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Local studies collections | About our collections | Birmingham City Council

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Local studies collections

Our local studies collections include:

  • The Birmingham Collection
  • Birmingham City Council minutes
  • Trade directories
  • Electoral registers
  • Newspaper cuttings
  • Newspapers
  • Scrapbooks
  • Theatre playbills and programmes
  • Maps
  • Business and political literature
  • Literature in Birmingham
  • The Priestly Collection
  • The Aston Cross Collection
  • Microfilms and ephemera