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Photographs

A collection of photographs of the architecture, businesses, and people of Birmingham. Included in the collection are portraits of prominent historical figures and photographs that document the civil rights movement in the City.

Newspaper Clippings

The clipping files, created by librarians and dating from 1930 to the early 1980s, covers various aspects of Birmingham society, culture, politics, and history-making events.

Books and Documents

This collection contains books, journals, and documents on the history of Birmingham.

Cartography Collection

The Cartography Collection contains regional and historical maps and atlases from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Emphasis of the collection is on the area of the globe occupied by Alabama, with historic maps that retrace the development of the region over centuries and illustrate the evolution of mapmaking. Featured in this online …

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Newspapers (1874-1901)

This collection contains the Birmingham Iron Age, The Weekly Iron Age, The Weekly Age, and the Pratt City Herald newspapers spanning the years 1874-1901.

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The Digital Collections of the Birmingham Public Library were created to preserve and make available the local history of Birmingham and the surrounding area. These resources may help students, teachers, genealogists, historians, and interested citizens learn more about the history of Birmingham.

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