You are welcome to contact us at SpecialCollections@bcu.ac.uk for information about our collections and how access can be requested.
Given how fast-moving and changeable the situation with regard to the pandemic is, we are happy to provide you with the latest information regarding access the the collections at the time of your enquiry.
Your University Archive & Special Collections team
Welcome to the Records and Archive Centre at Birmingham City University.
Here you will find details of information resources encompassing the past and present business of the University.
We hold the University archive alongside other Special Collections and can help identify appropriate sources of information for enquiries and projects relating to the collections we hold.
The Records Centre houses a growing collection of historical archive documents relating to the University’s history. This invaluable resource comprises of bound volumes, registers, minute books, prospectuses, news cuttings and photographic material. The continuance of the archive is being guaranteed through the deposit of current University source books such as prospectuses, statistical handbooks and topical press cuttings.
We are also responsible for promoting good practice in records and information management across the University and can support staff in this area.
We are located in the Curzon building (C003) at the City Centre Campus.
At the present time, Special Collections staff are working off campus on some days but are available to answer your email enquiries.
Access to Special Collections and Archives is subject to request.
Usual staffed hours are:
Monday to Thursday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Everyone is welcome to use the archives. Please give us a few days notice to retrieve the items you wish to view.
In order to preserve the materials we ask that you:
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