Stratum was a separate municipality until 1920, when it became part of Eindhoven. It was centered on the south gate of Eindhoven, before the industrial age. Most of Stratum's neighbourhoods were built between 1920 and 1950.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Stratum". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.