COLLECTION GUIDES

1953-1981

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Charlotte Loring Lowell collection is stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of papers relating to the public activities of Ralph Lowell (1890-1978), businessman, banker, soldier, philanthropist, civic leader, and educational television pioneer. The collection includes programs, pamphlets, photographs, awards, invitations, and correspondence collected by Charlotte Loring Lowell which detail her husband's philanthropic efforts on behalf of Harvard University; WGBH Educational Television, Inc.; the Lowell Institute; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and other cultural and charitable organizations and institutions. Also included are many of Ralph Lowell's writings, genealogical information on the Lowell family, and a small collection of Lowell family correspondence.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charlotte Loring Lowell.

Restrictions on Access

The Charlotte Loring Lowell collection is stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 14JW F
1953, A-Z
Carton 1SH 14JW F
1954, A-L
Carton 2SH 14JX G
1954, M-Z
Carton 2SH 14JX G
1955, A-Z
Carton 3SH 14JY H
1956, A-Z
Carton 3SH 14JY H
1957, A-H
Carton 4SH 14JZ I
1957, H-Z
Carton 4SH 14JZ I
1958, A-L
Carton 5SH 14K1 S
1958, M-Z
Carton 5SH 14K1 S
1959, A-Z
Carton 6SH 14K2 T
1960, A-Z
Carton 6SH 14K2 T
1961, A-J
Carton 7SH 14K3 U
1961, K-Z
Carton 7SH 14K3 U
1962, A-L
Carton 8SH 14K4 V
1962, M-Z
Carton 8SH 14K4 V
Jan. to June, 1963, A-Z
Carton 9SH 14K5 W
July to Dec., 1963, A-Z
Carton 9SH 14K5 W
Jan. to July, 1964, A-L
Carton 10SH 14K6 X
Jan. to July, 1964, M-Z
Carton 10SH 14K6 X
July 1964 to Feb. 1965, A-Z
Carton 10SH 14K6 X
Mar. to Dec. 1965, A-L
Carton 11SH 14K7 Y
Mar. to Dec. 1965, M-Z
Carton 11SH 14K7 Y
1966, A-Z
Carton 12SH 14K8 Z
1967, A-Z
Carton 12SH 14K8 Z
1968, A-L
Carton 13SH 14K9 -
1968, M-Z
Carton 13SH 14K9 -
1969-1970, A-Z
Carton 13SH 14K9 -
Jan. to June, 1970, A-Z
Carton 14SH 14KA .
1970-1971, A-Z (extra file)
Carton 14SH 14KA .
July-Dec. 1970/early 1971
Carton 14SH 14KA .
1972, A-Z
Carton 15SH 14KB
1973, A-Z
Carton 15SH 14KB
1973-1974, A-Z
Carton 16SH 14KC $
Oct. 1974-Apr. 1976, A-Z
Carton 16SH 14KC $
Apr. 1976-Jun. 1977, A-Z
Carton 17SH 14KD /
July 1977-May 1979, A-Z
Carton 17SH 14KD /
June 1978-Sept. 1979, A-Z
Carton 17SH 14KD /
Oct. 1979-Jan. 1981, A-Z
Carton 18SH 14KE +
Miscellaneous, A-Z

Preferred Citation

Charlotte Loring Lowell collection, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Lowell family--Genealogy.
Lowell family.
Lowell, Ralph, 1890-1978.
Lowell, Charlotte Loring.

Organizations:

Harvard University.
Lowell Institute.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

Subjects:

Bankers--Massachusetts.
Businessmen--Massachusetts.
Charities--Massachusetts.
Philanthropists.
Television in education.