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Catalog & Holdings

Online Library and Photograph Catalog

Click here to view the Manchester Historic Association's online catalog, which is updated on a continuing basis. The catalog includes most of the photograph collection and book catalog. The listings regarding materials contained in the archives collections, however, are incomplete. It is recommended that you contact the MHA staff to inquire about what may be available regarding your research topic.

The online catalog includes the Manchester Historic Association's postcard collection.  You can search archive records for "postcard" to see over 900 images of historic postcards of Manchester, including images of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, city buildings and churches, street views, Pine Island Park, Lake Massabesic, and much more.

 

Amoskeag Manufacturing Company Records 

The largest collection at the Manchester Historic Association is the records of the Amokseag Manufacturing Company, the textile mill that defined the city for many years.  Included are accounting records, engineering reports, correspondence, production records, and fabric sample books, as well as documentation for the locomotives and steam fire engines produced by the Amoskeag Machine Shop.  Beginning in 1911, there are employment cards for each person who worked in the mills which provide information about the person's age, address, and job.  

Click here to view a guide to the Manchester Historic Association's records of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.

Manchester School Register Collection

This collection was recently donated to the MHA by the City of Manchester and consists of 575 bound volumes of school registers documenting student attendance at Manchester's public schools from the mid-1800s to the late 1960s.  In addition to student names, many registers contain additional information including age, address, absence/tardy log, cancellations and delays, honor roll, and visitor logs.  Click here to view a guide to the collection.

New Hampshire Labor Review Finding Aid

The MHA archives includes a bound volume of issues of the New Hampshire Labor Review, Vol. 6, No. 12 (November 1929) through Vol. 8, No. 11 (October 1931). The Labor Review was a monthly magazine for employees of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Each issue contains ”Amoskeag News” with reports about employees in various departments, as well as numerous advertisements and various articles.  Finding aids have been created for each of the three types of articles contained in the Review.  Click below to access these finding aids.  Items are arranged chronologically by issue, but can be searched by name.
          Amoskeag Employee News Finding Aid
          Articles Finding Aid
          Advertisements Finding Aid

 

Member Outing: American Independence Museum

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.$35 Manchester Historic Association members - $45 General Public Pre-registration is required no l...

Book Signing with Robert Perreault

Images of Modern America: Manchester Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Short talk by the author at 2:00 p.m.Free Admission The new book...

American Girl Doll Tea Party

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Special Exhibit

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"Way Down East" Silent Movie Screening with Jeff Rapsis

Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Millyard Museum Join us for a very special screening of “Way Down East” (1920) with live ac...