Lowell National Historical Park's collections are extensive and detailed, but we also work with community partners and other organizations to provide access to a variety of primary and secondary sources about the American Industrial Revolution. Along with our Park's online collections, here are links to additional local and national resources!
The Center for Lowell History
The Center for Lowell History is an extension of the University of Massachusetts Lowell library services dedicated to preserving, tracking, and making available documents from Lowell’s past.
Digital Oral Histories
The Center for Lowell History’s Digital Oral Histories collection features dozens of oral interviews by refugees, immigrants, and their families who relocated to Lowell. The experiences of some of Lowell's last textile workers is also recorded.
Operated by the Lowell Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (CASE), LikeLowell is an organization for promoting events happening in the city of Lowell at all points throughout the year and promoting the city's cultural resources.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research library that serves the United States Congress and is the official national library of the United States of America. It hosts an impressive ethnographic collection of recordings and photos from Lowell in the Lowell Folklife Project.
Lowell Historical Society
Lowell Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and publishing materials about the history of Lowell.
The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell
The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell is a joint operation between the New England Electric Railway Historical Society’s Seashore Trolley Museum, Lowell National Historical Park, and the City of Lowell, MA. Their mission is to collect, restore, operate, and educate the public on the history of public transit vehicles.
Pollard Memorial Library
The Pollard Memorial Library is provides access to resources - in person and online - related to genealogy, local history and the library's own collections of books, newspapers, microfilm, etc.
The Southeast Asian Digital Archive
Southeast Asian Digital Archive is an extension of University of Massachusetts Lowell that collect, share, and preserve historical materials related to the Southeast Asians in Lowell and the Greater Lowell area.
The Tsongas Industrial History Center
The Tsongas Industrial History Center is an education partnership between Lowell National Historical Park and the University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Education that provides students and teachers with hands-on experiences to learn about the Industrial Revolution through various activities, as well as digital resources for educators.
The Whistler House Museum
The James McNeill Whistler house is dedicated to preserving the birthplace of James McNeill Whistler, one of America’s premier artists in the 19th Century, educating the public on 19th century American artists, and conducting research and exhibitions related to Lowell and its art history.
Last updated: September 2, 2020