Philip B Wilson Library

The Philip B Wilson Library houses an extensive collection of over 2,000 volumes. Subjects covered include local history, church history, agriculture, archaeology, Irish Military history, transportation, architecture and many more. The library also includes the 700 volume collection of the Ulster Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. This collection, dating from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-twentieth century, is of great value to anyone wishing to research the history of the Religious Society of Friends locally and further afield. Of great benefit to the local researcher is a growing collection of over 15,000 slides and photographs which record the development of the Craigavon area, it's social history, industries, prominent families and landscape. A catalogue and CD-ROM of this collection are currently being compiled and will be completed soon. Also available for consultation is a large collection of 6" and 5' Ordnance Survey maps of the Craigavon area from the early 19th century.

Strengths

Craigavon area - past and present, taking in Portadown, Lurgan, Craigavon city development, Brownlow and rural Craigavon Brough areas. Included in this collection is a specialist collection relating to the Quakers in Ireland and a photographic library.

Physical characteristics

Over 2,000 volumes relating to a wide range of subjects which illustrate the history and local heritage of the area.

Description or Catalogue

Fully searchable database of the Quaker Collection available at: http://www.craigavon.gov.uk/museum/research.htm

Coverage

1751
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Active
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Regular
Added by Craigavon Museum Services | Last updated on: 20 August 2018