The Birmingham Project was developed as an offshoot of Tom Garey's Master's Thesis from the Geography and Planning Department at the University of Toledo. Tom, a native East Toledoan who married a Hungarian girl from Birmingham, looked at the Birmingham Ethnic Neighborhood from historical, geographic and sequence occupance perspectives. He found many interesting maps, newspaper articles, photographs, and data in the process. He conducted interviews with twelve people to better understand the area from a ‘people-perspective.’ It is hoped that those with an interest in Birmingham and other ethnic endeavors similar to it will enjoy the discussion, and add their stories, photographs, and other Birminghamobelia to this effort. Contact the author at tom@birmingahmproject.org for more information, to comment on the site, or to share your artifact with him.

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