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Martha Mayo

Introduction Martha Mayo

Until Martha Mayo retired in 2015, she was Director of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History, Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, 40 French Street. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History was established in 1971 to assure the safekeeping, preservation, and availability for study research materials in unique subject areas, particularly those related to the Greater Lowell Area and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In addition, the Center is committed to the design and implementation of historical and cultural programs and activities that link the University and the community in developing an economically strong and multi-culturally rich region. 

elderly woman with red hair

Martha Mayo, Center for Lowell History. Photo courtesy Kevin Harkins, 2016.

Martha was committed to building special collections and research files for students, faculty members, independent scholars, and the general public. Among her many Lowell research interests were Black History, Women’s History, and Immigrant History. COVID created time for her to developed some of these stories.

Lowell History Story Collections:

August 2020, Lowell Women and the Vote

February 2021, Lowell Black History

The Center for Lowell History is pleased to share her stories, hope you enjoy.