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Black Country Society Archives

This page and those linked to it are a framework for the presentation of the Society Archives. They are very much a work in progress and material will be added over the coming months.

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The Blackcountryman

The Society magazine, the Blackcountryman has been published four times a year since 1967 and contains a wealth of information on the history of the Black Country and the development of the Society. Past copies have been digitized and high quality, searchable pdfs are now available (members only - password protected).

Society minutes and reports

Minutes of Annual General Meetings and of the Society committee from 1967 to 2017 have been deposited in Dudley Archives and being catalogued. The button to the right links to the Dudley Archives catalogue. 

Books and pamphlets

Since its inception, the Society has published almost 100 books. The Society holds individual reference copies of many all of these and copies of most of these are also available for viewing at Dudley Archive. The Archive reference is given in the linked table.

Many of the more recent items are available for sale in the Society on line shop. It is hoped that in the near future some of the earlier items will also be available as pdfs through the shop, or free to members.


For many years, the Society produced Christmas cards and calendars, which are being deposited in Dudley Archives. In addition, in the 1960s and 1970s, the Society produced a number of First Day covers, postcards, commemorative medallions and a goblet. A list, of these together with the archive reference number, and a selection of images can be accessed using the buttons to the right .

Web page events archive

PDFs of web pages of Society events from 2017 onwards can be accessed through the button to the right.

Videos of face-to-face meetings and Virtual Heritage Group can be found on the Society YouTube site.

Photographs and images

Over the last 50 years, the Society and its members have built up a large photographic archive. This is in the process of being collated and organised. The material that is currently available includes photographs of Black Country activities and places, and a small number of collections from individuals.


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