Race Archive

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

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

Community Work

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


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

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

Recruitment – Community Producer

We are recruiting for a Community Producer to develop, commission and deliver new community-led creative responses exploring Black, Asian and Refugee and Migrant community experiences of COVID-19. The project As our National Lottery Heritage Fund supported three-year project (which sought to increase diversity in archives) comes to an end we want to ensure that the […]

COVID-19 Collecting Project and Resourcing Racial Justice

Please note: throughout this blog we use Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) when talking about the wider communities we work with. We know these terms can be problematic and we don’t always feel comfortable using language that some contest. For now, we continue to use varying terminology depending on the context and we welcome […]

Diversity is not a once-a-year special issue

Dr Safina Islam, head of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust, reflects on the need to embed diversity, inclusion and equality in organisational culture and practice in order to effect meaningful change across the heritage sector [This article originally appeared in the ARC magazine, produced by the Archives and Records Association UK […]

We’re Hiring – COVID-19 Project Manager

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre is an anti-racism library and archive that collects material about race, identity and communities. Our mission is to support world-leading research around race, ethnicity and migration alongside engaging in meaningful ways with local community groups and schools.

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