This is an additional miscellaneous resource list of materials on the subject of ‘migration stories’. Each item was suggested by the staff of Birmingham's Archives and Heritage Services during research seminars held by the Birmingham Stories project. These can be used in conjuction with the resources in the learning guide on ‘Migration Stories’
[Note: in brackets are the reference numbers needed to order the item]
The Charles Parker Archive:
Printed Materials and Oral History recordings connected with Rosa Elsenfield. These materials give a dramamtic first hand account of the experience of a Jewish refugee in WWII:
Oral History [MS 4000/6/1/30]
Papers [MS 4000/2/93]
(Note: double check these refs)
Free German League of Culture [LF 21.82]
(contains materials on Refugee Art exhibition in Bham)
Newspaper Cuttings: Art 1937-43 [WALL SEQ]
(pp 214-215 material on children’s art exhibition; see also p221)
Indian Workers Association archive.
[MS 2141/A/4/3] and [MS 2141/A/7/16]
(Materials on issue of Ugandan and Kenyan Asian Refugees)
Ockenden Venture: Harborne Churches Support Group
[EP113/16/6] and [EP 113/16/6/1]
(this was a 1980’s Vietnamese resettlement group)
Warwickshire Photographic Collection
(Photographic Image: ‘Belgian Refugees at Moor Green House, Moseley, 1914’)
William Hutton’s ‘History of Birmingham’
(Contains materials on 18th C Bham early settlers)
Settlement Certificates for Northfield
(early administrative records; a possible link to early refugee contexts?)
'Return of Certificates of Naturalisation Issued to Aliens' 4 Vols.
Dated between 1868-1916.[These documents are stored in the Genealogy/Heraldry section of Archives and Heritage dept.]
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