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The Records of Sylvio R. Dupuis, 1972-1975


The records of Mayor Sylvio Dupuis consist of 22 cubic feet of correspondence, reports and booklets.  They begin in 1972 and end on January 7, 1975.

Biographical Note

Mayor Sylvio R. Dupuis
Mayor Sylvio R. Dupuis
Photograph Courtesy of the
Union Leader Newspaper

Sylvio L. Dupuis served as Manchester's mayor from 1972 to 1975. He was born in Manchester in 1934. He attended St. Anselm College and the Illinois College of Optometry. In the fall of 1957, he established a medical practice as an optometrist on Manchester's West Side.

Dr. Dupuis's community service and involvement has been extensive over the years. He has served on the board of directors at BankEast, Energy North, the New Hampshire Charitable Trust Foundation, and the Currier Gallery of Art.

In January 1975, Dr. Dupuis left as mayor to take a position as founding president of the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. He has also served as Director of Health and Human Services for the State of New Hampshire.

He is married to the former Cecile Pellerin, and they are the parents of four children.

Scope and Content

Mayor Dupuis' records provide a detailed look at his time in office. The folders are annotated by series titles and some of the larger representations are the Manchester Housing Authority, the Industrial Council and the Planning Department. Dr. Dupuis' administration began the preparations for the Bicentennial Celebration.

Sylvio Dupuis was involved with the 1973 energy crisis, the redevelopment of Pine Island Park, the plans for the restoration of the City Hall Spires, and the development of a Latin American Cultural and Social Center.

His administration received a federal "701" grant to study flooding in Manchester, to identify historical sites and buildings, to identify wetlands and to do soil studies. Contruction projects during his administration included the following: the building of the West Side Arena, the construction of living facilities for senior citizens, the development of an entirely new mass transit system, and the rebuilding of the Queen City and Notre Dame bridges.


The Dupuis papers are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically within each folder.

Administrative Information

The collection was processed by archivist Sally Stephensen in 2000 with biographical information written by Kathie Gardner.


The records are open for research without restrictions under the conditions of the Archives' access policy. Records may be copied for use in administrative, scholarly or personal research. Researchers are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use the material from the archivist.


The records of Sylvio L. Dupuis, Office of the Mayor, City of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Accession 2000.17


  • Annual Arrangement
  • Community Action for Hillsborough County
  • Downtown Manchester Association
  • Energy Conservation
  • Franklin Street Renovation
  • Freedom Train
  • Granite Street Plan
  • Jobs for Veterans
  • Manchester Housing Authority
  • Manchester Industrial Council
  • "701" Grant
  • Utility Projects Coordinating Committee