The Ladd School

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The Ladd School

All Collections

Found, gathered, and carefully cataloged over a period of twenty years, this is the largest collection of Ladd School history and artifacts in the world.

Photographs, 35mm Slides

This collection of nearly 1,000 photographs provides a broad, candid, and intimate look at life behind and beyond the walls of the Ladd School.

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Newspapers

Spanning one hundred years of history, more than three quarters of this newspaper archive is the genuine article, in newsprint.

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Film Reels

More than 15 hours — over six miles — of reel-to-reel film of the Ladd School, recorded between about 1960 and 1972.

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Postcards

These are not reproductions. Stamped, dated, and handwritten, these postcards come from a variety of state institutions, including the Ladd School.

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Glass Plate Negatives

Captured in film between 1920 and 1924, these are some of the earliest known photographs of the Ladd School in existence.

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Newsletters

A tapestry of quaint minutiae interwoven with historical insights into the daily life and operation of The Ladd School.

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Coming Soon

May 2022

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What we do and why

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About the Ladd School

Exhibits | Rare & Unique

Rare and unique items on display
Exeter Girls: Letters From a Feeble-Minded School on Amazon.com
Exeter Girls: Letters From a Feeble-Minded School on Amazon.com

Frequently Asked Questions


Where do you get your materials?
Most of our materials are donations. They come from good people with private collections.
Can I visit the LSHS?
The Ladd School Historical Society is closed to the public.
Do you accept donations?
Your monetary donations will go toward preserving materials or creating new exibits. If you'd like for us to save or share something, we're very good at that.