Crowd sourcing UML Kennedy pictures

UMass Lowell has a terrific collection of photos of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline from visits to Lowell during the late 1950s. While everyone recognizes the Kennedy’s, it’s more difficult to identify the Lowell residents in the photos. The best way to solve a problem like that is through “crowd sourcing” which asks everyone to help find the answer. So please scrutinize the two photos below and if you recognize anyone, share the identification with us in a comment or email it to me at I’ll try to post two photos each day until we get through the entire set. Here are the first two:

Senator John F. Kennedy with Lowell residents in October 1958

Jacqueline Kennedy visits students at “St Louis School” in Lowell in October 1958

3 Responses to Crowd sourcing UML Kennedy pictures

  1. DickH says:

    Good question, Brian. I knew it as “St. Louis Academy” but that was in the 1980s. The caption from UML said “St. Louis School”. I didn’t know if the caption was wrong or if it was correct at the time but the name later changed. I didn’t want to change the given caption but in trying to signal some doubt about the use of “school” I raised a new set of doubts with the quotation marks.

  2. Jim Reynolds says:

    Hi Dick. Kathy Rodger (retired music teacher from the Reilly School) posted some pictures from the UMass Lowell site on her Facebook page. Jackie visited her parents’ (Bob and Alice Rodger) home on Windsor Park Rd during the 1958 campaign stop. The relevant slides are nos. 15, 20, 21, and 23.