Bibliography of further reading on immigrant history.

Ethnicity in Lowell

This Ethnography Project, sponsored by Lowell National Historical Park, examines the history of immigration and ethnicity in Lowell


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UMass Lowell Portuguese Archives

Tenement Museum

We tell the stories of 97 Orchard Street. Built on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1863, this tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7000 working class immigrants.

Ethnicity and Enterprise

A study of immigrant owned businesses in Lowell’s neighborhoods carried out by faculty, staff, and students at UMass Lowell.

Immigrant and Refugee Contributions to Lowell

In celebration of their centennial year, the International Institute of New England created the “Lowell 100” to recognize 100 incredible lives and how their accomplishments in the fields of business, education, faith, health care, the arts and cultural preservation, and civic engagement have made Lowell a better place to live, work, and raise our families.

The Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants

A 2019 report determined that immigrants living in Lowell helped create or preserve 1,401 local manufacturing jobs that would have otherwise vanished or moved elsewhere. To find out more, read the ten-page report here:

Armenian History Museum

The Armenian Museum presents the largest and most diverse collection of Armenian objects outside of the Republic of Armenia.