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A photograph of Rowland Harrison held at the Library<p>
A photograph of Rowland Harrison held at the Library


The Local Studies section of Newcastle City Library was established in 1884 and houses the largest collection of local material in the North East. The collection covers Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham with particular emphasis on Newcastle. It contains about 45,000 books as well as other printed material. This includes a wide range of reports, pamphlets, periodicals, election leaflets, community newsletters and posters. The archives also contain some of the first books printed in Newcastle, dating from the 1640’s. FARNE was particularly excited by the collection of letters, songs and images compiled by Thomas Allan, a local printer and publisher, which were used in the publication of his famous ’Tyneside Songs’.


Contact details:

Newcastle Local Studies and Family History Centre
City Library
Princess Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1DX

Tel: 0191 2774116
Email: local.studies@newcastle.gov.uk www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt/localstudies.htm








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Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8430