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Lowell History: Patrick M. Malone Lowell Color Slide Collection

About the Collection

Patrick "Pat" M. Malone is an industrial archaeologist and historian of technology. He holds a B.S. in General Engineering and History, and a Ph.D. in history. He is Professor Emeritus of American Civilization and Urban Studies and Director of the Urban Studies Program. His primary interests are the urban built environment and the history of industrial communities.

This collection of slide transparencies, the majority of which were taken in the Merrimack Valley between the late 1960's and the 1990's, documents 19th Century urban industrial technology and were used by Prof. Malone in his teaching and public presentations. The primary focus of the collection is the Lowell, Massachusetts canal system, but it also includes other of the city's landmarks pertinent to Prof. Malone’s areas of study.

The collection is contained within two boxes; the first houses 208 slides, while the second holds 26. These transparencies consist of Kodachrome, Pakon, Colorlab, Ektachrome, and other slide stocks. Prof. Malone donated this collection to the UMass Lowell Libraries in 2018 and has granted permission for them to be made available to researchers.