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Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays - In the Beginning Was the Barn . . .

Greetings All, and Happy Thursday!  We will slowly work our way forward in time, but here are a few more nuggets from the very early days of Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). Most interesting, I think, is the bottommost photo, showing a busy hallway between classes.  What you are looking at is now the entrance to the library on the main floor!  A lot of renovations between then and now.  Times may change, but the spirit of UNH Law remains the same (now even higher in the rankings as a top 100 law school).  Slante!

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays - Classic Interiors

Happy Thursday!  On this episode of Classic Interiors, we take a look at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH School of Law) circa 1989, approximately 27 years ago.  We see the lobby as it used to be, with the stylish, semi-circular Information Desk in the very front near the main door.  Holding down the fort as ever is our beloved Jan Neuman, a stalwart symbol of all that is Franklin Pierce and UNH School of Law for many years (we miss you, Jan)!

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays - Obiter Dictum (UNH Law's First Publication)

Happy Thursday, All!  In this installment of Throwback Thursdays, we highlight an item few alumni, faculty, staff or students of UNH Law have ever seen before:  Franklin Pierce Law Center's first publication - Obiter Dictum.  This journal (or magazine) was begun in March of 1975, almost 41 years ago!  It was meant to be a look at the world and philosophy of Law from an irreverent and (somewhat) archival perspective.  The writing is high quality, insightful and literary.  This first issue was published in 1975.  No PC!  No cell phone or iPhone, no Inte

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays (2/11/16)

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week's post combines both humor and nostalgia into one.  The first photo shows our beloved school from White Park (in black & white) and we see the iconic VW Bug in the background parked on White Street. This photo ended up being the cover for the 1980-81 school catalog.

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays

Happy Thursday, everyone!  As the first installment of our new Throwback Thursdays section of the University of New Hampshire School of Law Archives, I thought I'd start with a riddle of sorts.  The photos below were taken quite a while back - the top photo in the very early 1980s and the bottom photo in 1989.  I don't know the origin of the Loch Ness Monster figures, or "Nessies", in the pond at White Park, but if anyone does have any background on them, we'd appreciate it.  All I know for sure is that Robert Rines, our founder, was a HUGE fan of the Loch Ness Monster a

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Origins

Concord, New Hampshire is an old city as American cities go.  It was settled in 1725 by the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and renamed Concord in 1765.  It has a rich and storied history, and has supported and been supported by many vibrant and vital enterprises during its time.  The Industrial Revolution left its mark on Concord (and nearby Manchester), and by the mid-1800's, it was one of the most prosperous and economically vibrant small cities in the United States.  For a very interesting read (with many old and rare photographs of Concord), visit Concord Memories -