Manchester Archives and Local Studies

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Manchester Central Library

Ground floor

St Peter's Square
M2 5PD

Correspondence address:

Manchester City CouncilTown Hall Albert SquareManchesterM60 2LA

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Telephone: 0161 234 1979


Open: Monday-Wednesday 9-5; Thursday 9-8; Friday-Saturday 9-5 by appointment

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Research Service
  • Proof of identity required
  • Readers ticket required

Reprographics: photocopying and microfilm copying

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  • ARCHON code: 127

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    Collections information

    Businesses (252)

    Organisations (1082)

    Persons (196)

    Diaries (25)

    Families (31)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (260)


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

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