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.

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Library

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

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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

Welcome, Maya!

On 6th January, Maya Sharma joined the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust as our new Collections Access Officer. We’re delighted to have Maya in post, and can’t wait to see what wonderful ideas she has in store for us. Maya, can you tell us a bit about your work before […]

New Year, New Archives

Saturday 25th January marks Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. Manchester will be filled with exciting celebrations, lantern and dragon parades, fireworks and craft workshops – and we have some exciting news of our own!

UoM Film Screening

Over the past few months we have been working with second year students from the UoM Drama department, who have created short films inspired by AIU Centre archives.

International Mother Language Day 2020

On Friday 21st February we will be celebrating International Mother Language Day with Archives+ and various schools and community groups from around Manchester.

Introducing our Trainee Library and Archive Assistants

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust has recruited two new Trainee Library and Archive Assistants for our project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The trainees appointed are Sonbal Khokhar and Kadija Ollow who are keen to pursue a career in the heritage sector. This three-year programme aims to work with Black, Asian and […]

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