• Dates: 1986-1995
• Extent: 7 Boxes
• Repository: Center for Lowell History, Kerouac Room, 1st Floor
• Historical Note: Established in the same 1978 legislation as the Lowell National Historical Park, the Lowell Historical Preservation Commission (LHPC) was a fundamental partner in the City of Lowell’s downtown revitalization. Under Cultural-Affairs Director, Paul Marion, LHPC did not solely focus on restoring and preserving historic buildings, as art, the city’s history, and culture were also major focal points. The Jack Kerouac Commemorative (1989) is one example of the ways in which this organization integrated art and the humanities with the city’s historic background. Per the 1978 legislation, the LHPC continued its work through 1995.
• Provenance: Donated by Paul Marion
• Scope and Content: The collection contains a variety of artifacts relating to the Lowell Historical Preservation Commission’s involvement with Kerouac-related projects. Collection items include proposals, correspondences, invitations, articles and clippings, photos, ephemera, posters, and brochures.
• Language: English