OPEN TUESDAYS 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
The John W. Ramsay Research Library collects, preserves, and makes available historical and technical information in support of the mission of the New England Air Museum.
Named in honor of longtime director John W. Ramsay, the Library was founded in 1960. It is staffed entirely by volunteers (assisted by the museum curator) and is located in the museum’s Civil Aviation Hangar.
In addition to actively acquiring new material in line with the Library’s collections policy, the staff provides historical research and documentation in support of the museum’s exhibit and restoration programs, responds to reference inquiries and requests for research assistance, and assists the Curatorial Department in documenting and preserving the institutional history of the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association and the museum itself.
Any requests for information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and patrons should allow at least four weeks for a detailed response.
The Library welcomes reference inquiries from anyone interested in knowing more about our collections, including students, teachers, authors, historians, model-makers, and more. The staff can conduct limited research for patrons not able to visit in person.