About Us

Public records from North Hampton, NH.
Purpose

Much of our state's history is not found in archives, libraries and museums.  It's stashed away in the attics, basements and closets of homes and businesses including town offices, churches, schools and other organizations.  The New Hampshire Archives Group (NHAG) is an unincorporated volunteer organization that educates and supports any individual or organization in New Hampshire that is responsible for or interested in the management and preservation of archival records. Our main purposes are:

  • to facilitate and encourage the exchange of information among New Hampshire archivists;
  • to advocate support for archives and archival projects in the state;
  • to provide basic professional development opportunities; and 
  • to provide collegial support to all who are responsible for and/or interested in the management and preservation of archival records.
Image courtesy of Exeter History Society (NH)
Meetings

Each spring and fall NHAG hosts educational workshops that are open to all members and interested parties.   Whenever possible, we offer hands-on instruction related to preservation, collections management, access standards, and outreach activities.  Our guest speakers come from archives, libraries, museums and cultural heritage organizations throughout New Hampshire and beyond.

Membership

Annual dues run from June 1st through May 31st: $15.00 Individual Member; $20.00 Institutional Member (any representative may register for our workshops at the "Member Rate").  To join NHAG, please click here.

History

Back in 1988, a group of New Hampshire archivists and allied professionals gathered informally to discuss continuing education opportunities and outreach efforts to other individuals and organizations working with historical materials.  On May 26, 1993, NHAG hosted its first meeting in Concord, NH at which time our first leaders were elected: William E. Ross, President; Sherry Wilding-White, President Elect;  and John W. Harris Secretary/Treasurer.