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Archive collections | About our collections | Birmingham City Council

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Archive collections

Our archive collections include:

  • Records of the City Council and urban district councils
  • Poor law unions
  • Court records: quarter and petty sessions
  • Coroners inquests
  • Wills
  • Hospital Records
  • Education and school records
  • Building plan indexes and plans
  • Parish and non-conformist records
  • Deeds, manorial and estate papers
  • Business records
  • Personal and family papers
  • Records of clubs, societies and charities
  • Photographs
  • Letters and diaries
  • Maps and plans
  • Drawings and watercolours, prints and engravings
  • Oral history recordings
  • Trade catalogues
  • Theatre programmes