Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre


Archive collections

We hold a number of historical archives and library special collections that cover:

  • History of BME communities in Manchester
  • History of race relations in the UK
  • 1960s - present day

Below is a list of collections that are fully catalogued and available for researchers to access. Download the collection catalogue (pdf) for a detailed list of what is in each collection. Most PDF readers include a search function that will allow you to look for specific content.

You can also browse our growing digital collection within the University of Manchester Library.

Please note we need 24 hours notice to retrieve items from the archive.


Ann Adeyemi collection (biography)

Collection catalogue (pdf)
The Ann Adeyemi Collection: A fascinating family history


Annana: Manchester Bangladeshi Women's Organisation collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Badges collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Badges collection online


Basic Education through Storytelling project collection (Manchester community organisation)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Papers of Beresford Edwards -v- Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (legal papers)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


British fascism and anti-fascism collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Carnival collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Carnival! The Greatest Free Show in Manchester


Papers of the Commission for Racial Equality

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Commission for Racial Equality publications

Digital collection


Dashera Diwali photographic collection

Collection overview (pdf)


Early Africans in Manchester collection (photographs and interviews)

Collection overview (pdf)


Elouise Edwards collection (Manchester community campaigns and organisations)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


The Hulme study (1990s urban regeneration)

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Hulme and the Nightmare Scenario blog post


Institute of Race Relations collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Institute of Race Relations newspaper collection

Collection overview (pdf)
Content summaries (doc)
Hidden Depths blog post


Irish in the UK material

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Kanta Walker collection (Manchester community organisations)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Legacy of Ahmed project archive (remembering Ahmed Iqbal Ullah and his legacy)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Locita Brandy collection (biography)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Lou Kushnick papers, articles and interviews (U.S. politics research)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Macdonald Inquiry papers (death of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Manchester BME Communities

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Bending the Rules blog post


Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)
The Manchester Refugee Support Network archive: A right to history


Marilyn Cuffy collection (Manchester community organisations)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


New York teachers' strike collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Pan-African Congress in Manchester collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Parents Shop collection (Manchester community organisation)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Posters collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Project 81 films (remembering the Moss Side riots)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Rainbow Noir collection (Manchester community organisation)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Robert Moore papers (research on race and immigration)

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Scientific Racism collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)


Stephen Lawrence newspaper collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)
The Crucial Hours: The Stephen Lawrence newspaper cuttings collection


Steve Cohen collection (anti-deportation campaigns)

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Anti-deportation posters on Flickr
Viraj Mendis is Our Friend! blog post


Southern Voices collection (Manchester community organisation)

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Southern Voices Project archive collection


Tandana collection (Asian Youth Movements)

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Asian Youth Movements Archive: Reflections on re-engaging with personal history


U.S. Civil Rights collection

Collection catalogue (pdf)
Archiving our US Civil Rights material

Old photograph of baby