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The New Hampshire Project was a statewide cultural database formed in the early 1990s that contains information about the cultural resources of New Hampshire.

This leaflet explains how The New Hampshire Project formed, beginning with feasibility studies.

The project surveyed institutions across the state to determine their most significant collections.

After receiving feedback, a follow-up survey asked for a description of the collection using the Collection Scope Form included in the leaflet.

Once information was collected and entered in a database, a collections guide was printed and distributed to historical societies around the country.

This case study shows how New Hampshire created a database of the state’s collections and the benefits gained from it.

Technical Leaflet #185 (1993)