Alfred Hills Campbell is credited with adding a reading room to the library and greatly increasing the library holdings, including magazine and newspaper subscriptions. He also created departments within the school and stressed the importance of hiring degree-holding people.
Campbell was educated at Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont. Before coming to Plymouth he was associate principal of Cushing Academy (Mass.) principal of Kingston Academy (N.H.) and of Johnson Normal School in Vermont. After Plymouth, he was superintendent of schools in South Hadley, Mass.
from One Hundred Years of Service: Plymouth State College 1871-1971. Norton R. Bagley; and advancement publications