Highlights of the collections

The Cadbury Research Library has created a selection of online highlights from the collections on Flickr. You don't need a Flickr account to have a look through our collections, but if you do, why not follow us? Cadbury Research Library on Flickr.


Aerial view of the campus in 1930

Roots of the University

The history of Mason Science College 1880-1900, founded by Sir Josiah Mason and the forerunner organization to the University of Birmingham. Roots of the University Exhibition on Flickr


Campus Construction 

Over 600 photographs documenting the explosion in building on the campus during the 1950s and 1960s. View a selection of images from our Campus Construction Exhibition on Flickr

University Archive highlights

University Archives

The tour illustrates some of the material that can be found in the institutional archives of the University and its predecessor and associated organisations. View the University Archive highlights tour on Flickr

The Mingana Collection

The Mingana Collection 

The uniquely rich Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts contains over 3000 manuscripts, including the Birmingham Qur'an manuscript on display until 3 August 2016 at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. It is a 'Designated Collection' of outstanding national and international importance by Arts Council England, you can now view parts of the collection online.