Birmingham Pamphlets

(Collection description created in 2002. Links checked 2009)


The Pamphlet Collection is in the Library Store at the University of Birmingham, and is not on open access. Please see information about access below.

Publication date range

Pamphlets catalogued in the project range from 1800 to 1914

Number of items

Over 10,000 published in the nineteenth century

Description of the collection

The collection covers a very broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, religion, archaeology, history, geography - including voyages and travels, economics - including economic history, transportation, commerce and finance, sociology, social and public welfare, political science, law, education, fine arts, languages and literature - including philology and linguistics, Classical, Romance, English, Germanic, Oriental, East Asian and African languages and literatures, science and technology.

Language(s) of the material

Mainly English, but significant numbers of French and German. Basque, Burmese, Danish, Dutch, Greek (classical, New Testament and modern), Hebrew, Hungarian, Inuit, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish are also represented in varying numbers.


Pamphlets are available for consultation by visitors to the Library, and many pamphlets printed after 1850 are also available for inter-library loan. The pamphlet collection is held in the Library Store, so you are advised to place requests for the pamphlets you wish to consult, in advance of your visit, via our library online catalogue. You will find a link to the appropriate request form in each pamphlet catalogue entry. Further details about the Store service and information for visitors to the Library is available from the Library website.

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This collection has not been digitised

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