This is an additional miscellaneous resource list of materials on the ‘City of Religion’. 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 conjunction with the resources in the learning guide on ‘City of Religion, Exploring Faith Diversity Through Archives’.
[Note: in brackets are the reference numbers needed to order the item]
Birmingham Reformatory Institution Saltley Reports 1851-78 [L43.94]
(Contains materials on the need for Juvenile reform in Birmingham, with an emphasis on moral and religious education)
The Friends Essay Society[LF 18.6]
(Contains a huge number of illustrated essays concerning multiple social topics on art, religion, gender, travel etc.)
The Seventy Club Annual Reports, Leaflets etc [LF 18.1]
(1940’s –1950’s; based in Carr’s Lane Church; a groups ‘of young people who express themselves in the service of others’)
Society of Friends in Birmingham, Circulars, Leaflets etc 1861- 1950. [LF 18.6]
(Includes a document on ‘British-Indian Understanding’ dated 1946)
The Sikh Community of Birmingham. Identifying Community Needs and Developing Strategies ( Published by Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham 1993)
Johnathan Gurling (ed)Exploring the Faithful City [L10 GUR]
Church of St. Lazars- A History [MS 1536 Box 59].
Birmingham Brotherhood News Vols 1-6 [L10.061]
(contains materials on religion and local temperance movement. Early 20th century)
Birmingham King Edwards School Reports 1900-7 [L48.111]
The Town Crier Vol 42, 1900-01 [LF08.2]
(Contains materials on important local debates over the place of religion in education/schools)
Birmingham Newspaper Cuttings. Institutions, 1956. [WALLSEQ]
Contains an article on an interfaith meeting between Muslim, Buddhist, Christian and Jewish leaders in Birmingham in 1958 (See page 31).
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