Textile Institute, Lowell

Kerouac wrote about the then ‘Lowell Textile Institute’, which is now part of the University of Massachusetts, in a number of his books, especially ‘Maggie Casssidy’ – no wonder, since he had to pass it on the way from the house on Phoebe Avenue the family lived in for some time, on the way to downtown Lowell.

2 Responses to “Textile Institute, Lowell”
  1. Was there a direct connection between the Textile Institute and the mills?

    • JHaeske says:

      Yes, apparently (if the Wikipedia entry is to be believed) the first courses offered when the institute was founded in 1985 were in wool manufacture, design or textile chemistry and dyeing.

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