Explore Glasgow's history and heritage in The Mitchell Library.
The Glasgow Collection will help you discover all about the history and the development of the city. Use books, photographs and pamphlets to find information about Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Use maps to start your local history research as they provide an excellent overview of the development of an area over the years. Newspapers are full of information about all kinds of local events, past and present.
The City Archives contain the documented history of Glasgow and the former Strathclyde Region. Use architectural plans to understand the history of buildings within the City. Find out about Shipbuilding and other industries in your area.
Did you attend Bellahouston Academy from 1982-1988?
Kinning Park Senior Citizen's Group are producing a local history exhibition to be displayed at Ibrox Library and would love to hear from you! Leave your details with a member of staff at the library for the group to get in touch with you if would like to help.
An invaluable resource for anyone wanting to find out how the city of Glasgow has changed over the years, the Virtual Mitchell contains around 9,000 photographs depicting people, streets and buildings.
Blitz on Clydeside
On the nights of 13 and 14 March 1941, more than 250 German bombers attacked factories and shipyards on Clydeside. High-explosive and incendiary bombs rained down, devastating buildings and resulting in large numbers of fatalities, especially in the town of Clydebank. Glasgow Libraries has put together a fascinating series of photographs, documents and eye-witness accounts of the people and places of the Blitz on Clydeside. Find out more.