Special Collections

American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell MA , 01854 4221
FAX: (978)441-1412
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Clare Sheridan, Librarian (978)441-0400 athm@mdc.net
Hours: Tu-F 9:00AM-4:00PM Sa,Su 10:00AM-4:00PM
Closings: Closed Mondays except holidays
Holidays Open:
  most Monday holidays
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking Guided tours amplification system
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations Cafeteria Coat room/lockers Gift shop
Monographs: "Merrimack Valley Textile Museum : a Guide to the Manuscript Collections" "Image Directory"
Journals: Museum Newsletter
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Osborne Library
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Clare Sheridan, Librarian (978)441-0400 athm@mdc.net
Hours: Tu-F 9:00AM-4:00PM
Collections: 3
Formats: 4,300 linear feet of manuscripts 350 linear feet of archives 24,000 volumes of monographs 20,000 maps 40,000 photographs 155 microforms 20 audio tapes 28 video tapes 75 oral histories 30 16mm. motion picture reels 6,000 ephemera realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Textiles in America
New England Mills
Mill Girl Letter Collection
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Photo ID required User/entrance fee required 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 All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: No loans permitted Special loans for certain materials
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide Guide to monographic collection Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection Specialized indexes
Directions: FROM BOSTON: Take I-93 North to I-495 South to Lowell Connector (exit 35C). FROM WEST OF BOSTON: Take Route 128 North to Route 3 North to Lowell Connector. FROM I-495 (NORTH OR SOUTH): Take Lowell Connector (Exit 35C) FROM THE LOWELL CONNECTOR: Exit at Thorndike Street (exit 5B), and go through 4 traffic lights. Museum is on left immediately after 4th light. It is a five-story red brick building with green trim and green iron fence. Drive into Museum parking lot.