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A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE:
 
A Centennial Tribute:
Lowell Textile and Lowell Tech

Community Exhibition Program 
Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center 
Lowell National Historical Park 
40 French Street, Lowell

This museum exhibit continues the University of Massachusetts Lowell's 
Centennial celebration, tracing the roots of today's University
through the founding and development Lowell Textile School
and Lowell Technological Institute.

Established in 1895, 
Lowell Textile School was created in an effort to train skilled workers 
and to acquire the high-technology knowledge of the day in order to make 
the Commonwealth more competitive in the national and global economies. 
In 1953, the Textile School evolved into Lowell Technological Institute, 
which was incorporated into ULowel1 in 1975 and UMass Lowell in 1991. 
The exhibit offers a capsule version 
of campus and academic life since the 1890s.

Special Thanks to Dr. Mary H. Blewett and Elizabeth James for permission 
to use excerpts from their writings about the history of Lowell Textile 
School and Lowell Technological Institute. For a complete history of the 
University of Massachusetts Lowell, pick up a copy of To Enrich and To 
Serve: The Centennial History of the University of Massachusetts Lowell
by Mary H. Blewett, with Christine McKenna and Martha Mayo
 

 
Acknowledgments
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Centennial Committee
Alumni Association
Alumni Records Office
Center for Lowell History
Lydon Library/UMass Lowell Archives
Office of Public Information and Publications

Lowell Historic Preservation Commission
Lowell National Historical Park
U.S. Department of the Interior

William T. Hogan, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Frederick P. Sperounis, Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Development
Catherine Quinn, Director of Institutional Advancement
Christine McKenna, Director of Communications
Florence Zaher Lacouture, Coordinator of Alumni Records
Amy Seybold-Burke, Director of Alumni Affairs
Marianthe Dabekis, Ex. Sec., Alumni Association
Margaret J. Smith, Bookkeeper, Alumni Association
Kevin Shanahan, President, Alumni Association
Mary H. Blewett, UMass Lowell Department of History
Elizabeth James, Writer, Office of Public Information
Martha Mayo, Center for Lowell History
Peg Shanahan, Exhibit Designer
Richard Marion, Gallery 21, Exhibit Design Associate
Lisa Hochstein, Graphic Designer
Eastern Photographic Services
George of Lowell, Photographer
Paul Marion, The Marion Studio, Exhibit Planner

John A. Goodwin * Mark Bograd * Stephen A. Orroth Jr. * Aldo Crugnola * Helen Jones Ronald J. Robillard Jr. * Raymond F. Dunn * Ernest P. James * Walter F. Dawson
Ernest W. Robinson * Sharon A. Kastner Sambursky * Elizabeth Kennedy
Christos Dabekis * Everett V. Olsen * Thomas J. Gillick Jr. * Henry J. Powell
Charles Puliafico * Henry Brown * Theresa R. Commerford * Kalman Kobrin
Philip Lamprey * Bernard Shapiro * Raymond Hardy * Stephen Driscoll
Pauline Riordan Webber * Mary Lou Hubbell * Jack McDonough * William Kyros Arnold Lovering * Mike Wurm * Thomas Lumenello * Irving Winn * Gilbert R. Merrill George Merrill * Evan H. Fairbanks * David Pernick
Richard Russell * George Duggan * Julie Mofford
and all the other people who helped in small and large ways
to make this exhibition possible -Thank You
 

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