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blueball.gif (326 bytes) The NH Historical Society  of (TUCK LIBRARY)
is  Located at 30 Park St., Concord, New Hampshire 03301-6384
  Email address:    http://www.nhhistory.org/library.html         

Visitors to Concord are in for a pleasant surprise.  The library is located in a handsome building with extensive research facilites that are more common to libraries in the  large metropolitan cities. 

This library houses a finest collection of printed, manuscript, and pictorial materials relating to New Hampshire history anywhere. The monographic and periodical holdings are particularly strong in the areas of genealogy, biography, New England regional and local history. They also have an on-line catalog, invaluable for research projects.

Please call ahead and make an appointment  if you are coming from out-of-state. If you wish to do extensive research in the Manuscripts or Special Collections, contact   David Smolen at dsmolen@nhhistory.org or 603/225-3381, ext. 21.

Also included among the library's special collections are the invaluable research papers and photographs of noted 20th-century scholars Charles S. Parsons and Margaret Fabian, both specialists in aspects of New Hampshire decorative arts.

Historians, genealogists, curators, educators, and journalists from around the country use our research materials. In 1999 there were about 7,400 visits, phone calls, or mail inquires to the library. Within the past year, scholars have come to examine our library collections from all parts of the United States, as well as Canada and Great Britain. They have researched a variety of topics ranging from African American history and women in the abolition movement to Shaker agriculture, climatology, and the history of the Catholic church in New Hampshire. In addition, many projects conducted by other organizations under New Hampshire Humanities Council sponsorship have been researched and/or carried out using our library collections.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fees: There is a $6 charge for non-members to use the library, members use the library for free.  

Photocopy charges are 25 cents per page for non-members and 20 cents for members plus a service charge of $5 for mailing or FAX. Research time is billed at $20 an hour. There are charges for copies and reproduction rights for photographs.

If you still need further information, please contact the  New Hampshire Historical Society. The head librarian is Bill Copley and you can send him an email:  bcopeley@nhhistory.org   You can also call him at 603-225-3381 Ext. 11 

Some of the above data was taken directly from their web site as it is filled with a number of interesting sources.   The first being a catalog on line that will search the facilities of the library.   You can do it on line directly from their site. To access,  click on www.nhhisortory.org

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