
1 photomechanical print.
Detroit Publishing Company.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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American Folklife Center

Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture: New Hampshire Collections

The Archive of Folk Culture holds approximately 2700 collections consisting of more than 150,000 sound recordings and 3 million items. At this time only a portion of them have catalog records and finding aids. Contact the Folklife Reading Room for additional information about collections.

Folklife in Your State: New Hampshire

The collections of the American Folklife Center include a wide variety of materials from New Hampshire and the New England region. Among its unique recordings are folksongs, fiddle tunes, oral histories, and traditional dance music.  New Hampshire's Local Legacies Projects, an exploration of local traditions and celebrations is available on the Center's Web page.

America's Library

America's Library is especially designed for elementary and middle school students.

Explore the States: New Hampshire

Jump Back in Time: Reverend Eleazar Wheelock Started Dartmouth College, December 13, 1769


American Treasures of the Library of Congress

Port Royal Band Books

These items belong to a rare set of part books copied and used by the band, made up of selected New Hampshire and Massachusetts musicians, during the period 1861-65.

A Shaker Community

This manuscript map shows a large community of English Shakers in Canterbury, New Hampshire.

B. B. French's Diary

The journals of Benjamin Brown French, New Hampshire politician, clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, and commissioner of public buildings in Washington, D.C.

A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007

Provides a unique opportunity to appreciate the MacDowell Colony experience and success, from its earliest fellows to the most recent.

Founded by American composer Edward MacDowell and his wife Marian on their farm in Peterborough, New Hampshire, the Colony's underlying philosophy is based on the MacDowells' belief that artists working in different disciplines can benefit from contact with one another.

Language of the Land: Journeys Into Literary America

Offers a tour of four sections of the United States through literary maps that focus on geographical areas, individual authors, and particular works. Although it is the smallest region featured in Language of the Land, the Northeast has deep literary roots, reaching back to New England's seventeenth-century Puritan writers.

Global Gateway

France In America

Conceived in partnership with France's national library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, France in America /France en Amérique is a bilingual digital library made available by the Library of Congress. It explores the history of the French presence in North America from the first decades of the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Search the project to find items related to New Hampshire, including Plan du port de Portsmouth levé à vue.

Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West

Meeting of Frontiers tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Project partners include the Library of Congress, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Russian State Library, the National Library of Russia, and more than twenty libraries, archives, and museums located in cities in Siberia and the Russian Far East. Search on New Hampshire to find seventy five items, including an image of Japanese Plenipotentiaries Arriving at Portsmouth.

Humanities and Social Sciences Division

Bibliographies and Guides

U.S. State Poets Laureate

This site provides the names of all current state poets laureate of the United States. It also includes a history of the laureateship in each state, as well the District of Columbia, and attempts to provide a comprehensive listing of all prior state poets laureate. Included is information on the position of State Poet Laureate in New Hampshire.

Law Library of Congress

The Guide to Law Online

Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information on U.S states and territories, including New Hampshire.

Prints and Photographs Division

Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading United States--New Hampshire to find over 1,500 digital images related to Alabama, such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search in PPOC using the term New Hampshire or names of cities, towns, and sites to locate additional images.

Teachers Page

Features & Activities

Primary Sources by State

The Library of Congress has rich documents and artifacts from every state, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Click on New Hampshire to view historic artifacts and cultural materials from the state.

Lesson Plans

All History Is Local

Examine the interplay between national, state, local, and personal history. Students produce a digital collection of primary sources from their family or local community based on the collections in American Memory.

Linking the Past to the Present: The Legacy of French Canadian Immigrants in New England

Investigate primary sources from the American Memory collections to learn about French Canadian immigrants and their contributions in New England.

Living History Project

Students learn how to analyze life histories from American Life Histories, 1936-1940 in American Memory. They apply their experience by conducting interviews with people in the community and collecting their life histories.

Sea Changes: A Study of a New England Industry

Students study photographs, maps and interviews with two New England fishermen of the early twentieth century, construct "found poetry," and conduct research in THOMAS to understand legislation restricting the fishing industry.

Today in History

December 13

On December 13, 1769, Dartmouth College obtained its royal charter.

November 23

Franklin Pierce, fourteenth president of the United States, was born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.  Pierce, whose father had been governor of New Hampshire, was elected to the New Hampshire legislature at the age of twenty five. He went on to represent New Hampshire in Congress (1829-33) and in the U.S. Senate (1837-42).

Veterans History Project

Veterans History Project Home Page

The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. Browse the database by state of residence to locate veterans from New Hampshire.

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