- This article is about the beauty pageant. For the World War II aircraft, see Miss Birmingham (aircraft).
The Miss Birmingham contest once served as a direct qualifier for the "Miss America" competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 1936, 1946 and 1948 Miss Birmingham and the winner of the Miss Alabama pageant, also sponsored by the News, both competed in the national pageant. After 1948, Miss Birmingham became a qualifier for Miss Alabama.
- Harvey, Alec (September 8, 2014) "Miss Alabama through the years: Where are they now? Search our database for your favorites" The Birmingham News
- Miss Birmingham official website