Birmingfind

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Birmingfind was a history and culture project sponsored by the Birmingham Alliance for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project focused on the history and culture of seven Birmingham neighborhoods (Elyton-West End, Ensley, Glen Iris, North Birmingham, Wenonah, Woodlawn and Wylam) and five area ethnic groups (African Americans, Greeks, Italians, Jews, and Lebanese). The group published several pamphlets and a 1981 calendar as part of its effort to make residents more aware of the broad experience of local history. The project's director was Jeff Norrell, assisted by Karen Rolen, with offices at Birmingham-Southern College.

A collection of photographs and other documentary materials gathered for the project is maintained by the Birmingham Public Library Archives.

Publications

  • The Other Side: The Story of Birmingham's Black Community (1980)
  • Birmingfind 1981 calendar (1980)
  • The Best People in the World Live in Wylam (1981)
  • The New Patrida: The Story of Birmingham's Greeks (1981)
  • The Italians: From Bisacquino to Birmingham (1981)
  • Woodlawn (1981)
  • Glen Iris (1981)
  • Birmingham's Lebanese" 'The Earth Turned to Gold'. (1981)
  • North Birmingham (1981)
  • Wenonah (1981)
  • The Jewish Community (1981)
  • Ensley (1981)
  • Elyton-West End: Birmingham's First Neighborhood (1981)
  • The Media and the Movement: the Role of the Press in a Changing Society (1981)

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