About the Department
The Southern History Department is a collection that covers
every facet of Southern life and culture. The major focus of the collection is
on Birmingham, Jefferson County, and Alabama. If you are interested in Southern
local, state, or regional history, arts and sciences, geography, genealogy, or
folklore you can find information on all these subjects in Southern History.
There are extensive newspaper clipping files on local and regional history that
can be searched for information along with periodicals and online databases.
Other areas of interest in the Southern History Department are the Caribbean
Collection, the BPL Cartography Collection,
and the Rare Book Collection of early Americana.
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2744
- I-59/20 to 22nd Street Exit.
- Travel South to Park Place & turn right.
- Library on right.