IntroductionYou can search for this information using our Library Catalogue, but for some archives you may also wish to search the Pastfinder Catalogue, which describes archive collections held across Greater Manchester.
Between these two archive sources, there is an extensive collection for you to discover including:
- Archives of Businesses, Families and Societies - Estate, business, organisation and tenant records from across the city and Greater Manchester, including the Manchester Ship Canal, Calico Printers Association, the Vegetarian Society and the Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
- Books, Newspapers and Periodicals - a large collection of printed material about the City of Manchester and its region. Mainly concentrated on the city itself, books includes pictorial collections and books on specific suburbs, whilst our newspaper collections includes a variety of publications and is all available on our 24 Hour Library service.