Welcome to the Keene State College Archive and Special Collections website!



College Archives collects and preserves the records of Keene State College that document the history of the school from its inception in 1909 and up the present. The records include administrative and department records, reports and publications, photographs and scrapbooks, and school memorabilia. The Archives also holds a collection of course catalogs, school yearbooks, and student newspapers. 



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.



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.



Mailing Address:

College Archives & Special Collections

Wallace E. Mason Library

Keene State College

229 Main Street / MS 3201

Keene, New Hampshire  03435 USA


Telephone Number:



Email Address:

archivist (at) keene.edu

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