Birmingham Local Studies and History

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Birmingham Local Studies and History holds many records about Birmingham and the West Midlands region.

Authority Birmingham City Council
Location 6th Floor, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham. See map
Membership/ID None
Photocopy policy Not known
Camera policy Permissive, form to be completed

What is held here

Whilst it is located in the same building as the Birmingham City Archives, this is part of the Central Library. It tends to hold items created by other bodies and newspaper articles rather than items created by the City Council themselves.

How to use it

It is located upon the sixth floor of the building, though it is fully accessible via lifts.

Records are held in a card index, and can be obtained by filling out small forms. Be aware that there is not much room, and although there are power points for laptops, it may not be possible to use these during busy times.

Items found here

  • Various newspaper articles - many regarding the M1 London - Birmingham Motorway, and other major road projects in the area, such as M5 and M6.
  • Opening booklet for Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Road (A4123), 1927
  • West Midlands Transport Study (1967)

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