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As well as the 8 collections that are being catalogued as part of the Connecting Histories project, Birmingham City Archives and
Local Studies
of Birmingham Central Library hold a number of other collections which contain similar material and which reflect
the histories of a range of people and communities in the city. Relevant material can also be found in Special Collections at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and some of these collections are also described in this section.

Select from the images below for a short summary of each collection. Further collections will be added to this page on a regular basis. For further information on using any of this material contact Birmingham City Archives.


All Faiths For One Race (AFFOR)

AFFOR was a Birmingham based organisation actively involved in anti-racist and anti-apartheid campaigning....

Birmingham Anti-Apartheid

Birmingham Anti-Apartheid

The Anti-Apartheid Movement was founded in 1960, emerging from a group originally known as the Boycott Movement that had been established the previous year. Primarily an organisation that pursued economic forms of protest against the regime in South Africa....

Pogus Caesar

Pogus Caesar

A collection of photographs by the Birmingham photographer, artist and film-maker Pogus Caesar. The archive includes photographs taken during and in the wake of the Handsworth Riots in September 1985, as well as Black artists and musicians in Birmingham....

Church Missionary Society, University of Birmingham Special Collections

The University of Birmingham holds invaluable and unique collections of approximately 80,000 books, dating back to 1471, and over three million manuscripts. The collections’ particular strengths lie in its 19th and 20th century political archives, literary papers and missionary collections.

The Church Missionary Society Collection contains papers from the Society's foundation in 1799 up to 1949 and is a rich source of information for ecclesiastical history and missiology as well as the secular history and anthropology of the many countries in Asia and Africa....

Nick Hedges

Nick Hedges is Head of Photography at Wolverhampton University. He has been involved in documentary photography for over thirty years, with a particular emphasis on working for charities and other agencies of change....

Paul Hill

Paul Hill

The substantial entries in publications such as the MacMillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists and Innovators and the international directory, Contemporary Photographers, amply testify to the fact that Paul Hill is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential photographers and teachers of photography working in the UK during the last thirty years...

Terry Lo

Terry Lo

This collection includes photographs of the Chinese community in Birmingham by the photographer Terry Lo. They were taken for the exhibition From Cathay Street to Pershore Street: The Chinese Community in Birmingham in 1995....

Antislavery Resources

Slavery / Antislavery Resources

These lists of resources show just some of the materials in Central Library that can be used to research Birmingham's links with slavery and antislavery. There are three documents for you to download...

The Sparkbrook Association

Sparkbrook Association

Formed in 1960, the Sparkbrook Association was a non-political voluntary organisation which aimed to promote the well-being of people living in the Sparkbrook area....





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