There is also limited free access to the British Newspaper Archive via library computers which hold copies of local and national newspapers.
We have a large collection of maps which date from 1723, the biggest section of the map collection being the Ordnance Survey (OS) maps.
Rowell moved to Norwich City, but never recreated his goalscoring exploits because of a knee injury he picked up on his first pre season tour with the Canaries.
When David Moyes delivered the verdict early last season that Sunderland would be fighting a relegation battle, the consensus was that he lost the dressing room, and his words became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
He scored 102 goals for The Rokerites in all competitions, surpassing the previous record post-war goalscorer, Len Shackleton, who had scored 101 goals.
Rowell's record stood until it in turn was beaten by Kevin Phillips in the early 21st century.
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