The Birmingham Public Library Archives contain government records, business records, maps, photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and other primary material documenting the history and development of Birmingham and its surrounding areas. Some areas of strength are local government, urban and economic development, industry and the labor movement, women's history, the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham.
Encompasses a variety of topics about Birmingham. Includes images, maps, yearbooks, and oral histories. The collection can be browsed by decade.
The UAB Digital Collections contains information about UAB and Birmingham. Some Birmingham-specific collections are Ethnographic Films, the UAB Oral History Collection, and Pellagra in Alabama.
1993 - present: www.bhamnews.com/archives
1978 - 1993 available on microfiche (AP2 .B522 Index)
Back issues of The Birmingham News are available in at the following locations:
1895-2008: Microfilm collection, Reference Storage (ask at Reference Desk) AP2 .B522
Last 3 months: Newspaper collection, 1st floor
Current day's issue: AL.com or ask at the Circulation Desk
The Birmingham Times is "the Southeast's largest black weekly."
News on business and industries in Birmingham
Quick facts about Birmingham. You can also search by county or Zip code.
Gives population trends in the Birmingham/Hoover area. Sponsored by Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. You can also view their Child Opportunity Maps for Birmingham Metro.
To locate data on Birmingham: 1) Choose a year; 2) Select "Crime in the US [year]; 3) Select either "Offenses Known to Law Enforcement," "Persons Arrested," or Police Employee Data"; 4) Browse by either Cities and Counties Grouped by Size or Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
Lists personal income and compares Birmingham/Hoover to the US.
Shows where low income and no supermarket access intersect to create food deserts. Note that LI=low income and LA=low access
For statistics about Hispanics/LatinX in Alabama, refer to the research guide Hispanics/ LatinX in Alabama.