Race Archive

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

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Our Archive Collection
Our Archive Collection

Explore our extensive archives documenting local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community history.

Our Community Work
Community Work

We deliver talks and training at community events, workshops and conferences.

Our Library

Our library collection has over 14,780
titles, covering topics including culture
and identity, history, politics, and local

Our Sound Archive
Oral Histories

Access excerpts from our collection of recorded life stories

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AIU Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

The Resource Centre is free to visit and includes hundreds of books on the history of race, migration and ethnicity. Our archive contains a wide range of documents, leaflets, posters, photographs and ephemera donated by global majority communities across Greater Manchester. The Education Trust offers ongoing training to community groups with an interest in producing archive- quality research materials. We can also help with other aspects of project planning and delivery–from bid writing support to workshops, exhibition space and the long-term preservation of your research.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a project idea

Current Activities

Visit to Wellcome Institute Collection

Laila Benhaida, Community Archivist, reflects on our visit to London.

‘The language may be different but the feelings we share as women survivors are mutual.’ – Safety4Sisters Writing Group

The This Is We anthology is a manifesto for migrant women speaking their truth to power, sharing experiences of gender-based violence, migration, racism and the hostile environment they are forced to endure every day, unapologetically stating ‘This is we’.

Women’s Activism in Our Archives

Even a quick glance at our collections shows that women’s stories form a significant proportion of the material. The content of these collections bears witness to the determination and resilience of some key individuals, who fought for their own and all women’s rights, facing discrimination and hostility at every step. 

International Women’s Day 2022 – AIU Reading List!

At the moment, we’re developing and updating the AIU Library collections, going through each section book by book to see what we have, and to ensure that our holdings are diverse, relevant and current. MA students Emma and Jasmine are currently doing placements here at the AIU Library, and are helping us out with this […]

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