Special Collections

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Main Library
40 French Street
Lowell MA , 01852
FAX: (978)934-4995
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Martha Mayo, Director (978)934-4998 mayo@libvax.uml.edu
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM Sa 10:00AM-3:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations Cafeteria Bookstore
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Center for Lowell History
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Martha Mayo, Director (978)934-4998 mayo@libvax.uml.edu
Collections: 200
Formats: 1,000 linear feet of manuscripts 1,000 linear feet of archives 10,000 volumes of monographs newspapers 12,000 volumes of maps 50,000 photographs 10,000 volumes of pamphlets 3,000 reels of microforms 50 audio tapes 1,500 oral histories
Collection Description:
  American Association of University Women (Images)
American Folklife Center: Lowell Folklife Oral History Project
Appleton Company
James Hazen Brickett Ayer (1788-1864)
Jefferson Bancroft Collection
Bancroft Family (Finding Aid)
Samuel Batchelder
Boston and Lowell Railroad
Boston and Maine Railroad Historical Society Collection (Finding Aid) (Images)
Uriah Atherton Boyden (1804-1879)
George Brownell (1793-1872) (Finding Aid) (Images)
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893)
Camara (Portuguese) Collection (Finding Aid) (Images)
Case (Dow) Collection (Finding Aid)
Eliphalet Case
Central Bridge
Church of the Nations
Coggeshall Collection (Finding Aid)
Commodore Ballroom Collection (Finding Aid)
Corliss Collection (Finding Aid)
Corporation of Members of Catholic Association Collection (Finding Aid)
Caroline Cutter (1813-)
Davis Collection
Theodore Edson
Elliot (Diary)
Father John's Medicine Company (Finding Aid)
Martha A. Merriam Faulkner
John Rogers Flather
Flather/Boott Collection (Finding Aid)
Foley Collection
Folklife Collection (Finding Aid)
James B. Francis
Genealogy Collection (Finding Aid) (Images)
Gilman Family
Charles Jasper Glidden (1857-1927)
Grace Universalist Church
Gravestone Rubbings (Finding Aid)
Hadley Collection
Healey (correspondence)
Human Services Corporation
Hurd Mills
Kerouac Collection
Chauncey Knapp
Lambert Collection
Lowell Bleachery
Lowell Central Labor Council (Finding Aid)
Lowell City Engineers Collection
Lowell City Expenses
Lowell City Fire Department
Lowell City High School (Finding Aid)
Lowell City Water Board Commission (Finding Aid)
Lowell Commission of Handicapped Affairs Collection
Lowell Corporation Hospital
Lowell Ethnic Covenant
Lowell Historical Society Collection (Finding Aid)
Lowell Horticultural Society
Lowell Institute for Savings Collection (Finding Aid)
Lowell Museum (1851-)
Lowell Museum Corporation Collection
Manning Collection (Finding Aid)
Manning Association Collection
Massachusetts Mills
Joshua Merrill
Merrimack Manufacturing Company
Merrimack Valley Health Council
Ann Metherall
Middlesex Canal Association Collection (Images)
Middlesex Canal Company Collection
Middlesex Mechanics Association
Middlesex Village School Records
Mill Workers of Lowell, Oral History Project
Kendall Morse (1932-1945)
Morse Collection
Nesmith Family
Major Noyes
Nursing/Health Collection
Olney (Textile) Collection
Oral History Collection
Emma Page
Photographic Collection
Proprietors of Locks and Canals Collections
Phillip Reade
Riddick Collection (Finding Aid)
Rogers Hall School For Girls
George Russel (Finding Aid)
Shifting Gears, Oral History Project
Southeast Asian, Oral History Project
Tremont and Suffolk Mills
Tsongas Collection (Finding Aid)
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Archives Collection
Edward Stuart Varney
Working People of Lowell, Oral History Project
World War I, Oral History Project
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide Guide to monographic collection Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection Guide to institutional microfilm holdings Guide to specific microfilm collection(s) Specialized indexes
Directions: FROM I-495 (NORTH OR SOUTH): Follow signs to Lowell. Take the Lowell Connector. From the Connector, take exit 5N, Thorndike Street. Bear right off exit ramp, heading north on Thorndike. At the second set of lights, take a right onto Dutton Street. Follow Dutton Street to the end. Bear left (keeping the city hall building on your left) onto Arcand Drive. Follow Arcand Drive to the next set of lights and take a right. The Mogan Cultural Center is approximately 500 feet on the left side of the street. FROM I-95 AND ROUTE 3: Follow I-95 (Route 128) North or South to Burlington area. Take Route 3 North. On Route 3, take exit 30N onto Lowell Connector. Follow above directions from Lowell Connector.