The Catholic Archdicese of Birmingham Archives

About our Collections

 

Within the Archives there are many collections of records as set out in the table below. A collection is a set of documents that are grouped together such as "P" which are documents pertaining to "Parishes".

 

To see more detailed information, click on the collection.

 

Collection Collection description Date Records
A ‘A’ Series of Historical Documents 1619-1829 1,586
AP Archbishops’ Papers: the administrative records of Archbishops Williams, Masterson and Grimshaw 1929-1965 506
APD Architectural Plans and Drawings 1837-1990 162
B ‘B’ Series of Historical Documents 1830-1899 12,643
BCA Birmingham Catholic Association 1853-1865 4
BCCCS Birmingham Catholic Cripples Care Society 1903-1989 3
BCS Besford Court School 1912-1997 245
BCT Birmingham Catholic Tramway and Busmen's Guild 1932-1950s 2
BRCFS Birmingham Roman Catholic Friendly Society 1795-1945 113
C ‘C’ Series of Historical Documents 1583-1829 2,772
CC Convents and Women Religious 1850-2011 469
CEA Catholic Emigration Association 1894-1987 2
CEG Catholic Evidence Guild 1921-1973 19
CF Common (Clergy) Funds 1684-1942 55
CFHS Catholic Family History Society (Midlands Branch) 1991-2007 5
CHAP Cathedral Chapter of St Chad, Birmingham 1852-1999 500
CL Clergy Papers 1797-2010 1,418
CRE Birmingham Catholic Reunion 1855-1939 1,043
CTS Catholic Truth Society (Birmingham Branch) 1890-2000 10
CWL Catholic Women’s League 1910-2003 117
D ‘D’ Series of Historical Documents 1900-1929 5,599
DC Deanery Papers 1840-2005 93
DF Diocesan Finance 1817-2002 481
DP Diocesan Papers 1791-2009 109
E ‘E’ Series of Historical Documents 1884-1939 1,087
ED Education Papers 1838-2008 169
EP Episcopal Papers 1853-1995 91
FHD Papers of Francis Harold Drinkwater 1903-1997 929
FJG Papers of Archbishop Francis Joseph Grimshaw 1885-1965 581
GPD Papers of Archbishop George Patrick Dwyer 1928-1989 820
HCG Papers of Hilda Charlotte Graef 1843-1969 137
HFD Papers of Henry Francis Davis 1868-1985 371
JDC Papers of James Dunlop Crichton 1907-2001 632
JLL Papers of John Ludlow Lopes 1873-1961 141
MCM Papers of Archbishop Couve de Murville 1948-2007 3,853
MEW Papers of Michael Edward Williams 1922-2004 293
NDPS National, Diocesan and Parish Statistics 1921-2005 110
NS Newman Singers 1957-2001 29
OCA Oscott College Archives 1613-2007 5,490
OS Oscotian Society 1861-2001 322
P Parish Records 1657-2006 4,512
PB Processes of Beatification c.1845-2009 340
PC Postcard Collection c.1880-2000 1,009
PHD Papal Honours and Decorations 1965-1998 699
PV Papal Visit to Britain, 1982 1980-1987 89
PVB Papal Visit and Beatification, 2010 2009-2010 51
R ‘R’ Series of Historical Documents 1656-1899 2,060
RS Rescue Society 1872-c.1975 34
SC Sedgley Park School and Cotton College 1734-2005 3,294
SCHS Staffordshire Catholic History Society 1960-1995 3
SWC St Wilfrid’s College, Cotton [Supplementary to SC] 1886-1972 1,223
UCM Union of Catholic Mothers (Archdiocesan Branch) 1983-1996 51
WCHS Worcestershire Catholic History Society 1962-1995 7