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Research Center

About

The Manchester Historic Association Research Center is located at 129 Amherst Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. This historic building in downtown Manchester houses the Research Center library (open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment Tuesday through Friday). The Research Center also serves as a study center for artifacts and artwork (by appointment). There is a daily admission fee to use the Research Center. Manchester Historic Association members are admitted free.

The Research Center Library

The Research Center library includes books, business and family papers, photographs and oral histories describing the city's history. The Manchester Historic Association collections include photographs documenting many aspects of urban life in Manchester; extensive holdings relating to the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company; records of various city-planning and urban renewal projects; miscellaneous records from small businesses and industries; personal archives of various members of the Manchester community; city directories; and the Dignam Music Collection, an important collection of locally written band music dating from 1850, and many more items. There are also primary and secondary reference works describing the lives of notable Manchester residents and events, and providing general historical information about the city.

If you are planning to visit the Research Center or if you would like to order a copy of a photo, please call (603) 622-7531, or send a detailed e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Museum Collections

The Manchester Historic Association's art, archeology, textile and other collections are available for research by appointment. Please speak with staff at (603)-622-7531 or send a detailed e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in donating historical documents or artifacts?

The Manchester Historic Association is actively collecting items that meet its collecting criteria. If you are interested in donating photographs, documents, artwork or objects that relate to Manchester's history, please call (603)-622-7531 or send a detailed e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please do not bring materials to the Research Center or the Millyard Museum without speaking with staff first. Thank you!

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