Local History
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Local History

Explore Glasgow's history and heritage at The Mitchell Library.

The Glasgow Collection holds an important collection of material which documents the history and development of the city.  As well as books, journals and photographs, the map collection records how streets and neighbourhoods have changed over the years and newspapers provide an insight into local events and personalities from the past.

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.

Virtual Mitchell

Find out how the streets and buildings of Glasgow have changed over the years using the photographic archive of  the Virtual Mitchell.

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 on the Blitz on Clydeside website.​​​​​​

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