Gire Archives

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 -

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past: Progress

As of October 15, 2015, we are making good progress setting up the new University of New Hampshire School of Law Archives, housed on the lower floor of the Library in what was  formerly the OTC Room (Online Training Center).  We now have ideal storage conditions meteorologically, and with time we will catalogue our growing collection online.  For now, the goal is to keep a catalog of records on our new PC (see photo) and possibly on the Shared Drive so patrons can view the offerings available.  We expect the Archives to be available to patrons by appointment beginning in

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past: Beginnings (Update)

In the previous posting the infamous First Graduating Class of 1974 photo disappeared off the blog post at some point! (it was there the first few days).  Here is a reposting of the Blog Entry Plus Photo.  Enjoy!

"Here are a few photos of the new "digs", as well as a photo of another sort of beginning - the first graduating class at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Class of '74! This is going back a ways, folks. See anyone you recognize?"




Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : a New Archive for UNH Law

The University of New Hampshire School of Law Institutional Archive "began" on 9/9/2015 with the idea of preserving our school’s past and documenting the history of the school (both as UNH Law and as Franklin Pierce Law Center) in a centralized location.  The project is still in its infancy, relatively speaking, and not yet "open for business", but we are moving forward steadily.  Below is a draft for the proposal which states in clear terms the ultimate purpose(s) of the UNH Law Archive: