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Fall 2021 Semester:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - midnight
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - midnight

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Abenaki Couple" an 18th-century watercolor by an unknown artist. Courtesy of the City of Montreal Records Management & Archives, Montreal, Canada. Two Abenaki figures dressed in blue and gold traditional clothing on a yellow background.

Native American and Indigenous People's Heritage

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we want to remember and honor the Native Americans and Indigenous People who are being recognized this month. The UMass Lowell Library has a rich collection of content to help you learn more about the different tribes.

Our Native American Heritage LibGuide includes information about the Indigenous People of the Merrimack Valley, the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz, and more.

Girl in Holy Ghost crown from the Portuguese American Digital Archive from the Camara Family Photograph Collection [c. 1905-1915] is a black and white photo during the Feast of the Holy Ghost

Portuguese American Digital Archive (PADA)

Established in 2020 with a grant from the William M. Wood Foundation, the Portuguese American Digital Archive (PADA) showcases the rich history of Portuguese Americans in Lowell. It includes photos donated from various families as well as oral histories.

We're excited to be able to bring this content to UMass Lowell and the world.