Doing Research

Leah Dearborn, assistant director of the Aviation Museum of N.H., examines copies of ‘The Beacon,’ a newspaper published in the 1940s at Grenier Air Base, now Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

The Aviation Museum of N.H.’s collection includes books, papers and artifacts that help preserve and tell the story of aviation, with an emphasis on the people and activities of New Hampshire and our neighboring states.

Researchers (including students working on projects) are welcome to visit our Slusser Aviation Lending Library, which contains approximately 1,500 volumes on a wide range of aviation topics, from history and biography to fiction and the physics of flight.

The Slusser Aviation Lending Library is open to visitors during the museum’s regular business hours: Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. To make an appointment outside those hours, call Leah Dearborn at (603) 669-4877.

Researchers, including students working on projects, will not be charged an admission fee to use the library.

Only Aviation Museum of N.H. members in good standing may check out or borrow books or materials. To become a member, check out the membership page under “Volunteers” on this site.

Researchers seeking access to our collections are welcome to call the Archive and Collections department at (603) 669-4820 ext. 406 to discuss our holdings and schedule an appointment.

The Aviation Museum uses PastPerfect software to catalog our collection and we would be happy to run a query for you to determine if our holdings include materials of interest.