Miller’s House

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant April 20th, 2017

An early photo – taken prior to 1878 – of the original Miller’s house that gave Millville its name. Located on the site of the Sheldon, Miller’s House was moved in 1892 to its current location on Dunbarton Road. Read more about it by clicking HERE.

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Winter in Millville

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant December 8th, 2016

Winter has arrived in Millville! Here is a picture of the Old Chapel in winter for #throwbackthursday . This Kodak No. 2 photograph was taken in 1890 by student Theodore Mitchell Hastings, SPS Form of 1894. #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #oldchapel #millville #chapelofstpaul #winter #snowfall #spshistory #iamsps

 

Winter has arrived in Millville, with a few light snowstorms this week. This photograph from the archives is of the Old Chapel in winter, showing a good deal more snow than we have on the ground today. This Kodak No. 2 photograph was taken in 1890 by student Theodore Mitchell Hastings, SPS Form of 1894.

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Shiver

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant December 5th, 2016

And appropriate title for a book display today as the first snow of the season gently falls on Lower School Pond outside of Baker Reading Room. #ohrstromlibrary #snowfall #shiver #maggiestiefvater #pointsettia #millville #iamsps #bakerreadingroom @maggie_stiefvater

And appropriate title for a book on display today as the first snow of the season gently falls on Lower School Pond outside of Baker Reading Room.

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Sheldon Library, 1916.

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant December 1st, 2016

Before Ohrstrom Library there was Sheldon Library - this photograph was taken 100 years ago across Library pond. It is from a personal album of photos taken around Concord, NH. #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #tbt #tbthursday #throwbackthursday #throwback #library #librariesofinstagram #sheldon #sheldonlibrary #millville #concordnh #iamsps #spshistory

Before Ohrstrom Library there was Sheldon Library – this photograph was taken 100 years ago across Library pond, but it looks much the same today. It is from a personal album of photos taken around Concord, NH.  Read more about it on the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives website HERE.

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From the Archives: Millville Memories on Display

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant September 19th, 2008

David Levesque – Technical Services Librarian / Archivist

From the earliest days, almost from the School’s founding in 1856, members of the SPS community have documented their lives and the life of the School through diaries, letters and memoirs. The SPS Archives holds many examples of this living history, giving us a glimpse into the School as it was and as it has evolved over the years. The Rural Record, for example, is a daily handwritten journal begun in 1857 and continued by various faculty members for almost fifty years.  The daily happenings of the School, both momentous and mundane, including the temperature and weather conditions taken at three different times of day, were recorded in these journals.

Rectors and faculty members also kept personal diaries. For instance, Willard Scudder, Form of 1885, kept diaries that span almost his entire life, from 1893 up to his death in 1936, after forty-three years of devoted service to the School. We are fortunate that student letters from the past have also survived, such as the letters of George Farnam Brown, Form of 1906, who wrote home almost every week while he was a student at SPS from 1903 to 1906. Many SPS graduates have also written memoirs of their SPS experience. One notable example is Black Ice by Lorene Cary, Form of 1974.

No matter the format, these writings allow us to experience the SPS of the past and serve to give us a deeper understanding of the history and traditions that have shaped SPS today. These diaries, letters and memoirs remind us of the love and labor of those who came before us who cared deeply for the School, and who wished to preserve their memories of Millville. We are in their debt for capturing in words the past that informs us today.

See the new archives display Millville Memories: Diaries, Letters and Memoirs from the SPS Archives – in the upper level gallery of Ohrstrom Library.

See the complete letter shown above – including transcription, on the Ohrstrom Library Archives website HERE.