Lowell Historical Society

The Historical Society helps preserve the history of Lowell.

The Lowell Historical Society is the organization dedicated to the preservation of the documents, photographs, and writings that are important to the history of Lowell, Massachusetts. The Society was founded in December of 1868 as Old Residents’ Historical Association, and in 1902, the Lowell Historical Society was established, becoming the successor to the ORA. The Society’s headquarters are located at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, and it maintains most of its documents, historical memorabilia, and photographic archives at the University of Massachusetts Center for Lowell History as well as in the Mogan Cultural Center.

Lowell Historical Society Collections

Ayer Papers
Bancroft Papers (From the Lambert Collection – Lowell Museum)
Boston and Lowell Railroad Collection
Brownell Diary
Butler Collection
Case Papers
Cemetery Gravestone Rubbings
Central Bridge Collection
Champagne Brothers Collection
Corliss Papers
Edson Diaries
Elliot Diary
Father John’s Medicine Company Collection (Lowell Museum)
Faulkner Diaries
Flather Collection (Lowell Museum)
Foley Collection
Fortnightly Club Collection
French Canadian Language Collection
Girl Officers Collection
Glidden Collection
Grace Universalist Church Collection
Hadley Collection
Hull Genealogy Collection
Lambert Collection (Lowell Museum)
Lowell City Documents
Lowell Fire Department Collection
Lowell Historical Society General Collections
Lowell Horticultural Society Collection
Massachusetts Cotton Mills Collection
Merrill Diary
Middlesex Mechanics Association Collection
Middlesex Village School Collection
Middlesex Women’s Club of Lowell Collection
Morissette Collection
Morse Collection
Reade Collection
Rogers Hall School for Girls Collection
Smith-Baker Collection
Tremont and Suffolk Mills Collection
Whittaker Collection (From the Lambert Collection – Lowell Museum)

Lowell Historical Society Address

Lowell Historical Society
115 John St.
Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: (978) 970-5180

Website: http://ecommunity.uml.edu/lhs/index.html