The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mervyn H. Sterne Library
917 13th Street South
Repository URL: https://www.mhsl.uab.edu/
Repository code: abau
Repository description (CRHP): The special collections area is within the larger university library. The repository contains a sizable oral history collection.
Repository description (extant): The Mervyn H. Sterne Library houses a collection of more than a million items selected to support current teaching and research at UAB. In addition to books and subscriptions to more than 2,500 periodicals, the collection consists of microforms and other print and non-print materials. In addition, the library provides access to the contents of over 10,000 journals and to the full text of 2,000 journals. Study areas and photocopying machines are located throughout the library. The main collection is housed at 917 South 13th Street. Named in memory of the late Birmingham philanthropist and civic leader Mervyn H. Sterne shortly after it opened in 1973, the facility provides a special collection area, seminar rooms, group study rooms, lockable study carrels, and seating for 1,000 users. The on-line catalog provides rapid access to the collection and to other major library collections in Alabama.
Repository type: University Special Collection
University of Alabama at Birmingham oral history collection