Race Archive

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

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Our Archive Collection
Our Archive Collection
Archives

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
Library

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

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 BAME 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

Archives Against Racism: A Covid-19 Collecting Event for Young People

Read about our first event on site since the lockdown: a workshop for secondary school age young people to learn about archives

The Six Seasons of Bengal

Anamika Cultural Group share the colours, music and dances of the six seasons in Bangladesh.

Re-opening the Centre

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre has been closed since March 2020 in line with coronavirus restrictions. As these restrictions have been eased, our library shelves are now open to the public and you can access our archives. From 1 September, unless the current guidelines change, our enquiry desk in Central Library will […]

“We all need joy” – Making art during the pandemic

Interview with British Pakistani artist Sabba Khan about her donation to our COVID-19 Collecting project.

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